Product Design Manager
Dec 2011 - Present (11 years 3 months)
Lead designer for Designer, Live Action franchise, and Limited Edition dolls. Also playline and Animator dolls as needed.
Responsible for all aspects of development, including concepting, creating print/embroidery artwork, flat sketches and direction of outfit creation, managing face painters, hairstylists, and seamstresses, third party approvals, budget, and overseas production
Product Developer; Home
Disney Consumer Products; Disney Store
Aug 2011 - Dec 2011 (4 months)
Designed various home items for The Disney Store, including mugs, tableware, school supply items, and tote bags.
Web & Graphic Designer
Nickelodeon Virtual Worlds
Feb 2011 - Jul 2011 (5 months)
*Created landing page, UI graphics, site messaging, and registration graphics for PetPet Park.
*Curated site xml document each week to bring new items into live site.
*Helped concept new environments and games. Designed graphics for new locations as necessary.
Specifications Manager & Sr Designer - Jr's Accessories
Los Angeles, CA
Sep 2006 - Nov 2010 (4 years 2 months)
*Creating specification files with artwork setup, materials & embellisments, and item construction for accessories ranging from bags to iPhone cases.
*Receiving samples and making revision notes back and forth with factories in China and Hong Kong.
*Reviewing jr designers' files and providing instruction on specs.
*Creating artwork for both licensed and private label items for retailers such as Hot Topic, Urban Outfitters, Claire's and Journey's.