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I specialize in apparel design for the active and lifestyle industries. My classic fashion education combined with my technical apparel and product experience has given me a competitive edge in today's market as design strives to merge craft and artisan culture with modern technology.
DesignWorks Studio for Walter Hagen
Ibex Merino Wool Activewear
- adidas Group
- Canton, MA
- Nov 2012 - Present (1 year 1 month)
As a Designer I - Apparel/Product with the Sports Licensed Division, I design sport uniforms for NCAA and Team divisions throughout the US.
With my main focus on the Sport Performance market for adidas, I conduct extensive market research in order to apply the latest trends while designing for football, baseball, lacrosse, field hockey, and volleyball uniform sets, as well as the Sideline collection for NCAA and Team Football.
Using my proficiency in the Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office, I create style boards, trend presentations, and seasonal collection books to highlight each sport alongside the season's inspiration, material innovation, and sample team.
I lead our sport performance team in innovating new fabrics and trims for the collections, working alongside a product development team to ensure target price point and FOB guidelines.
With my product development team, I manage our color process, establishing strict color palettes for adidas sport performance in printing, dyeing, and graphic applications as to maintain color alignment for all BU's and teams in our division.
I collaborate with our engineering team to design and prototype future-forward protective systems for baseball and lacrosse hard goods.
- DesignWorks Studio
- Newport, RI
- Oct 2011 - Nov 2012 (1 year 1 month)
I acted as left brain of the company, envisioning and revitalizing products for fashion and accessory clients.
I owned the design process from concept ideation through prototype process, production development, and factory process management.
I conducted R&D in new material technologies and innovation in product construction in order to create the the most relevant but price-conscious and production-capable product.
- Wild Things LLC
- Newport, RI
- Feb 2009 - Oct 2011 (2 years 8 months)
As the lead Apparel Designer, I took on the key role of designing the new consumer outerwear lines from Fall 2011 through Fall 2012, completing all concept, pattern, and prototype development in-house before working with the factories to manage initial product processes.
My work ensured the completion of a new military contract, designing a complete layering system for select military divisions while adhering to strict Berry Compliancy standards in the material sourcing and production location.
I sourced all new materials, findings, and trims for the new collections, establishing meaningful vendor relationships while advancing my knowledge of technical apparel construction.
I implemented a product development process for the company which included garment tech packs and complete bills of materials for the factory, in addition to working with the Materials Manager to install a PLM system to standardize our processes with manufacturing facilities and material vendors.
Parsons School of Design
- BFA Apparel Design
- 2004 - 2008
I earned my BFA in Fashion Design, with a thesis focus on activewear and technical textiles, and was selected from over 150 classmates to show in the 2008 Senior Thesis Benefit Show. I spent my 2006-07 exchange year at the Parsons Paris campus in France, studying fashion, French, and Italian.