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Designer : Outerwear, Action Sports Apparel, Illustration, M...
Apparel Design, Product Design, T-shirt Graphics, Pattern & Prints, Illustration, Trend Forecasting, Color & Creative Direction...
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Apparel Design : Mens & Womens Outerwear and Sportswear
Accessories : Mens & Womens
Prints & Patterns
Senior Design Manager- Women's & Youth Outerwear, & All Winter Accessories
- Burton Snowboards
- Burlington, VT
- Oct 2013 - Present (2 months)
Curate and Direct overall design aesthetic for Women's Outerwear, Youth Outerwear, and all winter accessories (Beanies, Gloves, Socks, First Layer) for on snow performance. Manage in-house design team as well as contract designers and personally execute Trim, Color, Print & Pattern, and Material design.
Andrea K. Forist
- Freelance Designer
- Los Angeles, CA
- Jul 2006 - Present (7 years 5 months)
Numerous & Diverse Freelance Design Projects for a variety of clients including: -Fashion Illustration for nationally aired commercial for Kitchenaid -Fashion Illustration for global youth entertainment brand Winx Club -Uniform Designs for Chili's, California Pizza Kitchen, Taco Bell, Blockbuster, Direct TV and more
Apparel Designer II - Jordan Brand
- Portland, OR
- May 2011 - Oct 2013 (2 years 5 months)
Men's Lifestyle & Basketball Performance Apparel, including knits, wovens, fleece, tops, bottoms & outerwear. Design within tight margin restrictions, travel to and work directly with factories overseas, present design concepts in front of large groups of people including design & business leadership and professional athletes. -Nominated to be member of Nike Global Trend Council -Designated designer for NBA athlete Chris Paul's signature cut & sew collection
Senior Designer- Technical Snow Apparel & Accessories
- Ventura, CA
- May 2010 - May 2011 (1 year)
Men's & Women's Outerwear, Apparel & Accessories for Snowboarding, Skate & Surf. Provided color & creative direction, designed cut & sew, labels & trims, prints & patterns, t-shirt graphics, fit, and fabric and provided tech packs and comments to factory. Established timelines & managed team members to maintain deadlines. Collaborated with pro athletes to design their signature product. -Developed & Managed integration of Improved Technical Design Process -Designed best selling women's product in the history of the company -Created number one selling men's t-shirt design and women's t-shirt design for FW 11/12 line -Lead design for technical snow gloves, technical outerwear, and all women's apparel & accessories
- Mage Design
- Los Angeles, CA
- Oct 2007 - May 2010 (2 years 7 months)
As part of a team of 4 designers, I created complete outerwear collections for Burton Men's, Women's, B by Burton, Ronin, Restricted, The White Collection, and Analog for FW 09/10, 10/11, & 11/12 seasons. I also did apparel, product, & graphic design for a variety of action sports clients during Burton off-season. BURTON Men's & Women's Technical Outerwear, Fleece, Layering, Gloves & Boots including cut & sew design, labels & trims, patterns & prints, and color direction -Designed plaid print used on 2010 U.S. Olympic Snowboard Team Uniform -Lead Designer for B by Burton & The White Collection Women's for FW 11/12 ADIDAS ORIGINALS Men's Streetwear including tops, bottoms, & outerwear -Provided the color and print direction used for the Burton/ Adidas colab. SPY Men's & Women's Streetwear, Goggles & Sunglasses. I designed apparel for Euro market and created color direction & tech design for eyewear QUIKSILVER/ ROXY Men's & Women's Watches and Handbags. I created & applied color direction & tech design for watches and illustration rendering for handbags.
- Big Star Denim
- Los Angeles, CA
- Sep 2006 - Oct 2007 (1 year 1 month)
Create tech packs, manage samples, communicate design with pattern makers and sewers, participate in fittings, assist in fabric & trim sourcing, research trends.
- Bachelor of Fine Arts St. Louis St. Louis
---Number one selling men's & women's T-shirt designs for Neff FW 11/12 line