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AMANDA SOMERS

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  • date: 11-13-11
I am a motivated, and energetic individual whom takes prides in professionalism, organization and detail. I have experience in both woven/knits & several women\'s /men\'s categories.I am seeking an assistant technical position with growth opportunities

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Tabletop
  • Availability

    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    negotiable
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    MICROSOFT OFFICE
    MICROSOFT EXCEL
    PS CS5
    AICS5
    WEB PDM
    MAC OSX
  • Schools/Training

    IADT/ BFA in FD and merchandising
    24 SEVEN TLNT/ intro to Web PDM
    24 SEVEN TLNT/ AI CS
    F.I.T / Tech design mgr. certification

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Work Experience

Yigal Azrouel (cut 25, RTW collection, Yigal for men) Garment Center, NYC - Internship
Technical Design/Production Intern
Jul 2011 to Present

•Assist Technical Designers with sample development process and initial tech pack assembly for all three divisions
•Independently measure garments and record against issued specs and create intl POM\'s for proto\'s
•QC production samples in receiving process and communicate comments to product development manager and technical designers
•Participate and pre- pare for weekly fit sessions by spec\'ing
fit samples, updating revisions on spec sheets, photograph fit models for factory comments
•Research and negotiate local market sourcing for pieced goods vendor coordinator / production team
•Trim PP sample packages for domestic contractors and create and file vendor contracts
•Cross reference patterns against cutter\'s must for trim
•Check in receiving for overseas bulk shipment with production team
•Track department \'in and out\' samples and production patterns and maintain sample closets

Elie Tahari LTD - Collection RTW, Bloomingdale’s NY,NY Full time Wholesale Sales supervisor
September 2010 to Jun 2011

•Partnered with sales associates and Implemented team development strategies for sales growth
•Trained shop associates to maximize sales and build client relationships
•Analyzed local wholesale accounts and national unit selling and buys
•Ensured daily proper maintenance of store wide Elie Tahari divisions
Attended executive seasonal collection review meetings with executive team

Orangia (Dresses)
New York, NY
Technical Design Assistant
April 2009- September 2009
Free lance

-Created tech pack with illustrator sketches, detail pages, line sheet with colorways, trim sheets
-Measured all PP samples and created intl specs, HTM standards and grade rules in excel
-Attended in house fit sessions, style out meetings with design team and revised specs based on fit adjustments and buyer requests
-Communicated final concerns of fit workmanship to designer for factory comments

Orangia (Dresses)
Miami, FL -Full time
Design/Production Assistant

-Worked with Designer in creating seasonal concepts, flat patterns to development of 1st ptoto
-Created line sheets in PS, pieced goods cost sheets in excel, and updated look books for buyers
-Assisted with product development
for intl styles including approvals for lab dips, mock -ups, strike -offs and trim approvals
-Organized studio/factory space, organized trimm and pattern library and updated inventory tracking for trim and pieced goods
-Created markers layouts for production, cut orders, created trim packs and bundles/cut work to hand off to sewers
- Booked appointments with retailers for during market week, and participated in styling photo shoots

Esteban Cortezar (RTW Collection)
Miami, FL
Pattern making/Production Internship
January 2005 - May 2005

-Worked with in house pattern maker to manipulate existing flat patterns to create new styles for runway collection

-Adjusted flat patterns to reflect fit changes, and create new design details ie: pockets, darts
-Rendered last season patterns and create slopers and organized pattern library
-Cut in house production orders as requested and bundled cut work for sewers assembly.
-Cut in house sample designs for Bryant park runway presentation
-Participated in local market sourcing for in house sample making

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