Bob Bland

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Men’s apparel designer experienced in the contemporary and streetwear markets. Knowledgeable in both overseas and domestic production, has worked within design teams for Rugby Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger and Triple Five Soul.
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  • Technologies

    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
    Web PDM
    Adobe Acrobat
    Microsoft Office
  • Schools/Training

    Savannah College of Art & Design

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Work Experience

2006-Present Brooklyn Royalty New York, NY

Menswear Designer
•Determined conceptual direction of line
•Designed all graphics for apparel, print ad and web placement
•Managed screen printing process and oversaw quality control
•Sourced vintage inspiration for men’s outerwear and shirting
•Marketed collection to press and retail store buyers

2007-2008 Triple Five Soul New York, NY
Menswear Designer
•Developed apparel design collections from concept to completion, based on continuous research into seasonal key items and market trends
•Traveled to Tokyo, Hong Kong and China to research trends, meet with factory liaisons and oversee production
•Sourced directional fabrics and trims domestically and internationally
•Produced theme-based graphic programs incorporating placement art, allover prints, embroideries and trims
•Created complete, production-ready tech packs for apparel and graphics
•Communicated with overseas production team to ensure quality and accuracy at strike-off, proto and salesman sample level
•Conducted fittings, fabric and color approvals
•Collaborated with sales and marketing teams to track retail performance and merchandise upcoming seasons

2005-2007 24 Seven Talent, Inc. New York, NY
•Associate Designer-Roughwear for Rugby Ralph Lauren
•Assistant Designer-Knits for Banana Republic
•Assistant Designer-Kids for Macy’s Merchandising Group
•Design Assistant-Wovens for Tommy Hilfiger USA

2005-2006 KC New York New York, NY
Assistant Designer
•Researched trends and shopped the contemporary market for inspiration
•Drew concept sketches and created complete tech packs in Illustrator
•Developed specs and reviewed garment fit at all stages of production
•Recruited and trained internship candidates
•Communicated with overseas production team via fax and email
•Attended MAGIC Las Vegas, Project and Pool shows

2004-2005 Freelance Designer Washington, D.C.
Design Assistant
•Organized mood, fabric and style boards
•Organized fabric swatch libraries
•Hand-sketched preliminary flat and detail sketches
•Developed patterns and constructed samples for runway shows
•Wrote press releases, letters to clients and company profiles

Summer 2003
Maggie Norris Couture
New York, NY
Full-time Design Internship
•Sourced fabrics and trims
•Created embroidery and beading layouts
•Researched and presented collection inspirations
•Assisted in pattern drafting, couture finishing and fittings
•Arranged showroom, dressed forms and merchandised garments

1999-2002 G-Street Fabrics Washington, D.C.
Fabric Consultant
•Gained expertise in textile qualities, physical properties and common uses
•Assisted customers in designing and creating complete garments
•Taught store-sponsored sewing classes
•Dressed window models and assisted with visual merchandising
•Won top sales award for department 4 times consecutively


Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, GA
•B.F.A. Fashion Design, minor in Art History
•Graduated Magna Cum Laude.
•Awarded Karin Shier Fashion Scholarship

Additional Skills
•Proficient in Web PDM, Adobe Illustrator CS3, Photoshop CS3, Acrobat and Microsoft Office
•Equally proficient in Windows XP and Mac OSX platforms
•Excellent written and oral communication skills
•Organized and efficient, with a strong sense of accountability and consistent follow-up
•Third-degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do

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