Senior Product Development Designer
TJX Companies Inc.
Feb 2016 - Present (8 years)
-Design Tops, Bottoms and Sets for girls ages 4-12 for TJX private and license labels which include Isaac Mizrahi, Cynthia Rowley, Tommy Bahama & Shabby Chic by Rachel Ashwell
-Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & Bridge
-Mange the design team for my category including an Assistant Designer and a team of CAD artists (in house and freelance)
-Create Trend Presentations to kick off each season
-Research current Trends using multiple sources such as global trend websites, everyday activities & visiting competing stores
-Travel to Europe, NYC & other local areas to keep up to date with current trends
-Travel to Factories oversees to monitor apparel being made while also gaining knowledge of how goods are produced.
-Present to Buyers & Upper management to sell designs for each Ladder Plan
-Visit the Market in NYC with the buyer to have an understanding of the total vision for each Ladder Plan in order to fulfill Buyer Voids
-Work alongside Product Development team to bring product to fruition- as a team we work through pricing options, sourcing materials, technical fits, etc.
Hat Maker/ Owner
Fresh Squeezed Goods
Jun 2015 - Mar 2016 (9 months)
-Create handmade hats
-Take custom orders and communicate directly with customers
-Sell via etsy.com
-keep selling records and invoices organized
-Run a booth at Farmer's Markets and other markets to sell goods
Assistant Children's Sweater Designer
The TJX Companies Inc.
May 2014 - Feb 2016 (1 year 9 months)
-Design and present Children’s 3-Pack Tight Program along with Children’s Sweater and Dress Sets.
-Create trend presentations and present it to development team and buyer.
- Assist Senior Designers with technical sketches and artwork using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
-Create embroidery, appliqué, stitch, screen prints and bead layouts using Adobe Illustrator.
-Organize seasonal development folders and keep everything up-to-date for designers and buyers.
- Create colors, seasonal palettes, line boards and image pages in FlexPLM
Mumble Bee Creative
Dec 2013 - Feb 2016 (2 years 2 months)
-Create, organize and sell my own hand made children's apparel, accessories, toys and goods
-Responsible for keeping organized financial records to keep business smooth
-Advertise via social networks ie: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
The TJX Companies, Inc.
May 2013 - May 2014 (1 year)
-Assist Designers to learn, navigate, adopt and apply the FlexPLM System into their work
-Collaborated with multiple departments such as Women’s Apparel, Men’s Apparel, Children’s
Apparel, Pet & Soft Home
-System and user support consists of- Creating technical packages, managing and organizing
various artwork & labels, creating and correcting grade rules, Points of Measure, utilize Adobe
Illustrator to flat sketch points of measure, working with standard and custom colors
May 2011 - Aug 2011 (3 months)
-Organize inventory and inspections of garments
-Handled direct marketing via social media: Twitter and Facebook
-Arranged sales parties and functions
-Managed payments for goods during parties and functions