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  • Danielle Malmgren

    Fashion and Textile Designer

    New York, NY

I am a seasoned designer/ artist with a strong passion for details, color and pattern. I have designed across a broad range of categories including RTW Collections, Swim Wear and Sports Wear for the women, junior and tween markets. My work ethic and eagerness to solve problems have made me a versatile designer and artist working both independently and within a team. I thrive in taking on new challenges and developing my unique vision through unconventional ideas.

Work Samples

  • Illustration Work

  • Print Design

  • Fashion Design

Work History

Danielle Rose Malmgren Brooklyn, NY 11216 danielleredrose@gmail.com __________________________________________________________________________ Professional Experience 10/11-current Bonton Department Stores Designer and Artist-Intimate Apparel -Leader of silhouette and print design for three major intimate brands, which encompass the Junior, Contemporary and Missy markets -Launched a major Junior Intimates Brand with unique hand drawn prints and screen tees -Partnered with product development and overseas vendors to ensure fit, cost and quality of each design -Mentored and led a small team of assistant designers, which included guidance on both Illustrator and Photoshop -Identified key trends and spearheaded research for creative direction involving print, silhouette and color focus. -Increased sales up to 20% in the Bonton Intimates division 10/10-10/11 In Private Inc. New York, NY Freelance Designer & Artist for Target division-Women’s Swimwear -Created color/mood boards and developed directional summaries for seasonal collections. -Spearheaded company market and trend research with unique color and pattern expertise. -Worked directly with CEO to design and develop cutting edge silhouettes and trend right pattern, fabrication and embellishments for Target’s Xhilaration and Merona brands. - Worked with in-house technical team to achieve exact look and fit intended throughout the production process. 9/08-10/10 Macys Inc New York, NY Associate Designer & Artist-Women’s Sportswear Market -Created innovative silhouettes and prints in unexpected color stories and themes. -Focused on the development, design and fit of entire sports wear program. -Looked at the retail needs with merchandising team to update prior best sellers and key-items. -Over saw workflow from design sketch to final production. -Lead spec pack development, fabric sourcing and overseas communication. -Worked closely with in-house technical designer and overseas vendors to achieve high quality with a quick turn around. -Actively researched cutting edge trends in the global market. 09/05-09/08 Nordstrom Product Group Seattle, WA Associate Designer & Artist- Junior, Women, and Pre-teen Market -Responsible for all development and production of wovens, sweaters and knits. -Accredited with record-breaking growth and increased sales of product for 2 house labels. -Expert skill in fitting, spec packs, garment washes and hardware finishing. -Leader in direction of label, fabric sourcing and color stories. -Daily interaction with global agents, fabric mills, and vendors. -Extensively researched and translated the latest runway trend concepts into cutting edge all over prints, motifs, screen tees, and embellishments. Education The Knitting School Seattle, WA 2008-Classes taken in machine knitting, stitch overview, rib and cable patterns and jacquard techniques. Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles, CA BFA in Fashion Design, May 2005 Worked with: Summer Rapp of Volcom, Anna Kenney of OP, David Cardona of Rock & Republic and Vera Wang Skill • Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel, Web PDM, Flex PLM, InDesign and Ned Graphics • Sewing, Draping and Pattern Drafting • Screen Tee, Placement Print and Embellishment/Jewelry Design • Trend Development, Color Forecasting and Fashion Illustration • Print and pattern development and production. • Knit, Woven, Sweater, and Denim Experience Portfolio and References available upon request

Education

  • Otis College of Art and Design

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts Fashion Design
    • 2001 - 2005

    Worked with: Summer Rapp of Volcom, Anna Kenney of OP, David Cardona of Rock & Republic and Vera Wang

Specialties

Awards

•2005 David Cardona Women’s Wear Silver Thimble Award •2005 Vera Wang garments displayed in Savannah of Santa Monica •2004 Garments displayed at MAGIC Apparel Show •2004 Ocean Pacific Women’s Wear Silver Thimble Award •2001-2002 Received Ben Maltz Scholarship

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