Cara Enteles

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I have over 20 years experience with all aspects of the design process.I worked with DKNY Jeans for many years creating the brand’s seasonal fashion direction including Color, Concept, Prints and graphics. I am also a Denim design/wash expert.


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  • Availability

  • Relocation

  • Technologies

    Color palette creation
    print design
    hand painting
  • Schools/Training

    Parsons BFA

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I am based in New York and have worked as a freelance design consultant for 20 years, while concurrently pursuing a fine art career. I am a great value because you get a highly experienced, professional hard worker who is willing to work freelance.

Cara Enteles Studio 2008-present
Principal, sole proprietor creating original artwork for private and corporate clients. Create
original paintings working with galleries in the United States and Europe. Create work for
and produce solo shows of the work with galleries. Responsible as well for all marketing,
inventory and promotion of the artwork. For images go to

Independent Design Consultant/ Director of Color and Concept
DKNY Jeans 2002-2008, 2010
Design Consultant Director of Color & concept for the DKNY jeans Women’s line Set the brand’s seasonal fashion direction including Color, Concept and Seasonal trends. Create seasonal presentation boards, color palettes and present to design, merchandising, sales and Licensors in collaboration with Design Director. Develop prints and logos. Work with design and merchandising at thumbnail review and proto review. Responsible for rigging the showroom for market and creating all the visual displays in the showroom, meeting with Licensor to approve product and presenting line to sales.
Edun 2009-2010
Design and develop Men’s and Women’s denim styles and washes for contemporary
Sportswear line.
Responsible for selection of all fabric and creative development of all washes and fits
Seasonal travel to factory/laundries oversee execution of showroom samples
Responsible for all adopted washes styles for production approval

2002-2005 also did this for the DKNY Jeans Juniors line
1998-2002 Women’s, Junior’s and Men’s denim wash and fabrication development. Created and executed denim washes. Picked all fabrics and worked with laundries developing washes

Liz Claiborne 2008 –created seasonal Color trend portion of corporate merchandising manual

Express Showroom display and color/ concept Fall 2007

DKNY Jeans/ Liz Claiborne 1997- 2002 Designer, denim wash development. Designed styles responsible for communicated tech packs to factories, fitting of all garments and denim wash development. Helped company transition to licensed owner
DKNY 1993-1997 Began my own business working as a denim consultant. Expanded the denim offering of the DKNY brand developed and executed washes and jean fits. Created trim packages, labeling and branding.

Calvin Klein Home –sold original artwork for use on plates and textiles

Work History
Banana Republic 1991-1993 Woven/denim designer handled all aspects of design for these categories and managed assistant designer. Responsible for presenting this portion of the line every season entire team at San Francisco headquarters.

Diesel/VF Corporation 1990-1991 Designer liaison for American Licensee. Worked with Italian design studio adapting the Diesel brand for the American market.
Gordon Henderson 1989-1990 Designer worked on all phases of developing a contemporary sportswear line
Calvin Klein Jeans 1987-1989 Assistant designer for the Calvin Juniors line Education: Parsons School of Design, BFA, New York, NY
Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France


Carol Cohen Silver Thimble Award Parsons School of Design 1986

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