Nova Gallegos

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  • date: 8-16-21
With 10 years experience in the fashion industry, I specialize in Swimwear and Activewear design. I love bold colors and patterns, and am passionate about vintage clothing and prints. I'm looking to expand my network of business connections.
  • Region:
  • Southern CA

Trina Turk Swimwear

Trina Turk Swimwear X
Swimwear and cover-up collections created for Trina Turk Swimwear

Sea & Her, Splendid, and Ella Moss

Sea & Her, Splendid, and Ella Moss X
Swimwear designs for the brands Sea & Her, Splendid, Ella Moss, Christina and Captiva

Editorial Images

Editorial Images X
A selection of editorial images of my work, created for the Trina Turk Swim & Spa Collection

Private Label

Private Label X
Private Label designs for Nordstrom, Target and Kohl's
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  • Technologies

    NGC - product lifecycle management software
    MS Office Suite
    Mac OSX
  • Schools/Training

    Brooks College
    New Mexico State University

More Information

Head designer for Trina Turk swimwear and activewear divisions. 08/11-03/16
- Led a team of 1 Design Assistant and 3 Pattern Makers.
- Worked directly with in-house cutters, graders, sewers.
- Created flat sketches generating more than 90 flat sketches per season / 5 seasons per year
- Worked with licensor, Trina Turk, to get approvals and input throughout the design process, while executing changes under strict deadlines
- Highly skilled in Illustrator and Photoshop, specializing in engineered print layouts.
- High level of participation in all aspects of the design and production process
- Traveled annually for overseas inspiration trips
- Experienced with showing the line to buyers
- Relationships with overseas and domestic fabric and trim suppliers

Designer for the swimwear brands A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz and Rampage. 05/08-08/11
- Created more than 80 flat sketches per season in Illustrator, re-colored prints and manipulated artwork in Photoshop.
- Sourced and created custom trims.
- Created tech packs for overseas vendors.
- Regularly fit swim and cover-ups on fit models and saw garments through production.
- Worked with buyers at the Miami Swim Show.
- Organized photoshoots which involved location scouting, hiring models, photographers, hair and make-up artists, post-production re-touching, and getting look books printed.
- Interacted with fashion editors of leading international publications.

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