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Chelsea Cartwright

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  • date: 6-11-15
A unique apparel, graphic, product and textile designer and illustrator with an emphasis on modern contemporary fashion. Experienced in all aspects of the manufacturing process from concept to production and marketing.
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Mens
    Womens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    Negotiable
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Photoshop
    Illustrator
    InDesign
    Excel
    Gerber Pattern Design System
    Acrobat
    Mac Proficient
    PC Proficient
  • Schools/Training

    F.I.D.M., Los Angeles: AA Fashion Design
    Lesage School of Embroidery, Paris

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EDUCATION

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising: Los Angeles, CA
/ / A.A. Fashion Design / / June 2007

Lesage School of Embroidery: Paris, France
/ / Technical Embroidery Education / / July 2006

EXPERIENCE

MICHAEL STARS
Menswear Designer
May 2015 - present

AG ADRIANO GOLDSCHMIED
Mens Knit and Wovens Tops Desisn
July 2011 - April 2015

/ / Designed and conceptualized all men’s sportswear tops including woven shirts, jackets, cut-and-sew knits and full-fashioned sweaters to accompany the existing denim and woven bottom collections
/ / Established a standardized fit for the AG men’s tops; supervised fittings with pattern makers and technical designers from initial samples through T.O.P. stages
/ / Worked closely with the tops division manager, merchandiser and sales representatives to develop a marketable and cohesive tops collection
/ / Analyzed the target retail market, current trend coverage and selling reports to develop a collection that was current yet relevant to the AG customer
/ / Communicated with both in-house pattern makers and sample sewers as well as local and overseas contractors to develop salesman samples, exclusive retail pieces and initial production prototypes

AG ADRIANO GOLDSCHMIED
Associate Mens and Womens Wovens Tops Design
July 2010 - July 2011

/ / Worked directly with the Senior Wovens Tops Designer to create a complementary collection of men’s and women’s woven tops for the AG brand
/ / Designed and developed a comprehensive trim package for the woven tops program
/ / Performed trend research, sourced trim and fabrics, and developed flat sketches and tech packs for new designs
/ / Attended fittings and generated comments for overseas contractors
/ / Maintained daily communication with overseas contractors to produce design prototypes and deliver salesman samples to domestic and international showrooms on a tight schedule

FREELANCE FASHION & GRAPHIC DESIGN
Freelance Designer
January 2009 - June 2010

/ / Worked with a variety of clients on a contract basis to develop creative solutions in the fields of product development, technical design, photo retouching, lookbook design and layout, packaging design, branding concept and website wireframes
/ / Managed communication with clients regarding initial submits and project revisions to achieve the desired end product within prescribed deadlines

SANCTUARY CLOTHING
Assistant Fashion/Graphic Designer
July 2007 - December 2008

/ / Worked with Senior Designers to create technical flats, tech packs and fit comments
/ / Designed repeat prints, embroidery and screen print designs to have created with fabric printers both domestically and overseas
/ / Worked with dye houses to develop seasonal colors and new wash techniques for the collection
/ / Performed photo retouching and designed seasonal lookbook layouts, branding and booth design for trade shows
/ / Created graphics for seasonal website redesigns, promotional email blasts and advertisement layouts
/ / Designed promotional products for showrooms and trade shows

References Available Upon Request

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