Tim Stafford

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16 years senior level Graphic/Textile Design experience - Trend & color, graphic direction - Textile design and development - repeat savvy - Graphics - Server & printer management - Design/merchandise graphic apparel groups - Tshirt
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Ladies Prints

Ladies Prints X

Mens Prints

Mens Prints X

Girls Prints

Girls Prints X

Boys Prints

Boys Prints X

Active Prints

Active Prints X

Graphic Art

Graphic Art X
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Free Country, New York, NY, 2013 - Present
Graphic/Textile Designer

•Develop original prints and graphic designs for ladies, men’s, girls, and boy’s clothing lines.
•Develop product identity according to the needs of the business by collaborating with the merchandising and design teams.
•Communicate with the overseas textile mills on development of prints and marketing material.
•Contribute with design team as well as research the domestic market for product ideas and trends.
•Work with web designer on touch-up and editing of photographs for our website.
•Create and design various marketing material including hangtags, labels and sales presentations.

Krazy Kat Sportswear, New York, NY, 2006 - 2013
Textile / Print Designer

•Prepare and develop all original prints and woven designs with inventive use of structure, color, and texture for both missy and junior women’s clothing lines.
•Develop product identity according to the needs of the business by collaborating with the merchandising and design teams.
•Communicate with the overseas textile mills to assure a clear understanding of all print work development.
•Contribute to product discussions as well as research the domestic market for product ideas and trends.
•Coordinate and supervise departmental staffing, training, and quality control to ensure timely and accurate project completion.
•Maintain and organize archive of all artwork for each season.

Paul Davril Inc., New York, NY, 2004 - 2006
Graphic Designer

•Worked closely with merchandisers and design teams for Kenneth Cole men’s, women’s, and Ecko Red, to create original prints, stripes, graphics, labeling and screen art.
•Oversaw seasonal thematic continuity and branding consistency for both Kenneth Cole and Ecko Red graphics.
•Researched new technologies in graphic design and make recommendations for enhancements, as well as identify opportunities for innovation.
•Stayed abreast of trends, new techniques, and resources in graphic design.
•Interacted with Merchant’s, domestic and overseas production to ensure products desired look was achieved.
•Maintained ongoing relationship with Ecko Corporate concerning brand image development.
•Merchandise all art as hook-ups according to season, delivery, themes, and color, to ensure maximum success at retail.

James Jupiter Art Studio, Hoboken, NJ, 2002 - 2004
Textile Designer / Owner

•Created and designed various art for the garment industry including original prints, repeats, plaids, stripes, presentation boards, and graphics, (i.e., screen art, labeling packages, and corporate branding).
•Delivered high quality output for presentations, or mill ready artwork according to clients specifications and deadlines.
•Designed collections and color stories for various clients.

The Children’s Place, Secaucus, NJ, 2001 - 2002
Boys Senior Graphic Designer

•Forecasted trends for boy’s graphic and print direction.
•Created and presented seasonal graphic, print and plaid trends for boys design team.
•Directed boys art department to achieve focused graphic and print direction.
•Produced graphics and prints for both boys and girls.
•Attended trend and forecasting seminars as well as print studios.

Kikomo, New York, NY, 1996 - 2001
Textile Design Manager

•Textile Design Manager of computer textile department for men’s and women’s sportswear,
responsible for all creative design of original prints, plaids, and graphics.
•Researched competitive market and attended focus groups for pertinent market information.
•Managed departmental staffing, training, and quality control, in order to achieve the optimum output and department standards.
•Collaborated with members of five divisions that included Wrangler, Timbercreek, and Ruff Hewn, to maintain brand integrity and profile.
•Created all corporate marketing materials; trend books, product display models with header art, brochures, artwork, as well as designed web site and logos.

Happy Kids, New York, NY, 1995 - 1996
Graphic Artist

•Member of graphic design team, accountable for providing all required graphics for Happy Kids line of boys wear.
•Designed and created screen prints; all over prints; repeats; patches; embroideries; hang tags; tack buttons and package design.
•Prepared presentations boards for management approval.


Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ, Associates, Fine Art 1992

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, Industrial Design 1986


Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Freehand, QuarkXPress, Flash, Dreamweaver, Styleway, Pointcarre.

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