David Brian Faulkner
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DESIGN MANAGER, TECHNICAL DESIGNER
For Play Catalog Inc., Temple City, California 2008-Present
Supervise seasonal collection development and manage design team to surpass company
goals for product budget and timeline.
Update company fit standards and revise size charts and grading formulas to achieve
consistency through all product groups.
Design new templates for company tech packs and production data tracking, from
development through chargeback calculation.
Conduct fit sessions, indentify potential quality issues, make recommendations to improve fit
and quality, keep garment specification history, track and document changes and
communicate them to overseas vendors.
LEAD DESIGNER, TECHNICAL DESIGNER, ART DIRECTOR
Faris Lingerie, Los Angeles, California 2005-2008.
Revamped look for seventy-five year old lingerie firm. Designed all 2006 through 2008
collections and promotional material.
Created individualized designs from large private label customers seasonal style directions,
specs and schedules.
Initiated tech pack creation to ensure company product standards and customer brand
integrity was exceeded.
Sketched original fashion drawing and flat, drafted first patterns, formulated construction,
directed sample making, led customer presentations, organized overseas production, created
tech packs, corrected inline production problems.
DESIGNER, TECHNICAL & PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
S C Creative Marketing, Vernon, California 2002-2005
Relocated to India to improve fit and quality issues as well as build and expand vendor
Directed 30 person design and sampling facility in the creation of new garment collections.
Originated company use of CAD system for pattern and marker creation and transfer.
Researched trends, designed collections, resourced domestic and overseas suppliers, devised
and maintained block pattern file, digitized and amended patterns, specs and markers to meet
customers requirements, managed domestic production.
DESIGNER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Collante, Hollywood, California 1991-2002
Designed and produced swim and body wear line sold in specialty retailers such as Everything
But Water and Patricia Fields.
Developed trim applications and production techniques for a visually rich, distinctively
Shown in WWD, Cal Apparel News, Sport Magazine, GQ and Rolling Stone among others.
Designed, managed production, allocated materials, created marketing, established rep
network, supervised in house team.