Men's Apparel & accessories designer specializing in urban, skate & surf and contemporary street wear. Able to develop a brand for A to Z, flat sketch to production including graphics, label & trim, any garments or categories from 1st proto to retail fulfillment.
05/2012-Present | Orisue
Responsible for operations in the Art Dept and research, design & production of all men's categories. Executed pre-production with overseas vendors. Manage design & production calendar.
+ Created a global goal to unite the company efforts
+ Created internship/ freelance program in Art Department
+ Reduced expenses across the board
+ Created a proper headwear program
+ Conduct employee & Intern performance review
+ Created employee recognition program for individual efforts
+ Standardize & lead companywide meetings
June 2009 – Present | Keynote/ Lecturing & Guest Speaking
Speak in classrooms, panels, events or conferences regarding fashion and creative careers. Past venues include:
+ FIDM (LA)
+ ARTS INSTITUTE (SD)
+ AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
+ UCSD, UC Riversde, CSUSM, SDSU
+ Valley High School, Mission Hills High School, Westview High School
07/2005-Present | Jon Phenom
Freelance & Consultation
Workscope includes Apparel Deisgn & Development, Fashion Editorials, Styling, Logos, Graphic Design and Art direction.
Elevated Generation Denim Co.
Chemistry Surfboards & Apparel
The Living Memoir
Fortune 421 Clothing (former Apparel Director)
Lifework* (former Art Director)
Jones Agency (Senior Stylist)
Diamond Boy Apparel
Hot Air Brand
Brobot Music Label
Matix & Matix White Label
Sound In Color (former Design Director)
Osiris Skate Shoe & Apparel (Former Apparel Designer)
G-Seven Premium [Target brand]
Sleeping Giant Music
Ezekiel (Former Senior Men's Director)
Drunknmunky (Nine Dot LLC.)
Stranded (Wal Mart Brand)
Fortune Fashion Ltd
the Nesi Apparel Group
the Tarrant Apparel
Brand House 7
01/2008- Present | Fortune Industries LLC.
Apparel Director (Contracted)
Developing entire fashion program for brand Fortune 421 including re-branding logo, directing fashion shows, establishing a new t-shirt program and designing cut & sew garments for production.
03/2008- 06/2011 | Lifework LLC.
Responsible for managing and outputting film for t-shirt art at eco-friendly screen printing shop. Communicated with clients and offered design services and consultation regard graphic design.
01/2006- 03/2007 | Prequel Magazine
Responsible for coordinating fashion shoots and editorial for quarterly lifestyle magazine. Worked with a number of brands, footwear labels and Photographers to produce freah fashion editorials.
07/2004-07/2005 | Ezekiel
Senior Men’s Apparel Designer
Designer for apparel, accessories and headwear for Ezekiel’s Men’s division. Responsible for design sheets, maintaining design libraries and expanding the accessories category. Also aided in creating at team atmosphere in design room and increased efficiency in design process.
2/2003-07/2004 | Nine Dot LLC.
Added position in addition to design to oversee product development of Drunknmunky men’s line, Shrunknmunky boys line, Nine Dot Athletics (specialty retailer line), Dm Women’s and the DM bag program. Responsibilities include daily communication with multiple vendors to improve production samples in timely manner. Also involved in some merchandising and costing decisions.
02/2001-7/2003 | Jon Phenom Collection
Designer of custom order hand-made denim jeans and accessories.
4/2002 | Click Productions
Production Designer/ Stylist
Worked on a number of shoots for styling, merchandising and display. Approved wardrobe for actresses and maintained a consistant visual aesthetic from shot to shot.
8/2001-4/2002 | Modern Age Media
Responsible for the creative direction of products ,services and projects including graphic design, music graphics, and branding.
8/2001 - 9/2001 | Mecca USA[clothing]
Internship in Merchandising
Interned under the West Coast Sales Manager and former Merchandising Manager of Mecca USA. Aquired knowledge of sales and merchandising of a clothing line.
11/1999 - 1/2001 | Osiris Skate Shoe & Apparel
Built clothing program with Creative Director. Designed first 5 seasons. Designed headwear, accessories including belts, wallets, bags, backpacks and lanyards. Rendered specifications, and custom trim and label package.