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Creative Director & Designer
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
"DESIGN IS ALL: FASHION/FURNITURE/PRODUCTS" I believe in the details that make Design happen (4/2004) I also like to say, "BRING IT TO LIFE" or "BRING DESIGN TO LIFE" (9/2007) This is my favorite saying that I came up with to express how I design!!! And, what I mean is, bring that napkin concept design sketch from 2D into 3D through the process of design development.
PASSION: As a Designer I enjoy the entire process, which gives life to a Design. Hence, bringing life to a form, by stretch, pushing and pulling of a product shape until it has the essence it needs to represent great form, function and beauty. When I am creating, the message that keeps me going is... just, Bring it to Life! DESIGN STRENGTHS: Research and Development, Material Sourcing and Development, Sketching, Mock-up's, Hardware Design and Development, and Pre-Production. Employment CC SKYE, Inc. August 2009 - July 2011 Handbag and Jewelry Creative Director & Designer Trina Handbags Spring 2010 - August 2011 Handbag Creative & Designer Treesje Summer 2009 Handbag Designer Geoni Brand and Design Studios March 2009 - Present Owner, Designer BCBGMAXAZRIA GROUP, LA Dec. 2007 - present Evening, Handbag, Belts, SLG Accessories Designer TOMMY HILFIGER, NYC Sept. 2006 - Sept. 2007 Leather Handbag, PVC & Hardware Designer THE BETESH GROUP, NYC Sept. 2005 ~ Sept. 2006 Handbag Designer O-Oscar by Oscar de le Renta Baby Phat Daisy Fuentes JONES APPAREL GROUP, NYC Feb. 2004 - Sept.2005 Anne Klein New York, Jones New York, Nine West “10/04 ~ present” Leather & Fur Design Development, Associate Woven Textile Sourcing, Associate •Act as liaison between Design & Production and Color & Quality • Design print layouts and coordinate sample development from concept to completion • Place & track development & bulk production orders • Travel internationally to tanneries to review orders • Managed claims & worked with oversees vendors to correct defects KNOLL, INC., NYC Sept. 2002 - Dec. 2003 Design Coordinator • Designed workspace accessory layouts & holiday window displays • Coordinated showroom accessory design at NeoCon '03 Education B.A., Industrial Design, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY Focus in Form & Function, Fashion & Product Design Activities 2004 - 2009: Trendsetter & Photographer for Outlaw Consulting 2003: Exhibited furniture design at Project Show (men’s fashion trade show) 2003: Host at Zac Posen’s Spring 2003 fashion preview 2003: Designed & exhibited 'Rotario Chair Design' at Int’l Contemporary Furniture Fair 2002: Interned at Core77, materials research (Industrial Design web site) 2002 - Present: Member of Industrial Design Student Association 2000: Interned at Garret Singer & Thom Felicia, Architect & Interior designer Skills Graphic design, hand illustration, verbal communication, sewing, pattern & 3dimensional sketch model making Software CS4 PhotoShop & Illustrator, AS400, Wind-chill, Design Tracker, Excel