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  • Catie Donhauser

    Senior Apparel & Sweater Designer

    Portland, OR

CATIE DONHAUSER Senior Apparel & Sweater Designer EXPERTISE Active, Sportswear, Performance, Dresses, Sportswear, Knits, Mens, Girls, Fashion, Clothing, Clothes, Ladies, Donhauser, Jewelry, Metals, Craft, Contemporary, Modern, Design, Illustration, Outdoor, Trend

Work Samples

  • White House Black Market

  • Fashion Illustrations

  • Apparel Sketchbook

Work History

CLIENTS: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nike Eddie Bauer White House Black Market Laundry by Design Club Monaco Jill Stuart Nicole Miller ck WOMEN (Calvin Klein) HOUSE OF JAZZ M.R.S. RESUME: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EDDIE BAUER Women's Sweater Designer Seattle, WA / May 2010 - Present • Women's Sweater Design • Managed Design Assistants, Associates & Interns. • Designed silhouettes, yarns, embellishments, stitches & based on seasonal theme direction, retail research & key fashion messages. • Worked with vendors, factories, & mills during development trips to New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai & China. • Reinterpreted authentic heritage & iconic designs for relaunch of brand. WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET Sweater Designer Fort Myers, FL / April 2007 - July 2009 • Drives each delivery & present with trend & brand appropriate designs. • Select silhouettes, yarns & stitches based on seasonal theme direction, retail research & key fashion messages. • Works with Merchant team to develop style count by combining business & fashion priorities. • First Sweater Designer at White House Black Market. • Creates tech packs to communicate with international vendors. • Manages design assistant & creative tech designer. • Responsible for production decisions & attend fittings from concept to final garment. • Travels for development to Hong Kong, Shanghai & mainland China working with vendors & factories. • Attended Pitti in Florence for yarn development & construction innovations. LAUNDRY BY DESIGN Freelance Sweater Designer New York, NY / March 2007 • Design & tech pack creation for sweater & cut 'n sew knits for Holiday, Resort & Travel deliveries. • Managed Designer & Assistant Designer. CLUB MONACO Freelance Men’s Sweater Designer New York, NY / Oct 2006 - Feb 2007 • Designed Men’s Collection & put into work for overseas development. • Updated all information as needed for factories & assisted in fittings. Freelance Sweater Accessory Designer • Knit & woven/lux cashmere accessory design for holiday men's, women's & home. • Responsible for research, prepared presentation boards, computer/hand rendered sketches & linesheets. • Prepared Cads for stripes & patterns in all colorways. • Created tech packs, specs & conducted fittings. JILL STUART Freelance Sweater Designer New York, NY / May 2006 - Oct 2006 • Designed Spring & Summer knitwear & cut 'n sew for women’s & men’s collections. NICOLE MILLER Designer New York, NY / June 2004 - Nov 2005 • Designed with head designer for Signature & Collection lines. • Design responsibilities included sweaters, sportswear, evening wear, fur & outerwear, trims, textile design, licensed accessories, fabric selection & designer illustrations. EDUCATION: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Parsons School of Design New York, NY / 2000 - 2004 • BFA with honors; Fashion Design


  • Parsons The New School for Design

    • BFA Fashion Design
    • 2000 - 2004



Apparel Designer, Sweater, freelance


Women's Sweater Designer, Fashion, Freelance, Sportswear, Urban, Work, Sketch, Illustration, Illustrator