Nov 2019 - Present (4 years 1 month)
Cross-category apparel design for global brands, concept to conception
Nordstrom Product Group
Jan 2019 - Oct 2019 (9 months)
Concept Design for contemporary and core women's customer
Apr 2018 - Jun 2019 (1 year 2 months)
Lewit: Nordstrom's private label contemporary Women's apparel collection
-supporting Sr. Designer and Sr. Design Director in conception collection, all categories
-designing new collection based on sales data and trend analysis
-sketching collection by hand, Ipad and Illustrator
-preparing and handing off styles to technical designer and product developer
-mock-up, embroidery and muslin requests
-collaborating with technical design and product development through production
-responsible for bulk BOM
-Interim coverage of Sr. Designer while on maternity leave, worked with Sr. DD on all categories, concept through production
Nordstrom Signature: Nordstrom private label luxury essentials
-responsible for cut and sew styles design and development
-supporting Sr. Design Director on trend direction and brand vision
-color palette creation
-seasonal concept story research and analysis
Jun 2015 - Apr 2018 (2 years 10 months)
Assisting 2 teams in TBD/misses apparel.
Assisting with 8-45 denim bottoms, sweaters, cut-and-sew knits, and wovens per season.
Responsible for color library, color palette communication & other tasks as needed with a can-do attitude.
Supporting coloring the line and color palette creation.
Trend research and comp shopping.
Sketching: product illustration, including CAD fills, artwork and plaid creation.
Fabric & trims research, collaboration and selection.
Communicating design ideas to tech + product development including BOM creation.
2nd hand vendor communication through knit-down/mock-up/trim/wash/sample requests for vendors & 3rd party. Participate in fits, sketch fit udpates, maintain Flex (web PDM) and collaborate with sample approvals.
Flex workload, prioritize and collaborate to serve each team member and stay on top of calendar deadlines.
Support intern development and peer mentoring assistant designers.
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015 (9 months)
Design development for prints & non-solids in Women's Apparel
Recolors within color palette, print specifications and communication with vendors. Collaborate with design and merchandising for final approvals. Print trouble-shooting.
Jun 2013 - May 2014 (11 months)
-Design team support across all product categories: trend research, product illustration, tech packs, coloring, trims, and fittings.
-Solely responsible for sock collection and panty packs, from concept to conception.
-Maintained web PDM, sample racks, and textile & trim library.
-Communicated with suppliers in Asia and vendors in Europe.
-Collaborated with buying, marketing, tech and sample-making room.
Design & Styling Assistant, Runway & editorial
Jan 2012 - Jul 2013 (1 year 6 months)
-Assisting independent Barcelona-based designer Laia Roca and stylist Jess Monterde for Barcelona fashion week shows and editorial marketing.
-Styling and fitting support.
-Preparation of accessorized looks for runway.
-Managed model dressers and backstage day of show.