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Diana Dawson

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PLEASE CONTACT MY DIRECT EMAIL: dianawhite7@hotmail.com. Unfortunately I do not received emails from styleportfolios.com Experienced Senior Designer - Women's Contemporary & Lifestyle
  • Region(s):
  • Southwest, Southern CA

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Childrens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Illustrator
    Photoshop

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Work Experience

Recent Freelance Work and Projects
2010 - PRESENT

NILS
Ongoing - I handle all aspects of design, tech packs, and fit for sweaters, outerwear, base layers, and
bottoms. I have worked for Nils starting with their 2012/13 season, and am currently
working on season 2019/20.
AMY BOND
Ongoing - Freelance designer. I collaborate on trend boards, designs, and marketing for Amybondfashion.com.
SPORTING LIFE
Designed and developed women's contemporary outerwear for the Fall/Winter 2014/2015 season
BEBE
Century City, CA
Freelance Senior Designer for women’s woven and knit tops.
ROYCROFT LA
Long Beach, CA
Designer for the Fall 2011 women’s contemporary collection.
TRINA TURK
Alhambra, CA
Special project for the dresses department in Nordstrom.

Senior Women’s Designer 2009-2010
Affliction Clothing Inc.
Seal Beach, CA
Head designer for all Affliction Women’s lines, including Black Premium - a high end contemporary collection.

• Design catagories included knit and woven tops, dresses, sweaters, non-denim bottoms, outerwear, and non-bottom denim pieces.
• Created mood and concept boards per season, which included selecting all prints, colors, washes and fabrics.
• Collaborated with staff and other designers on key fabric and trims in order to create a cohesive collection.
• Created and communicated all tech packs to overseas vendors.
• Traveled to Asia to oversee samples.
• Traveled to Paris for Premiere Vision and shopped Europe, New York and Asia in order to remain competitive in the contemporary market.

Senior Designer Dresses - Freelance 2009
Bebe
Century City, CA
Covered 2 catagories, Day and Evening dresses.

• Designed 2 full dress lines based on a presented mood and concept. Many styles went on to be best sellers and featured on television.
• Created tech packs to be sent overseas to better illustrate artwork layouts.
• Stayed on top of sample room to ensure garments were properly constructed.
• Collaborated with design team to create cohesive collections each month.
• Communicated with overseas and domestic contractors to ensure proper design execution.

Senior Designer 2008-2009
PJ Salvage
Irvine, CA
Brought in to launch PJ’s Beach and Active lines which included sportswear separates.

• Created concepts and prints per season.
• Designed and created CAD’s of multiple colletions per season using Illustrator and Photoshop. These presentations included prints, trims, and samples in order to clearly illustratate each style.
• Collaborated with graphics team to create one of a kind prints and trim.
• Created tech packs sent to overseas vendors.

Senior Designer 2006-2008
Arden B
Foothill Ranch, CA
Designed Arden B’s dresses, woven tops, and swimwear. Responsibilites included acting Design Director.

• Created concepts per season, which included selecting all prints, colors and fabrics.
• Communicated seasonal themes to all of Arden B through presentations and informational packets.
• Collaborated with other designers on key fabric and trims in order to create a cohesive collection.
• Traveled to Asia per season to oversee samples.
• Traveled to Paris for Premiere Vision to stay updated on the most current trends. Communicated findings to the rest of the design team and merchants.

Sportswear Designer 2006
Laundry by Shelli Segal
Commerce, CA
Designed Laundry’s line of suits, dresses, and separates.

• Designed a full line per month based on a presented mood and concept.
• Created tech packs to be sent overseas to better illustrate artwork layouts.
• Stayed on top of sample room to ensure garments were properly constructed.
• Communicated with overseas and domestic contractors to ensure proper design execution.

Designer 2004-2005
Marciano
Los Angeles, CA
Designed Marciano’s line of dresses, corsets, and knit tops.

Associate Designer 2003-2004
Guess? Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
Designed women’s knit tops, and was the liaison between Factory buyers and production team.

Assistant Designer 2000-2003
Amy Bond Couture
Pasadena, CA
Designed knit tops and dresses, and assisted head designer. The Amy Bond line sold wholesale to numerous boutiques throughout the world, with a retail location in Pasadena.

Education
BA: Fashion Design & Merchandising - The American Intercontinental University
London and Los Angeles

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