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What is your employment status?
GM: Contract Designer

What is your official job title?
GM: Sweater Knit Specialist

Please summarize your professional career in 1 to 3 sentences; what should everyone know about you?
GM: Sweater/Knit Design Developer domestic and overseas with volume better moderate accounts

Describe what you do?
GM: Trend interpretation for volume consumption with sweater and knits

Why did you choose to be a designer?
GM: When I was 16 I read about Calvin Klein in a GQ magazine and was inspired ever since.

What steps did you take to become a designer?
GM: Several years of design and fashion school then started working in Los Angeles as an Assistant till I reached Designer then Sr Designer Lead.

What is the best/most challenging part of your job?
GM: To create garments with enough unique interest and match the price point that will create volume sales.

If you weren’t a designer what would you be?
GM: Pilates teacher

How did you get started in design?
GM: I started as an Assistant Designer and moved up from there.

What do you like about what you do?
GM: It is a very good feeling to make people happy about what they wear. I love the creative outlet it provides my brain.

What’s a common misconception people have about what you do?
GM: That it is so easy and you’re not really working LOL. If they only knew!!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
GM: Still designing for a firm and teaching on the side.

What sparked your interest in design?
GM: The challenge of creating

How has your work evolved since you began your career?
GM: My style in sketching and learning different computer aided design programs are always changing and developing newness.

Are there any types of clothing/footwear/accessories that you avoid wearing?
GM: Not really

What are you fascinated by at the moment and how does it feed into your work?
New fibers that are antibacterial and sun protecting


What is the biggest lesson that you have learned since you started your career?
GM: Never assume this current job is forever!

What advice would you give to young designers?
Be a good listener and flexible.

What would you like to achieve before the end of the year?
GM: A good understanding as to where we will be producing sweaters and knits since most of this merchandise comes from China.

What’s your motto?
Be flexible to change