Apparel designer with over 20 years experience in fashion design, illustration and apparel production , currently seeking freelance or full time opportunities. Email soniastelladesign@gmail.com

Work Samples

  • FASHION ILLUSTRATION

  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT/ APPAREL DESIGN

  • LINGERIE INTIMATE APPAREL DESIGN

Work History

If you are interested in contacting me about apparel design/production/or illustration work, please email me at originalfashionartworks@yahoo.com or at soniastelladesign@gmail.com with details and i will provide you with more information. Brief Description I am a freelance apparel designer and Illustrator SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: • Fashion design and graphic design experience, fashion illustration, creative and concept design, and extensive production design knowledge. • Collection merchandising and line development, flat/Industry pattern drafting both manual and computer aided (Gerber) trained, grading, marking and cutting, hand draping on form. • Flat technical flat sketching; both freehand and CAD, 20 years as a fashion Illustrator using variety of mediums, as well as Illustrator CS5 and Photoshop. • Line sheets, costing garments, specification sheets, source sheets, complete technical packages, knowledge of fabrics and trims and hardware, as well as designing each detail, pattern and design. • Ability to articulate and influence the design process with fashion expertise and have the ability to articulate and rationale for major design decisions. • Background in woven’s, knits, delicate fabrications, and ability to develop print and patterns, 20 years of sewing and garment construction knowledge. • Knowledge of licensing of fabrics • Ability to create a line look and determine what fashion trends and prediction are appropriate given seasonal trends and new concepts. • Brand identity industry experience and exposure; specific experience in fashion, identity, package and print design. • Working knowledge of textile design; inclusive of print and pattern design, fabric attributes, repeat patterns, 2-way, placement prints and engineered prints, CAD process, and textile development process • Affection for designing apparel in various markets and working with several brands to develop new lines using fine fabrication, laces, knits, wovens, leathers, to create cohesive collections. • Educated at FIDM the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles with a degree in Fashion Design. COMPANIES I HAVE DESIGNED FOR: EXCELERATOR SPORTS-ACTIVE SPORTS - Designer MISS CHII LINGERIE - HIGH END LINGERIE DESIGNER - Designer BOMBSHELL SPORTSWEAR-ACTIVE SPORTS - Creative Design-Technical Design ANA O INTIMATES - Designer ALLURE LINGERIE - Designer SYDNEY'S CLOSET-FULL FIGURE DRESSES - Creative Design PLUSH CASHMERE-KNITWEAR - Freelance Designer for Cashmere line BRIGHTON STORES - Creative Design for Brand image MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT - Creative Design for Pageant HON-MOTO SPORTS- ACTION MOTOR SPORTS - WOMENS- Womens Motorsports Designer CAMP ENTERPRISES WINES, INC - Creative Design for Wine Brand ELLA LIBERTY INTIMATE APPAREL - Lingerie designer SIENNA ROSE, INC- CONTEMPORARY WOMENS SPORTSWEAR DESIGN - Designer EVA & PAUL DENIM ( used to be KISMET DENIM BRAND) - Denim Designer SUGAR PANTS - INTIMATE APPAREL - Technical Designer SPICY LINGERIE/EYE CANDY LINGERIE - DESIGNER IRON COWGIRL CLOTHING- JUNIOR/CONTEMPORARY DESIGNER - Designer EMA SAVAHL DESIGN - Creative Design LIFE IN THE FAB LANE with Kimora Simmons Style Network/Left Right Left Inc. - Appeared on the reality show to design and draw childrens designs S-WEAR CLOTHING - SWIMWEAR DESIGN BELIEVE MEDIA THE ACADEMY OF ART AUSTRALIA ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH REEBOK Thank you for your interest, Sonia

Education

  • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

    • Fashion Design Fashion Design
    • 1995 - 1998

Specialties

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