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Seaki Ashe ' (FreelanceFashionDesignerNYC)

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Devastatingly talented apparel designer seeks \'adventurous\' design position that will utilize my skills and demanding work ethic effectively. These skills include but NOT limited to Designer, Illustrator, Tech. Designer, Merchandiser,Graphic Designer

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Mens
    Womens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    $26/hour
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator CS3 13.0.1
    Mac Air Probook
    Apple I-mac
    Freehand
    Mac Pro
  • Schools/Training

    (New School) PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN
    Tech. Design
    Product Branding
    Digital Illustration
    Draping

More Information

About Me:

Apparel Designer, Fashion Stylist, Digital Illustrator, Technical Designer, Graphic Designer, Product/Corporate Branding& Conceptualization (Logo / Branding Design,creating corporate brands from ground up for international/ domestic market). I enjoy building brands, its a challenge I enjoy greatly. I am the first in the studio, and the last to leave, fashion designing is my LIFE PASSION.There is NO aspect of the apparel design process that I have not mastered, or will not quickly master. I am a \'creative chameleon\', able to adapt my various skills to accommodate any held position.

FWI : Fashion recruiters, ONLY contact me for Design Director / Head Designer positions, UNLESS the position is a \"start-up\" and unestablished in the apparel industry and is offering corporate \'room to grow\'. In this case salary will not matter. I am looking for a challenge.

Apparel Designer seeks position utilizing all talents. With over 19 years experience in the international apparel industry,
concerning Product branding, Fashion Design,(product design-Mens--Junior/European Contemporary, Boys,Men\'s/Young men\'s as well as Girls/ Junior to Missy),Tech design,and Production. As a designer,
I am proficient in many areas of the creative process concerning fashion. Having worked in many international markets as a designer, I bring a commercial viability to any product line, from an international aesthetic point of view. I am now looking for a \"corporate home\" to utilize my many talents I have cultivated abroad as a design professional. Being a designer in the industry, I have gained one single viewpoint, over all others. The apparel business is a business, my job is to bridge creativity and commerce, in doing so, creating exciting, commercially viable product for my company.

INFORMATION:

Seaki Ashe\'
1325 Lafayette Avenue, 1a
New York, New York 10032
cell: 347-490-5820
Seakicreativeservices@gmail.com
Website:
http://seaki.wordpress.com/ (weekly updated fashion blog)

http://fashiondesignernyc.prosite.com/

Qualification Summary :

I am a \"Designer\'s designer\",my creative skill set involves: Product Branding,Fashion Design (product design-
Urban/Urban Contemporary, Men\'s/Young men\'s as well as Junior to Missy), and Fashion
illustration. I am also a very well known Graphic designer here in the New York fashion
community. As you can see in my resume, I have freelanced or worked full time for companies such as Pepe Jeans, Marithe Francious Girbaud, Steelo, AST Sportswear (manufacturer of Miskeen , Johnny Blaze,Flame product
lines) Jitrois (Paris ), Alpha60 (Austrailia), to name only a few. My dynamic talent affords me the ability to maneuver within any company,working in any creative capacity, for the benefit of the company. I love the design process, and work very well with established design teams.

Experience:
Seaki Creative Services (freelance) 10/05-Present
Men’s / Woman and Contempary sportswear - Juniors - Childrens - Infants
Design Director/Founder

Below are the skills that I have utilized as a freelance designer with clients in London, Paris and USA.
*Proficient in trend forecasting concerning Men’s / young men’s- women\'s -juniors, girls,
and children\'s wear developing seasonal color ways, fabrications and trims for specific
lines/product.
*Develop/Implement effective overseas communication process that allows minimum “lag
time”. Helped small companies create productive relationships with overseas
manufacturing staff. This included:
*Sourcing domestic or international factories that met budget and manufacturing
requirements of each client.
*Creating and overseeing all Technical design and manufacturing protocols) that were
utilized to create product in a timely fashion. This involved Email or Telephone follow-up,
and or direct travel to factories.
International and domestic travel for purposes of QC (quality control) and investigations)
of factory capabilities and work conditions.

*Developed more focused \\\\\\\"tech\\\\\\\"package concerning production allowing less confusion
during production.

*Develop all Corporate Branding for companies, (logos, slogans, etc.) helping small
companies register their intellectual
properties with the US trademark office, overall assisting each company create a legal
identity for their respective brand.

*Worked with each company to create a competent and involved sales team as per issue
of each product line. This involved:

*Sourcing and hiring of sales professionals pertaining to experience and account standards
for each Product line.

*Conducting articulate meetings and materials that further informed and involved each
sales professional with that product line, its particular sales needs, territories to be
covered, and expectations of each delivery

*SCS was closely involved with sales staff at such sales/social trade shows as Bread and
Butter and MAGIC,overseeing overall sales and account performance.

*Helped certain Sales staff / Product lines develop meaningful commercial accounts with
key retailers.

*Took on PR responsibility for some start-ups utilizing advantageous marketing avenues,
dealt with all magazines, etc. to assure a marketable , but highly desired image for each
and every start-up that needed such assistance.

