My experience is mainly in the apparel industry with a concentration in fashion design/ cad/ graphic design. I have been working for manufacturers in the intimates industry for many years and have expanded various area w/ designs besides intimates. My expertise includes designing, developeing CAD's and presenting collections to top retailers with products, packaging ideas, artwork, and prints.

Work Samples

  • Intimates Apparel

  • Packaging Concepts - Small Goods

  • Activewear-Sportwear- Avenue

Work History

  • Freelance Designer

    • Isaac Mizrahi, Carole Hochman,Victoria’s Secret PINK...
    • New York, NY
    • Mar 2011 - Present (4 years 5 months)

    • Sketched brand-right, commercial designs that reflect the conceptual direction/ strategy
    • Created tech packages for the products sketched for presentation purposes
    • Created original prints for recolors as well as packaging for products designed
    • Developed seasonal product with a focus on style, fit and fabric
    • Adapted designs based on feedback, incorporating for finalization
    • Delivered product designs with flawless execution; achieved goals with speed & acutness to the details
    • Presented designs to internal leader/team as well as key cross-functional partners.
    • Instructed and approved strike offs and lab-dips and yarn dyes for production
    • Worked with pattern maker/sewers to make initial design to then send to factory for sampling

  • Associate Designer

    • International Intimates Inc
    • Nov 2009 - Mar 2011 (1 year 4 months)

    Rene Rofé Lingerie * Produced prints and artwork for various clients such as Kmart and Sears' Joe Boxer line, JCPenny, and Hanes for each market week * Responsible for all updates of floor sets, cad books and presentations boards as things are added and changed with buyers for Sears -True Desire, Kmart Passion and Joe Boxer * Created packaging and product ideas for Victoria's Secrets Super Model Tourism Program * Researched print and graphic trends as well as silhouettes * Produced designer sketches for cad and submitted recolor for junior as well missy sexy intimates for cad books and presentations in Illustrator and Photoshop * Set up and followed through on a systematic procedure for artworks being sent out

  • Senior Designer

    • Real Underwear Inc./ Cherish Fashion
    • Apr 2008 - Nov 2009 (1 year 7 months)

    * Responsible for creating, branding, and expanding the Pucker Up and Butterfly Collection with complete line sheets and Presentations for each market week * Established style directions for each season by researching trends, concept, colors, and silhouettes by coordinating each style with fabrications, trim, and print * Developed prints and color waves for both missy and junior brands * In additional to the private lines, developed prints and cads for specific and targeted customers that vary with the companies clients * Follow through with pre production samples, fit, as well print layout and color approvals * Created full product packaging and press kit layouts for Butterfly (a new panty silhouette that has been introduced into the market) * Worked closely with design and sales for direction and concepts for both sleepwear and lingerie collections * Developed an organized system and procedures from design to production

  • Product Designer / Sales Representative

    • Dazzle Design
    • Oct 2007 - Apr 2008 (6 months)

    * Designed cosmetic bags for L'Oreal, Lâncome, Paris Hilton, Fracas, Elizabeth Arden, Fresh Minerals, Cristina Aguilera, Jessica McClintock, Jenni for Macy's, Brazilian Bronze * Established and maintained sales account with buyers * Sourced fabrics, products, and supplier for buyers' needs * Overseen pre production, sampling phase and final production with manufacturers in China * Merchandized the showroom and organized office space w/ supplier and swatch cards for easy access

  • Assistant to Executive Director/ Sales

    • The Bridal Garden
    • Sep 2006 - Oct 2007 (1 year 1 month)

    * Developed strategies for marketing and advertising using a non profit budget * Increased revenue by using visual merchandising for a quality showroom space * Documented all invoices to coincide with previous charity agency * Controlled all active/ inactive inventory and recorded press received on months ends * Followed-up with brides upon request of particular style and designers * Continued to provide the utmost customer service to all brides and debutantes and mother of bride

  • Fashion Stylist\ Sales Associate

    • Henri Bendel
    • Dec 2005 - Jun 2006 (6 months)

    * Created fashion conscious wardrobe for cliental while working with current fashion trends * Assisted support team in keeping items stocked and maintained floor at all times * Exceeded each weeks provided personal sales goal * Achieved top twenty weekly sales for associates levels for entire store leading to the highest-ranking part-time sales associate in designer and lingerie

  • Freelance Assistant Designer to Senior Designer

    • AVENUE
    • Jun 2005 - Aug 2005 (2 months)

    Avenue (United Retail) * Specked and initialized tech packages for tech designers in active wear, sportswear and denim * Assisted head designer with fabric samples, color combination, and garment details that were sent to proceeding vendors for changes and follow-ups * Informed all changes on samples made by board members after meeting with each designer to all company member, sample vendors, buyers, and tech designers via email for production * Worked with Avenue buyers on all levels of shipment, changes and details of existing orders to stores * Updated and created excel sheets with attached technical packages associated by order dates to east and west coast stores and garments by sample vendors * Organized a system for all current Excel files in use and being processed by all designers * Other small duties included creating inspiration boards, collection presentation and organizing display samples for board meetings boards

  • Freelance Cad Colorist

    • Baby Boom (The Betesh Group)
    • Mar 2005 - Jun 2005 (3 months)

    Freelance Cad Colorist * Created Graphics and layout for baby and toddler bedding with lincensed art for Nickelodeon characters: Astro Boy, Dexter's Laboratory, and other charaters like Shrek and Care Bears * Created color chips with correct CMYK codes by matching color swatches, and Printed fabric for yardage used for pre production and in house sewing on cad printer * Assisted designer in bringing all bedding together for meetings and JPMA Tradeshow * Specked bedding for approvals and then initialed final approval sheets to be processed

  • Showroom Assistant Internship

    • HP France NY
    • Aug 2003 - Dec 2003 (4 months)

    * Merchandised products and created press portfolio for various designers such as: Dubuc, Alvin Valley, Heike Jarick, and Jacques Le Corres for the showroom display to be viewed by buyers * Tracked all merchandise upon arrival and delivery from and to press such as Vogue, Elle, Bazar, etc or magazine shoots * Invited/ contacted east and west coast buyers to the DNA tradeshow and showroom to promote their new talent followed by assisting designers with their own individual fashion shows * Worked with both wholesale and retail spaces for customers as well as buyers * Contributed to the decision making process of what pieces were selected / eliminated from designers collection as a wholesale buyer * Worked with stores such as Takashimaya, and Barneys

Education

  • Parsons School of Design

    • Activities
    • 2004

Specialties

Awards

Summer of 1998 Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Scholarship, Colorado Springs, CL Summer of 1998 Governor School Scholarship, Trenton, NJ

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