Kyra Jachode

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Knits Technical Designer focused in fashion apparel knits. 5 years of experience as a Technical Designer working with domestic and international manufacturiors. 2 years experience as assistant patternmaker manipulating grading production patterns.



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  • Market Segments

  • Availability

  • Hourly Rate

    Upon request
  • Relocation

  • Technologies

    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
    Gerber Computer Aided Design
    Web PDM
    Flex PLM
    Opti Tex
  • Schools/Training

    The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
    Edison Community College

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- Tech Pack’s: Technical sketches, B.O.M sheets, construction, packaging details, labeling details, graded specification, 1st-production fit comments

- Pattern making: draping & digitizing 1st patterns, manipulate 1st through production patterns

- Time management: Manage development & production of multiple brands/styles on a daily basis while maintaining delivery schedule, fit standards & design intent

- Computer proficiencies: Web PDM, Flex PLM, Opti tex, Gerber, Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop


TECH DESIGNER - cut/sew knits -tees, dresses
Chicos FAS, Ft. Myers FL DEC 2010 -PRESENT
- Development: Collaborate with design/merch on new season collections. Work through garment construction costing, production quality standards, drape 1st patterns if needed
- Fit technician: Conduct routine fit sessions with cross fuctional partners; facilitate real time video conferncing fits with vendors; correct garments to meet company standards
- Tech packs: First through production graded specs, garment construction, communicate fit corrections verablly/digitally to vendors from fittings
- Pattern making: Partnered in establishing block standards, corrected vendor patterns
- QC: Partnered closely with QC to help improve vendor accountability

TECH DESIGNER- cut/sew knits, wovens, - swimwear, resort apparel, accesories
Ingear, Miami, FL AUG 2008 - DEC 2010
Private Label: White House| Black Market, Victoria Secret, Spencers, Venus, Torrid, Ross, Steinmart
License: Kariza, Playboy, True Religion, Jessica Simpson, YBL, Plunge, Guy Harvey,
- Development: Collaborate with design/merch on competitve pricing, execute Brand standards, and ensure product speed to market
- Sourcing: raw material/product sourcing & competitive costing with factories
- Tech packs: First through production graded specs, garment construction, issue fit comments to factories from fittings, garment/carton packaging, print placements
- QC: Oversee production in Asia ; regulate factories to meet brand and B.V. standards

ASSISTANT PATTERNMAKER - wovens - separates: tops/bottoms/skirts
Koel Design, Palm Beach, FL - JUN 2006 - JUN 2008
Missy contemporary Dresses and Separates
- Assistant pattern making - Pattern manipulation for new development
- Product development - Trim/fabric sourcing, Analyzing new proto type samples

Colegic Swimwear Miss Fanatic, Orlando, FL
August 2010 - September 2010
- Technical Consulting: Graded specs from proto-type sample, B.O.M sheets, garment
construction, sublimation printing specs, garment packaging, labeling details

Organic Yoga Separates JaiDye, Hollywood, FL
July 2008 - June 2009
- Technical Consulting: Graded specs, garment construction, garment packaging,
textile dying/development, production sourcing, product merchandising at trade

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale FL
January 2006 - June 2008
*Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design

Edison State College Fort Myers, FL
July 2004 - December 2005
*Focused in sales and business management

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