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  • Christina Zifcak

    Senior Fashion Designer

    Providence, RI

I am a talented Senior Fashion Designer, with ext. exp. in the Contemporary Ready-To-Wear & Luxury Apparel industry. I have been Designing Graphics and Fashion for 15+ yrs., & have worked for many of the top brands in the industry. I have designed and owned my own boutique line of designer graphic tee shirts, selling to & opening cutting-edge boutiques around the world. I have and currently freelance design Logos, Graphics, Artwork & Garments for many Independent, Luxury and Contemporary Ready-To-Wear Apparel brands.

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Work History

  • FREELANCE DESIGNER

    • MULTIPLE COMPANIES (BRANDS) - REMOTE BASIS
    • Providence, RI
    • Mar 2009 - Present (8 years)

    OCEAN STATE JOB LOT - PACKAGING DESIGN OR MULTIPLE BRANDED AND NON-BRANDED PRODUCTS, ARIAT INTERNATIONAL (EMBELLISHED KNITS & WOVEN GARMENTS), HURT COUTURE (LEATHER ACCESSORIES), LAGACI SPORT (WOVENS-BEACHWEAR, MENS BOARD-SHORTS/ALL-OVER PRINTS), ELECTRO-POP SKATEBOARDS (DECKS & TEES/KNITS), IDI (WOMENS BOTTOMS-WOVENS), LITTLE IN THE MIDDLE (MISSY/JUNIORS DENIM). JOB DESCRIPTION: FREELANCE GARMENT AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER-ILLUSTRATOR, TEXTILE DESIGNER FOR MULTIPLE COMPANIES. PERFORM VARIOUS GRAPHIC & GARMENT DESIGN PROJECTS FOR MULTIPLE READY-TO-WEAR & LUXURY BRAND APPAREL AND ACCESSORY COMPANIES.

  • CREATIVE DIRECTOR | DESIGNER

    • The KERSON Gallery
    • Palm Springs, CA
    • Jan 2011 - Apr 2015 (4 years 3 months)

    (COMPANY): THE KERSON GALLERY - LUXURY BOUTIQUE, PALM SPRINGS, CA, CREATIVE DIRECTOR | STORE MANAGER | GRAPHIC DESIGNER.
    JOB DESCRIPTION: CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND SALES MANAGER FOR THE KERSON GALLERY PALM SPRINGS, CA STORE. ASSISTED OWNER WITH VISUAL CONCEPT, CREATION/DESIGN AND DISPLAY OF THE STORE, LAUNCHED IN JANUARY, 2012. FINISHED INTERIOR (PAINT/FINISHING), CREATED DISPLAYS, VISUAL MERCHANDISER, DESIGNER CLOTHING AND JEWELRY CONSULTANT. GRAPHIC DESIGNER FOR ALL NECESSARY SALES TOOLS, LOGO DESIGN, BUSINESS CARDS, POSTCARDS/FLIERS, BLOG, DESIGNED ETSY.COM STORE, ONE KINGS LANE.COM PORTAL,SOCIAL MEDIA SITES, HANG-TAGS, PRICE-LISTS, VISUAL MATERIALS, SIGNAGE, STILL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR WEB STORE (S), CREATION OF STOREFRONTS ON OTHER CO. WEBSITES, WRITER/EDITOR AND DESIGNER OF ALL WRITTEN COPY OF PRODUCTS & ITEMS FOR SALE, SALES, PR, MARKETING AND NETWORKING FOR COMPANY, SALES REPRESENTATIVE AT INDUSTRY TRADE SHOWS, ETC.

  • (FULL-TIME) SENIOR GARMENT DESIGNER

    • ED HARDY LEATHER & ROBBINS LEATHER
    • BEVERLY HILLS, CA
    • Sep 2008 - Mar 2009 (6 months)

    * JOB DESCRIPTION: RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL GARMENT DESIGNS FOR ALL MENS & WOMENS LEATHER GARMENTS, AS WELL AS SOME GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ARTWORK ILLUSTRATION. UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE OWNER, RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL INITIAL DESIGN CONCEPTS, STYLE, FIT, TRENDS, COLORS, FABRICS, TECHNIQUES, TRIMS, ARTWORK DIRECTION & DEVELOPMENT, SKETCHING (*BY HAND & FINAL ILLUSTRATOR VERSIONS, ) DESIGN SPECS & TECHNICAL PKGS. (INCLUDING ALL DETAILS NECESSARY TO DEVELOP PATTERNS FOR SALESMEN SAMPLES AND FINAL PRODUCTIONS SPECS. FOR BOTH DOMESTIC AND FACTORIES ABROAD.) RESPONSIBLE FOR FIT AND PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH PATTERN-MAKER AND TECHNICAL DESIGNER (S) AND FOLLOW-UP FOR ALL PROTO/SAMPLES AND FINAL APPROVAL ON ALL PRODUCTION SUBMIT-SAMPLES. RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATION OF INITAIL LINESHEETS AND THROUGH TO FINAL LOOK-BOOKS & SALES SHEETS FOR SALES TEAM. LIASSON BETWEEN OWNER AND ALL FREELANCE GRAPHIC & TECHNICAL DESIGNERS MARKETING AND BRANDING IDENTITY OF BOTH BRANDS IMPLEMENTING DESIGN CONCEPTS FROM START TO FINISH. UTILIZED THE VAST KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE I'VE ATTAINED TO IMPLEMENT ALL DESIGN SKILLS NECESSARY TO EXECUTE TOP-LEVEL QUALITY OF DESIGN TO ENSURE SUCCESS FOR ALL LEATHER BRANDS.

