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Jamie Dansicker

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hold a BFA in Fashion knitwear design having studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, with a semester in knitwear at Nottingham Trent. I know knitwear from the inside out.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Mens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Contemporary
    Knitwear
  • Schools/Training

    Fashion Institute NYC
    Trent University Nottingham

More Information

Education
FIT / BFA / 99’ – 03’
Fashion Design

New Hampton / HS /
95’ – 98’

Skills And Abilities

Knitwear - Patternmaking, Intarsia, Full Fashioning, Tech Packs, Fluent with knitting machines Adobe Illustrator and Colour Matters Software.

Woven - Draping, Sewing, Patternmaking, Alterations, Fit and Tech Packs

Computer- - (Both Mac and PC) Photoshop,
Illustrator, Microsoft Outlook Word and excel..

The ability to come up with unusual or clever as well as marketable ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem

The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness
Due to my technical background I can map out and explain how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are rearranged

Notable Achievements

Finalist in Gen Arts “Fresh Faces” fashion Show: Hammerstein Ballroom New York City - 2004
Editorial in 2 issues of Harpers Bazaar:
2005

Editorial in Woman’s Wear Daily:
2006

Editorial in Trace Magazine:
2004

Feature in Nylon Magazine:
2004

Feature in BlackBook Magazine for spring:
2004

Paper magazine outfit worn by Amanda Lepore:
2003

Feature in Soma Magazine: 2004

Feature in City Magazine: 2004

Editorial in Neo2 magazine:
2004

Nars Campaign W/ Linda Evangelista:
2004

Editorial in Rockpile magazine:
2004

Editorial in Stockholm magazine Plaza:
2004

Editorial in Zinc magazine:
2005

Editorial in Cool Magazine:
2004

Designed costumes for movie short on display at the Whitney Museum:
2005

Designed clothing/Costumes for Designer muse Amanda Lepore:
2003-2004

Maintained private clients with ranges of design specifications both woven and knitwear:
2003-2006

Deborah Harry intarsia sweater shot by Vogue at gallery opening:
2001

Designed Finale piece for “Shalini\'s” fashion show which was also shown in Bazaar Magazine:
2001

One of eight chosen for semester in Knitwear at Trent University in Nottingham, England:
2001

Final Knitwear project chosen for Macy\'s Jumbo- tron:
New York City 2003

Bubble gum wrapper outfit picked for FIT museum New York, and featured in Nickelodeon Magazine:
1999

Objective

I desire a position that will allow me to work creatively within a design group to utilize both my technical and creative knowledge in knitwear.

Experience
Tahari ASL
Technical Designer/ New York, NY/June 2010- April 2011

- In charge of technical knitwear design for 2 collections from proto development through showroom sample.
- create intitial detailed technical packages, stripe layouts, beading layouts.
- lead fittings for proto garments w/ designers
- make all corrections to tech packs for showroom samples
- Work daily with overseas factories through email and phone calls to develop perfect fit and construction
- Worked closely w/ design team on the technical aspects of their development sketches for the line.
- Produced mock-ups of certain styles to help for easier understanding
- work on pricing and updating doll sheets with yarn info
- create flat sketches through photoshop and illustrator
- help in seeking inspiration for various collections

Tahari ASL is a company licensed by Elie Tahari. There are several smaller lines within the company. I am in charge of technical knitwear design for 2 of the more contemporary collections from proto/dev. stage to showroom sample. Working with over a hundred styles a season and fitting samples from previous seasons has taught me how to multitask and work in high pressure situations.

Haute Hippie
Technical Designer/ New York, NY/November 2009-June 2010

- Assist as well as lead fittings w/ designers knits/sweaters and wovens
- Worked daily with domestic and overseas factories through email and phone calls and daily visits to develop perfect fit and construction
- Made production tech packs
- Produced status reports weekly
- Worked closely w/ design team on the technical aspects of their development sketches for the line.
- Produced mock-ups of certain styles to help for easier understanding
- Worked on lab dips
- conducted fit and initial tech packs for proto development

Haute Hippie is a new and vastly expanding designer oriented company. There are many aspects of the line including highly embellished sweaters and wovens, accessories, leathers, feathers and many soft pieces. Through working with so much mixed media I have really learned to utilize my problem solving abilities, to help create a well balanced and high quality garment..

DKNYC
Assistant Technical Designer/ New York, NY/March 2008- November 2009

- Assist as well as lead fittings w/ designers
- Worked daily with factories to develop perfect fit and construction
- Made tech packs
- Produced product status reports weekly
- Worked closely w/ design team on the technical aspects of their development sketches for the line.
- Takes over Senior responsibilities when senior tech travels abroad.

DKNYC is a new collection by Donna Karan. The new collection is geared toward fitting a woman’s real body and the price points make the line widely accessible. Through working for the technical aspects of the line I got a better understanding of cut and sewn knitwear and how different fabrics will be affected by various techniques and finishes. I also had the chance to enhance my knowledge of correcting various problem spots on garments during fittings.

Ed Hardy knitwear
Assistant Knit Designer/ Los Angeles, CA/May 2007- July 2007

- Produced flats using Adobe Illustrator
- Worked daily with factories to develop perfect fit and construction
- Made tech packs
- Performed weekly market research
- Produced product status report
- Performed fittings weekly
- Work closely w/ graphic designer on color and placement

Ed Hardy knitwear is a new company that works with the Ed Hardy brand images. I have been working with fully fashioned garments both men and women with yarn ranging from viscose to Cashmere. Ed hardy knit is best known for their great fit, and I work closely with the fit models and factories to achieve that look.

JerrBeck
Designer/ New York, NY/May 2005- January 2007

- Sourced various yarns and materials for collection
- Produced flats using Adobe Illustrator
- Knit all sample designs, including intarsia, and full fashioning
- Sewed each garment by hand
- Responsible for marketing product
- Designed web site for the company
- Worked on developing lookbooks, photoshoots and press for Jerrbeck
- Worked with factories in Italy and Japan to develop perfect fit and construction
- Made tech packs
- Put together design/inspiration boards
- Performed weekly market research
- Produced pricing sheets

JerrBeck is a contemporary knitwear company that gave me the chance to sharpen my knitting, intarsia, full fashioning and problem solving skills. While dealing with various factories both in Italy and Japan I learned how to better develop my tech packs and design ideas for a more marketable product Each piece in the collection is intricately made, and the extremely difficult patterns taught me that with patience nothing is impossible. Collection can be found at www.jerrbeck.com

Es Sutton
Asst Designer/New York, NY/September 2005-January 2006
- Produced spec worksheets
- Used Mac/Adobe Illustrator for all flats
- In constant contact w/ factories
- Put together color combos & cads
- Produced pricing sheets
- In constant contact w/ factories
- Multi-tasked with various projects at the same time
- Worked w/ several color forcasting services
- Put together market research info to better understand the market

I worked with the sweater design team of Es Sutton to develop a more fashionable and cost efficient collection to present to the client. By doing this I was able to utilize wonderful methods of color forecasting and a massive catalogue of knitwear stitches and fibers

Golden Touch Imports
Associate designer/ New York, NY/August 2004
- produced worksheets through Lectra
- utilized Colour Matters for all flats
- put together color combos & cads
- produced pricing sheets
- in constant contact w/ factories
- put together color standards
- worked w/ several color forcasting services

I worked in the sweater design department of Golden Touch imports and developed several designs from conception to mass production. Through the company I learned many things about computerized flats (Colour Matters)as well as working with specs through Lectra. This was my first project utilizing color forecasting services and attended all meeting with color and fabric reps. This helped me to better understand how important research can be

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