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Gracie Moulinos

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Sixteen years of design and development knowledge in Fashion footwear, Handbag, fashion jewelry, Scarf, Belt, etc. Experienced in sourcing materials and factories, trend research, costing, CAD, Illustrator, Photoshop,Teckspec.etc.
  • Region:
  • NY Metro

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Novelty Footwear

Novelty Footwear X

Personal Design

Personal Design X
  • Category

    Accessories
  • Market Segments

    Bags/Leather Goods
    Other Hardgoods
  • Specialties

    Fashion Sandals, Canvas, Slipper, Boots.
    Fashion handbag
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    TBN
  • Relocation

    No

More Information

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Wiesner product New York Oct 2013- Present
Senior Footwear Designer
Designed and Developed Fashion Women, Mens footwear line for Private Labels such as Sears, Walmart, Charlotte Russe, Biglots, Dollar General, DSG, Aerosoles, Ross..etc
• Research new trends, styles, colors and fabric, leather, hardware, beading for each season
• Design and developed new line - refined existing styles
• Hand sketching, CAD renderings (Photoshop/illustrator)
• Created Specs for sampling
• Shop trade shows/ stores/ Europe/ Asian (local and international)

Shalom International New York Feb 2009 – Oct 2013
Senior Merchandiser / Designer
Designed and Developed Fashion Jewelry line for Private Labels such as Target, Forever21, Charlotte Russe, Rue21,Dress Burn, Afaze,etc, Dots, Dollar General, Rainbow, Charming Charlie, Hottopic
• Researched new trends, styles, colors and new material for each season
• Created trend reports and send PD package to factories sample preparation.
• Design and develop new jewelry lines for each account based on their price point, look, or special request along with the current trends. Expand reordering styles, refine existing product line.
• CAD renderings (Photoshop/ Illustrator/ Paint),Hand sketching, created PD packages
• Check in all new samples, create spec sheets
• Merchandise showrooms for each market weeks.
• Make presentation boards for specific account
• Worked with Vendors and Clients to meet production deadlines
• Shop trade shows/ stores/ Europe/ Asian (local and international)
• Travel to oversea twice a year to design new products line for each account as well as regular product line, finalize finish products, troubleshoot any order problems..
• Price products, negotiate cost quotations on behalf of customers and vendor leveraging understanding of development phase costing implications.

Payless New York Dec 2008 – Feb 2009
Freelance footwear Designer
• Research new trends, styles, colors and fabric, leather, hardware, beading for each season
• Design and developed new line - refined existing styles
• Hand sketching, CAD renderings (Photoshop/illustrator),created production packages

Li and Fung Trading LTD New York June 2007 – Sept 2008
Account Manager / Merchandiser
Managed product development of handbags, footwear, pet accessories for Avon USA that including Non-Beauty division, Cosmetic Line Division, Woman wellness Division.

• Researched new trends, styles, colors and fabric, leather, hardware, beading for each season
• Designed and developed new line - refined existing styles
• Hand sketching, CAD renderings (Photoshop/illustrator),created production packages
• Approved dips and strike offs
• Overseeing prototypes/sample production and presenting collection to clients.
• Prepared production packages
• Worked with Vendors and Clients to meet production deadlines
• Shopped trade shows and stores (local and international)
• Travel to oversea to overlook and finalize samples
• Negotiated cost quotations on behalf of client and vendor leveraging understanding of development phase costing implications.

Fortune Footwear, INC New York May 2006 – Jun 2007
Product Development Manager/ Assistant Designer
Managed product development of handbags and footwear for Avon Canada, Avon Dominican Republic, Avon UK, Avon Portugal, Victoria Secret, Newport News, Faith Intl, Wallis.
• Developed trend analysis reports of styles, colors, and material details through trade shows and online research
• Developed technical sketches & created production packages
• Created presentation boards
• Worked with production and merchandising, attended fittings, and met with vendors and agents
• Communicate with China to source fabrics, hardware and to
finalize samples
• Approved dips and strike offs
• working with clients for order finalization, managing and communicating with vendors on product development procedures,
• overseeing timelines and quality control until final pre-product prototypes are completed.
• Inspected all hardware and trim (embroideries, thread colors
and hardware finish) to ensure proper look and specs before sign-off for production
• Negotiated cost quotations on behalf of Avon global accounts.

Best Styles, Inc New York Dec 2003 – Mar 2006
Product Manger / Designer
Designed and Developed Fashion Jewelry line for Private Labels such as QVC, Arden B, JC Penny, Kristine Accessories, You & I, etc.
• Research domestic markets in order to identify new trends, techniques, and colors.
• Proven track record of creating and developing brand line(s) from conception to production.
• Follow up from initial concept, line plan through final sample production
• creating spec sheets/technical packages for production
• Organized and kept track of purchase orders, and monitored progress of multiple projects
• Communication with vendors, factories, clients, and customers in an efficient, productive, and organized manner.
• Maintained flow of new products
• Quality control of finished projects
• Shop local and international markets

ADDITIONAL SKILLS
Professional Skills: Fashion accessory design and hand sketch skills
Software Applications: Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Excel, Word
Additional Skills: Fluent in Spoken, Written and Typed Chinese (Mandarin)

EDUCATION
FIT, NY, USA Fashion Accessory Design 2007
RAU, JHB, SA Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Jun 2002

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