  • (FULL-TIME) SENIOR ASSOCIATE GARMENT DESIGNER

    • BRAND: DA-NANG INDO-CHINE SURPLUS - R&D SURPLUS LLC
    • WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
    • May 2007 - May 2008 (1 year)

    SENIOR ASSOCIATE DESIGNER: DA-NANG WOMENS LINE, STITCH'S JEANS MENS / WOMENS LINE, 82 DEGREES WOMENS LINE: JOB DESCRIPTION: RESPONSIBLE FOR BOTH GARMENT DESIGN AND GRAPHIC ARTWORK DESIGN FOR THE DA-NANG WOMENS LINE. * UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE OWNERS, I WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR DESIGNING BOTH KNIT & WOVEN GARMENTS COMPLETE WITH EMBELLISHMENTS, * LABELS, AND PKGING., SAMPLE SPECS AND ARTWORK SPECS, FOLLOW-UP (PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT) WITH DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN FACTORIES. IN ADDITION TO DA-NANG LINE, ACTED AS THE SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER FOR THE MENS & WOMENS STITCH'S DENIM LINE, AND THE DRESSY WOMENS TROUSER LINE, 82 DEGREES.

  • (FULL-TIME) SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER - HIPPIE JEANS DESIGN DIVISION (JUNIORS DENIM MARKET)

    • BRAND: HIPPIE JEANS - CYGNE DESIGN INC.
    • COMMERCE, CA
    • May 2005 - May 2007 (2 years)

    IN CHARGE OF DESIGNING ALL ARTWORK FOR THE DENIM LINE, FROM CREATING CONCEPT BOARDS, PKGING, TRIMS, EMBROIDERIES, APPLIQUES, STUD-LAYOUTS, PKT. LINING PRINTS, ETC. IN ADDITION TO DESIGN, ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING ARTWORK SPECIFICATION PKGS. FOR SAMPLE-MAKING & PRODUCTION, AND APPROVAL OF ALL ARTWORK STRIKE-OFFS FOR SALESMAN SAMPLES. WORKED WITH DIRECTOR'S TO STYLE FASHION SHOOTS, AND DID ALL PHOTO-RETOUCHING OF FINAL SHOTS.

  • (FREELANCE) GRAPHIC TEE SHIRT DESIGNER - POP ICON MENS TEES (YOUNG MENS MARKET)

    • BRAND: POP ICON
    • NEW YORK, NY
    • Jul 2004 - Oct 2005 (1 year 3 months)

    IN CHARGE OF DESIGNING ALL ASPECTS OF THE TEE SHIRTS, INCLUDING, CONCEPTS, COLORS, FABRIC-DYE & PRINT TECHNIQUES ALL ARTWORK & ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS FOR SAMPLE-MAKING & PRODUCTION, AS WELL AS ALL SALES LINESHEETS & CATALOGS.

  • (FREELANCE / FULL-TIME) GRAPHIC DESIGNER - GUESS GIRLS DESIGN DIVISION (SIZE 7-16)

    • MAMIYE BROS. / MAMIYE SALES INC.
    • NEW YORK, NY
    • Nov 2001 - Jul 2004 (2 years 8 months)

    IN CHARGE OF DESIGNING ALL ARTWORK FOR THE DENIM LINE, FROM CREATING CONCEPT BOARDS, PKGING, TRIMS, EMBROIDERIES, APPLIQUES, STUD-LAYOUTS, PKT. LINING PRINTS, ALL-OVER PRINTS, PLACEMENT PRINTS, LOGO TEES, ETC. IN ADDITION TO DESIGN, ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING ARTWORK SPEC. PKGS. FOR SAMPLE-MAKING & PRODUCTION, AND APPROVAL OF ARTWORK STRIKE-OFFS FOR SALESMAN SAMPLES.

