MAC and PC Literate in Excel
MS Word, Outlook, PLM and * Ability to render idea in hand sketch or Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop * Construction knowledge to create comprehensive technical packages * Ability to translate trends to target customer through research and analysis * Manufacturing and sourcing experience with factories in Asia, Europe and the Americas. * Organized, deadline oriented. Able to handle multiple projects. Quick start/follow through * Proficient in problem solving and communication
Accessory Product Development manager
MAD ENGINE INC
Private label & Licensed accessories all categories Target, Walmart, BoxLunch, Hot Topic, Fred Meyer's, Anchore Group and Spencer's. *
VOLAR /GP LLC.
2016 - 2018 (2 years)
-2016-2018 Accessory Design for Licensed, Brands and Private label clients: Forever21, Francesca's, The Buckle, Ross, Torrid, H&M, Funko, ASOS, Aldo's, Primark and Target.
2015 - 2016 (1 year)
Designed leather handbags for on line business and small retailers to compliment the clothing division.
2013 - 2015 (2 years)
Technical Designer for all categories of Accessories of Roxy Women's Division.
SMU Designer, all data input in PLM.
2011 - 2013 (2 years)
Designed Young Contemporary handbags, founded junior division Via to increase sales and mentored new designer. Increased sales and visibility is first year.
2010 - 2011 (1 year)
Designer of Men's and Women's belts for license and private label.
Joe's Jeans, Guess, Ed Hardy, Nordstrom's, Dillard's, Buckle and Aldo's.
Designer- Handbags and Diaper bags-licensed, private label and Brand collections
ESSENTIALS BRANDS INC
2008 - 2010 (2 years)
Designed Better leather handbags and mentored junior handbag designer & division to expand company income and growth. Clients: Carmen Marc Valvo, Carlos Falchi, Liz Lang, Timi & Leslie and Target. *
LINEA PELLE INC
2004 - 2008 (4 years)
Designer of Women's and Men's Linea Pelle Collections & LP Department Store Lines. Mentored & supervised staff of five and vendors for smooth development to production with streamlined process that increased company revenues per annum and led to founding of Handbag and small leather goods division and financial support for expansion of private label division. Clients: Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks, Bendel's, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Kitson, Isetan, Mitsukoshi, Banana Republic, The Gap, Target, Old Navy and better boutiques.