Andrae Gonzalo

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Outcome-focused fashion designer, with robust illustration and communication skills, possessing 10 years of diversified technical expertise. Specializing in brand-based, conceptual design, with a proven ability to lead and motivate.


  • Category

  • Market Segments

    Costume Design
  • Availability

  • Hourly Rate

  • Relocation

  • Technologies

    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
    Microsoft Office
    Adobe Indesign
  • Schools/Training

    BFA, Otis College of Art and Design
    Coursework, UCLA
    Coursework, NYU

More Information


Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
1999-B.F.A., Fashion Design

University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1/1999–12/1996-Coursework in Art History

New York University, New York, NY
9/1990-5/1993-Coursework in Theater and Art History


Senior Designer – Mikael Aghal, New York, NY 8/2011–Present

-Conceptualized collection from initial inspiration through production TOP.
-Managed design team, and collection timeline.
-Communicated daily with overseas factories regarding sample execution and
fit correction.
-Conducted all fittings and supervised construction revisions.
-Sourced and designed fabrications and embellishments.
-Merchandised and styled all looks for seasonal promotional catalogues.

Senior Designer – Silvrlining, Los Angeles, CA 12/2010–8/2011

-Created and illustrated all technical flats, design sheets, and CADs.
-Sourced and developed sustainable fabrications and trims with domestic and
overseas mills.
-Commissioned all lab-dips, designed prints, and approved print strike-offs.
-Managed design room, patternmakers, and sewers.

Adjunct Professor – FIDM, Los Angeles, CA 1/2007–12/2010

-Taught courses in the principles and elements of Fashion design and
collection development.
-Led instructional workshops for illustrating drapery, textile rendering, and

Senior Designer – Single After Eight, Los Angeles, CA 8/2007–3/2008

-Initiated branding concepts to launch label through market research,
silhouette development, color direction, and merchandise planning.
-Supervised fit development, domestic sampling process, and garment
construction processes.

Senior Designer – Just USA Jeans, Los Angeles, CA 10/2004–5/2005

-Developed washes, fabric treatments, and finishing techniques with domestic
denim wash houses.
-Researched and incorporated historical construction techniques to enhance
-brand identity.

Creative Director – Andraegonzalo, Los Angeles, CA 2/2002–6/2005

-Established brand aesthetic and shaped design direction for line and retail
-Produced promotional fashion shows, gallery openings, and art

Buyer – American Rag Cie, Los Angeles, CA 6/2000–2/2002

-Managed wholesale buying and seasonal visual merchandising strategy.
-Compiled monthly trend and sales reports.

Assistant Designer – Cynthia Vincent, Los Angeles, CA 7/1999 – 5/2000

-Created layouts for embellishments, organized stock fabric library, scheduled
vendor appointments.


Proficient in all Mac operating systems, Microsoft Office, Adobe CS4 Illustrator,
Photoshop, InDesign


Cast Member - Project Runway, Season 2- BRAVO, New York, NY 6/2005–8/2007

References & Portfolio- Available upon request.

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