Nov 2013 - Present (7 years 5 months)
Currently available for full-time and freelance opportunities.
SoHo Fashion Inc.
Aug 2013 - Nov 2013 (3 months)
-- Trend research of makeup, hair and fashion scenes
-- Shop local markets for inspiration
-- Create seasonal moodboards for internal use as well as buyer presentations
-- Creative product copy for website
-- Collaborate with head designer to design products for successful hair accessories company with retail outlets nationwide, soon to be worldwide!
Fashion Designer - Freelance
Apr 2013 - Jun 2013 (2 months)
-- Created collection of innovative, fashionable premium mobile accessories including tablet, smartphone and computer cases...coming soon to an Apple store near you!
-- Composed detailed technical packages for offshore development.
-- Conducted in depth trend and consumer analysis.
Associate Designer - Handbags
Signal Products Inc.
Feb 2012 - Mar 2013 (1 year 1 month)
-- Conduct extensive market research to create dynamic mood and trend boards.
-- Partner with offshore factories to clearly communicate designs through detailed technical packages.
-- Design seasonal collections of trend-right handbags and SLG’s for Guess Outlet division.
Design Associate - Handbags
BCBG Max Azria
Oct 2010 - May 2011 (7 months)
Assisted in overseeing the Evening handbag collection.
-- Proto sampling/tech packs.
-- Sample tracking and daily vendor communication.
-- CAD (Photoshop and Illustrator) mock ups for presentations.
-- Management of PDM linesheets.
-- Coordination with Product Development and Production teams.
Associate Handbag Technical Designer - Freelance
May 2010 - Sep 2010 (4 months)
-- Produced accurate technical Illustrator sketches of handbags and wallets, which provided a 360-degree view of each design.
-- Composed technical packages, including detailed measurements and ensured that the first prototypes represented designer’s vision.
Associate Designer - Handbags and Accessories
Charlie Lapson Group
Aug 2008 - May 2010 (1 year 9 months)
Oversee product development of high end accessories line
-- Create and manage tech packs for entire line.
-- Travel to Asia to work with vendors to create and develop seasonal collections.
-- Act as PR liason to work with celebrities, stylists, and photographers to pull product for use in red carpet events and fashion shoots.
Jul 2006 - May 2008 (1 year 10 months)
- Worked on the both the design and product development.
- Gained an understanding of development process from concept to production.
- Designed styles that sold very successfully and had editorial coverage in People Style Watch and Lucky magazines.
- Sat in on fittings to work with the technical design team and oversaw the process from prototype to TOP stage.
- Ensured that samples arrived for monthly market week meeting.
Assistant Technical Designer
Feb 2006 - Jun 2007 (1 year 4 months)
Assistant Technical Designer
Aug 2004 - Jan 2005 (5 months)