Creative, articulate and detail oriented problem solver who works well under pressure. Willing to take the initiative once a task has begun and is reliable to follow-thru and finish. Very organized and ambitious achiever who is experienced in the Fashion industry. Enthusiastic and dedicated self-starter who can adapt to various environments.

Work Samples

  • Apparel Design

  • Packaging/ Branding

  • Graphics

Work History

Elisa Henriquez Los Angeles, Ca 1(818)491-6012 elisa.denisse4@gmail.com Summary/ Qualifications: * Creative, articulate and detail oriented problem solver who works well under pressure * Willing to take the initiative once a task has begun and is reliable to follow-thru and finish * Very organized and ambitious achiever who is experienced in the Fashion industry * Enthusiastic and dedicated self-starter who can adapt to various environments * Highly Proficient on PC or MAC in Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, MOD II, and Adobe Illustrator *Strong communicator and decision maker; familiar with Spanish Education: FIDM/ The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Los Angeles, Ca Associate of Arts Degree: Fashion Design Grad. June 2010 Coursework: * CAD: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop * Source fabric and trim * Computer pattern drafting, grading, marking and cutting with Gerber system * Creative Design, trend and color analysis * Merchandising and line development * Creating Tech-packs, line sheets, costing and specification Experience: YMI Jeanswear Los Angeles, Ca August 2013 – Present Creative Graphic Designer Salary: 53k Responsible for product design process to include branding analysis, initial sketch presentation, design and product oversight from initial concept to approved packaging ? Create and design ALL packaging and branding elements of junior, missy and Girls apparel. ? Prepare mock ups, present and submit sketches to align with seasonal plans packaging and brand direction. ? Provide Marketing team with Branding elements to include advertisements, Retail store signage, e-blasts, web design, etc. ? Provide oversight in concept samples – communicate with factories overseas daily to insure artwork and packaging; from concept to production, is created correctly and efficiently to meet deadlines. BIG STRIKE USA, Gardena, Ca October 2012 - December 2012 Assoc. Designer Salary: 46K Responsible for assisting Senior Designer as well as creating a collection to include knits and wovens. Created market research trend boards, initial sketch presentation, and design and product oversight. ? Designed knit tops and separates for various Buyer requests along with a seasonal company line ? Communicated/ delegated work with internal sewing team as well as patternmakers ? Prepared Market research in colors, fabrics, print and pattern color ways popular for the season and for specific seasonal buyers. ? Provide oversight in fit – responsible for fit aesthetic from sketch through TOP. ? Maintain and meet Sales Rep calendar dates and sample requests. ? Participate in seasonal concept meetings and strategic planning meetings with management.? Entered and revised data in BOM and apparel magic components La Mamba LLC Los Angeles, Ca May 2012- October 2012 Designer Salary: 57K Responsible for product design process to include market research, initial sketch presentation, design and product oversight from fabric, print, color, trim, fit. ? Designed knit, woven tops and separates various Buyer requests along with a seasonal company line ? Communicated/ delegated work with internal sewing team as well as patternmakers ? Prepare, present and submit sketches to align with seasonal plan to head of company for collection approval. ? Prepared Market research in colors, fabrics, print and pattern color ways popular for the season and for specific seasonal buyers. ? Provide oversight in fit – responsible for fit aesthetic from sketch through TOP. ? Maintain current market knowledge via competitive shopping, Internet and magazine research, as well as stay abreast of internal weekly/monthly sales reports. ? Maintain and meet Sales Rep calendar dates and sample requests. ? Participate in seasonal concept meetings and strategic planning meetings with management. Steve Martino & Assoc. – CDC APPAREL INC. Los Angeles, Ca Nov 2011- May 2012 Assoc. Designer Salary: 42K Responsible for product design process to include market research, initial sketch presentation, design and product oversight from fabric, print, color, trim, fit. ? Designed knit, woven tops and bottoms for Buyer requests and company Market line ? Communicated/ sourced with vendors for fabric domestically and overseas ? Prepare, present and submit sketches to align with seasonal plan. ? Provide opinion in colors, fabrics, print and pattern color ways popular for the season. ? Provide oversight in fit – responsible for fit aesthetic from sketch through TOP. ? Maintain current market knowledge via competitive shopping, Internet and magazine research, as well as stay abreast of internal weekly/monthly sales reports. ? Maintain and meet internal calendar dates. ? Participate in seasonal concept meetings and strategic planning meetings with management. ? Entered and revised data in BOM and apparel magic components Cavalini Inc. Manufacturing Company Los Angeles, Ca September 2010 – September 2011 Creative Designer Salary: 38K Responsible for product design process to include market research, initial sketch presentation, design and product oversight from fabric, print, color, trim, fit. ? Create and design ALL groups of junior apparel line such as: outerwear, tops and bottoms for juniors label as well as kids outerwear and menswear label, also to include full tech packs per design. ? Prepare, present and submit sketches to align with seasonal plan. ? Provide market research and analysis in colors, print and pattern color ways popular for the season. ? Provide oversight in fit – responsible for fit aesthetic from sketch through TOP. Communicate with patternmaker overseas to provide right fit adjustments. ? Partner with product development staff on complete style life cycle as well as communicate with vendors overseas. FREELANCE: (further job description available upon request) *Jerry Leigh of California - Ass. Designer *People Vs West Denim - Graphic Designer *B2 Clothing / Airedale - Apparel/ Graphic Designer * La Joie Clothing - Apparel Designer/ Branding

Education

  • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

    • Fashion Design Fashion
    • 2008 - 2010

Specialties

Awards

Received the Bank of America Liberal Arts Award Received the MacGruder Hill Publishers Art Award

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