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Amy Bognacki

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  • date: 4-19-17
L.A. based Design Director specializing in accessories(belts & handbags) with over 15 years of experience. Extensive product development knowledge. Professional, forward-thinking and highly creative. www.amybognacki.com
  • Region:
  • Southern CA

Belts

Belts X

handbags

handbags X

X
  • Category

    Accessories
  • Market Segments

    Bags/Leather Goods
    Jewelry
  • Specialties

    belts
    handbags
  • Years of Experience

    20
  • Availability

    Permanent
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    adobe illustrator
    adobe photoshop
  • Social

More Information

Linea Pelle Inc. Los Angeles, CA - Director of Accessories: LPCollection & LPVintage and Co-Director of Private Label
2009 - present
working directly with the owner and creative director designing the LP Collection and LP Vintage belt lines and assisted with the concept and development of the LP Collection handbags. Responsibilities include creating hand sketches, illustrator CADs, POGs and technical specifications for factory development, source materials and design custom hardware, as well as trend and color research, creating trend boards and presentations each season and line reviews including revising samples. Also communicate with China factories as well as travel to China/Hong Kong.

Junior Drake Los Angeles, CA - Handbag Designer
2009
designed Junior Drake leather bags and helped launch the Love JD line, also designed off-price line. conceptualized new direction to bring to the brands, created CADs and technical specs. extensive market research, trend analysis, and fabric sourcing lines are sold at select Nordstrom’s, Bloomingdale’s and Anthropologie and many boutiques stores.

BCBG - Manoukian Los Angeles, CA - Handbag Designer
2008
worked with creative director on the Manoukian line, conceptualized new directions in handbags to breathe new life into the line. Sourced materials and hardware, traveled to China to work with
factories on development, created trend boards and seasonal presentations materials.
Developed pricing grids and spreadsheets.

Desktop LTD. Long Beach, CA/China - Senior Handbag Designer
2007
worked for a handbag factory in China, focused on building lines with Target Corp. focused on Dept.30, 209 & 24. created CADs and technical specs, extensive market research, trend analysis, fabric sourcing, and travel. Spent a month in the Hong Kong office and China factory. Customers included: Devi Kroell, Babies ‘R’ Us, Amy Coe, Disney, Target, Targus and Ducti.

Nakajima USA Los Angeles/Japan - Director of Product Development
2006
-launched multiple product lines including Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers line and Sesame Street accessories targeted to teens & tweens.
-worked directly with Gwen and her team on the art direction, design, and line development.
-supported branding, merchandising and marketing aspects.
-attended MAGIC & NY Toy Fair.
-lines sold at Urban Outfitters, Metro Park, Kitson, Sanrio stores and other specialty retailers.
-product categories include: handbags, jewelry, hair accessories, lifestyle items and stationery.

Mossimo Los Angeles, CA - Accessory Designer
2004-2006
-designed all accessory categories including: handbags, footwear, cold weather, jewelry, wallets, sunglasses and belts.
-conceptualized line direction
-created all CAD artwork for trend boards and techpacks.
-worked with vendors throughout the sample making process.
-traveled to Target corporate headquarters to present trends and concepts to buyers.
-traveled to Europe for market research and trend analysis.

Skills: proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Excel, Word, Entourage

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