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

  • Ladies Outdoor and Activewear Designer - Gerry Outdoors, Isis For Women, ZeroXposur

    • Studio Ray
    • Sep 2013 - Present (1 year 5 months)
  • Girls Swimwear Designer - ZeroXposur

    • Studio Ray
    • Sep 2013 - Feb 2014 (5 months)
  • Designer - Kenneth Cole Reaction Activewear / Avia Activewear

    • Delta Galil USA
    • Apr 2009 - Sep 2013 (4 years 5 months)

    Responsible for the design, development, and sourcing for the Avia & Kenneth Cole Reaction Women's Activewear Collections: Seamless, Cut & Sew knits, sports bras, and accessories.

    Identified the target costumer for KCR and created the Activewear line cohesive with Kenneth Cole's brand identity while maintaining it at a price point.

  • Freelance Design and Tech

    • Hawke & Co Outfitters
    • Jan 2009 - Apr 2009 (3 months)

    Freelance Designer for Men's golf apparel: knits and wovens.

  • Design Assistant (intern)

    • Triple 5 Soul
    • Sep 2008 - Dec 2008 (3 months)

    • Create and update flats, CADs, tech packs, and line sheets by using Illustrator and Photoshop
    • Create and recolor fabric prints and trim patterns using Adobe Illustrator
    • Assist the graphic designer in the creation of graphics and fonts for tshirts and outerwear
    • Compile trend forecasting and inspirational material for the design team
    • Organize fabrics and samples in the show room

  • Design Assistant (intern)

    • JD Fine
    • Jun 2008 - Aug 2008 (2 months)

    • Assistant to the head designer for TART, SWEET TART, LEMON TART, AND TART INTIMATES
    • Create and update CADs, line sheets, BOM's, and pattern/cut sheets
    • Assemble mood boards, compile trend forecasting material and market research
    • Organize the design, fabric, trim, and sample rooms to maintain a good work environment
    • Tag and ship samples to be sent out to sellers and show rooms

  • Assistant Visual Merchandiser

    • United Colors of Benetton
    • Sep 2005 - Dec 2007 (2 years 3 months)

    • Assistant to the west coast Visual Merchandising Manager
    • Merchandising of women's, men's, and children's apparel and accessories according to corporate standards
    • Analyze fashion trends, and interpret them within the collection
    • Planning and execution of monthly floor moves and store refixturing
    • Brainstorming and execution of window displays, props, and installation of decals
    • Window design and mannequin styling
    • Assist in the processing of shipment and store transfers
    • Assist in the selection of markdown items and store promotions

  • Sales

    • Jigsaw London
    • 2007 - 2007
  • Visual Coordinator

    • ZARA
    • Sep 2006 - Nov 2006 (2 months)

    • Interpret and execute merchandising layouts produced by corporate headquarters
    • Process shipment and supervise the allocation of product
    • Lead and train the sell team in the organization and replenishment of merchandise
    • Analize bi-monthly selling reports for product rotation and assist management in placement of re-orders

Education

  • Academy of Art University

    • MFA Fashion Design
    • 2005 - 2008
  • University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez

    • BFA Fine Art
    • 1998 - 2004

    Cum Laude

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