Experienced Design Director & Apparel Textile Designer, with a focus in active lifestyle brands. Thriving on creativity and fueled by innovation. Passionate about developing sustainable solutions + bringing technical advancements into the design world. Always inspired to find new ways of conveying beauty and bringing creative visions to life. SKILLS Photoshop & Illustrator on MAC platform, MS Excel, Apparel Design/Design Management, Creative Direction, Print Design, Sustainable/Technical Textile Development + Innovation, Trend Forecasting, Branding, Product Development, Sourcing, Tech + Spec, Overseas & Domestic production, Fitting, Photography *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 technical + sustainable 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 – APRIL 2015 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 / PRESENT • 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 OF 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/PRINT 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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