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Terrance Cook

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Tenacious and highly motivated with design experience in Menswear and proven ability to deliver in all aspects of the design process from concept to finished product. Creative, innovative team player and a fanatic when it comes to wovens & prints!
  • Region:
  • NY Metro

Summer Woven & Print Shirts

Summer Woven & Print Shirts X

Men's Spring Casual Shirts

Men's Spring Casual Shirts X
Reinventing the preppy lifestyle with a cool twist.

Men's Fall Dress Shirts

Men's Fall Dress Shirts X

Men's Summer Swimwear

Men's Summer Swimwear X

MEN'S WINTER FLANNEL SHIRTS

MEN'S WINTER FLANNEL SHIRTS X

SPRING RESORT CASUAL SHIRTS

SPRING RESORT CASUAL SHIRTS X
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Mens
    Fashion Illustration
  • Specialties

    Fashion Design
    Wovens
    Fashion Illustration
    Prints
    Casual
    Sportswear
    Outerwear
    Dress Furnishings
  • Years of Experience

    4
  • Availability

    Permanent
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Illustrator
    Photoshop
    Pointcarre
    PLM
    Ned Graphics
    Kaledo
    MS Word
    MS Excel
    PC
    Mac
    SHIMA SEIKI
  • Schools/Training

    Fashion Institute of Technology
    University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
  • Social

More Information

173 Brittany Court, Clifton, NJ 07013 TERRANCE COOK Cell: (347) 839-4942 / Email:ckterr@yahoo.com
Website: http://styleportfolios.com/portfolio/tejeco/

DESIGNER EXPERIENCE

TAILORED BRANDS (DRESS FURNISHINGS)
ASSISTANT DESIGNER MEN’S AND BOY’S DRESS SHIRTS / NECKWEAR / WOVENS
NEW YORK, NY
05/2017-PRESENT
■ Actively participate and contribute ideas in trend/design meetings
■ Develop idea signature prints for all brands using Adobe Illustrator
■ Create and update tech packs through Adobe Illustrator and PLM inclusive of shirt sketches,
trims, and design comments
■ Partner with design manager to review strike-offs, fabric, and lab dips for approvals
■ Develop and maintain a library of all dress shirts bought for 9 different brands for each season
■ Support preparations for buyer meetings across three product categories
■ Partner with PD team to ensure design meets pricing and margin requirements
■ Work with design manager to assign names, colors, and color codes for all fabrics Assist with developing
design directions and layouts regarding all neckwear for mills to follow
■ Communicate with overseas office and vendors to ensure product quality and deadlines are met
■ Assist with designing the new 37.5 Kenneth Cole dress shirt for all Men’s Wearhouse stores
■ Conduct market research for colors and trend including competitive shopping

PVH (DRESS FURNISHINGS)
FREELANCE ASSISTANT DESIGNER MEN’S DRESS SHIRTS
NEW YORK, NY
01/2017-04/2017

■ Lead and executed the process for tracking and approving lab dips and fabric samples
■ Partnered with sourcing in developing new patterns for each season
■ Collaborated with the Neckwear Team to create patterns and color combinations
■ Developed color stories and seasonal palettes for Spring 18’ Dress Shirts Tommy Europe
■ Executed CAD boards for Senior Global Leadership Team

LANDS’ END
ASSISTANT DESIGNER MEN’S OUTERWEAR
■ Supported Senior Designer of Men’s Outerwear in all phases of design to create on-trend, brand-right product
NEW YORK, NY
05/2016-PRESENT
to reflect the customer’s lifestyle
■ Collaborated with Creative Director and Senior Designer to conduct vintage research for outerwear; created and managed library
of vintage samples for design reference
■ Created and updated tech packs through Adobe Illustrator and IPLM inclusive of sketches, fabrics, trims, colors, and design comments ■ Managed daily communication with overseas offices and external vendor partners in Asia
■ Worked closely with cross-functional teams including production, tech design and merchandising on all aspects of the product
developement process
■ Partnered with the in house CAD team to develop new innovative print and pattern on a seasonal basis
■ Independently researched and redesigned the number one best selling ski pant for Lands‘ End
■ Conducted extensive market research both in stores and online to stay on top of relevant trends and how they relate to the brand ■ Managed intern, providing guidance and delegating tasks to create a smoother, more efficient work flow

TUMI OUTERWEAR (David Peyser Sportswear)
FREELANCE MEN’S ASSISTANT DESIGNER
■ Played a key role in developing a signature look in creating a contemporary line of men’s outerwear
■ Set up the showroom for market appointments under the direction of VP of Design
■ Developed and maintained seasonal line sheets and executed sketch modifications in Illustrator and Web PDM ■ Sketched rough and detailed drawings using makert samples as a base reference
■ Shopped local trim and fabric stores to source material and inspiration for the Spring ‘17 Outerwear collection

RALPH LAUREN
NEW YORK, NY
12/2015 -02/2016
NEW YORK, NY
FREELANCE CAD DESIGNER MEN’S WOVEN SHIRTS
■ Researched and developed hand illustrations, computer designed fabric layouts, sketches, and related artwork for all woven shirt brands ■ Worked closely with Director of Print Design to scan and digitally recolor vintage prints
■ Created stories, developed color palettes
■ Researched the market for seasonal trends and concepts
■ Created the library structure for all CAD’s and fabrics by category, season, and brand
■ Followed up on any Design approved CAD and worked closely with production to ensure execution of bulk print and pattern

MACY’S MEN’S INC (MACY’S MERCHANDISING GROUP)
MEN’S DESIGN INTERN
■ Assisted INC Knits and Woven Design Team in sketching new flats using Illustrator ■ Sketched and presented potential assortment to the Design Director and VP
■ Designed yarn-dyed and printed woven plaid layouts using Kaledo Weave software
08/2015-12/2015
NEW YORK, NY
SUMMER OF 2014
SUMMARY OF SKILLS
■ Highly skilled in Adobe Suite Illustrator & Photoshop / IPLM / Kaledo / InDesign / Pointcarre / PDM / Web / Gerber / and Microsoft Suite Word, PowerPoint, Excel-both Mac and PC
■ Excellent knowledge of repeat patterns, textile printing, placed and engineered prints and motifs
■ Strong sense of color for creating color ways ■ Keen eye to match colors accurately.
■ Excellent Hand-Sketching

EDUCATION
Fashion Institute of Technology Associate in Applied Science Textile/Surface Design
May 2015
Associate in Applied Science Menswear May 2014
University of Arkansas
Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences- Emphasis in
Merchandising, Textiles, and Design December 2008

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Fashion Institute of Technology Recipient of 2014-2015 Deans List
Featured in Lectra Fashion Network Website article.... “Move Over Fashionistas, The Men Have Arrived”....... Showcasing original menswear design pattern-- mastering computer based software
Kaledo...

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