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JLA Home
Full Time Employee
01/07/2008 –10/31/2008
Freelance Employee
10/2007 - 12/2007
Senior Designer, Youth and Fashion Bedding
- Design Comforters, Shams, Decorative Pillows and Window
Treatments Using Illustrator software.
- Create Repeats and Re-Color art work using Illustrator,
Photoshop and Ned graphics Software.
- Create Spec Sheets using Illustrator software.
- Create Bedding and Trend Presentation Boards for Robert Allen,
Wal-Mart, JC Penny, Sears, Kmart, Target, Fortunoff, Bed Bath and
Beyond, and HBC Canadian Markets.
- Interact with and Travel to China Offices to oversee production
of Robert Allen and Juvenile art.
- Position eliminated due to downsizing

Freelance Design
- Bardwil Linens
- Springs Industries
- Sander Sales

WestPoint Home
Bedding Designer
February 2006 to May 2007
Home Fashions Stylist
· Select Fabrications, Trims, and Color Palettes for Charisma Brand and Department Store Programs.
· Create Repeats and Re-Color art work using Ned graphics Software.
· Design Duvet Covers, Shams, and Decorative Pillow Fabrication Sheets using Adobe Illustrator.
· Create Bedding Design and Trend Presentation Boards for Charisma, Showroom Open Line, Bed, Bath and Beyond, and Linen and Things.
· Interact with Product manager and Vendors to ensure Production Quality.

Dan River Inc.
Fabric Stylist, Apparel Division, July 2005 - October 2005
· Create Yarn Dye CADs for bottom weight fabrications.
· Work with Fabric Technician to ensure manufacturing standards.
· Create Trend Presentation Boards for Customers (VF Corp: Lee,
Lee Riders, Wrangler).
· Travel to Kansas City, MO for Customer Presentation.

Dimitrios Design Archive, New York, NY, February 2005 - May 2005
Textile Archive Assistant
· Assist in showroom sales, interacting with High End Home
Furnishings and Apparel Design clients
· File antique fabric swatches and antique printed and painted
· Place Advertisement, set up interviews and interview
candidates for internship position
· Purchase new computer for office, update software and
internet subscriptions

Limited Design Services, New York, NY November 2004 - February
Contract CAD Support
· Re-create print, yarn dye and stripe artwork using U4ia,
Photoshop, and Illustrator Software.
· Assist Design and Merchandising Teams with setup of showroom
for Executive Buy Meeting.

Tri-Coastal Design, New York, NY April 2004 - October 2004
Senior Designer, Home Decor and Accessories
· Develop Waverly Garden Room Fabric and Paper programs for
Target Stores.
· Design Fabric covered Gift and Home Décor items and related
Paper Accessories using Adobe Illustrator software.
· Develop Pattern work and color ways using Adobe Photoshop
· Prepare Linesheets using Adobe InDesign Software
· Provide Specification Drawings and Spreadsheets

Eddie Bauer, Redmond, WA October 2003 - April 2004
CAD Specialist
· Assist designers with changes and recoloring of artwork using
PrimaVision and Pointcarre software
· Provide artwork for graphic tee shirts using CAD and Graphic
· Research and distribution of graphic and print direction to
Designers and Directors
· Train designers and merchants how to create and recolor
artwork in PrimaVision and Pointcarre software
· Create CAD printouts of seasonal color palettes to distribute
to design and merchants
· Daily Maintenance of CAD software, Lectra server and Epson
· Manage CAD room inventory of paper, ink, hardware and

Eddie Bauer, Redmond, WA October 2002 - October 2003
· Approve colors to standard for all divisions of core apparel.
· Manage distribution of color standards to EBI offices and
· Manage color approval process and support design approval
· Train Colorist Assistant in approving color, production
time lines, and communication with overseas production
and vendors
· Mentor design in color issues for production
· Use of spectrophotometer for color scanning and variation
· Completion of 'Principles of Management' Class at Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer, Redmond, WA October 2002 - October 2002
Temporary CAD Operator
· Recreate CAD artwork for Women's Sweater division
· Hand off correct yarns and artwork to contract knitters for
sample making
· Create mixed yarns using spooling machines
· Assist sweater designers with organizing and photocopying
specification and colorway sheets.

