Alexis Richardson

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I have designed for Macys for the last seven years. I have experience in many different areas of their private label brands including Kids, Ready-to-wear, and Men\'s. I possess strong Illustrator, Photoshop, creating Tech Packs, & hand sketching skills.



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Professional Experience

DKNY Jean\'s; Manhattan, NY July 2012- August 2012
Freelance Designer (Woven Shirts for DKNY Men\'s Jeans Collection)
• Designed and re-colored yarn-dye patterns, all over prints, and embroideries for the men\'s woven shirts collation.
• Design presentation boards for line development review meetings.
• Developed tech packs and set up all artwork pitch sheets.
• Prepared technical sketches for merchandising and line development.

Rocking Rosie.; Manhattan, NY December 2011- Present
Freelance Designer (Cut & Sew & Woven’s for Rocking Rosie Juniors Collection)
• Created inspiration/color boards for buyer presentations
• Designed and development woven bottoms, denim, and cut & sew knit tops.
• Designed t-shirts logos, graphics, print/motifs repeats, and beading layouts.
• Reviewed lab dips, fabric qualities, print strike offs and communicated comments to overseas vendors on a daily.

Macys Inc.; Manhattan, NY August 2008- July 2011
Designer (Knits & Woven’s for Greendog Boys Infants, 2-7, & 8 2 Zero lines)
• Work closely with Design Director to develop seasonal concepts and create inspiration/color boards for all 3 size ranges.
• Research new fabrications, trims, hardware pieces and other raw materials seasonally to be in line with the current trends
• Develop monthly color palettes for each size range
• Prepare technical sketches and design packages for merchandising and line development
• Conduct fittings and provide design comments to tech and product teams
• Review all lab dips, print strike offs, trim and fabric qualities and communicate comments to domestic and overseas vendors on a timely basis.

Macys Inc. / Bloomingdales Inc.; Manhattan, NY October 2004- August 2008
Associate Designer (Cut & Sew, Printed Top for I.N.C Women’s)
• Designed and development cut & sew knits, printed tops, and sweaters for both missy and petite lines.
• Designed and recolored fabric print patterns for monthly deliveries
• Designed t-shirts logos, graphics, print repeats/motifs, and beading layouts.
• Conducted fittings and kept accurate records of all spec and fit issues for both missy and petite lines
• Reviewed lab dips for cut & sew knits and sweaters, and print strike offs; communicated comments to overseas vendors on a daily basis.

Ron Chereskin Studios; Manhattan, NY June 2003- August 2004
Assistant Designer (Ron Chereskin Men’s and Ron Chereskin Women’s collections)
• Designed silhouettes and sketched all flats and created fashion illustrations for both men’s and women’s collections.
• Created textile patterns and color ways using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
• Developed tech packs and corrected all fit issues during sample development across all categories, for both men’s and women’s sportswear collections.
• Communicated daily with overseas production teams regarding development of fabric and samples.
• Kept accurate records of fabric information, purchase orders, and invoices from fabric mills, print vendors, and trim manufacturers.
• Created line sheets and look-books for both the men’s and women’s collections.
• Styled both men’s and women’s collections for show room and department store displays.


Nassau Community College; Garden City, New York September 2001 – May 2003
Associates in Fashion Design

Technical Skills

• Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator ( Macintosh & PC )
• Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint , Lotus Notes
• Technical knowledge of fabric construction, finishing techniques
• Draping, Sewing, Pattern Drafting, Hand Crochets/ Fashion Sketching
• Organizational Multi-Tasking, Interpersonal, Managerial, Merchandizing

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