I am a fashion designer from L.A. I've migrated south to San Diego, where I have spent the last 6 yrs. working for Action Sports companies. I've designed the apparel line for Boys and Kids divisions, Juniors and men's. I've worked on all categories of apparel and some accessories. I especially enjoy working with wovens; from outerwear to bottoms and dresses. I am well rounded in my knowledge and experience with knits too.

Work Samples

  • Flat Sketching & Tech packs

  • Fashion Illustration

  • Accessories

Work History

Heather Denis 818.419.7286, heatherdenis@gmail.com https://heatherdenis.carbonmade.com/ Digital Skills Adobe CS – Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge Acrobat, InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite, Web PDM, PLM, Centric, Full Circle, 10 Key Experience Nixon Apparel & Accessories Designer/Developer 2011–2015 -Collaborate with Category Manager & Design team in early concept stages to establish seasonal themes, colors and materials -Design & develop men’s & juniors collections including knits, wovens, bags, hats, belts & wallets -Create & maintain detailed design technical packages including fabric, trims and sewing details -Negotiate all costs, minimums and lead times with domestic and offshore vendors -Work closely with Technical designer and Design team to maintain brand standards in styling and execution -Style the product for seasonal photo shoots -Present line at Global Sales Meetings Melin Brand Luxury Headwear Designer/Founding Member 2009–2015 -Trend forecasting through online research, local retail and overseas travel -Design Men’s high-end baseball hats in unexpected materials & combinations -Create & maintain detailed design technical packages including fabric, trims and construction details -Responsible for art direction on all prints, patterns & embellishments DC Shoes Inc. Youth Apparel & Accessories Designer 2008–2009 -Design Young Men’s Sportswear including jackets, sweaters, knit tops, woven shirts, fleece tops & bottoms -Trend forecasting through online research, local retail and overseas travel - Ownership of complete design process throughout the stages from concept, design, fittings, fabric/trim/print submits to preproduction -Create & maintain detailed design technical packages including fabric, trims and sewing details -Effectively managed and translated takedowns from the men’s line -Styled models for seasonal photo shoots for global catalogues -Present line at Global Sales Meetings Roxy Juniors Sportswear Assistant Designer 2007–2008 -Sketch & Design Juniors Sportswear including non-denim woven tops, bottoms, skirts, and dresses -Collaborate on seasonal fabrics, colors, prints and graphics -Create & maintain detailed design technical packages including fabric, trims and sewing details Bebe Women’s Athletic Apparel Designer 2006–2007 -Design Women’s Athletic Collections including knit tops and bottoms -Trend forecasting through online research, local retail and overseas travel - Ownership of complete design process throughout the stages from concept, design, fittings, fabric/trim/print submits to preproduction *References given upon request

Education

  • Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

    • A.A. Fashion Design
    • 2001 - 2002

    Graduated cum laude

  • University of California, San Diego

    • B.A. Anthropology, Spanish Literature
    • 1995 - 1998

Specialties

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