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Amanda Brackett

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Talented and organized apparel designer with excellent technical skills and ability to pinpoint market focus and trends for womenswear/maternity/childrenswear line planning. Expertise in designing using computer illustration and hand sketching.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Mens
  • Availability

    Permanent
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
    Web PDM
    AI system
    Powerpoint
    Word
    Excel
  • Schools/Training

    Indiana University

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AMANDA BRACKETT

www.AmandaBrackett.com

AmandaKBrackett@gmail.com
812.320.2665

WORK EXPERIENCE
EXCLUSIVELY MISOOK: Bridgewear NEW YORK, NY
WOMENS DESIGNER Nov 09 - Present
• Designed and spec’d womens knit and woven jackets, tunics, dresses, and bottoms
• Researched market trends; developed mood boards, colors and trim for each season; collaborated with the design team
• Created and updated linesheets and development boards as collections were assembled
• Attended fittings, troubleshot design issues, and monitored construction on proto and production samples

KATE BOGGIANO: Womenswear CHICAGO, IL
WOMENS GRAPHIC DESIGNER May 09 - June 09
• Website collection modifications and model touch-ups; dress rehearsal fittings

PAUL DAVRIL: Private Label Brands NEW YORK, NY
WOMENS / MENS / MATERNITY / JUNIORS DESIGNER May 07 – Feb 09
• Designed and spec’d knits and bottoms for all seasons; aligned design direction with feedback provided by sales team, clients, current market trends, and color story
• Conceived line and created detailed technical packages, including comprehensive sketches, measurements, fabrications, and trims; graded packages submitted to overseas factory for sample making
• Conducted all fittings and managed production orders with overseas factories resulting in on-time delivery for all major buyers
• Designed logos, graphics, main labels, patches, and trims for new label development
• Created maternity line consisting of twenty one (21) styles currently sold at a major chain of discount department store in their online retail division; brought twenty (20) cut & sew designs to retail for division of US Armed Forces
• Newly developed lines resulted in sales of $262,000 in two months introduction; forecasted for $987,000 annually

J-CREW & SEARS HOLDINGS: Womenswear NEW YORK, NY
WOMENS WOVEN / KNIT DESIGNER Feb 07 - May 07
• Sears Holdings Creative Office: Illustrated womens styles, and created embroideries and beading layouts
• J-Crew: Illustrated womens Fall styles, and categorized knit swatches into fabric library

NAUTICA APPAREL, V.F. CORPORATION: Women\'s Jeanswear / International Licensing NEW YORK, NY
ASSOCIATE KNIT AND SWEATER DESIGNER Nov 05 – Feb 07
• Designed sweaters, knits, and cut & sew for diverse licensees and end customer from various countries
• Analyzed emerging market trends, researched trim and knit developments, and created story boards working directly with the design director to identify customer needs and brand identity
• Illustrated flat sketches and generated initial tech packs through Web PDM, providing fit comments with overseas operations
• Troubleshot product development related issues to maintain on-time delivery of showroom samples, prepared line presentations
• Made and sent lab dip, mock-up, and strike-off comments

JONES APPAREL GROUP: Women\'s Nine & Co., Gloria Vanderbilt, Jones Wear Sport NEW YORK, NY
ASSISTANT WOVEN AND KNIT DESIGNER Jun 03 – Nov 05
• Designed soft dressing and developed trim and prints with numerous vendors
• Forecasted upcoming trends, color, trim and bodies for new development groups in knits and wovens
• Made all woven and knit design changes per sales and buyers\' selections, tracking samples and corresponding with overseas
• Developed mood boards, created and pitched artwork and layouts to execute through color and CAD department

PITAYA: SALES REPRESENTATIVE Womens Clothing Jul 02 – May 03 BLOOMINGTON, IN

IU OPERA / BALLET THEATRE: WARDROBE CREW Aug 99 – Dec 01 BLOOMINGTON, IN

EDUCATION
Indiana University BLOOMINGTON, IN
WARDROBE CREW Aug 97 – May 02
• Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fashion Design, Cum Laude
• Associates of Science Degree in Costume Construction Technology
• Awarded Weidman Scholarship in recognition of excellence in academic performance in Apparel Merchandising

COMPUTER SKILLS
• Web PDM, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, AI System, Microsoft PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Word and Excel

COMPUTER SKILLS
• Web PDM, AI System, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, Outlook, MS Word and Excel

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