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Christina Nguyen-Jones

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  • date: 2-10-14
Fashion design professional offering expertise in manufacturing/ sales driven design in denim/ hard woven, cut/ sew knits, light weight woven, and accessories products. Possesses fabric weight, fiber content, and construction expertise.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Childrens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    30.00
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Adobe CS6
    Microsoft Office
    Lectra Web PDM
    PAD Patternmaking
  • Schools/Training

    Academy of Art University/ BFA FASHION
    St. Mary\'s College/ Integral Liberal Arts

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-14 Freelance Designer/ Merchandiser, Max Imports: Juniors/ Missy/ Plus Size Apparel: NY, NY
* Responsibilities: Research, design, development, and merchandising of Juniors, Missy, and Plus size woven and cut/sew knit garments. Responsible for building entire Juniors Freckles line from concept to final product. Collaborated with buyers, sales, and President in designing cost effective and on trend apparel for private labels/ specials. Management of design assistant, focusing on technical pack, garment specification, and CAD creation. Gave creative direction to textile artist and assistant. Management of model fit comments and photography. Utilized comp. shopping, market trend research, and consumer behavior analysis to merchandise the line.
* Key Accomplishments:
* Spring- Fall ‘14 development of entire Freckles house line: Woven tops, knit/ woven bottoms, knit/ woven skirts, knit/ woven dresses, and athletic knit bottoms.
* Spring- Fall ‘14 creation of specials for Fairweather Canada, Joyce Leslie, Deb Shops, Wet Seal, The Buckle, Dots, and Ashley Stewart.
* Saving the company thousands of dollars in photography, shipping, and supply costs by utilizing file sharing resources (Dropbox.com & Google Drive) and professionally correcting photos in house for Groupon.com.

2009-13 Freelance Associate Designer, Freestyle, Haddad, LF USA, and GT: NY, NY
* Responsibilities: Research, design, development, and production of licensed, house line, and private label apparel. Responsible for patternmaking, flat sketching, trend analysis, production, CAD presentations, development, and fittings. Worked closely with sales, merchandising, and production/ factories.
* Key Accomplishments:
* Freestyle: Holiday- Summer ‘14 design of Tween denim for Kohl’s: Mudd/ SO, Target: Cherokee private labels, Amy Byer Girl licensed apparel, and Freestyle Girls denim house line. Utilized factory connections to generate revenue and new business opportunities for the company.
* Haddad: Development of Spring ‘13 Boys’ denim, hard woven bottoms, and woven tops for Levi’s brand licensor.
* Li & Fung USA: Spring ‘10 design/ tech. design of Missy, Plus, and Juniors cut/ sew knit and woven garments for Hanes Just My Size, White Stag, and Faded Glory for Walmart private labels.
* Golden Touch: Design/ tech. design of sales driven and on trend cut & sew knits, fully fashioned knits, prints, and wovens for Tween Derek Heart label Fall ‘09- Spring ‘10 lines sold at Federated: Macy’s.

2012-13 Designer, Apollo Apparel: Lulu Luv Denim/ Hard Wovens: NY, NY
* Responsibilities: Research, design, development, and production of Tween apparel. Took complete ownership of fashion forward styles for an age compressed Tween market, focusing on brand growth. Collaborated with CEO, buyers, and sales to deliver on trend products for the customer at an affordable price. Worked with production, quality control, technical design, and factories to ensure that products met high quality standards. Market and trend analysis: Utilized professional industry resources and comparison-shopping.
* Key Accomplishments:
* Lead design and production of new Lulu Luv trims.
* Design of novelty bottoms, knit/ seamless bottoms, tops, outerwear, and denim bottoms line in Summer ‘12- Spring ‘14 orders for new and existing customers: Zulily.com, Marmaxx, Ross, Citi Trends, America’s Kids, and AAFES.

2010-12 Design Associate, Madame Alexander Doll Company/ Khan Lucas: NY, NY
* Responsibilities: Creation of luxury products that drive brand prestige. Design of quality mass-market goods that drive sales. Research, development, and design/ pattern making of high quality products for private label, licensed, house line, and specials collections. Responsible for entire life of designs from concept to finished product. Training and developing interns and design assistants, focusing on creative, innovative, expedient, and efficient methods of communication between design, sales, and production.
* Key Accomplishments:
* Designed new product development sheet for production packs, creating a new standard for the company.
* Licensed design for Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan, Angelina Ballerina, Disney, ABT, and Showtime: The Tudors & The Borgias.
* Design of collectible and mass-market products for private labels: Friends Boutique, Dollie & Me, Sweetheart Rose, and What a Doll (Toy Fair ‘11- ‘13).
* Responsible for development of product for core clients: Kmart, Walmart, Target, FAO Schwarz, Amazon.com, and Neiman Marcus.
* Worked with CFO, VP of Sales, and Production Director to create Walmart RFP for Friends Boutique program, securing the multi million-dollar account for Alexander Doll.

2007-08 Design Intern, Rachel Roy Fashions/ Jones New York: NY, NY
* Responsibilities: Research, design, development, and production of Fall ‘08-’09 Women’s Contemporary fashions. Fall ‘08 fashion presentation support. Worked closely with Rachel Roy, design, production, sales, in house sample room, and domestic factories to create high quality luxury goods.
* Key Accomplishments:
* Research, design, and development of luxury leather goods and couture accessories for the Fall ‘08 collection.
* Lead a team of interns in creation of Fall ‘08 couture Swarovski crystallized accessories for the Neiman Marcus sales team.
* Utilized hand sketching and detailed call outs to create production packs for Fall ‘08 leather goods and accessories lines.

SKILLS SYNOPSIS

* Fashion Design
* Research, design, and development of apparel and accessory products.
* CAD design of prints, art, embroideries, accessories, embellishments, and fashion body/ silhouettes.
* Fashion illustration expertise.
* Experienced with denim dry and wet processes, textile printing, and garment/ fabric dying.
* Technical Design
* Tailoring and fitting on a live fit model as well as on a dress form.
* Experienced in pattern making, cutting, sewing, hand finishing, embroideries, and beadwork.
* 3D draping techniques on a dress form.
* Experienced in working with domestic and overseas factories.
* Possesses knowledge of technical/ production pack and spec. creation.
* Computer Skills: Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design; Lectra Web PLM/ PDM; Excel, Word, Power Point; Outlook; PAD Pattern Design; Cinema 4D, and Entourage.
* Languages: English and Vietnamese

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