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Hanne Whitfield

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I have being working in womens wear for the last six years. I am very motivated and creative, thrive in a challenging environment and have a broad knowledge base to support concept to product. I am a good communicator and enjoy working with a team.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Tabletop
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    0
  • Technologies

    Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
    Web PDM
    graph & print development
    C.A.D Gerber System
  • Schools/Training

    The International Academy of Design and Technology
    Kootany school of craft and design ( fiber arts )

More Information

HANNE WHITFIELD
197 Russell St. apt.1 Brooklyn, NY 11222 p# 914-471-7578 e-mail: hanne.whitfield@gmail.com
www.styleportfolios.com/Hanne

Education:
Jan 2000-Jun 2001 The International Academy of Design and Technology;
Graduate of the Fashion Design Program. Skills gained in this program:
o Product development
o Adobe Illustrator
o Technical Drawing & Fashion Sketching
o C.A.D Gerber System
o Fabric and textile knowledge
o Construction & Production Technique
o Pattern drafting & making

Sep. 1996-Jun 1999 The Kootany School of arts and design;
Graduate of the Fiber arts program. Skills gained in this program:
o Textile design and production such as printing, weaving, dyeing, etc.
o History of Design
o Formal Drawing
o Fabric and textile knowledge
o Construction & Production Technique
o Pattern drafting & making

Work History:
2005 - currently On going Freelance
Over the past 5 years I have executed a multitude of design projects, for numeral clients. Gaining a roster of skills and adapting to many situation.

Aug.2008 - currently NO.6 Womenswear 85 North 3rd St., Brooklyn, NY, 11211 www.no6store.com
Designer / production manager / office manager
Responsibilities: Work with creative director to design and develop all aspects of the seasonal collection.
Create hand and technical garment drawings, flats and linesheets. Provide graphic design support and create layouts and graphics to be used in a multitude of places Oversee the day to day running of the office including managing seamstress/pattern maker. Oversee Product development and production at factory level.
Responsible for sourcing materials and manufactures for the production of goods. Create time and action calendars, for creative development and production. Developed production calculation spreadsheets and cost spreadsheets. Communicate with vendors, manufactures and clients.
Write press releases and other communication tools.

Oct.2007 – Aug.2008 BBC apparel, Paris Hilton Line, 231 west 39th street, New York, NY 10018
Cut & Sew, Designer
Responsibilities: Product development of the Cut & Sew Dept.
Sketch flats technical drawing, as well as prepare Tec packs for spec sheets highlighting garment details and execution. Created and worked with original graphic artworks to use on garments and presentations Worked closely with design team, president and VP of sales and marketing team to developed a licensed line sold to large retail chains and boutiques.
Responsible for trend, design and color research using a multitude of resources.
Communicate with vendors/manufacturers. This includes factory visits and market shopping in Asia.
Work with production team and manufacturers on fitting, styling and executing of garments
Shop the market hear and abroad for trends and inspiration
Prepare and create presentation and trend boards and deliver presentations

July 2006 – Oct.2007 Triple 5 Soul , 185 Wythe Ave. 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11211,www.triple5soul.com
Head Womenswear Designer
Responsibilities: Product development of the entire women’s line, dealing with all commodities
Sketch flats technical drawing, as well as prepare Tec packs for spec sheets highlighting garment details and execution. Oversaw the womenswear team including an assistant and a graphic designer
Worked closely with creative director, design team, president and VP of sales to develop and cohesive on trend collection.
Responsible for trend, design and color research using a multitude of resources.
Communicate with vendors/manufacturers. This includes factory visits and market shopping in Asia.
Work with production team and manufacturers on fitting, styling and executing of garments
Shop the market hear and abroad for trends and inspiration
Prepare and create presentation and trend boards and deliver presentations.

July.2004 - May.2006 Bluenotes, http://www.blnts.com/home.php: Associate Designer:
womenswear: wovens, outerwear & knits
Worked closely with design and buying teams to create a cohesive line.
Responsible for trend, design and color research using a multitude of resources.
Sketch flats technical drawing.
Develop CADs for prints and yarn dyed knits.
Communicate with buyers and vendors / manufacturers.
Prepare and create presentation boards and deliver presentations.
Prepare Tec packs for spec sheets highlighting garment details and execution.
Prepare and update line sheets.
Work with technicians to over see fitting
Create and update raw material library/ all commodities.
Review lab dips using light box and relay comments to vendors.
General office communication including mail, Tiff sheets (attendance, vacation request pay stubs) office supply ordering, logging bought samples, sample area maintenance, and other office organizing and up-keep.

Qualifications: Proficient in Mac OS-X and PC computing with Microsoft \'95 through to \'XP including the following:
- Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
- Web PDM
- C.A.D. Gerber system
- Excel, Word, Outlook

I work well independently or as part of a team. I am a productive project manager, a creative problem solver, able to learn and adapt to changing demands. In addition, I am very proficient at CAD and print manipulation and a multi-tasker by nature, who enjoys a challenge.

References available upon request

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