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Freelance Apparel designer
I’m interested in full time or freelance work in either design or product development with a company that specializes in active apparel. I’ve worked in the active apparel and outdoor industry in various capacities for 20 years. The technologies and skills I’ve acquired will make me a great asset in any apparel company.
I have experience in color consulting, graphic, logo and trim development and all technical sketches required for production.
New Balance Performance Outerwear
PORTLAND, OR. 97202
EMAIL – firstname.lastname@example.org
Occupational Goal: To work with a company dedicated to excellence in function, innovation and style.
I offer my clients the following services:
Technical Drawings and spec packages that are production ready
Technical Apparel Design and Development
Fitting and Product Construction Feedback
Fabric Selection - both knits and wovens
Custom Trim Design and Development
Merchandising and General Product Assortment Coordination
Directional Trend Reasearch and Development
Seasonal Color Palettes
Past and present clients include:
2012 - to present - TREW
Created and streamlined processes and procedures involved in the development of garments, including Tech packs, Measurement charts, BOMs, fit notes and Grading. Standardized how client and factory will measure garments.
2009-present IWOM - INNER WARMTH OUTER MOBILITY
Created original technical sketch for Insulated sports stadium attire and technical hunting apparel. Contributed to design and construction direction. Responsible for fit of garments and all related communication with factory; sketch update, fit notes and measurement chart.
2011 - 2012 - SheSafari
Technical packages for Outerwear, accessories and base layers, specifications for factory use, fit and updates to all drawings and specs.
Technical packages, specifications for factory use, fit and updates to all drawings and specs.
2010 ATMOSPHERE CLOTHING COMPANY
Designed men’s and women’s snowboarding outerwear and sportswear, including jeans, hats, gloves and socks, for the 15-30 year old demographic. Responsible for complete tech package, fabric selection, development of trims, labels, hang tags and graphics. Created and maintained BOM, measurement charts and sketches. Standardized fit and grading for men’s and women’s apparel. Communicated with factory regarding finalization of lab dips, fabrics, graphics, measurement charts, fit changes, tech packages and product.
2008/2010 SHOWERS PASS, PORTLAND, OR. Designed collection of outerwear and active sportswear for the urban cyclist. Created technical package for factory including BOM, measurement chart, detail sketches. Responsible for fittings and all related updates to sketches. Worked on graphics, trims and fabric choices.
2008 EDDIE BAUER, BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON Designed highly technical men’s collection of outerwear and mid-layer apparel. Create technical package for factory including BOM, measurement chart and detail sketches. Developed fit for Women’s outerwear block in collaboration with design team. Designed and developed new styles for technical women’s outerwear line.
2007 NAUTILUS, BOULDER, CO Designed workout apparel including outerwear and sportswear.
2007 ROYAL ROBBINS, MEDESTO, CA Designed street inspired Women’s outerwear and fleece apparel line. Created technical packages for development. Researched and selected fabrics for all applications.
2006 NEW BALANCE PERFORMANCE OUTERWEAR, NEW YORK, NY Designed Women’s outerwear collection of skiwear including 3 layer, 2 layer, insulated, soft shells and fleece.
Previous full time employment:
1991-2006 COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR COMPANY, PORTLAND, OREGON
Designed Skiwear, Outerwear, Rainwear, Fleece, Sportswear and SMU seasonally as assigned
Skills and Education:
Art Institute 1996-2001 – design coursework
Computer Technology: Adobe Illustrator, Excel, Word
Other skills: Print design for textiles, weaving, color consultation, landscape design
Interests and passions: hiking, biking, yoga, photography, organic gardening and travel
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