Bedding Co Privately Held Vertical Manufacturing Company in business over 125 years at time of employment and the creators of "Bed in A Bag". Directed a professional design team in the research, definition and translation of trends to licensed home textile products including bedding, throws, pillows, beach, bath towels and plush accessories. Worked directly with vendors globally on samples and production including packaging and labels, fabric selection, construction of cut and sew goods. Collaborated across the lines of development with Global Sourcing, Marketing & Sales to meet cost, time and market requirements. Corresponded directly with vendors on spec packages, pre-production and production samples, packaging and labeling of textiles. Created and Delivered Design Presentations in order to successfully acquire
New Creation Brands/Pure Drinkware
Atlanta Georgia United States, United States
Research, design and development of trends and surface and pattern design for stainless steel drinkware, homeware, food containers. Select, purchase, manipulate stock artwork for ongoing successful product placement at Cracker Barrel utilizing seasonal directives from the retailer. Research, create, apply typography and unique verbiage for marketable consumer products. Color and Trend research and development of open stock line sold via Shopify, E-Commerce. Successful product placement with many other large brands including Costco, Boot Barn, Bass Pro Cabela, AAFES, Bealls, Hollywood Feed, Francescas, Paradies, Ron Jon, Shoe Sensation, Bed Bath Beyond. Tech Packs with art and surface specifications for Factories in China. Proficient in Adobe CC, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
Designer of Consumer Soft Goods and Hard Goods
Self Employed Designer / Artist
Greater Atlanta Area, United States
Some of my Contract Clients Have included: Dan River Bedding Company, New York City, New York Licensed/Non Licensed Bedding Ensembles & Accessories for textile Manufacturing Co. to be placed in retail stores including Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond, K-Mart, Sears etc. Collaborated w/ major brands including Disney, Mattel, & Nickelodeon. Followed Style Guides & maintained brand integrity while successfully designing marketable retail product. The Whittaker Collection Atlanta, USA - - Shanghai, China Designed and Illustrated Seasonal and Non-Seasonal Consumer Home Decor & Novelty Products for Chinese Trading company that sells to U.S. Importers including Hobby Lobby, Kirkland's, Real Deals on Home Decor, plus other major importers. Traveled to 3 cities in China to collaborate with manufacturers and oversee product development. Art Carpet-Atlanta, GA Designed and Illustrated a collection of 20 Seasonal Rugs under the direction of Creative Director. Nine rugs were sold into retail stores and e-commerce sites such as Target.com, Wayfair, Houzz, Lowes.com, Homedepot.com E & E Ltd., JLA Home, CA. Designed a line of Licensed Juvenile Bedding Ensembles for the Bobby Jack Brand. Ensembles included sheet sets, pillowcases, Curtains, comforters, and plush accessories including throws and pillows. This became a $5m program for JLA Home.