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Andrea Rasmus

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Fashion Designer Specializing in Juniors & Kids Ready-to-Wear, Sportswear, Swimwear & Cover-ups, and Jewelry: -Knowledge of children\'s apparel market (toddler / tween). -Knowledge of Kids, Juniors & Missy swimwear. -Proficient with Mac / PC computers

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Childrens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    30-45
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Microsoft Office
    Illustrator
    Photoshop
    FreeHand MX
    WebPDM
    Mac & PC
    Wordpress
  • Schools/Training

    The Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago

More Information

Andrea Lee Rasmus
Andrealeer@gmail.com
Chicago, IL

FULL-TIME DESIGN EXPERIENCE:
January 2010- Present Owner of A. Raz Inc. New York, NY & Rockford, IL
-Annie Raz Blog- Editor-in-Chief : Fashion, Food & Drink, DIY Crafts, Lifestyle, and Inspirational tips and trends all under $250
-Develop, write, create & publish all articles and ideas; manage Ad Sales & web media traffic; design & manage web page; create all graphics and logos. See site at http://www.annieraz.com
-Andie Raz Jewelry- Head Designer: Design & create a trendy jewelry & accessories collection.
-Design, make & create line by hand; order supplies; balance budget; manage sales & shipping; take photo, edit, upload and add images & info to web site; manage PR and Ad sales; create all graphics and logos. Line is sold on: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AndieRaz

February 2011- February 2012 Freelance Designer, Rivstar Apparel, New York, NY
Private Label Design Junior’s, & Missy’s swimwear for Main Accounts: Sears, Kmart, Walmart, Charlotte Russe, & Hot Topics & Bealls
- Responsibilities: Create & design flats, line sheets, trend boards, trims & artwork; Develop sample request & tech packs; Contact & follow up with vendors & overseas factories; Lap dip & fabric approvals for production; Attend fittings, sales meetings, print & sourcing meetings. Work closely with graphic artist, sales team, technical designer, production department, buyers & overseas offices.

April 2010- November 2010 Designer, Longstreet/ Stretch-O-Rama, New York, NY
- Design girls U. S. Polo Assn. line size range 7-16.
- Categories: Cut & Sew Knit Tops & Dresses, Denim Bottoms, & Wovens Tops, Bottoms & Dresses.
- Responsibilities: Create & design flats, line sheets, trims & artwork; Develop tech packs & cad sheets; Research trends, color, fabric, & trims; Manage all styles from 1st development to Production; Contact & follow up with vendors & overseas factories; Lap dip & fabric approvals for production orders; Attend fabric, print, and sourcing shows; Shopping local market for trends; Attend fittings & sales meetings. Work closely with graphic artist, sales team, buyers, production department & overseas offices

July 2007 - February 2010 Associate Designer, In Mocean Group LLC, New York, NY
Private Label Design Junior’s swimwear & cover-ups for Main Accounts: Walmart OP, JCPenney, & Kohl’s
- Responsibilities: Create & design flats, line sheets, trims & artwork; Develop tech packs, sample request, & pitch sheets; Research trends, color, fabric, & trims; Manage all styles from 1st development to Production; Contact & follow up with vendors & overseas factories; Travel overseas to work with factories; Lap dip & fabric approvals for production orders; Attend fabric, print, and sourcing shows; Shopping local market for trends; Attend fittings & sales meetings. Work closely with design director, graphic artist, sales team, buyers, sample room, production department & overseas offices

April 2005 - March 2007 Associate Designer, Betsy & Babs/ Weeplay Kids, New York, NY
-Design girl’s trendy tweens line of clothing including sizes 7-16, 4-6x, & toddle.
- Categories: Cut & Sew Knit Tops & Dresses, Full Fashion Sweaters & Dresses, & Wovens Tops, Bottoms & Dresses.
- Responsibilities: Create & design flats, embroidery artwork, prints & line sheets; Develop tech packs & line assortment in WebPDM; Lap dip approvals, maintenance, color digitizing, & development; Manage all styles from 1st development to Production; Organize & contribute to all fittings; Research trends, color, fabric, & trims; Traveling to London & Paris to shop trends; Contact & follow up with vendors & overseas factories; Conduct design & merchandising meetings; Manage freelancers & Interns; Attend fabric & sourcing shows; Participate in all aspect of photo shoots & advertisements; Work trade shows & markets. Work closely with design director, pattern maker, production manager, sales

FREELANCE DESIGN EXPERIENCE:
March 2007 – July 2007 Freelance Associate Designer, Gap Kids, New York, NY
- Create flats, embroidery artwork, and line sheets in Illustrator; Developed presentation boards
February 2005 – April 2005 Freelance Assistant Designer, Kellwood- IZOD Swim Concepts, New York, NY
- Design swim suits and cover-ups; Create & design flats, spec sheets, and line sheets; Lap dip approvals, maintenance, color digitizing, and development; Trim & fabric research; Contact & follow up with vendors.
October 2004 - January 2005 Freelance Assistant Designer, Nap Inc.-Anne Lewin & Bill Blass, New York, NY
-Color research, lap dip approvals, maintenance, color digitizing, and development; Trim research, creating trim sheets, and knowledge of trims; Textile development, print research, production, and CAD; Creating line sheets, flats, cost sheets, and grading; Managing sample request, digitizing, and pattern tracing.

RETAIL & SALES EXPERIENSE:
June 2003- July 2004 E.V. Enterprise Showroom, Assistant Wholesales Rep, Chicago, IL
Lines Represented: Fresh Produce, Calispia, Totem By the Sea, Wallaroo Hat Company, Color in Kids
- Accounting, communicating with buyers, imputing orders, and working trade shows and markets

Nov 2002-June 2003 JRT Limited Showroom, Assistant Wholesales Rep, Chicago, IL
Lines Represented: Staples, Fleece Chemise, 7th Avenue Fashion, Cheppu Hemal, Unique Silk, Kathryn Wang, Shanghi Lou, Anna Moi
- Worked at Style Max and Market weeks helping to sale, model, and disassembled display area
- Tagged garments, steam, press, and touch innovatory of merchandise

March 2004- July 2004 Marshall Fields, Merchandiser, Chicago, IL
- Maintain visual displays, balancing inventory, placing products, analyzing sales, and tracking merchandise, unit reports, trend analysis and advertising.

August 1999 - October 2001 Ulta, Sales Associate and Perfume Specialist, Rockford, IL
- Merchandise sales floor, stocking and ticketing, cashier, make-up artist, specializing in perfume section.
*References available upon request

TECHNICAL SKILLS:
- Adobe Illustrator - Adobe Photoshop - Freehand- Microsoft Office - Web PDM - Full Knowledge of Mac & PC

EDUCATION:
The Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL (Graduated September 2004); Bachelors of Fine Arts – Majored in Fashion Design

References available upon request

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