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  • Michael "MYKO" Lin

    Design Director

    上海, China

I'm Michael "Myko" Lin, a graduate of Otis College of Art and Design and an all category collection driven creative director with a previous degree in Neurobiochemistry from UC Berkeley seeking challenging and rewarding opportunities in the high-end, contemporary markets. I'm experienced with all categories in menswear and kidswear and am collections driven: woven tops, jackets, bottoms, knitwear and cut and sewn knits. I believe in a hands-on approach to design and leadership with focus on details, merchandising, line building and mentoring. I love a challenge and am looking to grow with a company. From trend concept to design, to tech packs to production, I can do it all! With many years of experience from styling to retail visuals and from merchandising to trend directing/design, I'm dialed in on current macro trends and meticulous with details as well as being fast, efficient, fast-learning, hardworking, and a great team player and mentor/leader to design teams. Currently living and loving life in Shanghai, China. Please check out my portfolio site at WWW.IAMMYKO.COM

Work Samples

  • TARGET BOYS - ART CLASS

  • ZARA GIRLS

  • ZARA MEN

Work History

  • Global Design Director

    • DECOR
    • ???, China
    • Oct 2013 - Present (4 years 1 month)

    •Lead a global team of 30+ apparel designers, trend/concept designers, graphic artists, and print designers
    •Oversee and manage all mens, women's, and kids design development for a broad range of leading US & European fashion vertical partners such as, but not limited to:

    •Saks Fifth Avenue
    •Anthony Davis
    •Nordstroms
    •Zara
    •Converse
    •Burton
    •C&A Europe
    •Target
    •Sperry Topsider
    •UGG

    •Extensive global (Europe, Asia, US) travel to conduct sales and collection presentations, shop markets, research new trends/washes/fits, and foster existing business partnerships


    Please visit WWW.IAMMYKO.COM for more details

Education

  • Otis College of Art and Design

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts Fashion Design
    • 2006 - 2010
  • University of California Berkeley

    • Bachelor of Science Molecular Cell Biology - Neurobiochemistry
    • 1998 - 2002

Specialties

Affiliations

YMA, Geoffrey Beene

Awards

Nike Design Scholar, NAMSB Foundation Scholarship, Winner of YMA National Scholarship Competition, FSF + Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Case Study Finalist, TALA Scholarship Competition – 1st place, Lisa Janian and Joyce Arad Fashion Scholarship, Winner of Hurley Thimble Award

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