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GARAN INC, New York, NY
Designer - Boy’s/Men’s/Women’s, July 2015 - Present.
Responsible for extensive research of the retail market/trends and interpreting them to design each collection. Working closely with the Senior Designer on the entire design process from concept to production. Categories include Boys, Mens and Ladies Apparel. Reviewing and approving lab dips and strike offs. Supervising Assistant Designer and Graphic Designers. Attending fittings and collaborating with the sales/merchandising team.
Outerstuff, Ltd, New York, NY
Associate Designer - Boys/Girls, November 2012 - July 2015.
Responsibilities include working with the Senior Designer to develop sportswear collections from concept to production each season. Reviewing and approving lab dips and strike offs. Manipulating and creating artwork. Researching competitive markets. Working closely with the sales team to create boards/catalogs to meet customer needs.
RALPH LAUREN, New York, NY
Freelance Designer - Mens, March 2012 - October 2012.
Responsibilities include working with the Design Director to understand and execute Mens Swimwear/Headwear for multiple labels. Hand sketching for each season. Researching vintage and retail markets. Attending design meetings and fittings, taking careful and accurate notes. Maintaining design sample archives. Working- closely with Graphic and Logo teams to execute accurate logo hand off and stat creation. Organizing hand offs of all trim, logo and fabric.
Carole Hochman Design Group, NY, NY
Associate Designer, March 2010- January 2012
Responsibilities included working with the Design Director on the design process for Mens Brands (Tommy Bahama, Jockey, 2(x)ist). Trend, market and concept research. Flat sketching in Illustrator. Fabric, trim and color development and approval for multiple seasons. Maintaining the T & A calendar for development and production. Attending fittings with technical designer. Coordinating and keeping track of sales, PP and TOP samples.
Haddad Brands, NIKE Brand, New York, NY
Assistant Designer, June 2009-March 2010
Responsibilities include assisting the Senior Designer in the design process for NIKE Boys. Sketching the line and creating production packages. Manipulating and developing artwork. Communicating and following up with production overseas. Organizing the color library for each season.
EXPRESS Inc, NY, NY.
Assistant Designer, April 2008-Feb. 2009
Responsibilities included assisting with the designing of
Men's Woven shirts from concept to production from Hol.'08 to Hol. '09. Developing boards, coloring up cads and sketching for each season. Creating tech packs and
communicating with the production team to ensure the product was correct. Working closely with the merchant, tech and fabric teams.