Sophy Wong

Multi-disciplinary designer and maker.

Seattle, WA, USA

Work Experience


Designer, Maker, Writer

I design, build, and document projects with an emphasis on wearables, electronics, and costuming. I am a regular contributor to HackSpace Magazine and the Adafruit Learning System. I also speak at events such as Maker Faire and Geek Girl Con, sharing information on how to get started with wearable electronics, 3D printing, design, and making.
March 2018 - Present Washington, United States

Seattle Opera

Costume Assistant

Assisted Costume Shop Manager, administrative staff, and resident designer as needed. Responsible for sourcing and purchasing materials for costume builds, and maintenance of shop equipment, and show-related research. As Financial Coordinator for the costume shop, managed bookkeeping and provided regular accounting reports to Costume Shop Manager and Finance Department. Assisted at marketing photoshoots, public events, and costume shop tours. Project manager for costume sale.
July 2014 - March 2018 Seattle, Washington, United States

Melanie Burgess For Seattle Shakespeare Company


Assisted costume designer Melanie Burgess with builds for Seattle Shakespeare Company’s productions of The Importance of Being Earnest and King Lear. Took accurate notes at fittings and made alterations. Also used sewing and craft skills to modify existing stock and create new pieces, such as 3-D printed emblems for principal characters in King Lear.
March 2014 - April 2014 Seattle, Washington, United States

Seattle Opera

Costume Stock Assistant Intern

Assisted with professional rental program, including preparing costumes for shipping and storage, inspecting and restocking costumes, and maintaining rental packet materials and client documents. Helped create displays on view at McCaw Hall during performances and for special donor events. Assisted with Seattle Opera productions as needed, observed costume viewings and dress rehearsals.
August 2013 - February 2014 Seattle, Washington, United States

Sophy Wong: Limited Edition Apparel

Designer & Owner

Designed and produced line of women’s apparel sold online at and at designer boutiques in San Francisco and New York City. Managed all aspects of fashion line: sourcing, design, production, marketing, photoshoots, and sales (both wholesale and retail).
April 2010 - December 2012 San Francisco, California, United States


Graphic Designer

Created graphic identities for promotional campaigns and events. Designed environmental graphics, signage, and advertising for both seasonal and on-going campaigns. Assisted Art Directors with preparation of seasonal design concepts. Provided design direction at photoshoots.
April 2007 - October 2009 San Francisco, California, United States

Andrea Design Group

Graphic Designer

Specialized in concept and design for large scale projects such as corporate identity, marketing collateral and advertising. Worked in all aspects of studio including production, press checks, and working directly with vendors and clients.
March 2006 - October 2006 San Francisco, California, United States

Additive Design

Principal Graphic Designer & Partner

Responsible for concept, art direction, design, and production of marketing material for non-profit arts and performance groups. Clients included The Honolulu Symphony, Hawaii Opera Theater, and The Honolulu Academy of Art.
March 2001 - January 2006 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Design Asylum

Graphic Designer

Worked closely with principal and art director, created logos, brand guidelines and marketing materials for clients. Conducted photo shoots, client meetings, and presentations.
April 2004 - November 2004 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

The Contemporary Museum


Admitted visitors, generated and renewed memberships, trained new volunteers. Assisted at special events, including Contempo, the museum’s annual black tie fundraiser. Designed special event graphics and signage for yearly open house event.
September 2001 - April 2004 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States


University Of Hawaii

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design

—Awarded Outstanding Student in Graphic Design 2003
—Awarded Intersections Lecture Series Project 2003-2004
September 1998 - December 2003 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States


3D Printing, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Apparel Production, Arduino, Art Direction, Bookkeeping, Cinema 4D, Electronics, FileMaker, Identity Systems, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Pattern Drafting, Photoshoots, Print Production, Project Management, Sample Fitting, Sample Making, Sewing, Sourcing For Fabrics & Trims, Typography, Video Production, Wearable Technology,


—Excels at project organization. Able to manage complex calendars and take ever-growing task lists to completion.
—Adept at sourcing materials and supplies locally, online, and through industry networking.
—Thorough and accurate researcher. Learns quickly, enjoys exploring innovative processes, technology, and software.
—Meticulous bookkeeper, advanced proficiency with nQativ Activity financial software. Keeps detailed records.
—Proficient in office software such as Filemaker, Excel, and Word. Expert at Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
—Effective and articulate communicator. Able to write and speak with clarity and situationally appropriate tone.
—Maker skills: sewing, sculpting, Arduino and electronics, 3D printing, small scale metalsmithing