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Currently based in France and Oak Park, Illinois.
*Multi-talented, dynamic, self-directed professional Textile / Surface Designer & Art Director who is fully dedicated to enhancing people's lives with beautiful art and design.
*Outgoing, versatile self-starter, works well both independently and collaborating with teams.
*Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, attention to detail and follow- through.
*Highly experienced with meeting customers needs and delivering custom work under tight deadlines.
Design Toolbox & Skills
Photoshop Mac, P.C.
Ned Graphics P.C.
Dr. Martin Dyes
Engraving set up
Detailed Record Keeping
Organization & Space Management
Professional Design Experience - Freelance on and off site.
TEXTILE / SURFACE DESIGNER 1989 to Current. Freelance Client Base, Los Angeles, CA
Home Furnishings, Kitchen & Bath: Cecil Saydah, Wal-Mart, Dezynwyrx, American Dawn Textiles
Handbags & Accessories: Brighton Accessories, Isabella Fiore Handbags
Dishware: Tabletops Unlimited
Rugs & Doormats: The Rug Market
Stationary & Paper Products: Punch Studios
Apparel: Men, Women, Boys, Girls, Jr. Swimwear: Cal-Mex, Warnaco, Wal-Mart, Kmart, RB Textiles, Elegant Baby
Children & Infant Bedding and Nursing Uniforms: Cad Fabulous, Strategic Partners
Toy Set Illustration: Mattel Toys
Greeting Cards: Paradise Greetings
Home Décor Canvases : Hand painted collections of art for kids, tweens & adults. Dogwood Publishing, Target Stores, Homegoods, Babys R Us
Books, Periodicals. Editorial & Advertising: Various U.S. clients
Key Activities: Design original fabric & accessory prints and collections meeting the needs of diverse clients with successful completion and delivery on time and within budget. Hand drawn & painted designs. Art also created or modified in computer to meet the customer's specifications. Colorways developed by hand or digitally. Redesign of artwork to fit a new need or simply to update and give it new life and market appeal. Modify and place designs in templates for use in various product layouts. Create eye-catching presentation boards.
Art Directing & Styling Experience On site.
TEXTILE DESIGN ART DIRECTOR 2005. Strategic Partners, Pacoima, CA
Key Activities: Supervised crew of 4 designers. Delegated design and textile coloring projects. Oversaw development of seasonal prints for nurses uniforms working closely with stylist. Assisted with repeat production. Checked all designs for production capabilities and gave final approval before art went into production. Tracked project development to meet tight deadlines.
ANIMATION STYLIST & SUPERVISOR. 1996 to 2003. Walt Disney Animation Studios, Nickelodeon Animation, Universal Cartoon Studios, Cartoon Network, Hanna- Barbera & Film Roman Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Key Activities: Developed the color palette, painting technique and style for scenery used in traditional animation.
Collaborated with Director and Designers to ensure a consistent look for the show delivered on time and within budget. Supervised small team of background scenery artists to learn the techniques required for the show. Responsible for creating high impact promotional art.
SENIOR TEXTILE DESIGNER & CAD SUPERVISOR. 1992 to 1996 Sherry Fran Inc., Division of LA Dye & Print Works, Vernon, CA
Key Activities: Collaborated with Stylist to develop packages for clients in a timely manner and to their unique
specifications. Developed the Studio's Line and presentation of it. Purchased artwork within budget for development from Collections and Textile Shows. Supervised CAD Department: kept deadlines met, delegated work and trained new designers. Responsible for preparing engraving sheets, pitch sheets and sending designs to the printer. Checked strike-offs for accuracy. Followed up with printer, salesperson and client to insure timely and accurate delivery of goods. Created new, trend-conscious prints for women, children and men's apparel.
Colored and re-colored prints getting maximum value from designs. Completely overhauled the file management system of the studio's design collection both digitally and in books to ensure efficiency and a smooth workflow. Reorganized fabric samples in an easy to access and beautiful presentation.
ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR. 1991 to 1992 Decortex Company, Niagara Falls, New York
Key Activities: Designed traditional and stylized prints for wallpaper and fabrics. Developed colorways to meet the current and projected industry trends and customer needs. Designed and prepared mock-up sample books.
Checked colors of strike-offs for accuracy at off-site mill.
INTERIOR DESIGNER'S BUSINESS SCHOOL, Reading, UK
LUCY GOUGH STYLING Course, London, UK
STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AT BUFFALO. Buffalo, New York
BA The Arts: Costume & Textile Design. Graduated with Honors. May 1989
FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. New York, New York
BFA Courses in Fashion Design. Fall 1985
PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN. New York, New York
Certificate in Textile Design. Fall 1991
Graphic Artists Guild
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Portfolio and References available upon request.