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Madison Mishak

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  • date: 9-30-20
I am a sweaters expert who has a passion for all things design. I’m best known for my ability to translate collection pieces into easy to wear styles for the masses.
  • Region:
  • NY Metro
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Technical Illustration
  • Specialties

    Knitwear
  • Years of Experience

    6
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    40
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Shima Seiki/Apex, PLM
  • Schools/Training

    Iowa State University
    Apparel Merchandising, Design & Production
    Accademia Italiana
    Industrial Knitwear
  • Social

More Information

Pleased to meet you. I'm a midwesterner from Colorado who has called herself a Manhattanite for five years—long enough to have a pretty complex, love-hate relationship. (Love being an Emmy Squared pizza and hate being the Times-Square subway platform at 6pm).

Ever since I can remember, art and design have been my thing. Whether it was drawing myself in a ballgown with bows in kindergarten, taking painting classes all through high school, or illustrating figures in Italy, it’s been my safe space. I was blessed to be able to intern in New York City twice during my college summers for Haute Hippie and Eileen Fisher and was so incredibly eager to get to work after graduation. Now, as a professional designer, I love nothing more than being that creative mind behind the the sweaters that you buy in stores and online.

I graduated from the College of Human Sciences where I fell in love with apparel design and the Cyclones. I called the sewing lab my second home during my three and a half years as a student, and spent my free time exploring every edge of Ames on the hunt for new people to meet, new restaurants to try and new stories to tell. I am forever lucky to say I tossed my cap as a graduate from Iowa State University.

5 years ago, after college, I permanently relocated to NYC. I briefly returned to Eileen Fisher as a freelance design assistant before finding a permanent position with Global Brands Group. I worked as an Assistant Sweaters Designer for GBG for three years and during that time I gained valuable sweaters experience while working on 3+ brands. Most recently I had the opportunity to work for Macy's in their Women’s RTW Private Brands division as a Sweaters + Wovens Designer.

I am very deadline driven as well as very experienced at designing into any price point! My portfolio is the product of 5 years in the trenches, filled with valuable lessons learned. Equally comfortable with hand and Illustrator sketching, my designs succeed because I remain focused on every detail of my designs while ensuring my team and overseas partners have the resources necessary to achieve development milestones.

It's been my privilege to train several talented Assistant Designers whose successful careers began as members of my team.

I am currently seeking Women’s Sweaters or Wovens Design opportunities in New York City.

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