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Creative Advisor at Simone Jolie International
I am an experienced designer with a formal education in Surface Pattern Design from Syracuse University. I have hands-on experience in licensing soft and hard goods, bedding, package design, and printed textiles. I have collaborated with domestic and international mills to maintain the highest standards for designing and manufacturing in order to create the best quality products while adhering to strict character licensing specifications. I am highly motivated self start and team player who can motivate others, manage multiple projects, set goals, meet deadlines and incorporate and track the latest fashion trends for new product development.
Men's Tie Design 1997-1998
Textile Design-Apparel, Nickelodeon Stores-1998
Dan River Inc., 1998-2000
Organizing alumni events around the Twin Cities- New Student Send-Off, Football and Basketball viewing parties, and picnics. Helping the President of the Chapter with work overflow. Reaching out to new students and Alumni in the MN area.
Designing and creating apparel and home fashions for clients, specializing in children’s clothing.
-Start up company and selling out of my house.
Responsible for essential store administrative support functions including:
-Maintaining store sales records, daily store deposit, maintaining Human Resources records and facilitating in bound and out bound direct freight shipment
-Daily store cash management and administration including registers, vault, and petty cash.
-Created and submitted daily store sales and accounting reports to corporate headquarters.
-Store merchandise placement and display.
-Assisted customers on the sales ﬂoor and per phone.
-In store specialist for customers seeking expertise with art supplies and children’s crafts.
Designed licensed children’s bedding ranging from NFL, MLB, NHL, NCAA, Sesame Street, The PowerPuff Girls, Batman, Looney Tunes, Coco-Cola,
Blue’s Clues, and Barbie.
-Liaison between the licensor approvals, freelancers, mills, vendors. Wrote up prepared designs for production.
-Created designs within the licensee’s standards while adhering to a limited color for textile printing and limitations.
-Supervised and approved onsite strikeoffs for design, color corrections, and strike-off patterns at the textile mills, in Lynchburg, VA.
Worked with senior design team and production mills in Hong Kong to ensure accurate design manufacturing.
-Created patterns using Nickelodeon characters for the boys and girls lines to go on pants, dresses, and shirts.
-Collaborated on seasonal trend boards to show Art Directors and Marketing Team.
Designed men’s neckwear on the Prismacolor CAD system, and/or paints and inks.
-Clients included Kenneth Cole Reaction and Kenneth Cole New York.
-Partnered with the sales team to address clients needs and created lines that were both fashion forward and traditional.