My experience is mainly in the apparel industry with a concentration in fashion design. I have been doing this for many years. My current focus in the industry has been in the intimates market. I have been working for manufacturers in the intimates industry for more then three years now. 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 Cad Designer

    • ES SUTTON
    • Jul 2013 - Jul 2013

    • Sketched and Created Products as well as Prints for recolors
    Created Tech Packages for the Products Sketched for presentation purposes

  • Freelance Associate Bra Designer

    • Victoria's Secret
    • Feb 2013 - Mar 2013 (1 month)

    Presently Created brand-right commercial designs that reflect the conceptual direction/ strategy * 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 achieving goals with speed agility and acute attention to detail as well as key cross-functional partners. * Executed design sketches/prototypes and provided specifications on Flex PLM Software * Attended fit sessions and took notes when necessary

  • Freelance Cad Designer

    • Hanes/HBI
    • Jul 2012 - Oct 2012 (3 months)

    * Revamped Hanes presentations by recreating their fashion detailed Illustrator bodies with a consistent hand for all of Hanes brands :Playtex, Barely There, Bali and Wonderbra consequently to be used by the merchandizers * Executed recolors for their bodies with prints during market week for buyers viewing * Setting up, Creating, Recoloring and Correcting Playtex, Barely There, and Bali Millsheets

  • 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 - Mar 2009 (11 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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