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Amanda McGrath

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  • date: 3-21-18
Clothing designer in children's wear, high-end women's, and catalog. Experienced researcher in trend analysis and forecasting. Knowledgeable in all aspects of fashion design: silhouettes, materials, colors, artwork, trend reports.
  • Region(s):
  • Northeast, Southern CA

Children's Wear

Children's Wear X
Childrens Wear Collections

Prints

Prints X
Textiles for Apparel

Women's Wear

Women's Wear X
Women's Wear Collections
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Childrens
    Womens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Illustrator, Photoshop,Generation Digital
  • Social

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Professional Experience

TJX, Framingham, MA
Contract Designer for Children’s Wear Sets and Separates – 2014 to Present
· Develop private label design and artwork for private label collection
· Continually researches color and trend information
· Develops concept boards, sketch library, designs artwork and
selects standards using trend and color services
· Produce detailed line sheets, technical flats, and artwork

BLOOMINGDALES, Chestnut Hill, MA
Sales Associate - 2012 to 2014
· Built and maintain an extensive client base
· Work in the New View with such labels as Kate Spade, Elie Tahari and Burberry
· Preform opening and closing procedures
· Adapt to diverse work styles and consistently provided friendly, personable service.

J.Jill Quincy, MA
CAD Artist 2010 to 2012
· Create & maintain CAD boards that represent all expressions of the product offering
· Worked on special projects as needed

BOSTON APPAREL GROUP W. Bridgewater, MA
Freelance Designer for Chadwick’s 2009 to 2009
Associate Designer for Jessica London, 2007 to 2008
Recruited to design for Boston Apparel Group's Jessica London line.
· Identified major fashion trends, themes and new looks for upcoming seasons, including silhouettes
materials, colors; and traveled to major European fashion centers for research
· Consolidated multiple trends to create themes and styles; selected fabrications and color for each
collection; designed silhouettes
· Developed trend report for company wide distribution; prepared all bases for new season collections
· Collaborated with product managers on developing original prints, artwork, and graphics
· Oversaw garment fittings; attended sourcing meetings
· Produced detailed line sheets, technical flats, and artwork; ensuring product integrity
· Preserved brand identity within creative product structure and fashion accuracy
· Supervised and trained interns

SWEET SARA ROSE Millis, MA
Owner / Designer 2002 to 2006
Owner of successful clothing label for infant and toddler girls. Products featured in trade and consumer
magazines, such as WWD Children's Business and Boutique Magazine.
· Developed label of coordinates for little girls in upscale boutique and better market
· Researched multiple trends to create themes and styles; selected fabrics and colors for each collection
· Produced detailed line sheets, technical flats, and artwork
· Resolved product development and distribution issues with local and overseas vendors
· Organized photo shoots; developed catalogs and other sales media
· Generated production packages and approvals; monitored local and overseas manufacturing of
garments for fit, cost, and quality assurance
· Acted as product manager to incorporate other lines into own label

GHARANI STROK London, UK
Apprentice 2001 to 2001
Served as an apprentice for leading women's fashion designer label in the U.K.
· Assisted with design of spring/summer collection
· Drafted and altered patterns; developed toile samples to inspect fit
· Produced stylized flat sketches for production book of spring/summer line
· Reviewed and altered production pieces to assure specifications and fit for fall/winter collection
· Aided in packaging and distribution of fall/winter line

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