Kimberly Moody Herron
Jul 2015 - Present (5 years 8 months)
Clients include: Belle Maison, P/Kaufmann, TJX Companies, Appleseeds, Golding Fabrics and Arlee Home Fashions
Artist, weaver and freelancer. When not weaving on my beautiful 8 harness floor loom, I have designed several woven fabric collections as well as readymade products from sheer draperies, to embroidered kitchen curtains, duvet covers, and couch slipcovers. I have worked for apparel and tabletop companies as well. I am adept at cleaning and modifying artwork for production, whether it is for woven or printed fabric. I have 18 years of industry experience working on woven fabrics, a great color sense, and a creative design aesthetic. I prepare all my design packages with clearly labeled instructions so clients need only print them out and send to their mills.
New York, NY
Jan 2011 - Jun 2015 (4 years 5 months)
Worked as a Woven Stylist for a leading design company creating many successful designs sold to the interiors markets. Responsibilities included creating initial concepts each season, selecting artwork and designs, executing these using Ned Graphics Jacquard program and sending to mills. Job entailed daily communication with mills, researching fabrics, as well as the design, layout, color, and technical aspects of woven products. Products included Jacquards, Dobbys, Embroideries, Velvets and Sheers. Responsible for giving final approval on head ends from production yardage.
Woven stylist/ Cad Designer/Colorist
Covington Fabric and Design
New York, NY
Oct 2006 - Jan 2011 (4 years 3 months)
Began employment as a CAD designer and colorist working on design layouts and coloring prints. Quickly promoted to Woven Stylist where responsibilities also include communicating with mills, researching fabrics, and responsible for design, layout, color, and technical aspects of all woven product. Varied and innovative work experience designing and coloring highly complicated prints, matelassés, embroideries, jacquards, and dobby fabrics. Responsible for giving final approval on head ends from production yardage. Required to have extensive email communications with all woven mills throughout the entire design process of all woven product. Effectively organized the design department to meet tight deadlines with a reduced staff and shortened time frame.
Sep 2000 - Oct 2006 (6 years 1 month)
Created jacquard patterns for a successful decorative home furnishings company. Developed extensive knowledge of many different fabric constructions and weaves including tapestry, matelassé, brocade, double cloth, and tissue pick. Worked on patterns from artwork to final product, designing some layouts and responsible for all editing, weave selection and color work. Developed a strong instinct for designing fabric for the modern home furnishings market and able to implement these designs in a wide variety of qualities and weaves.