Holbrook Design 91 Studio
Feb 2011 - Present (10 years 8 months)
Project based / Freelance Design
Specializing in Jr/Contemporary sportswear and dresses..
Clients include, Luna Chix, Ruby Rox, Living Doll and Big Strike Clothing.
Senior Private Label Designer
One World Apparel
Jan 2014 - Aug 2014 (7 months)
Designed for multiple accounts including, Mark's/Canada, Dress Barn, Stage, Macy's and Sear's.
Increased sales for all accounts, and receieved a huge opening order from Sear's.
Sadly due to production issues and decreased shipping in other divisions, I was laid off in August.
Jun 2013 - Feb 2014 (8 months)
Design Consultant / Project Manager
Jul 2011 - Aug 2012 (1 year 1 month)
Initially a 3 month contract to launch new line, extended to one year. Managed all development from first sample through production. Including sketching, fittings, sourcing and setting up all inter-office systems.
Brand / Style Director - Free lance On-Site
Oct 2009 - Feb 2011 (1 year 4 months)
Hired by CEO to develop concepts and produce collection for national launch.
Designed and developed over 100 sku's per month, domestic and import
Designed 3 biggest booking styles in company's history
Consistently produced Best Sellers for Torrid, The Buckle, Dillard's, and Nordstrom.
Feb 2008 - Oct 2009 (1 year 8 months)
Developed line concept for fabric house, incorporating exclusive fabrics and trims.
Created best-selling dresses and sportswear for retailers like Alloy, Forever 21, Tilly's and Charlotte Russe.
Sourced seasonal fabrics from overseas manufacturer in India to maintain margin and cut down on development time.
Senior Collection Designer
Heart n' Soul Clothing
Mar 2006 - Nov 2008 (2 years 8 months)
Spearheaded the development of the "2fer" business for company, booked first million dollar order in company's history.
Developed successful SMU business with JC Penney's Buyer and company President.
Responsible for managing and developing staff of 2 assistants, 2 cost sheet assistants, 2 CAD artists, 5 patternmakers and 6 sewers.
Import Top Designer
Jan 2004 - Apr 2006 (2 years 3 months)
Recruited to design knit tops as temporary assignment.
Promoted to take over design for wovens and sweaters.
Contemporary/ Missy Dress Designer
Dec 2000 - Dec 2003 (3 years)
Created contemporary line to compete with designer labels using European fabrics.
Line was carried by Bloomingdale's, Saks, Nordstrom, Lord and Taylor and better specialty stores nationwide.
Ginger/KST Design Studio
Apr 1997 - Nov 2000 (3 years 7 months)
Designed and merchandised junior contemporary dress and sportswear line.
Shipped over $1,000,000 to accounts including Macy's, Rampage stores, and Arden B. during first year of business.
Woven Collection Designer
Jan 1994 - Feb 1997 (3 years 1 month)
Developed new fabric and trims based on cutting edge European trends.
Shipped in excess of $ 7 million every month.
Nominated for California Designer of the Year 1995.
1993 - 1994 (1 year)
Designed woven junior collection for major retailers and worked closely with President of Sales.