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Alison Zipkin

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I am Activewear, Lifestyle, Performance, and Yoga wear designer have been working in the fashion industry for thirteen years. The skills I have learned working in the fashion industry, include working with buyers, communicating with overseas manufacture

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Mens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    No
  • Schools/Training

    Oneonta
    American College of London
    FIT

More Information

Alison B. Zipkin
239 East 79th Street New York, NY 10075
Email: azipkin@hotmail.com

EXPERIENCE:

Freelance NY, New York
EP Pro/ EP Sport 2012– Present
Yoga/ Life Style Designer
• Designed product for the new line
• Made layouts for new product
• Produced specs for new garments
• Sketched in Illustrator

Jones New York/ LEI
Knitwear Designer
• Designed new product line
• Sketched in Illustrator

Jones New York/Jessica Simpson
Designer
• Sketched in Illustrator
• Created spec sheets

Anvil Knitwear NY, New York
Cut and Sew Knit Designer / Men’s, Lady’s, Kid’s 7/2009– Present
• Design new products
• Research global, domestic and competitive markets to identify new trends, fabric and techniques.
• Research color and add new colors to future palettes.
• Ensure all styles are illustrated accurately to express the fit and details of each garment.
• Create line sheets, color layouts and cads for new product in illustrator.
• Create inspiration boards for new trends including silhouettes, trims, colors and patterns in InDesign.
• Communicate requests for strike off lab dips and send comments and approvals.
• Work closely with Merchandiser to create future garments and items.
• Input new specs, color, and sample request into WEB PDM.
• Measure and record measurements of samples into WEB PDM.
• Attend fit sessions and make revisions to sketches and design package as needed.
• Review construction and quality of samples with Merchandiser and input comments and images into WEB PDM.
• Stylize mannequins for annual sales meeting.
• Find and coordinate with model for fit sessions, trade shows and presentations.
• Assist with special events and projects that require creative design input and coordination of materials.
• Travel to trade shows and factories.

Freelance NY, New York
• Anvil, EP Pro, Jones New York, Sears Holding, Fila, Temporarily Insane 2008– 2011

DANSKIN / DANSKIN NOW NY, New York
Designer for Missy Active, Missy Yoga, Missy Performance, Plus Active, Plus Yoga, Girls Dance and Girls active 2006– 2008
• Trend shop, researches the web, and trend books for ideas to design lines.
• Sketched garments in Illustrator and handed off flats to Tec team get samples made.
• Work with over seas manufactures to produce garment till production complete.
• Develop new fabrics over seas such as french terry, jerseys, ribs, fleece, stretch poplin, twills, two stretch.
• Research new trim and approve all trims for production.
• Oversee the assistant.
• Attend all fittings.

ITEM EYES/RQT NY, New York
Woven Designer 2004 – 2005
• Designed career casual woven jackets, pants, skirts, and blouses for the RQT line.
• Worked with fabrics such as tweeds, sateen, seersucker, denim, chiffon, georgette, stretch poplin, two way stretch woven, organic cotton, fabrics with wicking, antibacterial, and metal,
• Trend shop, research the web for ideas.
• Work with manufactures over seas and pattern room to produce first samples.
• Sketched garments in Illustrator.
• Source printed and solid fabrics for up coming lines
• Oversee the assistant to complete fabric boards.
• Oversee that the line sheets are complete.
• Make sure all RQT lines are complete in the showroom.
• Correspond with the production team.

TRACY EVANS NY, New York
Woven and Knit Design Associate for First Options 2002 – 2004
• Designed career casual woven jackets, pants, skirts, blouses, and knit tops for line and private labels.
• Worked with fabrics such as tweeds, sateen, seersucker, chiffon, georgette, stretch poplin, two way stretch woven, slinky
• Sampled fabric and trims.
• Oversaw the operation in the pattern room.
• Worked with production on garment construction.
• Made sure all first garments are properly made
• Sketched garments into the Illustrator.
• Sent out fabric for various wash processes

ANXIETY/ARDMORE BLOUSES NY, New York
Design Associate 2000 – 2002
• Created new designs for the junior line.
• Sampled fabric and trims.
• Oversaw the operations in the pattern room.
• Created screens for knit line.
• Compared market analysis research to determine fashion trends.
• Handled numerous design projects from concept to completion.

EDUCATION:
Sunny Oneonta Oneonta, NY
Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design 1998

The American College Of London London, UK
Semester Abroad
Fall of 1997

FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY NY, New York
High School, 1992-1993

SKILLS: PC and Mac literate, Adobe Illustrator, Photo Shop, Indesign, Web PDM, Excel, File Maker, Word Perfect,
Microsoft Office, Internet, Hi-res, Gerber, Accumark 300, and Kaledo

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