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34-22 42ND ST #1RF ASTORIA, NY 11101
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Highly creative with in-depth understanding of product development and merchandising. Strong presentation and computer skills, excellent organizational and multitasking abilities, works well in a team environment. Strong knowledge of textile development/fabric sourcing.
Carole Hochman Design Group, New York, NY 06/10-Current
Stan Herman , Tommy Bahama & Private Label
Associate Designer - Mens & Womens Sleepwear, Loungewear & Robes
Heads up fabric research and development for Robe and Loungewear programs. Prepares all trim and sample garment information to pass to technical design team. Creates and updates presentation and costing boards, as well as technical sketches and design packages. Ensures successful style execution from first proto to TOP approval through coordinating Design, Sales and Sample Room requests. Responsible for color and strike-off approvals from initial submission to production. Manages the CAD team, oversees the workflow of interns. Maintains CAD and fabric reference libraries for all categories.
MFI Art Company, New York, NY 11/09-06/10
Freelance Art Consultant
Used art history knowledge and previous gallery experience to research and advise the owner on art trends. Provided companies with artwork that reflects their public image. Worked with individual clients to research and locate the artwork suiting to their personal styles and needs.
Polo Jeans Company Ralph Lauren, New York, NY 02/08-05/09
Assistant Designer Menswear
In an absence of immediate supervisor performed the functions of a Designer for over a year, reporting directly to the VP of Merchandising and Design. Conceptualized and presented initial line direction based on Sales Team feedback and market research. Developed seasonal color palettes, fabrications and silhouettes in all categories (knits, woven shirts, bottoms, active and sweaters). Prepared and managed hand-offs to Tech Team and Sourcing. Consistently met aggressive deadlines achieved by careful planning and multi-tasking. Some of daily responsibilities included: technical packages, construction detail sketches, yarn-dye and graphic development, CAD work, fit comments, communication with overseas.
New York & Company, New York, NY 11/06-01/08
Assistant to VP Apparel & Accessory Design
Managed calendars of VP & EVP of Design. Researched, presented and catalogued seasonal market trends. Responsible for ordering color standards, creating color cards for the Design teams. Created and maintained color and print archive.
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign, Web PDM, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint
Parsons, Fashion Design BFA Program 2002-2006
YMA Menswear Scholarship Award Parsons 2006
Make Studios, Lingerie Panty Workshop 2009 SVA, Screen Printing Continuing Education 2010
STOLL, Knit 1 Purl 1 & Knit 2 Purl 2 seminars 2012