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Assistant Apparel Product Developer at Kroger
Assistant Designer and Product Developer for Apparel at Kroger/Fred Meyer.
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Communicate with overseas and domestic factories and vendors.
Assist senior design team in development of private label product to meet customer needs.
Maintain calendar and tech packs throughout the season to track changes and ensure on-time delivery.
Approve lab dips, knitdowns, strikeoffs and fit samples to improve product standards.
Design product that meets current trends, while working within specific margins and retail costs.
Participate in development meetings to present new product, artwork and color to buying teams and management.
Travel internationally with senior designer and buying team to meet with overseas vendors, and place goods with factories
Designed an exclusive print collection
Communicated with superiors to approve strike-offs + colorways
Completed a product redesign that resulted in a 465% increase in sales
Worked with unconventional materials to maintain brand vision of sustainability
Led a team of 5-6 employees
Maintained production calendar + raw goods inventory
Implemented a new system of tracking production
Constructed garments for the Holly Stalder Bridal Line + performed alterations for clients
Produced a line of products sold in-house at HAUNT
Worked retail in boutique, assisted customers with questions + custom orders
Assisted in event production + social media marketing
Completed craft projects to guarantee consistent decor
Focused on details + maintained a clear design vision
Provided support in vendor management
Maintained a comprehensive schedule + time table