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Terrance Cook

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Tenacious and highly motivated with a passion for Menswear and proven ability to assist in all aspects of the design process from concept to finished product. Work effectively with Design Leadership to formulate fashionable and brand-right concept
  • Region:
  • NY Metro

Men's Spring Resort Casual Shirts

Men's Spring Resort Casual Shirts X

Men's Flannel Shirts

Men's Flannel Shirts X

Men's Neckwear

Men's Neckwear X

Men's Outerwear

Men's Outerwear X

Kaledo Menswear Project

Kaledo Menswear Project X

Men's Sportswear

Men's Sportswear X
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Mens
    Fashion Illustration
  • Specialties

    Fashion Design
    Wovens
    Fashion Illustration
    Contemporary
    Casual
    Sportswear
    Outerwear
  • Years of Experience

    4
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    25.00 hr
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Illustrator
    Photoshop
    In Design
    PLM
    Ned Graphics
    Kaledo
    MS Word
    MS Excel
    PC
    Mac
  • Schools/Training

    Fashion Institute of technology
    University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
  • Social

More Information

9406 34th Rd Apartment F7, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 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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