Apparel Designer // adidas Originals
May 2014 - Present (8 years 2 months)
Apparel Designer II
Jan 2014 - May 2014 (4 months)
Contract-based position standing in as sole Apparel Designer for category.
Assistant Designer // Headwear
Jan 2013 - Oct 2013 (9 months)
Collaborate with over a dozen departments to seasonally create product that co-merchandizes with men's, women's, and youth apparel/footwear.
Design select styles for each category.
Color all styles for each season; ranging from 4-16 colorways per style.
Execute and maintain up-to-date detailed tech packs.
Review factory prototypes for fit and quality.
Compose presentation material for key account buyers.
Assistant Apparel Designer // Action Sports
Nov 2011 - Dec 2012 (1 year 1 month)
Worked my way up from freelance position to contracted designer.
Worked alongside Sr. Designer to create a full spectrum of men's and women's apparel for snow, skate, and surf.
Designed new trims and colorways to effectively fit with branding criteria and current footwear line.
Received, colored, and placed graphic art from freelance designers into appropriate category.
Visited manufacturers in Asia to efficiently influence quality and fit on site.
Aided Marketing teams in assembling presentation material for global reviews.
Assistant Apparel/Accessories Designer (Freelance)
Dec 2010 - Aug 2011 (8 months)
Telecommuted between Portland, OR and New York City.
Converted hand sketches to computer-aided illustrations.
Created and maintained line sheets and tech packs.
Designated new colorways and fabric/trim developments.
Conducted trend research for upcoming seasons.