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jeff saari

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JEFF SAARI (Senior Designer and Merchandiser) 10451 Shangri La Drive, Huntington Beach Ca. 92646 ph.714-330-9697 saaris@mac.com One man wrecking crew designer. No job too big or small.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Mens
    Tabletop
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    100.00
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    CS6
  • Schools/Training

    Hard knocks

More Information

Summary of Quali cations
~Twenty Five years in the garment industry working in Retail, Merchandising,
Garment Design, Accessories, Product managing and Graphic design.
~Years of travel experience inputting and overlooking design and detail packages
overseas in places such as: Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, India, Peru and Mexico.
~Experienced in all areas of garment design from original sketch to packages to proto fitting to actual sample and final production.
~Strong background in all areas this includes Knits, Sweaters, Wovens, Outerwear,
Swimwear and Graphic tees.
~Three years experience as the owner operator of a textile and graphic design work
shop.
Relevant Experience
~Designed and Merchandised for the Mens, Young Mens, Boys and Junior market for
some of the largest and most in fluential brands in the market.
~Have traveled the U.S. extensively shopping the major malls and staying in tune
with the customer, as well as shopping overseas for the next hot trend and trend
ideas.
~ Have successfully directed art departments, design associates, technical designers,
product developers and product managers .
~Responsible for all aspects of design from fi rst sample through production.
~Have stayed on a time and action calendar for large and small companies.
~Sourced new fabric styles and trend ideas both overseas and domestically.
~Developed seasonal themes and presentation materials for in house presentations
as well as for salesman use.
~Picked concept, mood, color and themes for several companies including Calvin
Klein, GUESS?, JNCO, O\'neill, OP, Speedo, Body Glove and Tower clothing.
Technical Skills
~Fully versed on the Macintosh computer with programs such as Adobe’s
Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign as well as PLM, Microsoft Word and Excel.
~Knowledgeable in all the various types of fabric printing processes and yarn dye
techniques.
~Have done P.O.\'s, sourcing, price negotiating (FOB and LDP), first samples
approvals and TOP approvals.
~Able to choose fashion correct prints and have the ability and eye to rework,
recolor and put in them in repeat, in both full size and at sketch for tech packs
and/or catalogs.

Work History
2008-2013 - Warnaco/PVH - Senior Designer Calvin Klein Swim Intl.
2003-2008 - Rays Apparel - Designer (All categories of apparel)
2001-2003 - Point Zero - Head Young Mens and Boys Designer
1999-2001 - Pacifi c Sunwear - Designer/Buyer Wovens and Outerwear
1998-1999 - GUESS? - Designer (All tops)
1997-1998 - JNCO - Knit and Sweater Designer
1994-1997 - Tower Clothing - Designer all Mens and Juniors
1992-1994 - Panic Graphix - Owner and Operator (Freelance)
1991-1992 - O\'neill - Designer (all tops) and Outerwear
1987-1991 - P.C.H. - Assistant Designer

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