Design Director/ Print Designer/ Illustrator
New York, NY
May 2018 - Present (2 years 10 months)
Client List Tory Burch Jessie Liu Elle Mar Swim & lren Juran Design
-Actively research domestic and international market trends curate seasonal color palettes and develop in depth mood boards and trend books showcasing key looks
-Leader in the entire development process. Work to source fabrics with vendor connections creating technical drawings and building detailed spec packages.
-Create original fashion illustrations and unique prints/graphics by using both digital and hand drawn techniques
-Manage production process by leading fits working with domestic pattern makers tracking samples/submits and adhering to tight calendar deadlines.
Senior Fashion/Print Designer
Bon Ton Private Label
New York, NY
Oct 2011 - May 2018 (6 years 7 months)
Woman's Swim, Intimates and Ready to Wear
Brands- Relativity, Ruff Hewn and IE
-Managed design teams for ready-to-wear, intimates, lounge and swim categories, a collective business of over 40 million dollars .
-Head of design for all brands, directed color, print, fabric and trend for each season. Created seasonal trend reports to be used company wide. Responsible for ensuring all product maintains brand identity and collection pieces align with sales.
-Actively communicated and partnered with a global production team to meet daily deadlines and achieve ease in managing long term projects.
-Credited with selling growth and entire re-branding of the lounge division.
-Responsible for creating unique, trend right prints and repeats
Target-In Private Inc
New York, NY
Oct 2010 - Oct 2011 (1 year)
ln Private lnc. New York-Woman's Swim
-Spearheaded trend research with unique color & pattern expertise
-Worked directly with CEO to design and develop cutting edge silhouettes and trend right pattern, fabrication and embellishments for Target’s Xhilaration and Merona brands
-Worked with a technical team to achieve the exact look and fit intended during production
Designer Womans Lounge and Sleep Apparel (Jenni Label)
Macys Private Label New/York NY
Oct 2008 - Oct 2010 (2 years)
Woman’s Lounge and Sleep Apparel
-Created innovative silhouettes and prints in unexpected color stories.
-Focused on knit and woven development, design and production
-Looked at the retail needs with merchandising team to update best sellers
-Led spec pack development, fabric sourcing and overseas communication