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- Northwest, Southern CA, International
Assemble market data on key fashion trends. Interpret fashion vision and trends into successful product lines for all market tiers. Create and present trend and concept boards,
color and graphic direction. Design from concept stage, color, fabric development silhouettes, and fit, keeping in mind brand integrity and merchandising. Thorough knowledge of garment construction. Travel domestically and overseas for product development, sourcing, and trend research.
Haus of Grey, Los Alamitos, CA
Senior Technical Designer - September 2018 - Present
As Senior Technical Designer at Haus of Grey I’m responsible for the initiation of technical packages to vendors for prototypes through bulk production for all product categories and all product lines including Matte Grey, Matte Blvck, and Heather Grey. Responsible for ensuring the consistency of the fit, specifications, quality and construction of the product are up to Haus of Grey standards. Work with Head Designer to develop the fit and specification for the prototype samples, formulate corrections and provide solutions as appropriate for every season. Conduct fit sessions on live models, review overall fit, and confirm all details of the garment. Establish specifications and construction requirements for each garment type as per Haus of Grey standards. Review, revise and update tech pack, spec sheets and BOMS to confirm their accuracy. Communicate fit revisions and comments to vendors in a technical package format. Approve fit and construction for each prototype. Develop and maintain on-time execution of vendor-ready tech packs, including construction sketches, fabrics and trims, construction details, bills of materials, measurement charts and graded specifications. Prepared Seasonal catalogs for Matte Grey, Matte Blvck and Heather Grey.
Freelance: Fashion Design, Technical Design Consultant - September 2009 - Present
Swimwear: Design capsule themes, design bodies, prints, layout
Luna Jai Yoga - Catalog Layout, Computer Illustrated Sketches, Trend Pages
GWG - Girls with Guns Design, Graphics, Prints, Catalog Layout
Shaun White - for Target - Infant Toddler Design Development, Presentation Boards
Gap and Old Navy: Design for various categories for Girls/Boys: Infant - Toddler
Sunset Brands: Skechers Backpack design and development for Twinkle Toes Brand
Blue Tattoo: Men’s and Women’s Development, Design, Catalog, and Presentation
Crystal Rock: Denim and Pocket Design, and presentations
Buffalo Jeans - David Bitton - Los Angeles, California & Montreal, Canada
Design Manager - November 2004 - September 2009
Worked collaboratively with Creative Director in every aspect from initial development through production. Supervised, managed and directed team members: including in-
house graphic artists, assistant designers, and technical designers. Maintained WIP
reports. Computer Illustrated sketches and input in excel format spec details, FIT
garments, make comments by working with factories locally and overseas. Prepared seasonal catalog 4x per year. Prepared PowerPoint Presentation reflecting the inspiration of line 2x per year. Follow up with initial Proto's through Production.
JNCO Jeans, Inc. - Happy Kids, Los Angeles, California
Designer for Kids Import Division - March 2001 - November 2004
Designer for Girls & Boys: Infant - 4-6x Sportswear
Launched new lines for Children’s division for Young Men’s company. The focus of the division was to design and develop Sportswear separates for the mid-range market that sold at Mervyn’s, JcPenny, and Sears. All development was done overseas.
Teaze of California, Los Angeles, California
Designer for Infant & Toddler - November 1997 - March 2002
Sportswear Separates, Dresses & Co-ordinates
Girls Designer for Infant, Toddler and 4-14 Sportswear.
Private Label design & development for Target, and Mervyns. Lead Designer for Infant,
and Toddler. Responsible for creating and presenting seasonal designs each season.
Complete development of fabrications, prints, embroideries, and screen-prints.
Designer for 4-14 Sportswear Separates and Dresses for ‘Borderline’ Label sold at Sear’s
SWAT-Fame, Inc., City of Industry, California
Merchandising Assistant - August 1995 - November 1997
Sportswear Separates, Dresses and Co-ordinates for Newborn, Infant, Toddler - 4-16
Designer for Newborn and Infant Line “L.A. Baby” sold exclusively at Mervyn’s
Designer for Newborn, Infant Toddler “Luv, Hugs & Kisses”, sold exclusively at
Macy’s and Bloomingdales. Designer for Girls Infant, Toddler, 4-6x Private label
exclusively for Mervyns.
Samantha Jo & Company/Global Kids, Commerce, CA
Assistant Designer - January 1989 - August 1995
Sportswear Separates and Co-ordinates for Girls & Boys
Associate Designer for Girls Infant - 7-14 sportswear