Fashion designer specializing in active, lounge, and street wear. Strong Illustrator flat sketching skills, as well as a great eye for detail in color, design, and construction. I have a passion for the outdoors, surfing, and yoga, which I incorporate in my designs.

Work Samples

  • tech packs and creative samples

  • scissors and needles

  • COLOR/ MOOD RESEARCH

Work History

  • buyer meetings

    • Comment
    • Present

    - Work closely with the Design Director to develop the Zero Xposur Girls Swimwear line Research color print and silhouette trends from runway collections trend forecasting agencies and comp shopping - Create original prints and graphics for swim and accesories Create CADs linesheets and presentations on development and production strike offs, lab dips, bulk, and packaging - Meet with the sales team and buyers to present the collection and review future buys

    • Delta Galil USA
    • New York, NY
    • Present

    Designer - Kenneth Cole Reaction Activewear: Women's Active & Lifestyle (cut & sew knits, wovens, and seamless) Designer - Avia Activewear: Women's Active, Yoga & Lounge Wear (cut & sew knits, wovens, and seamless) Men's Baselayers - In charge of all research, sourcing, design, development, and sampling for the Avia & KCR Activewear In-Line Collections - Identify the target customer for each brand and design trend and cost right collections for each account - Conceptualize and design collection proposals for branded, off-price, private label, and licensing customers - Source fabrics and trims that are innovative and fresh while maintaining the targets set by the Sales Director - Develop trims, graphics, prints, patterns, and packaging as needed on a seasonal basis - Assist the Design Director in overseeing the Design Interns, Freelancers, and Assistants - Create tech packs, CADs, linesheets, and concept boards for collection, private label, and SMUs - Pre Production: production worksheets, lab dipping, accessory sheets, initiate sample requests and maintain communication with vendors from proto sampling to TOPs - Contribute to the company's internal blog viewed by thousands of employees world wide - Styling: Choose outfits for magazine editorials and showroom displays

  • Assistant Designer / Product Development

    • Hawke & Co.
    • New York, NY

    - Assist the company's President in the creation of Hawke's new golf sportswear line - Create worksheets, CADs, and tech packs - Assist in fittings and comment on protos and fit samples - Create prints, repeats, and graphic artwork for linesheets and catalogs - Initiate and maintain communication with factories regarding sourcing, development, and production

  • Design Assistant Intern

    • Soul
    • Brooklyn, NY

    - Work closely with the Head Designers and contribute concepts and designs for the Fall 2009 collection - Create and update flats, CADs, tech packs, and line sheets for ladies', men's, and accessories - Create and recolor fabrics, prints, and trim patterns & graphics on Illustrator and Photoshop

  • Design Assistant

    • JD Fine and Company
    • Concord, CA

    / Tart Collections Design Assistant - Assist the head designer for TART, SWEET TART, LEMON TART, and TART INTIMATES - Create and update CADs, line sheets, BOMs, and pattern/ cut sheets - Assemble mood boards, compile trend forecasting material, and market research - Organize the design, fabric, trim, and sample rooms SKILLS - Adobe Creative Suite & Microsoft Office for PC and Mac - Hand & CAD sketching - Flat pattern, draping, and construction - Fluent in English and Spanish

Education

  • Academy of Art University

  • University of Puerto Rico

    • MFA Fashion Design
    • 2008
  • University of Puerto Rico

    • BFA Fine Arts
    • 2004

Specialties

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