Carolyn Burgess

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Designer with strong cut and sew knit and woven experience. Able to design on trend product lines within tight cost parameters and see the process through production. Strong print development, technical and computer skills.
  • Region:
  • NY Metro


ath-leisure X

Spring Print and Pattern Inspiration

spring 2017 woven shirt trends

spring 2017 woven shirt trends X
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  • Schools/Training

    Otis College of Art and Design
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Highlighted Achievements

• Grew the Gloria Vanderbilt Knit Top business from a $6 million a year business to a $47 million in 2 years by working closely with the sales team to have on-trend product appropriate for that customer base and introducing a new Active Wear product line.
• Stabilized the design team at Oxford Collections after 6 people in less than one year transitioned through the position. Set up and standardized business processes and procedures that enabled staff to handle additional events in staff absence or increased workloads.
• Worked with industry leaders Target, Kohls, Daisy Fuentes, Wal-Mart, JC Penny, Gloria Vanderbilt Knit Tops designing exciting product assortments and managing the process through production.
• Experience in Women's Sportswear, Plus Size, Active Wear, Sleepwear, Dresses and Menswear.

Design and Development
• Coordinated the design and development process for multiple brands from trend analysis, concept boards,
sketches, and technical packs through final prototype and production.
• Able to clearly present ideas and concepts to internal and external audiences.
• Extensive fabric knowledge and ability to design garments on trend using quality materials within price parameters.
• Planned designed and had produced product assortments specific to each of the Private label accounts integrating each retailer’s brand identity, core customer profile and time-in-action calendars.

Product Development/ Technical Design
• Facilitate the transition from design concept and first proto to final production ready garment.
• Collaborate with Design, Merchandising, Sales, Production, and Agents to ensure fit, quality and delivery are achieved
• Translate Design concepts into detailed packages with garment measurements, design features and construction details.
• Lead Fit sessions on live Fit Model or Mannequin and write clear concise notes and follow up with agents/factories.
• Anticipate and resolve any fit or construction issues in pre-production and production.

• Experience traveling to Asia for research and development of fabrics, trims, new factory resources and production approvals.
• Shopped New York, Europe and American markets for fresh ideas, fabric, prints and trends.
• Collaborated with original print studios and CAD team to purchase and create original artwork that established Regatta as a vanguard.

US Polo Assn.
Senior Designer 2014 to Present
Womens Outerwear, Swimwear, Active

Freelance Designer 2012-to 2014
*Flat Sketching by Hand or Illustrator CS6
 *Translating Design Concepts into Detailed Tech Packages *Trend Analysis 
*Fabric Development
 *Print Development *Production Approvals *Web PDM

Li and Fung, USA Oxford Division 2005-2007
Senior Designer

Pacific Alliance/Regatta 1998-2005
Senior Designer

Bachelors of Fine Arts, Fashion Design, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California

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