Hi, my name is Jess :)
I have been a professional Product Developer, Designer, Trend Forecaster, Graphic Designer and Illustrator for 15 years. Previous to that I graduated from RMIT B.A. Textile Design with Distinction.
I specialize in childrenswear design, and have designed for all areas of childrenswear such as girls and boys outerwear, babieswear, sleepwear, underwear, socks, accessories and nursery products.
I am currently working part-time at Halcyon Nights as a Production Manager - Design Assistant. I also run my own small business Pip+Phee and freelance design as a product developer, graphic designer for various apparel labels.
Skills & Expertise:
-Advanced Adobe Creative suite skills (Mac and Pc)
-Trend Forecasting, creating storyboards and presentations
-Graphic Design specializing in children's graphics all genders and ages, yardages, placement prints, embroidery, applique, knitwear, graphics for 3D product (Nursery goods)
-Product Development, generation of concepts and ideas (Apparel, Underwear, Socks and Nursery goods)
-Liasing with buying teams, overseas merchandise teams, suppliers
-Working with QA teams on quality, fits & specs
-Preparing Rangebooks, Lookbooks and organising Photoshoots
-Organising Advertising & marketing
-Organising & Designing Packaging, Labels etc.
-Managing sales agents, collating sales orders & processing orders
- Setting up Production schedules and production management
-Setting up Tech Drawings & Size Specifications (Children's & Babieswear)
I have designed for many childrenswear brands, such as: Kmart, Levi's kids, Freshbaked kids, Fredbare kids, Mill&Mia, Pure Baby, Target, Best&Less & more. I am a very motivated hard worker who is always passionate about whatever project I may be working on.