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Matthew Demgen

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Hands-on Design Director/Illustrator, proven, with a passion and vision for innovative fashion designs supported by a solid art and design background while excelling at team leadership and the ability to work with and inspire those on my team.
  • Region:
  • Northeast

Matthew Demgen's Designs

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When you wear clothing it becomes your personal statement to the world you travel through. Whether you're casual, at work, or in a formal setting, you feel complete in comfort, style, and the personification of the strong, confident person you are.

Style, Comfort, and Movement

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Wearing "what you are" should never be denied. If you dress to please yourself and match your inner mood, you never fail to influence those in your world. These clothes are meant to be an extension of your being by combining comfort, style, and fit.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Fashion Illustration
  • Specialties

    Women's wovens
    Garment construction
    Illustration ability
    Impeccable sense of color and print
    Leadership
    Modern, contemporary
    Fit and costing
    Hand-flat drawing
  • Years of Experience

    10
  • Availability

    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    $50
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Adobe Photoshop
    Illustrator
    Microsoft Office Suite
  • Schools/Training

    Parsons School of Design The New School
    Bachelor of Fine Arts

More Information

MATTHEW DEMGEN

AREAS OF EXPERTISE – FASHION DESIGN DIRECTOR

Strong Fashion Illustration
Hand-Flat Drawings
Impeccable Sense of Color and Print
Garment Construction, Fit and Costing
Leadership and Management
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Office Suite

EXPERIENCE
Design Director (June, 2016--Present)
Love Sam, New York, NY, United States
* Advised Creative Director on line's vision.
* Illustrated for Creative Director: soft dressing, cut and sew, tailoring, embellishments, leather, and fur.
* Supervised sample production in New Delhi.
* Attended Premiere Vision in Paris for fabric inspiration and procurement.

Design-Director Consultant (October 2015 – May, 2016)
Start-up, New York, NY, United States
• Developed theme/vision for Women’s Wovens’ Collection.
• Planned/created new Collection.
• Illustrated Collection Components including soft dressing, cut and sew, tailoring, embellishments, leather, and fur.

Design Director (June 2011 – August 2015)
Haute Hippie, New York, NY, United States
• Worked Directly with Creative Director on Inspiration, Print, and Color Direction.
• Attended Premiere Vision and Inspiration Trips for company.
• Visited Asia and India to check on sampling and production lines.
• Recruited, Staffed and Managed Design Team of 7 people ensuring that deadlines were met and original vision was maintained.
• Developed ideas into final products by making sketches of ideas, selecting colors, patterns, and fabric that worked together in a creative and functional way.
• Produced illustrations for use by various Media to explain or adorn printed or spoken word.
• Studied layouts and sketches of proposed illustrations and related materials.
• Formulated concept and rendered illustrations and details from models, sketches, memory, and imagination.
• Discussed illustration at various stages of completion and made any changes that were necessary according to the needs of the Creative Director.
• Headed projects for the Creative Director, if required, while ensuring that projects were constructed and finished according to the expectations and keeping the Design Department on appropriate timeline.
• Responsible for Tech Pack deadlines and other design-milestone dates.
• Attended all Production Fittings ensuring that fit and vision were not compromised.
• Organized and oversaw weekly Leadership Meetings.

Product Development & Pattern Room Director (May 2008 - August 2015)
Haute Hippie, New York, NY, United States
• Recruited, Staffed, and Managed Pattern Room consisting of 6 pattern makers and 5 sewers.
• Responsible for fit and initial drapes of sketches and for them to be correctly interpreted.
• Coordinated sketch pass off to Pattern Room.
• Recruited, Staffed, and Managed Product Development Department of 4 people.
• Sourced new Fabrics, Trims, and Factories.
• Supervised Budget with Product Development Department.

MATTHEW DEMGEN

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Interim Vice President of Production (May 2014 - December 2014, February 2015- July 2015)
Haute Hippie, New York, NY, United States
• Initial Costing of Line.
• Supervised Budget with Product Development Department.
• Worked with Merchandising to set wholesale/retail prices and maintain SKU Plan.
• Negotiated pricing structure with all vendors and factories.
• Maintained a blended 62.5% margin.
• Supervised weekly WIP Meeting with merchandising, sales, production, and logistics.

Head Designer (January 2008 - June 2011)
Haute Hippie, New York, NY, United States
• Built inspiration and color concepts with Design Director and Creative Director.
• Traveled to Premiere Vision and other locations for fabric and line inspiration.
• Designed multiple categories for collection including soft dressing, tailoring, embellishments, leather, fur, and cut and sew.
• Responsible for seeing initial designs through to completion.
• Created Tech Packs for overseas’ development.
• Managed Design Team of 7 people.
• Worked directly with Pattern Room on fit and garment drapes to ensure vision was met.
• Coordinated fittings for development samples.
• Sourced and developed fabrics.

Assistant Designer (September 2006 - December 2007)
Liz Claiborne, New York, NY, United States
• Responsible for tracking development samples.
• Sketched in multiple categories including soft dressing, tailoring, embellishments, and cut and sew.
• Created mood boards and color-inspiration boards.
• Fashioned inspirational binders from trips taken for inspiration.
• Maintained design-line sheets.

EDUCATION
• Parsons School of Design, May 2006, New York, NY, United States
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design,

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