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Contemporary Handbags & Men's Bags

Contemporary Handbags & Men's Bags X

Baby Bags: Fisher Price & Skip Hop

Baby Bags: Fisher Price & Skip Hop X

Pet Accessories

Pet Accessories X
  • Category

    Accessories
  • Market Segments

    Bags/Leather Goods
    Other Softgoods
  • Years of Experience

    20
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    Negotiable
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Illustrator CS
    Photoshop CS
    Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    FIlemaker Pro
    Sketch
    InDesign
  • Schools/Training

    Fashion Institute of Technology
    New York Code & Design

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CONTACT INFO:
gflor2020@gmail.com
#646-456-3686

CORE AREA OF EXPERTISE
• • Design & Product Development
• • Tech detail packs
• • Life size tech sketches
• • Global Production
• • Market Research / Forecasting Trend
• • Brand Building
• • Marketing & Promotion
• • Sourcing material
• • Knowledge of leather: leather like materials, nylon, & canvas materials
• • Sales Strategies

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Independent Design Consultant/ Tech Designer/Product Developer (2010 -
Present)
Client Engagements Include:

Nauman Piyarji - New York, NY ( September 2014 - Present)
Design and execute tech pack details and life size drawing for all leather bags and
accessories designs.
Recommended raw material components and hardware to meet brand standard.
Utilize my expertise to consult client on developing handbag and accessories in a
cost effective way.

AD Sutton & Sons - New York, NY ( 2010 - 2013 )
• Brand Focus: ABS by Allen Schwartz
Leverage creativity to drive design strategies that support ABS brand leadership in
contemporary ladies’ fashion;
designed a unique series of handbags and evening bags sold to Lord & Taylor for
spring 2013 collection.
Responsible for launching and merchandising the ABS line from start to finish
Created trend boards, shopped the
market (NY, LA, HK), concepts , technical specing /sketching, developing hardware
, and setting up showrooms.
Lead and organized seasonal trend meeting for sales team.
Traveled overseas (China ) to work with manufactures on cost and supervise
sample development.
Directed a team of two designer.
Presented concepts and design directly to Allen Schwartz for approval.

Brand Focus: Fisher Price
Responsible for designing and developing diaper bags and backpacks.
Approve lap-dips , and all aspects of material and hardware for production.

Worldwide Dreams - New York, NY (2005 – 2010)
Senior Designer/Merchandiser
Launched a casual computer bag division and lightweight division in order to
diversify company revenue streams.
Designed ladies career totes for retail leaders – including QVC, JC Penney, Kohl’s,
Sears, Marmax, and Target.
Created trend boards, sell sheets, and spec sheets (both design and technical
sketches) to help guide development and
manufacturing requirements.

Accessory Network Group – New York, NY (1999 – 2005)
Merchandiser (2001 – 2005) / Designer (1999 – 2001)
Awarded “Vendor of the Year” after touting BTS (Back to School Backpack) and
seasonal bags for Target Stores – correctly
estimating market trends and demand, resulting in $3.5 million per year in gross
sales.
Worked in partnership with Payless Buyer, which increased sales of backpacks,
book binders, and wallets during
annual BTS season; awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for “Attention to Detail.”
Managed a team of four designers; oversaw development and production for mid-
tier and mass market.
Conducted research trending/buying trips in Europe, Asia, and North America;
forecasted revenue/profit estimates.
Established and cultivated a successful network of retail buyers; assisted with
strategic planning presentations between
buyers and company sales division.

EDUCATION
Fashion Institute of Technology – New York, NY
• Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree: Package Design
• Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree: Advertising Design

New York Code and Design Academy
• UI/UX Design 101

SPECIAL SKILLS
• Adobe Illustrator CS
• Adobe Photoshop CS
• Adobe InDesign
• Microsoft Office /Outlook
• Filemaker Pro
• Sketch

VOLUNTEER:
Behind the Books (Helping children read and engage to their highest potential. Helping design book covers with the young readers.)

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