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  • Christina Ghiloni

    Packaging, Product Designer

    New York, NY

I am an artist with over 12 years of experience in packaging and product development. I have a diverse background and skill set developing leading designs in the home, cosmetic, gift and accessories industries. My expertise in trend forecasting, brand identity, conceptual design and product development motivates me to help clients find innovative solutions through design. I am a goal-oriented and established, self-starter who is passionate about developing great ideas, winning solutions, and helping clients grow their businesses.

Work Samples

  • Juicy Couture Summer Collection

  • Hello Kitty Cosmetic Design

Work History

EXPERIENCE JUSTONE LLC • DESIGN MANAGER / PACKAGING COSMETICS NYC • MAY 2017- PRESENT • Oversee the launch of a 50+ sku assortment of cosmetic goods. • Duties include branding, graphic design, merchandising, and product development. • Work along side sales, production and upper management on shipping, delivery and retail distribution. • Initial production in first 6 months is over 100 display units shipping to multiple drug and grocery chains. HOMEWEAR LINENS • PACKAGING DESIGNER NYC • JUNE 2016- MAY 2017 • Manage the designing and implementation of all packaging artwork for home accessories. • Develop secondary packaging for kitchen, table, bath and decorative items. • Daily tasks include; tracking samples, communication with China and India factories and meetings with Sales and Art Director to collaborate on design direction. BEATRICE HOME FASHIONS • DESIGN DIRECTOR / PACKAGING NYC • FEB 2015 – APRIL 2016 • Develop seasonal trend as it relates to bedding, bath, window and table top goods. • Design print and woven patterns for overseas manufacturing. • Design private label packaging as well as visual end cap and ?oor displays for retailers. • Stage and set the showroom for Spring/Fall markets to highlight new and popular styles to grow our sales and distribution channels. • Manage the work flow and output of our in house design team. • Contributed to 20% growth of “Pooch Pen” pet line, by updating packaging and developing trend driven product initiatives. • Biweekly presentations to retailers, resulting in 50% increase in orders or additional SKUS. E.L.F. COSMETICS • DESIGN MANAGER NYC • AUGUST 2010 – FEB 2015 • Oversee Art Department output of graphics, dielines, and mechanical speci?cations of packaging and cosmetic components. • Collaborate with Creative Director, Sales, and Production to make sure all designs are executed correctly, on schedule, and per customer shelf speci?cations. • Annual product roll-outs include: Spring, Back-to-School, and Holiday assortments with upwards of 30 SKUS sampled overseas. • Sales increased an average of 20% year-over-year growth under my direction. • Contributed to re-branding and expansion, resulting in a $300 million TPG investment. TOWNLEY • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT NYC • AUGUST 2008 – JULY 2010 • Designed original art for components and packaging of kid/junior brands. • Built handmade samples of box sets and blister card items for sales staff. • Collaborated with our licensors (i.e., Disney, Sanrio, and Nickelodeon). • Periodic travel to clients throughout the USA, Canada, and Hong Kong. MOXIE • FREELANCE ACCESSORY DESIGNER NYC • FEB 2010 • Conceptualized and sketched an original accessories line for men and women. • Built trend-boards for marketing campaigns. TRI COASTAL • GIFT & STATIONERY DESIGNER NYC • JUNE 2007 – MAY 2008 • Responsible for production of entire gift lines; including paper items, and ceramics. • Created original artwork, color-corrected and matched patterns for new products. • Packaged collateral for quality control of overseas production. LREADY • ART DIRECTOR NYC • MARCH 2007 – MARCH 2008 • Managed and coordinated design production from concept through completion. • In charge of all media designs, print and animation for the company’s products. ANIMATION COLLECTIVE • LEAD ANIMATOR NYC • JUNE 2005 – AUGUST 2007 B TRAIN FILMS LLC • ANIMATION DIRECTOR NYC • APRIL 2004 – APRIL 2005 NICKELODEON • ASSISTANT ANIMATOR NYC • SEPTEMBER 2003 – MARCH 2004 SKILLS Account Management • Pattern & Print Design • Packaging Engineering • Cosmetic Design Gift Design • Animation • ADOBE Photoshop • Illustrator • InDesign Microsoft Office • PC & Mac Platforms

Education

  • School of Visual Arts

    • BFA Animation
    • 1999 - 2003

    Thesis Film Pre-Production Grant, 2003 SVA Merit Scholarship, 2000- 2002 Andover Artist Guild Scholarship, 1999

Specialties

Awards

Thesis Film Pre-Production Grant, 2003 SVA Merit Scholarship, 2000- 2002 Andover Artist Guild Scholarship, 1999

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