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  • Sonia Stella

    Apparel Designer / Fashion Illustrator / Creative Direction ...

    Los Angeles, CA

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

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If you are interested in contacting me about apparel design/production/or illustration work, please email me soniastelladesign@gmail.com with details and I will provide you with more information and contact information. Brief Description APPAREL DESIGNER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, FASHION ILLUSTRATOR Summary: Over 20 years of experience in apparel design, working to provide full collection development from concept to final product. Have worked with startup brands, to established companies in a variety of markets. Creative designer who can provide vision and lead a design team. Strong merchandising knowledge and communication skills. Technical skills and fabric sourcing knowledge. Responsible for concept development of small to very large collections, sketching, fabric and trend for various markets, can oversee all aspects of design, provide direction to design assistants, pattern makers, sample makers and production factories overseas and locally. Strong illustration, flat and detailed sketch ability both freehand and computer aided. Able to handle preliminary fittings, communicate ideas and vision to staff, able to identify current market trends, and competitors. Strong patternmaking, fit and grading experience, ability to fit on live models or dress form mannequins. Perform detail flat garment drawings and specifications, communicate pattern corrections with domestic and overseas vendors, develop and review fabric construction and standards, inspect first sample as well as final production samples, knowledge of product development and procedures, knowledge of various CAD systems, able to work closely with factories and oversee quality, track pieces from conception to completion, understanding of garment construction. Looking to work with a growing or established design brand that can use my experience. COMPANIES I HAVE DESIGNED and ILLUSTRATED FOR: AKTIVE-USA- WOMEN'S ACTIVE SPORTSWEAR CLOTHING - 2016- 2017 ELEXXI-WOMEN'S ACTIVEWEAR BRAND- MADE IN THE USA 2015-2016 MURAD - Illustration - Summer 2015 RECKLESS JANE - Designer - 2014-2015 VERSACE - Illustration Fall 2014 BOMBSHELL SPORTSWEAR-ACTIVE SPORTS - Creative Design-Technical Design EXCELERATOR SPORTS-ACTIVE SPORTS - Designer MISS CHII LINGERIE - HIGH END LINGERIE DESIGNER - Designer ANA O INTIMATES - Designer ALLURE LINGERIE - Designer SYDNEY'S CLOSET-FULL FIGURE DRESSES - Creative Design PLUSH CASHMERE-KNITWEAR - 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 WOMEN'S 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 Illustration 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 BEBE Thank you for your interest, Sonia


  • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

    • Fashion Design Fashion Design
    • 1995 - 1998