Ruth Harris

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I am a creative, motivated, enthusiastic, highly professional versatile designer with a great sense of color. I am currently seeking a position at an associate designer level. I am also very organized and detailed oriented.


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C. (917) 447-1104 •

Fashion Industry professional with over four years of experience in designing and developing product for private label, branded, and licensed product. Collaborate with clients in developing product from concept to production. Perceptive in identifying and capitalizing on emerging fashion trends. Demonstrate broad-based strengths in:
Product Development Sampled Development Garment Construction
Fabric Development Production Coordination Patternmaking
Silhouettes Changes & Approvals Fit / Technical Design
Trend Research Flat & Freehand Sketching CAD


Concepts NYC, New York, NY 2006- Present
Private Label
Associate Designer, Intimate Apparel • Developed private label products for Urban Outfitters, Joyce Leslie, Charlotte Russe, Wet Seal, Forever 21, Hanky Panky, and Sex in the City. • Design bodies for new seasons; create initial specs and fit revisions.
• Create new repeat patterns for fabric.
• Approve lab dips and strike offs.
• Attend live fittings; make corrections
• Shop the market for trends and learn customer profile.

Garan, New York, NY 2004 - 2005
Children’s Apparel
Associate Technical Designer • Spec and fit garments for fittings and production.
• Collaborated with designer and in-house patternmaker to ensure designs were correctly interpreted.
• Communicated with overseas production on fit and pattern corrections.

SARA MAX, New York, NY 2002 - 2004
Private Label & Licensed product
Technical Designer, Lingerie & Daywear • Assisted in creating private label programs for K-Mart, Shopko, JC Penney, Sears, and Family Dollar.
• Worked closely with designer to ensure designs were interpreted correctly.
• Speced and fit garments; attended fit sessions.
• Communicated with overseas production on fit and pattern corrections.

STEPHANE KELIAN, Bourg-de-Peage, France A Apr. – Sept. 2000
Footwear Designer • Designed shoes for men’s and women’s lines; made preliminary shoe patterns.
• Assisted in selection of fall 2001 theme.

PALI IMPORTS, New York, NY 2004 - Present
Creative Designer • Create and set up all art work for pitch sheets on illustrator for submission to vendors.
• Create original concepts in style, color, and fabric for emerging trends.
• Partner with Sourcing and Production to design looks that fit the target customer and cost guidelines.
• Develop new specs; approve strike offs and lab dips.
• Generate fabric repeats on Illustrator.

Bachelor of Science, Fashion Design, Marymount College Of Fordham University, Tarrytown, NY, May 2001
Fashion Design Program, London College of Fashion, London, UK, Fall 1999 - Spring 2000
Shoemaking Course, Prescott and Mackay, London, England, August 2000

Mac & PC, Word, Excel, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, AI Style Manager, Internet
Available To Travel Overseas

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