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  • Elise Lyon

    Loungewear Designer for C&C California

    New York, NY

I am currently the Design Director for Unitex Co. LTD--- Designing for Zara, Sears, 1 Denim and One Inch Grey.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Senior Designer

    Created the Loungewear Division from inception -Concept Development 3 collections per year- 2 Tier Market, Daily communication with Chinese Sample room and Factory assuring deadlines are being met and communications are clear, Travel to China , Trend Research, Color Trends, Market Research, Illustration and Rendering- Adobe Suite, Merchandise Market Week Presentations to all buyers , Look Book Development, Photoshoot Concept and execution, Videography Concept and execution, communication to buyers, work closely with Sales Rep and PR firm, Social Media updates, Fabric Sourcing, Fiber Sourcing with Sweater Knit Factories, Assist in fit sessions and oversee approval process to all Fit and Production ready fabrics and colors, Create Cheat Sheets and all Technical Packs for Factory and production usage assuring clear and correct communication
    Now Selling at Lord & Taylor, Century 21, and NYC Boutiques

  • Freelance Designer- Intimates

    • Aerie
    • New York, NY
    • Jul 2014 - Apr 2015 (9 months)

    Assist Design team in creating all development for Undies division. in store table merchandising direction , online division and presentations, Designing color combos with Print Direction team, assist in Presentation for Weekly run throughs, Create Technical Packs for Factory usage, Receive and assist in approval process for all photo types. Trend research, market research, concept development, Illustration - Adobe Suite

  • Associate Designer

    • Steve Madden
    • Oct 2013 - Jul 2014 (9 months)

    Create Concepts for the Intimates, Lounge and Sleepwear Divisions from Start to Finish in all aspects of Development.

  • Associate Designer

    • Bill Blass
    • New York, NY
    • Aug 2012 - Sep 2013 (1 year 1 month)

    Design, recolor and develop print repeats for Men's Dress division. Complete technical packs. Translate trends into concepts that reflect to business needs for the relevant product market. Interpret seasonal fashion direction, merchandise trends, and floor presentations. Responsible for shopping retail markets to seek new print ideasWork with buying staff to adhere to customers needs accurately. Prep for all buyers meetings. Execute and present CADs on presentation boards for seasonal transitions. Approve lab dip and strike-offs. Keep entire department organized and clean on a daily basis.

  • Assistant Designer/ Production Manager: Oversee process of design

    • Harare (Women's Contemporary)
    • Nov 2011 - Aug 2012 (9 months)

    Carry through design into production. Communicate with NYC factories on day-to-day basis. Source fabrics. Work closely with Designer to cut and sew first samples. Create tech packs, trend boards and costing sheets Asha Mia (Women's Contemporary) 2012 * Commissioned Assistant Designer: Oversee process of design. Carry through design into production. Drape, Cut and sew first samples. Work closely with factories in LA and India. Create tech packs and set company up for initial launch. Werun LA (Women's Swimwear) 2012 *

  • Showcased Fashion Designer

    • Project Ethos (LA Fashion Week)
    • Jan 2010 - Nov 2011 (1 year 10 months)

    Designed and created women's wear for B By Apiere runway show. Collaborated with B By Apiere shoe designer to complete 5 separate looks. SKILLS Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Illustrator CS6, Digital Illustrations, Technical Flats, U4ia, Microsoft Office, Fashion Illustrations, Flat Illustrations, Draping, Sewing, Flat Patterns, Screen Printing, Leather Handling EDITORIALS America's Next Top Model: Lisa D'Amato 2012 * Designed 5 looks and styled professional photo shoot to create a published book containing editorial images of Lisa D'Amato Glenlux Magazine 2011 * Created dress origami style, made of newspaper during photo shoot for local writer in Los Angeles area Indianapolis Star 2009 * Created men's wear design made of recycled leathers from '67 Camaro car seat. Featured in newspaper discussing Fashion Week Indianapolis Business Journal 2008 * Designs featured in newspaper article discussing up and coming student designers


  • The Art Institute of California, Los Angeles

    • BFA of California-Hollywood
    • 2010 - 2012
  • Vincennes University

    • AS Fashion Merchandising and Design
    • 2006 - 2008



Best in Portfolio Show at The Art Institute of Indianapolis 2011 1st place Berny Martin Manufacturing Competition 2010 1st place Cara Charities Fashion Show for Indy 500 2010 1st and 2nd place Annual Fashion Show at The Art Institutes 2009 2nd place Cool vs. Cruel Competition with Humane Society 2009 Displayed award-winning designs in Indianapolis...
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