Melissa Peterson Textile and Fashion Design, 2004
Design Director, Mix at Coles
After interning at the AVENUE where she established valuable connections and learned about designing for mass markets, Melissa designed for private labels such as AVENUE, Chicos, Li & Fung, and Metro 7 at Walmart. Melissa has worked in Product Development and Technical Design for lines including Kenneth Cole, American Eagle, Dress Barn, Cinthia Steffe, NY & Co, Emma James, and America's Next Top Model. Melissa reminds TMFD students it’s not about designing for the top labels at first, but getting your foot in the door, making connections, and learning as much as you can!