Oct 2020 - Oct 2021 (1 year)
•Designer for WHBM, Chico’s, Loft, and Lane Bryant.
•Created technical CAD’s in Illustrator for overseas production.
•Provided all trend direction forecasts for vendors.
•Grew Sales by designing specialty product in tight timelines while adapting to the continually changing retail landscape due to the effects of Covid.
Senior Jewelry Designer
Sep 2017 - Jul 2021 (3 years 10 months)
Designed for WHBM, Chico's, Loft, J.Crew, Ann Taylor, Nordstrom, Madewell and Express. * Created hand renderings and technical CAD's in Illustrator for both overseas development and in-house models. * Spearheaded daily communica on with partnering vendors and merchants to interpret needs and facilitate appropriate samples. * Approved development and produc on samples. Key Achievements * Led WHBM team in design of Seasonal Items Swarovski, Gifting, and Key Drivers resulting in increased quarter profits and customer satisfaction. * Grew relationship with WHBM to include new initiative for Outlet division. * Increased 3rd quarter profits by designing Soft and Hard Hair Accessories.
Fashion Stylist Remote
Tailor (App) Apparel & Fashion
San Francisco, CA
2017 - 2020 (3 years)
Interacted with customers on a virtual platform providing quick product referrals, answering questions and providing specific client focused advice. * Created Daily and Seasonal Look books for customers. Key Achievements * Achieved Nationwide Top 10 % Goals for sales, customer satisfaction and positive peer team support.
Jewelry Design Manager
2017 - 2018 (1 year)
Lead designer for branded accounts such as Kohl's, JCPenney, Burlington Factory, Belk, Dress Barn, Bon Ton, GH Bass, Ashley Stewart, Guess, Forever 21, Rue 21. * Developed, mentored and coached designers, sample team, product developers and support staff to provide a challenging and positive team environment. Key Achievement * Within the first 6 months resolved staffing problems, improved operations and provided exceptional client support.
Senior Jewelry Designer
2015 - 2018 (3 years)
Designed for Macy's Inc., Target, Kohl's, Charming Charlie, Belk, Stein-mart, JCPenney, Forever 21, Catherine's, and Spencer's. * Developed and executed the strategic vision set by the Design Director. * Engaged team to examine current practices and encourage creative thinking about how things could be more effective and efficient. * Mentored junior designers and sample makers. Key Achievement * Increased company sales proﬁtability by 3 MIllion in the ﬁrst year designing for Kohl's.
Lead Jewelry Designer
IONA Jewelry Inc
2011 - 2016 (5 years)
Junior Designer Designed for Cold Water Creek, Charming Charlie, Versona, and Von Maur. * Successfully priori zed and managed workload with mul ple deadlines. * Researched, developed and created seasonal trend packets for each account's specific demographic and price range for use by both clients and vendor development. Key Achievement * Grew sales for Junior's Division resulting in increased profitability for the company by successfully designing color run items.