Apparel Design, Product Design, T-shirt Graphics, Pattern & Prints, Illustration, Trend Forecasting, Color & Creative Direction... I do it all. ch- ch-check it out

Work Samples

  • Apparel Design : Mens & Womens Outerwear and Sportswear

  • Accessories : Mens & Womens

  • Prints & Patterns

Work History

  • Senior Design Manager- Women's & Youth Outerwear, & All Winter Accessories

    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 (8 years)

    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

    • Nike
    • 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

    • Neff
    • 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

  • Associate Designer

    • 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.

  • Assistant Designer

    • 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.

Education

  • Washington University

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts St. Louis St. Louis

Specialties

Awards

---Nominated to be a member of the Nike Global Trend Council ---Number one selling men's & women's T-shirt designs for Neff FW 11/12 line

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