*Develop innovative marketing strategies for each start-up to further align product lines
(start-ups) with projected
demographic, such as community outreach programs , fashion shows , etc,*Trend forecasting
concerning developing seasonal color ways, fabrications and trims for specific
lines/product.
*Develop/Implement effective overseas communication process that allows minimum “lag
time”
*Sourcing domestic or international factories that met budget and manufacturing
requirements of each client.

Jitrois Contempary Women /Bridge-Designer collections
4/08 / 6/09 Paris
* Created all in-house presentational mediums that were to be presented to Mr.Jitrois, executive staff
* Head fashion illustrator - reported directly to Mr Jitrois, interpreting his hand sketches and dialogue into
CADS or formal fashion illustrations for Press, Periodicals, etc.

Alpha60 Contempary Women-Men /Bridge-Designer collections
12/06- 4/08 Victoria, Australia
* Design Men\'s/Women\'s wovens
* Textile Design

Limedrop Contempary Women-Men /Bridge-Designer collections
1/06-12/06 Victoria, Australia
* Design Men\'s/Women\'s wovens
* Worked with both designers to create presentations for sales staff
* Worked with production professionals to create first samples onsite.
* Created and established more refined communication with sales and designers to create broader
demographic.
* Designed and implemented overseas manufacturing protocal as needed.
* Responsible for all in-house presentational mediums concerning design and trendforecasting.
* Fabric / Print design

AST Sportswear Source Magazine clothing collection, Johnny Blaze collection, WWE, DIVA
clothing 03/03-11/05 New York, NY
Men’s Urban Contempary wear
Senior Designer/Merchandiser
* Design Men’s active wear including all accessories such as caps, backpacks, etc.
* Proficient in trend forecasting concerning Men’s / young men’s developing seasonal color
ways, fabrications and trims for specific
lines/product.
* Develop/Implement effective overseas communication process that allows minimum
“lag time”
* Developed more focused tech package concerning production allowing less confusion
during production.
* Work closely with all Sales reps concerning U.S. territories allowing open communication
concerning potential product. Developed much
needed communication with all newly appointed European territories.
* International travel to China manufacturers for purposes concerning quality control ,
“stream-lining”or “trouble-shooting” for all washingdying
facilities pertaining to all denim product.
* Took on responsibility for all marketing avenues,dealt with all magazines,etc. to assure a
new “clean-urban-sophisticated” image that was now
important for newly developed product line .

And 1 Active Wear License (division of Hot Boys, Happy Kids) 11/01-10/02
Boys Active Wear (4-7,8-20)
Head Designer
* Design boys active wear including all accessories such as caps, backpacks, etc.
* Proficient in trend forecasting concerning young men’s/ boys market, developing seasonal
color ways, fabrications and trims for specific
lines/product.
* Develop/Implement effective overseas communication process that allows minimum “lag
time”
* Developed more focused tech package concerning production allowing less confusion
during production.
* Work closely with Lead Sales reps concerning U.S. territories allowing open dialogue
concerning potential product.
* During employment at AND1 (Happy Kids),Sales force had a better knowledge of ALL
overall product
* Line , therefore, Happy Kids established numerous new relationships concerning Accessories,
* (Belts , Socks, Baseball Hats, Back packs, etc.) During my tenure at Happy Kids (AND1)

Kids Headquarters (Division of Wear Me Apparel) 11/98-10/01
Boys Generic Development (4-7,8-20)
Associate Designer
* Designed boys wear (active wear/sets) responsible for all private label designs.
* Implemented/designed all artwork for product
* Supervised sample room: Patternmaker, Sewers, and Cutters.
* Sourced trims
* Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator, Freehand.

Zinka Clothing Company (Better-Bridge Urban Sportswear) 04/96-11/98
Young Men’s/ Boys Urban Wear
Assistant Designer
* Assisted in design, production of premiere collection
* Designed and constructed presentation boards
* Shopped market for trends
* Designed small denim program for Wal-Mart.

Dimitri Uomo/Donna of New York (Designer/Bridge) summer 94-96
Men’s Suiting & Shirts (woven/knit), Private Clients
Assistant Designer
* Worked directly with Merchandiser/Sales Staff
* Designed all presentation mediums for Japanese Licensees
* Shopped trends/Researched themes for each season, fabrications
* Organized Fabric/Trim Library
* Assisted in house tailors, sample makers

Freelance: (seasonal clients)
Marithe Francois Girbaud, Enyce, Kids Headquarters, American Eagle, Trash (LA), Bebe (LA), etc
Perry Ellis (woven / knits contempary men’s) . Graphic Design/CAD Design Damani Dada:
CAD Design/Graphic Design/Shopping Trends, Shopping
Trends/Assistant Designer (Denim) Graphic designer (Screened Tees)

Education:
Parson’s School of Design (BFA Degree)
Fashion Design
New york , N.Y.

Qualifications:
Adobe Illustrator CS3 13.0.1, Adobe PhotoShop, Freehand, Quark, Flash (Macromedia)

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