Hey! My name is Meryl Strauss, and I’m a Graphic/ Fashion Designer in New York City. I have worked in the design industry since 2012, after graduating with a BFA in Fashion Design from Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts. During my studies, I also attended the University of Arts, London College of Fashion in London, UK, in 2011.
I have experience designing a wide variety of items, including backpacks and handbags, jewelry, room and gift items, prints, repeat patterns, packaging, fitness accessories and yoga mats. To design these items I start with researching current and future trends. I then use this inspiration to create a unique design by sketching, measuring, drawing CADs or creating graphic art in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and sometimes by creating a physical mock up. My favorite things to design are fashion accessories and handbags/ backpacks. Working on an item from start to finish, and seeing a design I created come to life, is incredibly fulfilling.
In my spare time I like to design, find new places to eat, listen to music, attend Rumble classes, read books on the beach, and explore new places.
If you’d like to know more about me, or would like to see either my resume, professional portfolio, or references, please go to the contact page and submit a form, or email me at email@example.com.
*Please note only my personal portfolio is available to the public. If you would like to see my professional work page, please contact me at the email listed above and I can provide you with a password.