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  • P Rivera

    Clothing Designer

    Auckland, New Zealand

With experience in the Fashion industry, I have been able to participate in,observe and experience a few company structures/design rooms,markets,fabrications,embellishment techniques and some great people! My skills have excelled beginning with domestic hand illustration to Import CAD illustrations. My experience has been mainly with female clothing,but my interest also lies with mens',boys',active and eveningwear. Please contact for additional sketches & photos of work.

Work Samples

  • contemporary and dresses

  • Styling for Jean Claude photography

  • Styling for DualNRG photography

Work History

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Technical Designer Soul Revival / Kismet Clothing Co., Los Angeles, CA.: Contemporary sportswear April 2010 -- October 2010 * Interpreted and contributed to designs, measured garments, created complete tech packs including: specs, construction details and sewing instructions, trim and fabric info, care instructions, flat technical sketches and HTM. * Conducted and participated in fittings, advised design improvements / options, effectively communicated instruction for revisions or approvals through sketches and email, adjusted designs / tech packs per fabrication, including grading as necessary. * Participated in design / line review meetings, researched trends/markets, designed trim and embellishment layouts, advised and collaborated with design assistants and production, created, organized and maintained digital file library and WIP report. Associate Designer/Designer Jerry Leigh of California, Van Nuys, CA.: Licensed apparel in all tiers April 2007 -- October 2008 * Researched related market trends, shopped and sourced samples and components, designed and planned development of multiple design projects simultaneously, created, organized and maintained related digital file library and development books. * Presented design/art work options including fabric and trim, first/fit samples, communicated with art directors and vendors, trained and directed Design Assistant and interns. * Followed each project/line through from concept to pre-pro, including import/tech and production packages, garment fittings, directing sample coordinator and artists as necessary and monitored daily progress, created style detail sheets in database (PLM). Associate Designer/Account Manager V.C.I. , Los Angeles, CA. : High end branded denim July 2006 -- April 2007 * Designed and planned development of multiple design projects simultaneously, daily follow up and management of projects including tracking entire execution of sample/duplicate progress, created organized and maintained related development books, oversaw sewing staff. * Researched trends/colors, created sketches and design detail sheets, communicated with production department. * Participated in design/line review meetings with clients including overseeing and participating in fittings. Assistant Designer Eco-ganik / California Apparel Inc., El Monte, CA. : Contemporary sportswear April 2005 -- June 2006 * Supported head designer in execution and development of (domestic/import) embellished garments, designed seasonal basics group, researched trends and colors, attended design meetings and participated in line review, sourced fabric and trim. * Oversaw execution of sample/dup line, including communication with patternmakers and sewers, attended and participated in fittings. * Managed dup lines, created line sheets, costing, liaison from design to production, tech packs, maintained entire design room. Design Assistant Self Esteem / All Access Apparel, Montebello, CA. : Junior tops May 2003 – March 2005 * Developed fabrications with head designers including custom color schemes and artwork direction, sourced and researched fabrics, selected fabrics per style, trained and managed assistants/interns. * Attended design meetings, constructed presentation boards /materials for sales team (7 in house reps). * Acted as liaison from design to piece goods purchasing (domestic / import), maintained company fabric library, approved lab dips. Assistant Designer Little Mass / Mass Creation LLC. , Los Angeles, CA. : Girls’ Better Sportswear February 2001 -- May 2003 * Contributed style/artwork input, managed execution and circulation of first sample and dup lines, sent out garments for embellishments and treatments, sourced fabric and trims, participated in photo shoots and fittings. * Maintained style database (AIMS), coordinated production with contractors, managed and tutored EDI. FREELANCE Sketch Artist / Associate Designer (freelance at CAbi, Glam Girl) Los Angeles, CA.: Clothing / Accessories January 2009 -- present * Sketched and revised flat and or technical renditions of styles for pattern cards, tech packs and line sheets. * Created line sheets/line lists using sketches, made stylized fashion sketch presentations. * General design room functions, including design. Wardrobe Stylist (freelance at Dual NRG,JC photo) Los Angeles, CA.: Portrait / Fashion / Creative January 2007 –present *Created / researched themes for photo shoots per project/client independently and in collaboration with photographer. *Evaluated clients’ personality in relation to photo story purpose, model selection, wardrobe review and fittings, presented inspiration materials and options of “looks and themes”. *Selected and maintained outfits, hair styling and make up application, recommendation of poses / lighting and location. SKILLS * Experienced in design process and execution of concept to production * Familiar with garment construction, fabric and fit * Comprehensive sense of trends and creative direction * Technical/fashion flat sketching and freehand illustration ability * Thorough knowledge of piece goods and trims/embellishments * Able to work autonomously and take direction * Independent initiative or team player * Illustrator / Photoshop / In Design (MAC / PC) * MS Office (MAC / PC) * Good rapport with co-workers and vendors EDUCATION The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA. - Associate of Arts Degree: Fashion Design 2000 * Graduated Magna Cum Laude * Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society


The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising



Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society


Featured Designer in 944 magazine/Green Issue