Raul Penaranda

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Creative, motivated and enthusiastic designer whose dedication has led to successful brand lines and projects. 18 years of experience where I have combined my strong computer skills and unique creativity to produce outstanding results.
  • Region:
  • NY Metro

Fashion Design / Styling / Runway

Fashion Design / Styling / Runway X
From concept into the runway & finally into production. Extensive fabric knowledge & computer's software such as Photoshop & Illustrators. Very passionate for fashion Design as well as CAD designer, well rounded in all aspects of the "FASHION WORLD"

Cad Design / Artworks

Cad Design / Artworks X
Extremely knowledge on CAD artworks using Photoshop & Illustrators, from hand sketching, oil painting into scanning, cleaning, putting into a repeat & finally factory package ready. Excellent eye color for strikes off & color-match

Trend Services

Trend Services X
Provide fast, focused and accurate fashion forecast and global trend information to the design community for over 12 years (Color, Print, Fabric, Merchandise ideas, etc). Seasonal trend services presentations )
  • Category

  • Market Segments

    Fashion Illustration
  • Specialties

    Women's designer
    CAD Designer/Textiles
  • Years of Experience

    16 years
  • Availability

  • Hourly Rate

    $95 per/hour

More Information

Raul Penaranda

April 2013 – present

Tiger J • Director of Creative Services / Prints and Patterns

Managing CAD artworks, trend presentations, factory packages, design presentations and special projects for all QVC, SHN and Evine brands.
Report to the C.O.O workflow and productivity of the 20+ brands part of the TigerJ umbrella; such a Dennis Basso, Giuliana Rancic, Serena Williams, Liza Rina, Nene Leaks, Vanessa Williams etc.
Creating original all-over repeats, placement, yarns, engineering prints, knits and sweaters using Photoshop and Illustrator. Create color cards and approve lab dips

September 2009 – April /2013

Zac Posen - Tommy Hilfiger - Bebe

Freelance projects including, Trend forecasting, Cad/prints & Design
Dress designer, RTW pieces, collection sketcher, fittings, prints & patterns

December 2009 - December 2010

Freelance designer at Tommy Hilfiger and Bebe.

September 2009 - present

Creative Director / Raul Penaranda

Raul Penaranda Collection is a ready to wear collection that is fresh, trend savvy, elegant, edgy and stylish. Inspired by New York City’s energy, glamour and eclectic lifestyle, this collection will bring elements from the past in conjunction with modern silhouettes and vibrant colors.
Exclusivity and refinement are key words that best describe this brand. The fabrics are lavish, rich and ethereal; manifesting a sensation of being new, unique and fresh.

May 08 - September 2009

Director of Creative Services / Kellwood

Provide fast, focused and accurate fashion forecast and global trend information to the design Community (Color, Print, Fabric, Merchandise ideas, etc)
Seasonal trend services presentations
On-going fashion flash info
Follow up on color, print and fabric procedures with brands
Meeting attendance required on and off-site / trade shows / expositions / fashion shows and special activities related to trend forecasting
Visual color evolution from season to season (for each brand)
Showrooms set-up: theme per season

January 07 - May 08 "O" Oscar de la renta. NYC.

Print Manager Designer/ Woven designer.

Design CAD/Print artworks for the entire collection, from inspiration to production
Present concept, color and new trends to Mr. De la Renta (Design/CAD/Print)
Work closely with Senior Management of Textile R&D on print execution and fabrications
Create color cards and approve lab dips
Travel in search of new trends and techniques
Manage project workflow and efficiency to achieve deadlines
Work with Mr. De la Renta on purchased original prints-artwork
Create color combination prints for Mr. De la Renta presentations
Manage team of 5, as well as ongoing freelance support

March 05-Jan 07 Special Markets / Liz Claiborne - NYC
CAD Designer / Woven Designer
Create and develop CAD prints for 14 brands using U4ia Software
Color matching; generate print repeats and layout patterns for woven, knits and sweaters
Produce fashion illustrations based on proto samples for market presentation
Design and research digital artwork using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

October 03 – March 05. Realities / Liz Claiborne - NYC
Designer / CAD Designer Women’s Woven
Designed sophisticated, easy and luxurious woven separates for this bridge/better Sportswear line
Created seasonal prints based on current trends for woven, knits and sweaters
Developed layout, pattern and print repeats using Adobe Creative Suite
Generated spec packages and putting together pitch sheets
Produced illustrations, technical illustrations and fabric CADs
Selected, maintained and updated trim changes and fitting notes from inspiration to in-store
Fabricated seasonal boards for showroom and market presentations
Maintained seasonal bibles and digital library of bodies, garments, prints and trims for future reference
Presented dolls for the entire collection rendered with fabric CADs and additional digital artwork

May 02 – September 03. DKNY Jeans -NYC
Assistant Designer / Technical Designer, Women’s Woven
Generated spec packages for domestic and overseas garment development
Designed woven pieces and reviewed spec packages with Designer
Input grade rules and trim selections for garments
Created seasonal presentation boards
Developed and maintained garment illustration library
Designed graphics and artwork for brand
Provided software training and coaching to Design and production teams

October 01 – April 02. DKNY Jeans - NYC
Assistant Designer, Women’s Knits
Created spec packages and developed fabric
Monitored designs from inspiration to in-store

March 00 – September 01. Liz Claiborne, Inc - NYC
Technical Designer, full time freelance
Accountable for DKNY jeans illustrations and technical specifications (woven, knits and sweaters)
Responsible for distributing accurate spec packages for manufacturing
Assisted Designers with trim selection
Attended fit sessions and line review meetings
Organized trim information for production team
Worked closely with design, Product Development, Merchandising and Production teams
Assisted with implementation of CAD/Style Manager connectivity in Kenneth Cole and DKNY Jeans
Created illustrations for Freeborders, Inc with Style Manager
Assisted with development of Buyers Guide utilizing Style manage and U4ia

Education Metropolitan University. B.A Business Administration Management
Fashion Institute of Technology – Parson School of Design

New York,NY 10036

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