Grace Li - Fashion Marketer
Grace was born and raised in Shanghai, China, one of Asia’s fashion capitals. Growing up in such a modern and cosmopolitan city, was a constant visual and cultural stimulus. Life in Shanghai can be both simple and sophisticated.There is only one rule to live in the city - WORK! And throughout her youth, Grace took this to heart, and gave every project she did her all. Her dedication and passion did not go unnoticed by her professors and classmates, earning her awards and accolades. While in her second year of college, Grace started her own online fashion business, which was a quick success.
During her senior year of college, Grace worked as a PR associate for CLOT, an emerging Shanghai lifestyle streetwear brand. Her job was not limited to just one role: she was involved in special event planning and working with wholesale and retail clients. This internship experience changed Grace's life. She found that her true professional passion lay in the Fashion World. To further her knowledge of the fashion industry, she moved halfway around the world to San Francisco.
In 2017, Grace enrolled in the prestigious Masters Fashion Merchandising program at the Academy of Art University. The Academy's graduate programs are known for being rigorous and demanding, which has allowed Grace to hone her multi-tasking, organizational, problem solving and team building skills.
Her courses in Fashion Marketing, Brand Development, Retail Management and Operations, Online Retailing, Product Assortment and Assortment Planning, and Visual Merchandising and Display have given her a solid foundation upon which to begin her professional career. In addition, she has received valuable experience working for one of the world's top luxury department stores, Saks Fifth Avenue.
This December, Grace will be receiving her Master of Arts degree in Fashion Merchandising. She plans to begin her career on the West Coast, working for one of the nation's leading fashion brands as a Marketing Assistant. Her goal is to be part of a highly creative and innovative marketing team, where she can contribute all of her skills and abilities to the company's success.
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