Dawn Molden

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I am a creative and technically proficient fashion designer, currently seeking a mid to manager level design position at an innovative contemporary women\'s wear company with opportunity for growth.



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  • Relocation

  • Schools/Training

    Academy of Art University, MFA Fashion Design in p
    University of Delaware, BA Fashion Design

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I have 6 years experience focusing on product development across multiple categories in the women’s apparel market.

- Signature Styles, LLC. New York, NY, Associate Designer, 2008-2012
• Contributed original designs in the category of sportswear, career-wear, casual
wear, evening wear, swimwear, and outerwear
• Communicated design perspective via mood boards, line sheets, and
PowerPoint presentations
• Researched and identified seasonal colors, fabrics, silhouettes, and trends
• Utilized technical skills in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Web PDM to
create layouts, reports, and technical packages
• Proficient in fashion illustration and technical flat sketching
• Recolor/design prints/graphics; approve lab dips and print strike offs
• Extensive resources for sourcing fabrics, trims, and design related findings
• Daily communication with worldwide vendor base
• Worked closely with technical design team to ensure the fit of wovens, knits, and
sweaters. Attended fittings to comment on the construction and brand integrity
• Strategic design planning with merchandise and sourcing departments, adhering to time and action calendar.

- Spiegel Brands, Inc., New York, NY, Sourcing Coordinator, 2006-2008
• Maintained clear communication with overseas vendors
• Organized costing spreadsheets
• Analyzed data to determine the most cost effective solution
• Resolved pricing and quality issues

Technical Skills
• Mac and PC proficient
• Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
• Web PDM
• Pattern making/Draping/Sewing
• Recolor prints using Adobe Photoshop
• Render illustrations using markers, watercolors, pens, gouache, and/or Photoshop

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