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Handbag Designer, Product Designer
New York, NY
New York, NY
- 8 years design experience in Handbags + SLGs + Home Product - Worked with brands such as Kate Spade, L.A.M.B and Calvin Klein - Created original innovative handbag collections for ZHAO and Aimee Kestenberg - Education: Rhode Island School of Design
Concept and Color Board-2017
Westport Collection 2015
ZHAO collection 2012
Affordable Luxury Group Handbag Designer I 1 year and 5 month I New York I NY
- Worked with founder and creative director
- Designed all elements of seasonal handbag: concept, shape, construction, material and hardware
- Conducted trend research to devise new concepts for products that were both on-brand and trend-right
- Illustrated concepts by creating sketches and conceptualizing color palettes/prints for design presentations
- Checked all measurements and specs on new samples and ensured product quality and integrity
- Remedied quality issues through communication to factories
- Created a original innovative handbag collection. price point $60-$450. luxury leather.
- The line was sold at Searle on Madison Ave, Boutique in Soho and other stores around tri-state area.
- Worked with senior designer and designers on design and tech packs.
- Designed new handbag and SLGs from concept to spec.
- Executed sketches and life size technical drawings.
- Ensure the product reflects original design.
- Design innovative, customer focused product contributing to a 100% increase in sales since 2008.
- Designed Handbags, SLG, Backpacks for multiple lines. Price point $20-$140.
- Responsible for every aspect from concept to final product.
- Daily communication with vendors to assure correct design and execution.
- Review and technically correct prototypes, and all samples stages in order to achieve final samples.
- Worked with different materials, such as Canvas, PU, Jacquard and leather.
- Responsible for designing a wide variety of products from tabletop to soft goods like tote bags.
- Other clients included: Crate & Barrel, Container Store.