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- Northeast, NY Metro, All Regions
I am an experienced fashion industry professional looking for a
position that challenges my creativity as well as my business
acumen. My experience and training have enabled me to become very
astute at spotting trends and seeing needs in the marketplace. I
supply creative solutions to the unique needs of the apparel
Brooke McDonald Designs Currently
Currently working with a variety of clients to meet their individual freelance needs. Clients in Intimates, Sportswear, Eveningwear and Accessories. Full concept design, Color and trend analysis, Illustrator sketches and tech packs are my specialty.
Fredericks of Hollywood Group Inc. March 2002-Sept 2009
Designed a large range of sleepwear, lingerie and daywear for the
Junior and Missy markets. Responsible for design direction of
several branded lines and licenses, including Cinema Etoile,
Seductivewear, Maidenform and private label. Developed large
programs for Target and Wal- Mart. Worked closely with sales to
develop new product and drive business. Product focused on knit
and novelty fabrics, as well as wovens. Selected print and color,
worked closely with NED Graphics artists to develop original
print & graphic artwork and chose all fabrics. Developed tech
packs that were utilized company wide and oversaw sample
development from spec to fit sample to final line samples.
Worked with overseas factories and suppliers as well as an in
house sample room. Designed all labels, hangtags and related
Tommy Hilfiger USA March 2000 to March 2002
Designed sleepwear within licensed design division of Tommy
Hilfiger. Responsible for all aspects of design, from initial
concept through final line presentation, based on corporate
design directives. Prepared several large presentations per
season outlining all details of current line development. Worked
directly with licensee to develop sample line, approve fit and
fabric and see line through production.
Halston July 1997- February 2000
Worked with design director to create a high-end designer sleep
and loungewear line. Assisted in creation of seasonal color and
print development, body styles and fabrications. Created detailed
line sheets and tech packs for sample development. Oversaw
sampling in various New York shops. Responsible for all fittings,
fabric approvals, lab dips and strike offs.
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude
Extensive knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator; Word, Excel and
PowerPoint for PC or MAC.
Excellent presentation skills. Beautiful hand sketches and rendered illustrations as well as
Strong graphic design and layout background. Label and package design experience.
Great original print design and layout skills.