Nina Dornheim

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10 years international design experience in Womenswear. Designs collections successfully from concept to final garment. Creative thinker with excellent technical knowledge, well organized & team player
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  • NY Metro



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In a quest for fashion with a clear conscience I started studio-842. Our collections combine deconstructed vintage with rare originals and new designs. As a result, many pieces are one-of-a-kind and tell decades of unique stories.
  • Category

  • Market Segments

    Fashion Illustration
  • Specialties

    Ready to Wear
    Soft Dressing
  • Years of Experience

  • Availability

  • Hourly Rate

  • Relocation

  • Technologies

    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
    CorelDraw (C-DesignFashion)
  • Schools/Training

    FHTW Berlin, Diplom in Fashion Design
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Specialty: innovative design concepts & development of wovens and cut & sew knits


studio-842 (one-of-a-kind collections), New York
studio-842 is a modern collection of high-end one-of-a-kind fashion mixed with rare luxurious vintage.
The company is inspired by the cradle to cradle design philosophy, which believes that industry can have a positive effect on people and the environment.
- designed & developed collections based on vintage clothing across all categories,
- created concepts, mood boards & color cards
- merchandising of original designs with select vintage pieces
- styling for photo shoots & personal styling of musicians for concerts

CS Roberts (by designer Cynthia Steffe), New York
2014 – 2015
Senior Designer:
- designing & developing collections across all categories for the contemporary market
- identifying key silhouettes, creating collection concepts, mood boards & color cards
- sourcing fabrics, trims, embellishments, prints & new fabric treatments, embellishment & print layouts
- sketching, draping & sample development
- merchandising & styling

Sinclaire 10
(private label Saks Fifth Avenue) &
Joe Fresh, New York
2011 –to 2013
Senior Designer:
at Sinclaire 10:
- created seasonal mood, fabric & color directions and reported directly to creative director
- designed across all categories & identified key silhouettes, illustrations, flat sketches & created line sheets
- developed sample collections with pattern makers and seamstresses in inhouse atelier & overseas factories
- presented collections to the buyers of Saks Fifth Avenue
- oversaw development to TOP samples & managed the calendar
- approved lap dips, print layouts & embellishment layouts
- managed two associate designers & one freelance designer
at Joe Fresh:
- designed & developed collections of woven & knit tops, dresses, skirts & some outerwear in close collaboration with vice president of design for the runway show & the Joe Fresh stores
- created hand & illustrator flat sketches & illustrations
- sample development with technical designers, pattern makers & seamstresses in inhouse atelier & overseas
- identified key silhouettes, fabrics and colors for the season
- created tech packs in excel & worked with overseas factories on a daily basis
- designed & developed 30 to 40 samples per month
- sourced and developed new fabrics, designed print & embellishment layouts
- managed two design assistants & one freelance designer

Kiki de Montparnasse
(Ready-to-Wear & Lingerie), New York
2009 – to 2011
Head of Design Development:
- translated ideas of creative director into fabrics & samples across all categories including pants, dresses, tops, loungewear & lingerie
- sourced new fabrics and trims, approved lap dips
- created tech packs in excel with design specs and construction details
- communicated effectively with overseas & nyc factories throughout the sample process
- created a spec history for each style
- oversaw grading and worked closely with grading company in nyc
- conducted fittings, created fit comments & managed the calendar
- managed a design assistant, 2 freelance designers, patternmakers in inhouse atelier & freelance & fabric researcher to assure timely sample collection for market week presentation

Proenza Schouler
(Ready-to-Wear), New York
Freelance Technical Design Consultant:
- translated creative directors’ design illustrations into spec sheets for sample development in Italy
- technical hand flat sketches for Resort Collection 2010
- created design specs & construction details for first samples across all categories including jackets, coats, tops, dresses, skirts & bodysuits in wovens & knits

Jill Stuart
(Ready-to-Wear), New York
Freelance Assistant to Head-Designer:
- technical flat sketches & preparation of Tech Packs in excel
- design sketches & inspirational research
- embroidery layout, artwork placement & fabric sourcing for Runway Collection Fall 2009
- communicate with vendors, factories, pleating facility etc throughout the sample process

Silke Debler Inc.
(Ready-to-Wear & Accessories), New York
Design Consultant:
- consulted on seasonal direction, mood and color
- created line sheets
- designed and draped dresses for the Spring’ 10 collection
- styling for photo shoots.

(Oysho, line of the Inditex- group), Barcelona
2006 to 2008
- developed collection themes, created mood boards, color and trend research
- identified key trends including key garments, silhouettes & fabrics for the season
- conducted design presentations to buyers and president
- in charge of collections from prototype to production including fittings and fit comments
- created computer flat sketches & tech packs in corel draw with construction details for the samples
- approved lap dips
- revised and improved grading for basic collections
- constant sourcing with international suppliers
- communicated effectively with overseas factories in Turkey, China, Spain and Portugal
- developed new patterns & designs

Que Sera
(Maternity Wear), Wiesbaden, Germany
2006 & 2009
Freelance Design Consultant:
- evening-, bridal- and day-collection for Fall 2010 and for the launch of the brand in summer 2006
- developed seasonal themes including color charts and fabrics
- created tech packs in excel for first samples with flat sketches, construction details & design specs

BA in Fashion Design at FHTW Berlin
2001 – 2005

fashion illustration & flat sketches, Expertise in Illustrator, CorelDraw, Photoshop, Word, Excel.
German native speaker, fluent in Spanish & English, good knowledge in Italian, basic knowledge in French.

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