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  • Ena Edwards

    Accessories Designer

    New York, NY

New York Accessories Designer seeking full-time or free-lance work.

Work Samples

Work History

Highlights of Qualifications: Exceptional knowledge in current handbag and footwear trends Proficient with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Microsoft Office Suite Strong technical design and hand sketching skills Familiarity with materials related to footwear and accessories design Experience Koio Collective, New York, NY 2013 & 2016 Freelance Footwear Designer Designed and developed men’s luxury leather athletic footwear from concept through development Worked with Design Director/Co-Founder to build collection through trend researching and shopping the market Created design concepts by hand sketching and using Adobe Illustrator Assisted technical designer to create prototype high top sneaker for factory production Freelance Designer, New York, NY 2009-Present Developed apparel and accessories designs for private clients and companies Hand sketched plus-size boots for FullBeauty Brands in different constructions. Constructed opera costumes based on sketches and specifications Concept One Accessories, New York, NY Fall 2013 Accessories Design Intern for Hickey Freeman and Hart Schaffner Marx brands Researched and designed men’s small leather goods, which includes handbags and wallets Analyzed market trends and developed presentation boards for the Sr. Director of Merchandising Created color CAD woven and knit scarf designs using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., Jersey City, NJ 2000-2008 Senior Cost Accountant Provided expense management, cost containment and reporting services for the bank Researched, analyzed, and processed IT vendor invoices for domestic and international offices Carmela Sutera, Inc., New York, NY 1998-2000 Assistant Designer/Bridal Draper Draped and constructed patterns for bridal gowns Administered design consulting on bridal and bridesmaid’s line, which includes style, color, and trims Assisted Owner/Designer with client fittings and altering existing patterns Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., New York, NY 1996-1997 Merchandise Coordinator/Assistant Designer for Geoffrey Beene Ladies Assisted with missy woven apparel design concepts and line development for nationwide outlet stores Documented and tracked pre-production samples on MS Excel Created technical flats, spec sheets, and presentation boards to Design Director’s specifications


  • Fashion Institute of Technology

    • AAS Accessories Design (And Fabrication)
    • 2013 - 2013
  • Pratt Institute

    • BFA Fashion Design
    • 1993 - 1996