Nina May has a wealth of experience in textile and surface pattern design for home decor, apparel and girl's dolls. Her specialties include: Research and Development, Color Trending, Concepts, Fashion Trending, Textile Design, Adobe Suite CAD 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 Kess InHouse/Yoga Mats/Leggings

  • Textile Design for Buff U.S.A./Active Sportswear

  • Hasbro Toys/Disney Doll Textile Design

Work History

  • Buff U.S.A. Textile Design

    Design Consutantant - Surface Pattern Design. Duties include: Textile Design, Color Styling, CAD Design and Production Art for Activewear apparel and accessories.. Working with Design Directors in California and Spain.

  • Design Consultant/Textile Design

    • Hasbro Toys
    • Burbank, CA
    • Jun 2014 - Present (3 years 3 months)

    Collaborating with Design Managers and Project Designers for Girl's Dolls Department in California and Rhode Island. Specializing in: Textile Design and Development Consultant: Doll Apparel Prototyping, Hand-Painting, Airbrush, Textile Repeats, Engineer Prints, Control Art, Embellishment Techniques, Color-Ways, and Graphic Art, Adobe Suite CAD Littlest Pet Shop Concepts /Equestria Girls Textile Designs / Disney Princess Dolls / Blythe Dolls/ Frozen Dolls/The Descendants

  • Textile Designer

    • Kess InHouse
    • San Diego, CA
    • May 2014 - Present (3 years 4 months)

    Textile Design for Home Decor, Gift and Activewear. Hand-Painting, CAD Design, Trend Forecasting, Production Art, Color Styling, Product Design.

  • Design Consultant

    • Hippie Ink-Los Angeles

    Specializing in Color Styling, Print Direction, Repeats and Hand-Painted Fabric Art and Prototypes for Women's Contemporary Sportswear Design Direction for Tee Shirt Placement and Engineered Prints, Trend Research, Color-Ways and Screen Printing. Specializing in Graphics produced with Adobe Creative Suite for Mac Licensed Product and Freelance Textile Designs for:

  • Head Designer

    • India Ink- Los Angeles

    Responsible for leading the team to design and develop women and children's hand painted or screen-printed apparel 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 Designed home d├ęcor products Demonstrated painting techniques on QVC Home Shopping Channel

  • Freelance Textile Designer

    • Spin Master Toys LTD
    • Culver City, CA
    • Jul 2009 - Apr 2016 (6 years 9 months)

    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 and Little Charmers. 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.

  • Design Consultant

    • Mattel Toys Inc
    • El Segundo, CA
    • Jun 1996 - Sep 2014 (18 years 3 months)

    Barbie Main Line Reality and Princess, Little Mommy Division 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 Concept Textile Design Concept through production Designs Graphics for labels, accessories Develops Trend Reports and Mood Boards

Education

  • Photoshop & Illustrator Course for Textile Design

    • Fashion Chalkboard/Ludmila Adams
  • Otis Parsons School of Design

    • Degree Lecture and Workshop Series
    • 1980 - 1981

    Textile Design Extention Courses

  • Woodbury University

    • Degree Commercial Art
    • 1977 - 1979

    Graphic Design and Photography Commercial Art

Specialties

Affiliations

Freelancers Union

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