Claudia ZH Tan
Fashion Designer
Claudia ZH Tan
Fashion Designer
Based in
New York, United States
5 - 10 years experience

Born in San Diego, California but raised in Taoyuan, Taiwan, Claudia ZH Tan’s interest in fashion was sparked by a wedding dress collection found in a fashion magazine — she fell in love with the idea of how apparel could bring happiness to people’s faces.

Tan studied business for her first two yea


rs in college before moving to San Francisco to study fashion at the Academy of Art University, where she earned her BFA in Fashion Design. Her graduate collection is titled Cruel Intentions and seeks to deliver a message related to current social issues and natural crises.

“I don’t want to just design for the sake of design,” she says.

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Assistant Fashion Designer
Mi Jong Lee/Emmelle Design Inc. Dec. 2019 - Present
New York, United States

| Develop original prints, concepts, initial design details, mood boards and color palette, trend/silhouette research and translation since Fall 2020 collection

| Pattern alteration based on trunk show orders and Madison Boutique store's special order

| Create detailed flat sketches, linesheets, l


ookbooks and brand book

| Manage in-house sampling and production processes for timely high-quality delivery.

| Provide styling, photo art direction and concept development for lookbook shoots and product shots for E-commerce.

| Art directing and monitoring content to enhance website

| Strategize on social media initiatives, and create content for social media platforms.

| Working on Shopify to manage e-commerce: uploading assets/ products, inventory management and customer service for all online transactions.

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SS21 LOOKBOOK Assisting Intern
Peter Do Aug. 8, 2020 - Aug. 8, 2020
New York, United States

Assist on general set up, seamless look changes and model preparation on the photo shoot day

Fashion Design Freelancer
Mi Jong Lee/Emmelle Design Inc. Aug. 2019 - Dec. 2019
New York, United States

| Focus on altering pattern for trunk show orders and Madison Boutique store's special order

| Assist on Fall 2020 trend research, color palette and novelty fabric development

| Working on Shopify to manage e-commerce: uploading assets/ products

| Provide all Photoshop and Illustrator assist as n



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Fashion Future Graduate Showcase
Council of Fashion Designers of America Jun. 2019 - Jun. 2019
New York, United States

CFDA Fashion Future Graduate Showcase 2019 is a hybrid physical and digital showcase spotlighting exemplary talent to the industry. Claudia and Pamela’s graduation collection was selected to present at the 2019 showcase in New York City to highlight her work as a womenswear designer coming into the i


ndustry. Her work is also represented through a digital platform through the CFDA website.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts
Academy of Art University Jan. 2016 - May. 2019
San Francisco, United States
Fashion Design Intern
ZAC Zac Posen Jan. 2018 - May. 2018
New York, United States
Sample Room Apprentice
Elegant Garment Jan. 2018 - Mar. 2018
New York, United States
Industry sectors


Watches & Jewellery


Fashion design


technical design



Social Media Management

Metal jewelry design and construction

Software skills

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel...)

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Lightroom




Native language




Professional knowledge


Basic knowledge

Types of contracts
Freelance / Missions
Full Time
Part time
Internship / Work-study
Personal details

Green card holder / US working permit

Potentially open to relocate

Professional references

Mi Jong Lee

Gary Miller

Ep081 - 在熱情中求生存的時裝設計新鮮人:譚若虹

Podcast Episode aims for sharing experience within fashion industry in New York.
Talked about working experience, industry production models and high end design cycle.

Podcast in Mandarin Chinese

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BIRD EYE VIEW by Aliona Kuznetsova

Series of collaboration photo shoot project with Aliona Kuznetsova

Team Credits
Photographer: Aliona Kuznetsova
Makeup Artist: Ferlayne Rose Pagaduan

Models: Zeyna Ly @zeynaaa_ly
Haoting Pan @haoting.pan

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Cruel Intentions

Collection promotion on the Academy of Art University's Fashion School Daily.

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‘Fashion’s Next Generation‘

One of the selected four designers to preview a peek look into Academy of Art University's 2019 Annual Graduation Fashion Show.

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