A well rounded apparel designer with over 20 years experience in fashion design, 17 years as fashion illustrator/artist, and over 15 years of apparel production knowledge, currently seeking freelance to full time opportunities.

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 with more information of what you are looking for to work on for you. 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, 17 years as an 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, woven's, leathers, to create cohesive collections. • Educated at FIDM the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles with a degree in Fashion Design. SOME COMPANIES I HAVE DESIGNED FOR: MISS CHII LINGERIE BOMBSHELL SPORTSWEAR ANA O INTIMATES EXCELERATOR SPORTS ALLURE LEATHER SYDNEY'S CLOSET PLUSH CASHMERE BRIGHTON STORES MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT HON-MOTO SPORTS CAMP ENTERPRISES WINES, INC ELLA LIBERTY INTIMATE APPAREL SIENNA ROSE, INC EVA & PAUL DENIM ( used to be KISMET DENIM BRAND) SUGAR PANTS SPICY LINGERIE/EYE CANDY LINGERIE IRON COWGIRL CLOTHING EMA SAVAHL DESIGN LIFE IN THE FAB LANE with Kimora Simmons Style Network/Left Right Left Inc. S-WEAR CLOTHING 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

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