Experienced Apparel Design Director & Senior Textile Designer. Inspired by the continual process of evolution and growth of human consciousness. Thriving on creativity in all of its many forms, always inspired to find new ways of conveying beauty & innovation within the design world. Passionate about bringing a creative vision to life. Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite & MS Excel on a MAC platform. *All images copyright Ananda Bhavani.

Work Samples

  • GIV5 - Global Eco Luxe

  • Textile Design- S/S 2014

  • Green Apple Summer 2012

Work History

Apparel Design Director with a long track-record of increasing company sales working with large, high volume national accounts and developing & managing e-commerce retail. Proven ability to conceptualize, create, develop products for multiple brands simultaneously. Directed and managed design, graphic, & technical teams, leading communication with sample rooms to meet monthly deliveries as well as seasonal calendar goals. Possess thorough knowledge of garment construction, fabrication, trim & printing with emphasis on eco-friendly textiles. Worked closely with production managers to ensure quality & fit standards. Responsible for creating & maintaing company’s design aesthetic, while following costing and fit parameters thereby increasing profitability & company growth. WORK EXPERIENCE DESIGN DIRECTOR: FIGS, LA, CA / JUNE 2013 – PRESENT WWW.WEARFIGS.COM * Create fashion forward, technically advanced collections for the medical service industry * Oversee all sample development through production, overseas vendor communications * Give design direction + implement new innovative technical developments/product lines * Create seasonal print trend presentations, inspiration boards + original textile prints * Oversee all design, technical design + graphic design teams FREELANCE DESIGN & BRAND DEVELOPMENT: LA, CA / MARCH 2014 – NOVEMBER 2014 • Created original textile prints, managed all printer/vendor communications, fabric sourcing/testing, trim sourcing, fit + sample development for a luxury performance yoga lifestyle brand • Developed brand ID + designed new launch collection for a Surf / Active Lifestyle brand • Created a line of organic graphic tees for an international client DIRECTOR 0F DEVELOPMENT: NATURE USA, LA, CA / SEPT.’12 – MARCH ’13 WWW.NATUREUSA.COM * Developed sales strategy + new brand direction for 2013 * Analyzed company procedures + internal processes for maximum efficiency * Managed all sample development for private label + branded apparel * Designed & implemented line extensions to increase company revenue * Trend Research // Materials Forecasting // Seasonal presentations DESIGN DIRECTOR: GREEN APPLE, LA, CA / MARCH’ 07 - AUG.’12 WWW.GREENAPPLEACTIVE.COM * Responsible for all aspects of design process from concept to finished product * Managed team of technical designers + graphic designers for multiple brands * Managed all sample developments + communication with multiple overseas factories * Designed 80,000unit monthly deliveries for national SMU accounts + inline seasonal collections * Brought total company revenue from 2-15 million in 5 years APPAREL + TEXTILE DESIGNER: ECO BABY, SAN DIEGO, CA / ‘06-’07 WWW.PUREREST.COM * Designed Children's + Infant apparel collection + bedding lines • Created all tech packs // spec sheets // CAD’s • Implemented new print technology + trends into Children's marketplace APPAREL DESIGNER/GRAPHIC DESIGNER: BLISS DESIGN CO. MIAMI, FL / 2005-2006 * Designed original graphic tees using Eco friendly fabrications * Responsible for all tech, spec, branding, + marketing * Managed sales to yoga studios + boutiques throughout the US SKILLS Photoshop & Illustrator on MAC platform, MS Excel, Apparel Design/Design Management, Creative Direction, Textile Design, Eco Textile Development + Innovation, Trend Forecasting, Branding, Product Development, Sourcing, Tech + Spec, Overseas & Domestic production, Fitting, Photography

Education

SUNY Purchase NY Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment

Specialties

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