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Gary Suto

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I have over 20 years of experience with major apparel manufactures as well as with smaller start up companies. My skills include Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Technical Design.
  • Region:
  • Southeast

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
  • Specialties

    Graphic Design
    Technical Design
  • Years of Experience

    25
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    25 - 45
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Indesign
    Photoshop
    Illustrator
    Adobe Bridge
    Camera Raw
  • Social

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GARY SUTO
732.939.2539 | nyc.minoan@gmail.com

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

PATRICIA NASH DESIGNS - Graphic Designer Knoxville, TN Italian Leather Handbags 3/16 - 1/17
Responsibilities include sketching and creating textures and embellishments for leather. Includes tooling, prints, embroidery and stitching techniques. Create store directives for product placement on Patricia Nash fixtures using Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Assisted in coordinating photo shoots. Assist with forecasting and trend analysis.

REI (Recreational Equipment Inc) - P/T Sales New York/Knoxville Soft goods 2014 - Present
Maintain strong product knowledge and styling capabilities. Describe, explain use and care of merchandise to customers. Demonstrated superior communication skills in dealing with customers.

9th STREET APPAREL - Graphic Designer New York, NY Womenswear 9/15 - 3/16
Responsibilities include sketching, photographing garments, creating screen print graphics,
Assisting with production, assist with fit sessions, and creating labels.

INOTEX Senior Designer New York, NY Menswear 5/14 - 6-15
Responsibilities include sketching, forecasting, creating presentation boards and CAD sheets, technical design, maintain fabric and pattern library, communicating with overseas manufacturers,

SKY POINT CROSSFIT – Designer New York, NY Athletic Wear 6/13 - 1/15
Responsibilities include line development, graphic direction, sketching, forecasting, fit sessions, technical design, and creating specs.

FIELD & STREAM (BERNETTE) – Designer New York, NY Menswear 6/12 - 6/13
Responsibilities include sketching, forecasting, creating presentation boards and CAD sheets, creating sales and color boards, creating and maintaining trim sheets, technical design, maintain fabric and pattern library, communicating with overseas manufacturers, .

Timberland Boys Clothing Designer New York, NY 6/10 - 3/12
Management of Assistant Designer and Graphic Designer. Assist Head Designer as needed. Research and forecast boys clothing trends. Create sketches and samples, including choosing materials; presentation boards, technical designs, and fittings. Create plaids for various departments

Various Companies June 2008 – June 2010
Freelance Consultant New York, NY
Held positions such as Associate Designer and Graphic Designer for companies including: Haleh Nematzadeh and Cherry Lips. Held position as Teacher for Magickal Realms giving instruction on design essentials, Research and forecast market trends, Design and construct clothing; create presentation boards and tech packs; illustrate design details

Adjmi Apparel (Pastry, RGTN) September 2006 – May 2008
Associate Designer for Urban Womenswear and Menswear New York, NY
Development of fabric, finish, and design for New York City and Asia (China, Korea, and Thailand) based company market target areas. Choose fabric and finishing methods for both denim and non-denim bottoms; approve lab dips and sample finishes; choose findings such as embroidery, thread, etc.
Create tech packs. Communicate with suppliers in Asia
Design of outfits for Kid Rock and Rev Run for 2008 “Rock and Roll Jesus” tour

Various Companies April 2005 – April 2006
Freelance Consultant New York, NY
Held positions such as Associate Designer for Young Men’s Casual Tops for Y.M.L.A. & Y-Chrome; Design Assistant for Women’s Jackets, Outerwear, and Fashion Jeans for Banana Republic; Design Assistant Juniors Tops and Bottoms for A KURTZ. Research and forecast market trends to choose direction for Spring 2006 collection for Y.M.L.A. & Y-Chrome
Create presentation boards utilizing CAD for stripes and plaids, illustrated design details
Utilize KaratCAD to sketch designs and details; create tech packs. Line Development; fittings and preproduction. Communicate with suppliers in India and China

Polo Jeans (Jones Apparel Group) April 2004 – April 2005
Technical Designer for Men’s Denim and Non-Denim Bottoms New York, NY
Design construction specifications (including prototype measurements and fully graded specifications) for both Regular and Big & Tall Men’s Bottoms
Manage fit sessions and provide expertise on fit, construction, and sewing details
Communicate with factories in Texas and contractors in Asia

Levi Strauss & Co. April 1990 – April 2004
San Francisco, CA
Associate Designer for Levi’s and Dockers Tops and Bottoms 2000 – 2004
Create and maintain in house catalogue of all of Levi’s styles
Review garment sketches, fabrics, and finish details
Research product archives for product details
Assistant Designer for Levi’s Women’s Tops and Bottoms 1998 – 2000
Create presentation boards and illustrate design details
Line development; trim development
Research and forecast clothing trends
Communicate with China and Latin America
Technical Designer for Levi’s Essentials Tops and Bottoms 1995 – 1998
Create designs for Men’s, Women’s, and Boy’s
Create presentation boards, illustrate design details, and tech packs
Manage fit sessions
Pattern Maker for Red Tab Technical Pattern Development 1990 - 1995
Evaluate first samples
Revise and grade patterns, update specifications and technical sketches
Communicate with Domestic and Latin American plants

EDUCATION

Philadelphia University May 1990
Bachelors of Science in Textile Technology Philadelphia, PA

Academy of Art August 1992 - May 1993
Education in Fashion Design San Francisco, CA

Laney College August 1996 - May 2001
Education in Graphic Arts and Web Design

SKILLS

Advanced knowledge level of Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, iGrafx Designer, Plaid Weaver Pro, Maya, and KaratCAD

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