Pacific Market International, Seattle, WA March 2002 - October
Contract Design Assistant
· Create new lab dip approval program
· Approve development and production samples
· Enter design details and technical sketches to specification
· Communicate with vendors regarding new and repeat products
· Support Carry Gear designers with bag design and flat
· Create 2D presentations in Power Point

Sears Roebuck & Co., Hoffman Estates, IL May 2000 - November
CAD Designer
Men’s Divisions, 05/2000 - 02/2001; Boy’s Division, 02/2001 -
· Created print, graphic, knit, yarn dye and stripe artwork
using U4ia paint and graphics functions
· Assisted designers with proposed colorways and merchandising
concepts to unify adoption and development
· Decreased cost at New York print shows by streamlining
· Created best selling screens for Spring and Summer 2001
River Blues tee-shirt program
· Advised merchandising and design of handbags and jewelry with
Accessory Product Manager/Designer

Nordstrom Product Development, Seattle, WA June 1997 - April
CAD Designer/Colorist/Design Assistant
Design Assistant - Halogen Men’s Wovens, 10/1999 - 04/2000
· Created yarn dye and micro pattern/dobby CAD artwork for
proposed and final production using Info Design Software
· Supported Men’s designer with garment design, merchandising,
and flat sketches of woven shirts, pants and outerwear
· Maintained Web PDM information on specification, bill of
materials, technical sketches, for current and future
· Communicated with domestic and overseas vendors to obtain
fabric samples and develop new qualities

Contract Design Associate, 01/1999 - 07/1999
· Created technical drawings with Corel Draw for Classique
Entier woven and knit teams
· Designed and assembled meeting packets for Classique Entier
buyers and vendors
· Designed and compiled textile catalog for Nordstrom archives

Colorist/CAD Artist – Young Men’s Division, 09/1997 - 01/1999
· Created yarn dye and engineered knit artwork using Info
Software and Corel Draw
· Developed and presented color palettes and yarn dyes to
designers and buyers
· Designed holiday style book for buyers
· Originated packaging that resulted in department recognition
and bonus
· Initiated and organized donation of fabric for charitable

Colorist/CAD Artist Internship – Brass Plum Jr. Division,
06/1997 - 09/1997
· Communicated with domestic and foreign vendors to verify
and fabric quality for junior program including approval of lab
dips, strike-offs, and bitlooms
· Created presentation boards and color cards for seasonal
adoption meetings
· Produced print and weave CAD artwork using Info Design and
Repeat, EasyWeave software

Continuing Education, Fashion Institute of Technology, New
York, NY
· Nature Studies, Weaving 131, Creative Principles of Textile

Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle, WA
· Day course in textile design using Photoshop taught by
Designer Sue Gundy (

Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL
Graphic Design Software Classes using Photoshop, Quark, and
Illustrator (Fall 2002).

Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA
Associates - Apparel Design, June 1999
(Time Magazine Community College of the Year, 2001)
· Design courses involving line development, color palettes,
story boards, and textile design
· Manufacturing techniques, such as technical sketches,
specification packages, production sewing, and pattern making
· Experience with industrial sewing machines, sergers,
buttonhole machines and pressing equipment

Computer Skills
· Textile Design Programs: U4ia, PrimaVision, Pointcarre, and
Info Design
· Graphic Design Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, Corel
· Apparel software: Web PDM
· Microsoft programs: Word, Explorer, Excel, and Outlook
· Windows and Macintosh operating systems

Farnsworth-Munsell Hue Test: Score: 12 (Superior

Professional Associations
· Member, American Association of Textile Chemists and
(AATCC), 2003
· Attended C2C Color Symposium, New York City, March 2003

Volunteer Service
Dress For Success, Seattle, WA
· Assist clients with choosing interview appropriate wardrobes
from donated assortment
· Arrange and merchandise various categories of donated
assortment for ease of dressing client

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