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10+ years of experience and design ability.
A team player with the ability to provide leadership and motivation to the team.
Thorough knowledge of silhouettes, fabrications, color ways, sewing techniques, graphics and trims.
Strong organizational, time management, communication and presentation skills.
Detail orientation, strong self-motivation, and creative problem solving abilities.
Ability to work under pressure in an environment of constant shifting priorities and deadlines.
Efficient time management skills to set priorities and meet multiple, and often, conflicting design initiatives.
Technical skills proficiency using Adobe Photoshop CS3+, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and PDM.
Flexibility to innovate and take design direction according to the needs of the business.
Strong sense of styling , color, prints, and ability to translate ideas into a specialty category.
Knowledgeable in garment washes, treatments, embellishments.
Experience creating seasonal presentation board.
Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish.
Fashion Life Inc. div. of FANG
March 2010 to April 2011
Junior/Girls knit tops Designer
Designed and Developed 2 collections per month appropriate for a Junior & Girl customer. Research market & Analyze trends and translate them into unique and sellable styles. Collaborate with Merchandisers in updating styles with excellent sell-thru. Art Direction is given to Graphic Department for new artwork development among many other responsibilities.
The Real Truth div. of David Cline
November 2007 to January 2009
Contemporary Missy Knits / Woven Tops Designer
Research, design and develop product consistent with the companys specialty store business model; Categories: (including but not limited to) Knits and woven fabrications in garment-dye and embellish tops.
Just for Wraps div. of Wrapper Clothing
December 2005 to October 2006
Girls Sportswear/Tops/Dresses Designer
Design related sportswear collection lines for major retailers; Research, analyze and translate trends into unique and sellable styles which appeal to the current market; Design and develop lines of knits / woven tops as well as two-piece set dresses for the 7-16 range and translate to 4 - 6x; Design and develop domestic and import; Collaborate using efficient and effective communication with the Sales Team and Production Department.
R&S Sportswear div. of Filati
February 2004 to December 2005
Girl Knit / Woven Tops Designer
Design and develop a line of knits and woven tops; Identify markets, ascertain and analyze trends; Obtain source materials to create embellishment (screens, embroideries, and more); Coordinate work flow with sample room pattern-makers, cutters, and seamstresses to ensure timely line development.
July 2001 to February 2004
Girl Active & Sportswear
Design a line of related sportswear for the 4-6x size range and then translate into toddlers and infants; Work with silk screeners to develop innovative techniques and unique artwork; Procure competitors product for inspiration; Manage/supervise the design room.
Pandelco div. of LA Movers
November 1998 to July 2001
Junior & Girls Sportswear
Create new embellishments for both the 4-6x and 7-16 line; Source paper prints for the market; Work directly with the Head-Designer and Sales Staff to develop new product; Organize fit-sessions; Research current trim and fabric market.
The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) Major: Intl manufacturing and product development - Third Year Program
Associate of Art Degree (March 1998)
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Major: Fashion Design
Associate of Arts Degree (March 1997)