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Gary Goben

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Highly motivated - seasoned professional with retail buying and clothing design experience. I offer a unique blend of creative, strategic and management talent that would benefit any company. Creative, passionate, successful and team player.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Photoshop
    Illustrator
    MS office
    Outlook
  • Schools/Training

    University of Kentucky
    FIT NYC
    Barruch Collge
    Parsons NYC

More Information

Gary L. Goben
(484) 885-8335

GaryGoben@Comcast.net

QURATE RETAIL GROUP: QVC,INC. & HSN,INC., West Chester, Pa
(September 25, 2006 to Present)
Television and Web Retailer

SENIOR DESIGN MANAGER: APPAREL & PRINT DESIGN/TREND MANAGEMENT
* Manage staff of apparel and print designers for largest brand: Denim & Company. Developing new brands for HSN. Manage trend development for company.

MULTI-GROUP, INC., Dania, Florida (2004 to 2006)
Manufacturer of moderate to better price updated women’s apparel.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
• Full design responsibility for manufacturer of imported sportswear with 8 retail stores.
• Supervise all departments involved in the design process including communication with overseas office.
• Responsible for 5 different lines including QVC Germany and London.
• Create original embroidery and appliqué motifs plus strong ability to pick and change prints.
• Merchandise all lines, make line presentations to sales staff, retail and catalog customers.
• Research trade publications and stores including travel to keep abreast of the competition, prices and trends.
• Computer skills include but not limited to Word, Photoshop and Illustrator.
• Current customers include: QVC Germany, London and specialty stores

BETSY’S THINGS SPORTSWEAR, INC., New York, New York (1997 to 2004)
Manufacturer of moderate price updated women’s and junior apparel.

HEAD DESIGNER/MERCHANDISER
• Supervise all departments involved in the design process including pattern making, sample sewing & assistant designers.
• Expertise in designing structured lined suits and jackets, tops, bottoms & related separates; missy and junior.
• Shop the import & domestic fabric and trim market; knowledge of wovens & knits.
• Work with art studios to create original prints; strong ability to pitch prints.
• Work with appliqué and embroidery contractors including creating original designs.
• Responsible for all detailed working sketches of each garment; presentation boards.
• Work with outside sewing contractors.
• Merchandise line; make line presentations to sales staff, retail and catalog customers.
• Developed packages for overseas production including design, fabric, print and lab dip approval.
• Oversee production in relation to pattern making and fit; supervise fittings.
• Research trade publications and stores including travel to keep abreast of the competition, prices and trends.
• Computer skills include but not limited to Word, Photoshop and Illustrator.
• Current customers include: DRESS BARN, CATO, CHARMING SHOPS, SEARS and CHADWICKS

DAWN JOY, INC., (JACLYN HART DIVISION) New York, New York (1995 to 1997)
Manufacturer of moderate priced women’s and junior apparel.

DESIGNER
• Supervised all departments involved in the design process including pattern making and sample sewing.
• Expertise in designing suits, related separates and dresses; missy and junior
• Shopped the fabric market and purchased fabric and trims for sampling.
• Worked with appliqué and embroidery contractors.
• Managed drapers, cutters and sample hands for first samples.
• Responsible for all detailed working sketches of each garment.
• Merchandised line with division head.
• Oversee production in relation to pattern making and fit; supervise fittings.
• Made line presentations to sales staff, department stores and specialty shop buyers.
• Researched trade publications and stores to keep abreast of the competition, prices and trends.
• Customers included: JC PENNEY, SEARS, and DRESS BARN.

JESSICA HOWARD, INC., New York, New York (1994 to 1995)
Manufacturer of moderate priced women’s apparel.

HEAD MERCHANDISER
• Full merchandising responsible supervising 3 designers, assistants and sample room.
• Worked with designers on conceptual and overall look of the line.
• Researched fabric and trim.
• Developed with owner new import division from concept to execution of finished line.
• Developed seasonal trend, fabric and color direction.
• Made presentations to sales staff, department stores and specialty shop buyers.
• Researched trade publications and stores to keep abreast of the competition, prices and trends.
• Customers included: DILLARDS, LORD & TAYLOR, JC PENNEY and MACY’S

PERCEPTIONS, INC., New York, New York (1990 to 1994)
Manufacturer of moderate priced women’s apparel.

HEAD DESIGNER
• Managed all departments involved in the design process including pattern making, sample sewing and assistant designer; supervise fittings.
• Shopped the fabric market and purchased fabric and trims for sampling.
• Worked with appliqué and embroidery contractors.
• Managed assistant designer, drapers, cutters and sample hands for first and production samples.
• Responsible for all detailed working sketches of each garment.
• Worked with outside sewing contractors.
• Merchandised line.
• Made line presentations to sales staff, department stores and specialty shop buyers; presentation boards.
• Researched trade publications and stores including travel to keep abreast of the competition, prices and trends.
• Customers included: JC PENNEY, SEARS, and DRESS BARN.

HALMODE APPAREL, (PLAZA SOUTH DIV.) - DESIGNER, New York, New York (1987 to 1990)
PRAGO FASHIONS, INC.- DESIGNER, New York, New York (1985 to 1987)
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE & ABRAHAM & STRAUS – BUYER, New York, New York (1982 to 1985)

EDUCATION HISTORY

Bachelor of Science, University of Kentucky – Fashion & Merchandising
• Fashion Design – FIT – New York
• Computer Design – Baruch College – New York

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