GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN
Hilton Head Island, SC
PAPER MAGIC GROUP INC.
RUBIE'S COSTUME CO.
*Creative conception & technical layouts of women's, men's & children's accessories. *Creating screen prints, embroideries, appliqués, trims and pattern repeats. *Designing specialty knits for Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger & Isaac Mizrahi brands. *Working with various private labels (Walmart, Target) and licensed brands to ensure integrity of brand. *Meeting deadlines for sampling products at overseas manufacturing facilities. *Reviewing samples & communicating directly with overseas factories with feedback & revisions. *Developing & maintaining line sheets and planograms. *Researching current trends.
ACCESSORY NETWORK GROUP
*Solely in charge of designing & direction for licensed soft accessories. *Working closely with licensed design and sales teams to preserve brand integrity. *Maintaining newness in the showroom for plethora of customers with include: Urban Outfitters, New York & Company, DSW, Free People, Hot Topic, Nordstrom, Five Below, Forever 21. *Researching and influencing future trends for the house line. *Organizing flow of work between several factories to ensure timely delivery of samples. *Merchandising products for customer display in the showroom. *Traveling to China to meet and work with factories in person to make certain of proper sampling and production. *Negotiating FOB pricing to hit target prices.
THE ACCESSORY COLLECTIVE
*Team leader for the following brands:
LI & FUNG/GLOBAL BRANDS GROUP
*Working with design director to overhaul and elevate Kmart and Sears fashion accessories. *Creating new designs as well as working with overseas vendors to source price sensitive product. *Collaborating with RTW teams to achieve one voice through apparel and accessories. *Actively participating in the conceptual development of product lines. *Providing recommendations regarding seasonal themes and insight for style & fit of product. *Identifying opportunities for process improvement.
*Working with design teams to overhaul and elevate products. *Sourcing and communicating directly with overseas vendors. *Traveling to Asia for sample development and production quality assurance. *Providing trend direction for each season and creating presentations catered to each retailer's brand aesthetic. *Specializing in mass, private label and licensed products men's, women's, children's styles: cold weather, hosiery. *Companies include: Coach, Tory Burch, Aerie, Stella & Dot, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Tommy Hilfiger, Echo Design, Nordstrom, Vera Bradley, Aritzia, Ross, Walgreens, Chico's.Expert computer knowledge of: Illustrator Photoshop InDesign
New York, NY
Feb 2015 - Feb 2016 (1 year)
•Working with design director to overhaul and elevate Kmart and
Sears fashion accessories.
•Creating new designs as well as working with overseas vendors
to source price sensitive product.
•Collaborating with RTW teams to achieve one voice through
apparel and accessories.
•Actively participating in the conceptual development of product lines.
•Providing recommendations regarding seasonal themes and
insight for style & fit of product.
•Identifying opportunities for process improvement.