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Surface Pattern Designer
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Nina May has a wealth of experience in textile design for apparel and girl's dolls. Her specialties include: Research and Development, Color Trending, Concepts, Fashion Trending, Textile Design, Hand - Painted Fabric Art for Photo Models and Prototypes, Control Art for Production. Collaborating with Managers, Designers and their Teams.
Kawaii Style Fruit Print for Harimuka/Bandai
Skya Pattern for Kess InHouse Home Decor
Prints for La Dee Da Dolls for Spin Master Ltd.
Goal: Seeking a position as a Creative Design Director, Textile Designer, Apparel Graphic Designer
Spin Master Toys LTD. 2009-present
Design Consultant for LIV Dolls Division
Textile Design Repeats, Half-Drops, Color-Ways, Fabric Art Painting, Embellishment, Prototypes for the LIV Dolls and La Dee Da Dolls Division.
Collaborating with Project Designers creating repeat patterns, engineered graphics and embellishments and control art for the LIV Dolls and La Dee Da Dolls Collection.
Specializing in: Preliminary Sample Making and Production Art for Screen Printing.
Utilizing Hand Painting Skills and Adobe Creative Suite for Macintosh.
Hippie Ink Los Angeles 2006-2011
Design Consultant for Women’s Contemporary Sportswear
Design Direction for Tee Shirt Graphics, Trend Research, Color-Ways and Preparation for Screen Printing.
Specializing in Graphics produced with Creative Suite for Mac
Pattern Design Shop GmbH, Austria
Kess In House
Keka Cases by Solid Line LLC.
Paint: Lab, Santa Monica 2009-2010
Teaching Consultant for children’s and adult art workshops. Classes incorporate Painting Techniques for Fine Art , Textile Design,
Fashion Illustration, Holiday Crafts and Recycled Crafts
Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles 2009-present
Teaching Design Consultant for adult and family art workshops that coordinate with museum shows. Classes included have been, “Bold Abstractions” Hand Painted Handbags and “Mumbai Mother’s Day” Hand - Painted Silk Scarves.
Mattel, Inc. Los Angeles 1996 - present
Design Consultant, Barbie Main Line Reality and Princess, Little Mommy Dolls
Instrumental to the research and development of product designs for Mattel brands: Barbie, Little Mommy, Kelly, Tommy, Generation Girls, My Scene, Hello Kitty, Disney Little Mermaid, Dream Halloween and Holiday Barbie projects
R&D for product design
Trend Board Concepts
Textile Design Concept through production
Designs Graphics for labels and accessories
Develops Trend Reports and Trend Boards
Specializing in Color Styling, Print Direction, Repeats and Hand-Painted Fabric Art and Prototypes
India Ink, Los Angeles 1989 - 1996
Responsible for leading the team to design and develop women and children’s hand painted and screen-printed apparel that sold nationwide major department stores. Manufacturing $40,000,000 worth of merchandise annually
Directed all design functions and managed a team of 40 designers
Conducted nationwide in-store promotions and demonstrations in key stores such as; Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, J.C. Penny and Wal-Mart
Traveled to India to manage production screen printing and embroidery
Designed home domestics such as; pillows, shower curtains and bedspreads
Demonstrated painting techniques on QVC Home Shopping Television Channel
Woodbury University, Otis School of Art and Design