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cindy waters

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Trusted Fashion Illustrator Women\'s Footwear Designer Trend & Concept Leadership I breathe creativity, have a high-end eye, easy to collaborate with and am an overall passionate team member with a flair for the eccentric.

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  • Category

    Footwear
  • Market Segments

    Womens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    35
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Adobe Photoshop
    Word
    Adobe Illustrator
    Style Manager
    Adobe InDesign
  • Schools/Training

    Parsons School of Design
    Fabric Fundamentals Cotton Inc
    Denim Manufacturing & Finishing Cotton Inc
    Dyeing Cotton Inc

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EXPERIENCE

VICTORIA\'S SECRET DIRECT
May 2010 - Sept 2012
Footwear Design Associate

- Complete Design & Development of the private label Colin Stuart, sold online and in catalog.
-Conceptualizing trends, building materials palette, monitor protos & fittings, presentation to executives.
-Travel overseas
-Travel inspiration

LIZ CLAIBORNE INC.
june 06-May 2012
Design & Trend Coordinator

• Exposure to all brands in LCI. Concept & design work with DKNY JEANS, LUCKY BRAND JEANS, DANA BUCHMAN, AXCESS and LIZ & CO.
• Monitor & present seasonal mens & womens trend forecasting: color, silhouette,
fabric & graphic direction to the moderate, bridge, & contemporary brands.
• Creating and executing showroom visuals for multiple brands.
• Track & provide cross-divisional communication on selling competition, product
opportunities, consumer habits, global design influences, innovative approaches
to selling product & sustainability.
• Develop brand strategies & profiles via presentation boards,
promotional material & video.
• Research potential brand mergers & acquisitions to enhance the LCI portfolio.
• Illustrate collections for press & buying presentations.
• Plan designer roundtables & off-site inspirational events for the
design executives.
• Attend & report on regional fabric, pattern & material shows.
• Updating the LCI Design Resource Center, book, trend service & sample
garment collection.
• Handling & curating garments deaccessioned from the MET museum.
• Creating & maintaining a design & marketing internal blog.

HEIDI WEISEL
Dec 03-Feb 07

Design Assistant & Illustrator — high-end evening wear
• Worked closely with designer on line development from concept to production; inspiration, sketching, application, styling & line book.
• Shopped for fabric & trim appropriate for the luxury market.
• Press illustrations & flats.
• Production responsibilities & communication with domestic manufacturing & sourcing.
• Showroom & model presentation.

FREELANCE
Charlotte Moss - illustration
Conceptual Design & Mens Forecasting Thomas Oatman, New Republic april09
Fashion & Logo Illustrations DollyDecorette.com aug 08
Logo design CheemaCheema may 07
Shoe design Howard Davis jan 06

HONORS
2007 Winner of LCI’s Project Protege Design Challenge $10,000
2005 National Finalist in Brown’s Shoe Design Competition
2004 Finalist MTV Design & Store Window Display

SKILLS
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Word, Excel, patternmaking, draping, sewing & painting
Strong communication & highly motivated. Result driven.

EDUCATION
Parsons School of Design BFA 2006

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