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Art & Design, Illustration, Product Development, Licensing
Art & Design for Consumer Products, Print and Web from all phases of development from concept through production. Strong ability to research and translate current trends to print and pattern or fabrication on product. Keen ability to understand retail buyers' needs. Skilled at creating original art and design and delivering product to market on schedule & within budget. Experienced at working with manufacturers and vendors directly, including choosing fabric and trims, cost evaluation, and approval process/strikeoffs. Have traveled to 3 major cities in China including Shanghai, for product development. Products designed include Rugs, (recently placed at Major retail e-commerce site, Summer 2016) Comforter Sets, Sheeting, Beach & Bath Towels, Beach/Sand Chairs, Bath Rugs and Hard Accessories, Plush Pillows and Cushions, Embroidery, Applique, Placement & Allover Prints for Apparel, Pajamas and other soft goods. Design of Wood and Metal Decor & Signs for the Home. Illustration for Digital Scrapbook Collections sold online. Skilled and passionate in creating whimsical and fun surface design prints. Recently placed in Hancock Fabrics. Extensive Licensing Experience with major Brands such as Disney, Mattel, Nickelodeon, NFL, NCAA, ESPN, Warner Bros., Sesame Workshop and more. Product Development & Brainstorming specialist. Skilled at presenting to internal staff, buyers and licensors. "Idea Person" that collaborates across lines of business from design through sales. Draws & Paints traditionally & digitally using Wacom Tablet, Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop CC as well as hand Illustration. Mac and PC platforms. Graduate of Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC with Illustration Degree.
Product Development-Rug Design