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22 River Terrace #5E New York, NY 10282 (212) 217-6217 Cel: (347) 866-2943 firstname.lastname@example.org
Accomplished Fashion Industry professional with proven ability to positively impact revenue growth through hands-on experience and strengths in designing and developing product from concept through production. Work closely with buyers, sales, and production to develop private label programs Shop the market; perceptive in identifying and forecasting current and emerging trends. Experienced with knits and wovens, tops and bottoms.
Product Development Branded/Private Label/Licensed Fabric Development
Merchandising Tops/Bottoms/Outerwear Sample Development
Technical Design Graphic/Logo Placement/Development CAD
2007-present Mens/Boys Designer for Army Brand (Licensed by All American Apparel)
Scope Imports Intl., Houston, TX 2005 - 2007
Branded Product - Sold through major boutiques and specialty stores.
Mens/Boys Designer Raider Jean Co.
Senior Designer reporting to principal of the company.
Managed team of 1 graphic designer, 1 assistant designer and 1 associate designer
Developed line plan and color palette for each delivery of each season.
Supervised the creation and completion of all tech packs, trim packs, and graphic development, both pattern and portrait.
Sourced application techniques, fabrics and vendors alike by developing existing contacts both domestic and abroad.
Traveled as necessary to develop the line, both to factories in Asia as well as to shop Europe.
I C ISAACS INC, New York, NY 2003 - 2005
Licensed Product - Sold through major department and specialty stores.
Mens Knit Designer - Marithe & Francois Girbaud
Accountable for better knit design from concept through showroom samples.
Responsible for allocation, development, and quality control of mens knitwear line.
Travel to Hong Kong twice a year to meet with overseas vendors.
Travel to Europe twice a year to shop market for new trends.
Travel to Las Vegas twice a year for Magic show.
FREELANCE WORK, New York,NY 2002 - 2003
Licensed/Branded Products - Sold through major department and specialty stores.
Aeropostale mens sportswear knits.
Pepe Jeans mens denim.
Old Navy boys woven tops.
Coronet Grp. New York, NY 2001- 2002
Branded and Private Label Manufacturer
Designer - Young Mens Division
Report to creative director with responsibility for developing young mens woven bottoms for Wal-mart, Kohl\'s, JC Penneys, Mervyn\'s, and Joe Boxer.
Responsible for sourcing of fabric, color story, and silhouette.
Collaborate with entire design team to create effective merchandising plan.
Developed a close rapport with sales team to ensure effective design strategies.
Conduct live fittings with patternmakers on sample adjustments.
Prepare complete design packages, including detail sketches for overseas production; communicate directly with overseas factories, samplemakers, and QC to ensure quality goods.
Prepare flat sketches, line sheets, and presentation boards; create and develop logo artwork
AMERICO GROUP, INC., New York, NY 1999 - 2001
Private Label and Licensed Product, Men\'s and Young Men\'s Manufacturer
Associate Designer Young Mens/Mens
Assisted in the development of the young men\'s licensed lines (Emergency Exit, Mountain Dew, and Pepsi).
Helped develop Wal-mart, Steinmart, Bradlees, Pepsico, and Gadzooks brand private label designs and product development.
Communicated with overseas factories, samplemakers, patternmakers to ensure product specs and quality standards.
Sat in on fittings and noted adjustments; revised tech packages accordingly.
Prepared flat sketches, line sheets, and story boards for presentation purposes.
AAS, Menswear Design, FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, New York, NY 1999
Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Primavision CAD Systems, and Web PDM