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Fort Myers, FL
Fort Myers, FL
Experience in creating Textile prints for Women's and Tween Retailers.
WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET Graphic T shirts
EVE STILES Fort Myers, Florida • email@example.com CAD/TEXTILE DESIGNER Creative, dynamic, energetic, with a strong eye for color and trend. Experience in creating fashion-right sale-able print/pattern for Women and Tween girls. Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. A foundational education in design principals that pertain to: graphic, print, textile and fashion design. FREELANCE CAD DESIGNER WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET- Fort Myers, Florida, 2010-PRESENT Division of CHICOS Edit and design textile prints for multiple seasons using Ned Graphics, Photoshop and Illustrator. Work with CAD Director and CAD Designers to interpret and create designs for multiple seasons. LANE BRYANT-Columbus, Ohio, 2010 Division of Charming Shoppes Edited and designed textile prints and artwork using U4ia, taking direction from CAD artist and department designers. ASSISTANT CAD DESIGNER-CUT & SEW LIMITED TOO-New Albany, Ohio, 2007 - 2008 Division of Tween Brands (Formerly Too Inc.) Created and colored patterns and graphics for Cut & Sew tops department (prints, graphics, stripes, appliqués and embroideries). Stayed current on new and developing art and trends for creation of art concepts. Presented trend research to design team. Worked closely with designers to create and implement design concepts consistent with private brand strategies. Worked in pattern-oriented CAD system (U4ia) and Adobe Illustrator to create designs. Supported multiple teams of CAD and Design. Communicated daily with domestic and international vendors regarding artwork. Matched Pantone colors to Epson printers as needed. Periodic Limited Too store visits, and researching of competition. Reported relevant information and research from store visits to department. SELECTED CONTRIBUTIONS: • Recognized need for communication between cross-functional design departments. Initiated discussions with departments’ leaders, which resolved project crossovers and eliminated repetitive work. • Sought out sources of inspiration for creating and developing concepts using online research and magazines, this resulted in new ideas and concepts for artwork. • Proactively partnered with IT to solve print issues, resulting in increased productivity and less downtime. SKETCH ARTIST, 2005 – 2007 JUSTICE-New Albany, Ohio, 2007 - 2008 Division of Tween Brands (Formerly Too Inc.) Efficiently rendered detailed, vector drawings of flat garments from designers’ hand sketches, used in: design presentations, technical packages for vendors, and visual reference. Edited sketches for new clothing designs. Organized, updated, and maintained division’s library of sketches on company server for departmental use. Accurately detailed sketches to enable visual understanding of complex garments for overseas vendors. Illustrated garment drawings for the Trend Coordinator’s trend-presentation packets. Designed label tags for purchased samples to aid identification. Photographed, tagged, and stored purchased samples for sample reference library. Created and maintained a photo book of purchased samples. Imported sketches into Web PDM technical packages. Assisted Designers in various tasks. SELECTED CONTRIBUTIONS: • Standardized and created consistency in visual presentation of department’s clothing sketches, by developing a croquis with coordinating measurements. • Trained and oriented new employees in Adobe Illustrator program, sketch modification, and various processes, ensuring uniformity of standards and efficiency in processes. • Created and continually updated brush, symbol, and swatch libraries in Adobe Illustrator for design department’s use, speeding up edits and standardizing drawings. INTERN, 2003 Express Men’s New York, New York Interned with Express Men’s Design Studio for Summer 2003. One of four graduating fashion students, chosen for demonstrated abilities. Assisted Designers with organization of fabric swatch library, color swatch library and sample room. Pulled color swatches for Design Presentation boards. EDUCATION & SKILLS BFA, Fashion Design 2004 • Columbus College of Art and Design Cum Laude, President’s List, Dean’s List Mac, PC, Ned Graphics, U4ia, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Lotus Notes
Columbus College of Art & Design