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.

Work Samples

  • Textile Design for Pattern Design Shop

  • La Dee Da Doll Prototypes for Spin Master Ltd.

  • Spring Duvet for Kess IhHouse Home Decor

Work History

Nina May Goal: Seeking a position as a Creative Design Director, Textile Designer, Apparel Graphic Designer Work Experience: 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 Mac 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 Licensed Surface Pattern Designer for: Kim Designs Pattern Design Shop GmbH, Austria Kess In House Keka Cases by Solid Line LLC. Print All Over Me Buff U.S.A. Estampa Nuvango 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 Head Designer 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