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Patrick Watkins

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Versatile DESIGNER with a diverse 11+ year background in Premium Denim, Sportswear and Outerwear . Excelled knowledge of Adobe Suite, MS Office, WebPLM and Full Circle. Specialized in Hand and CAD Illustration, Trend research, Fabric, Wash, and Color
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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Mens
    Fashion Illustration
  • Years of Experience

    12
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    Negotiable
  • Relocation

    Yes

More Information

Denim, Sportswear, and Outerwear Designer with cross category experience that spans over 11 years. Extensive knowledge of seasonal design, leading apparel brands from overall lifestyle collection concepts to production, both domestic and international. A diverse, highly organized individual inspired by vintage, elevated, and functional details, and how that can be interpreted in accordance to trends and brand identity.

Expertise

Denim, Knits, Outerwear, Wovens, and Non-Denim (Working Knowledge of Sweaters)

Design and Develop in Fast-Paced Work Environment

Line Planning according to SKU plans, Sales Needs, and Trends

Trend Research and Analysis

Competitive Shopping and Vintage Research

Artwork, Prints, Graphics, and Color Direction

Patternmaking and Garment Construction

Fittings and Product Development

Expert Wash Finishing and Dyeing

Sourcing and Costing

Tech Pack and Sketching (Illustrator and Photoshop)

Fabric and Trim Development Sourcing

Team Management and Training

Liaison and Partner with Vendors/Service Providers; International and Domestic

Calendar and Infrastructure Building

Provide Quality Control Over Concepts and Projects

Experience

Joe’s Jeans - Senior Designer, Men’s Denim & Collection - 2015-Present
- Responsible for All aspects of Men’s Design Division from Concept to Production

True Religion - Senior Designer, Men’s/Women’s Outlet Denim & Sportswear - 2014-2015
- Managed team of 9 with an annual turnover of $180 million and a 15% growth

Strom Brand – Women’s Denim Consultant & Production Manager - 2011-2014
- Designed, Developed, Produced, and Delivered Women’s Denim Line within 4 months

Asbury Park Clothing Co. – Men’s Denim Consultant & Production Manager - 2011-2014
- Designed, Developed, Assisted Sales, Produced, and Delivered Men’s Denim Line

True Religion Brand Jeans – Kid’s Designer & Wash Development Manager – 2008-2011
- Spearheaded R&D wash development department while Designing Kid’s Line with an 80% growth

Guess, Inc. - Assistant Designer, Men’s Denim - 2005-2008
- Worked closely with the Denim Team on Design, Design Cards and Wash Treatments

Education

CSU, Northridge, Northridge, CA (2002-2005)
BACHELOR OF THE ARTS - Apparel Design and Production, Department of Family & Consumer Sciences

PORTFOLIO, SAMPLE WORK, AND REFERENCES UPON REQUEST

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