  • (FULL-TIME) GRAPHIC DESIGNER - XOXO GIRLS (SIZE 7-16, 4-6X MARKETS)

    • ARIS INDUSTRIES / KIDS HEADQUARTERS
    • New York, NY
    • May 2000 - Sep 2001 (1 year 4 months)

    IN CHARGE OF DESIGNING ALL ARTWORK FOR THE DENIM LINE, FROM CREATING CONCEPT BOARDS, PKGING, TRIMS, EMBROIDERIES, APPLIQUES, STUD-LAYOUTS, ALL-OVER PRINTS, PLACEMENT PRINTS, LOGO TEES, ETC. IN ADDITION TO DESIGN, ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING ARTWORK SPEC. PKGS. FOR SAMPLE-MAKING & PRODUCTION, AND APPROVAL OF ARTWORK STRIKE-OFFS FOR SALESMAN SAMPLES.

  • (FREELANCE to FULLTIME) DESIGN ASSISTANT / GRAPHIC DESIGNER: BROOKS BROTHERS GOLF

    • ARIS INDUSTRIES
    • New York, NY
    • Nov 1999 - May 2000 (6 months)

    IN CHARGE OF ALL ASSISTANT DESIGN DUTIES, INCLUDING SKETCHING, SETTING UP ALL SAMPLE-TECHNICAL DESIGN PKGS., COLOR CARDS & LAB-DIPS. ALSO, IN CHARGE OF DESIGNING ALL ARTWORK, INCLUDING PKGING, TRIMS, PRINTS, WOVENS, ENGINEERED KNITS, EMBROIDERIES, ETC. IN CHARGE OF ALL LINESHEETS, CATALOGS, AND CREATING FINAL ARTWORK TECH. PKGS. FOR SAMPLE-MAKING & PROD.

  • (FULL-TIME) DESIGN ASSISTANT - CK JUNIORS JEANS DESIGN DIVISION

    • CALVIN KLEIN INC.
    • New York, NY
    • May 1999 - Nov 1999 (6 months)

    RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL DESIGN ASSISTANT DUTIES, INCLUDING APPROVAL OF LAB-DIPS, DESIGN STRIKE-OFFS,
    PRESENTATION BOARDS, COLOR & FABRIC CARDS, AND DESIGN SPECIFICATION PKGS. AS WELL AS SOME GRAPHICS FOR PRESENTATION BOARDS.

  • (FULL-TIME) GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATOR - CK MENS JEANS DESIGN DIVISION

    • CALVIN KLEIN INC.
    • New York, NY
    • Oct 1998 - May 1999 (7 months)

    RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING LINE-ART SKETCHES, COLOR & TEXTURE ILLUSTRATIONS FOR PRESENTATION AND FOR USE IN DESIGN PKGS.; LAYOUT FOR LINESHEETS & LOOK-BOOKS FOR DESIGN, SALES, AND MARKETING DEPTS.

  • (FULL-TIME) RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE

    • H. STERN JEWELERS
    • New York, NY
    • Jun 1998 - Oct 1998 (4 months)

    FINE JEWELERY SALES

  • (PART-TIME) TEACHER FOR ELECTIVE ARTS PROGRAM

    • THE WHEELER SCHOOL – PRIVATE INDEPENDENT DAY SCHOOL FOR BOYS AND GIRLS NURSERY-12
    • Providence, RI
    • Sep 1997 - Jun 1998 (9 months)

    1. TAUGHT FINE ART PAINTING AND DRAWING TO 7TH GRADE GIRLS IN ARTS ELECTIVE PROGRAM.
    2. TAUGHT INTRODUCTION TO ANIMATION TO BOTH ELEMENTARY & MIDDLESCHOOL (4TH AND 7TH GRADERS) IN THE ARTS ELECTIVE PROGRAM.

  • ASSISTANT TO FINE ART GALLERY CURATOR

    • THE NATIVE GALLERY
    • Providence, RI
    • Jun 1997 - Jun 1998 (1 year)

    INTERNSHIP TURNED INTO PART-TIME ASSISTANT POSITION; UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE HEAD ART CURATOR, I WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING GALLERY OPERATIONS, FROM CREATING MAILING LIST OF PATRONS, TO ORGANIZING ARTISTS FOR EXHIBITS, AND ALL OTHER FACETS OF RUNNING A FINE ART GALLERY. I ALSO DESIGNED AND COMPILED ALL PROMOTIONAL MAILING MATERIALS, AND PREPARED GALLERY SPACE FOR ALL MONTHLY GROUP AND SOLO ART OPENINGS.

Education

  • PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN-NYC

    • BFA Apparel Design & Construction
    • 2001 - 2001

    Continuing Education Course of Study

  • THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN-RI

    • BFA Painting - Fine Art
    • 1993 - 1997

    Undergraduate Degree Program

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