Technical Designer Headwear- Licensing LTD
Jul 2018 - Jan 2019 (6 months)
-Creating line art, color cads and photoreals for headwear. -Creating production kits for headwear styles and graphics. -Creating, establishing and maintaining the design direction of final presentations and finishing of product. -Submiting files through the proofing and licensing processes as requested by designers or manager. -Collaborating with design, marketing and development regarding color schemes, color stories, and placement ideas based on trends, reaction to fabric/materials, and brand objectives.
Technical Designer- Training LTD
Apr 2018 - Jul 2018 (3 months)
-Provided design support for women & men training styles for special make up (SMU ) & core training
-Executed technical design packs, modular styles, and presentation boards.
-Collaborated with marketing, development and sales
Apparel Product Tech Designer
Mar 2017 - Dec 2017 (9 months)
-Provided design support for women/men/ youth sportwear and outerwear for special make up. Enhanced original design concept and oversaw prototype fabrication through to production-ready sample. -Responsible for BOM for SRT team (new styles) and Inline team carryover and color adds styles. -Worked close with MR team to follow up new fabric, yarn dyes, print development. -Made requests and performed of lab dip for new fabric, color matching and trim option.
Material/ Designer/ Developer
The S Group
Mar 2015 - Mar 2017 (2 years)
-Created and managed the development process from the stage to product of apparel/ accessories/ equipment / innovative fabrics trims for multiple clients and seasons. -Created Technical illustration/ BOM (measurement/ grading/comments) and managed prototypes samples & session. -Worked closely with Design/Developer Director, designers, merchandisers and with liaison & factories overseas via Blue Cherry PDM system, video chat and/or emails. -Mentored, supervised and training designer/developer interns. -Created TNA's for all fabric and sundry developments, key fabrics for new client development, drove pricing, MOQ, and schedules for fabric and sundry projects.
Color / Material Designer Asst & Apparel Production Artist - Contract
Mar 2014 - Jul 2014 (4 months)
March- Color / Material Designer Asst & Apparel Production Artist - Contract -Worked with lead designer on seasonal material / color strategy development. -Assisted multiple designers with use of PDM, VLP, CAD Books software tools. -Used Adobe Illustrator / InDesign to create, color block, and refine technical flat sketches.
Product Bag Designer - Contract
Dec 2013 - Mar 2014 (3 months)
-Tasked with refreshing existing product lines in Advance Innovation dept. of Nike's Global Bags - Basketball. -Researched new materials and pattern-making / construction methods for application in products & provided physical samples for presentation. -Created seasonal concept material and color boards.
Product Developer Assistant & Apparel Production Artist - Contract
Fred Meyer/ Kroger
Jun 2013 - Dec 2013 (6 months)
June- Product Developer Assistant & Apparel Production Artist - Contract -Children's garment assistant developer: Measured/ prepared garments for fittings, engaged in communication with vendors regarding fit samples, provided comments and corrections for technical packs. - Production artist: Page layout design/ Line plan, silhouette line art/ technical pack creation. - Color & Trend Researcher : Product research, analysis and forecasting of colors & trends for Apparel/ Accessories/ Footwear and Home Décor division. Created seasonal color & material concept samples boards.
Product Developer & Designer- Freelance
Volution Designs Bags
Mar 2013 - Jun 2013 (3 months)
March- Product Developer & Designer - Freelance - Enhanced original design concept, oversaw first prototype fabrication through to production-ready sample. - Completed design specification package, including flat sketches with measurements, construction details, and appropriate tolerances with predefined performance standards. : - Reviewed and updated final design communications with key suppliers / PDM. Material Control and testing. ACCOMPLISHMENTS Dressing Rooms, Fashion Show- Portland.OR ( June 2012) -Winner of 24Notion 2012 Emerging Designer Marketing Scholarship (http://www.24notion.tv). Portland Fashion Show- Portland.OR (Sept. 2013) -Invited to showcase leather footwear and handbags.