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Kofi Essel

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  • date: 3-24-21
A passionate design professional with over eight years of experience skilled in Trend Research, Concept Design, Men’s Sportswear, Knit Activewear and Woven Apparel Design.
  • Region:
  • NY Metro

CopperFit - Men's Performance Activewear (Global Brands Group)

CopperFit - Men's Performance Activewear (Global Brands Group) X

CopperFit - Men's Performance Activewear (Global Brands Group)

CopperFit - Men's Performance Activewear (Global Brands Group) X

NAUTICA - Men's Wovens

NAUTICA - Men's Wovens X

American Eagle Outfitters - Tailgate Brand

American Eagle Outfitters - Tailgate Brand X
Mens Spring '21 Cut and sew knit sketches

PUMA Performance Underwear

PUMA Performance Underwear X

PUMA Performance Sleepwear

PUMA Performance Sleepwear X
Concept and sketches
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Mens
    Young Mens
  • Years of Experience

    9-10 years
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    $48-$50/hour
  • Relocation

    No
  • Schools/Training

    FIT
  • Social

More Information

I am an experienced designer with a demonstrated history of working in the men’s wholesale and retail apparel industry. A passionate design professional with over eight years of experience skilled in Trend Research, Concept Design, Men’s Sportswear, Knit Activewear and Woven Apparel Design. I have gained a wealth of knowledge during my career and have been a dynamic part of some creative and collaborative design teams along the way. I have been responsible for all steps throughout the conceptual design process from seasonal concepts, big ideas and sketching to protos, fittings and all development approvals while adhering to the calendar timelines. Partnering with Design VP’s, Merchandising and cross-functional teams helped me refine product design and reflect the creative vision and aesthetic of the brands I have worked for. I have been able to lead a team of two by ensuring staff complete delegated projects on time while encouraging open participation in the design process. A strong working knowledge of garment construction and the understanding of materials, trim and attention to detail have lead to great product designed with integrity and quality execution. In my experience over these years I have used my interpersonal skills to interact with a diverse group in various levels and communicated directly to factories and overseas partners as well. I am proficient in Adobe design programs as well as CAD and 3D design.

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