Yi Lin Cheng

Freelance Fashion CAD Designer and Illustrator

Singapore, Singapore
Seeking commissioned illustration, fashion CAD-related and licensing opportunities. My portfolio can be viewed at www.artbylin.com.

Please contact me at yilin.cheng@gmail.com for suitable opportunities. Thank you.

Work Experience


Freelance Designer

• Created prints, CADs for jacquards (woven and knits), and embroidery/embellishment layouts
August 2015 - Present


Freelance Illustrator

• Worked with Shu Uemura Singapore on an illustration-based video ad campaign
August 2015 - Present

Rachel Zoe Collection / Global Brands Group

Assistant Designer

• Created CADs for prints and embroidery/embellishment layouts
• Worked with vendors and factories on developing embellishments; prints and strikeoffs
• Created presentation packets and boards
• Sourced trims and created BOMs
• Created line charts and logged samples
• Liaised with domestic factories on sampling
January 2014 - July 2015 New York, United States

Rachel Zoe Collection / LF USA

Fashion Design Intern

• Developed prints with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
• Rendered design sketches in Photoshop
• Visited stores to search for sample fabrics and trims
• Logged and prepared packages to send to factories
• Updated line charts
Present New York, New York, United States

Spick Studio

Co-Owner/ Designer

• Established line of stationery and paper goods
• Designed and produced art prints, calendars, greeting cards, postcards
• Designed bespoke wedding stationery
November 2015 - Present Singapore

RAOUL/ FJ Benjamin Holdings Ltd

Accessories Intern

Intern in the accessories department of a Singapore-based international fashion label
• Did technical drawings of S/S 2013 accessories collection (bags, belts, wallets, shoes)
• Compiled comments on proto samples to send to relevant factories
• Compiled data charts including styles, description, colors, hardware and leather/ material
• Compiled product information for retail purposes, including specs
• Uploaded tech packs onto World Fashion Exchange (online database)
• Experimented with laser-cut designs on leather
May 2012 - August 2012 Singapore

SATURDAY/ Nicholas & Co. Pte Ltd

Fashion Intern

Intern for Singaporean fashion label specializing in slouchy knit tops and dresses
• Compiled specs for each garment in the collection
• Managed store sales and stock in the backroom
• Prepared samples for model fittings and shoots
• Illustrated key looks from the new collection
June 2011 - August 2011 Singapore


Otis College Of Art And Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design

August 2009 - Present Los Angeles, California, United States

National Junior College

GCE A-level certificate

January 2005 - December 2008 Singapore


English (Advanced),
Mandarin (Fluent),
Japanese (Conversational),


Dean's List

Good Academic Standing


I. Magnin Foundation

I. Magnin Scholarship


Dean's List

Good Academic Standing


Dean's List

Good Academic Standing


National Junior College

Academic Award for English Literature


Singapore Youth Festival

Official Poster



Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Cad Design, Embellishment Design, Embroidery Design, Embroidery Layout, Fashion CAD, Fashion Design, Fashion Drawing, Fashion Illustration, Fashion Illustrator, Illustration, Jacquard Layout, Pattern Making , Print Design, Sewing, Textile CAD, Textile Design,