Cynthia Roney

  • images: 49
  • views: 4429
  • date: 9-5-22
20+ years of Domestic and Import experience. I am a self-motivated professional with a strong background in apparel design, and a thorough understanding of garment construction, pattern making, specs, grading, fit process, and apparel manufacturing.
  • Region(s):
  • Northwest, Southern CA, International

Infant and Toddler Girls

Infant and Toddler Girls X
Infant Toddler Girls Product Development

Infant Toddler Boys

Infant Toddler Boys X
Toddler Boys Development, Project 1-4, was for Shaun White at Target and was to translate into Toddler size from the existing 8-20 line. I came up with mood, concept, ideas, market ideas, graphics influence and came up with color and graphics

Girls And Baby Misc Projects

Girls And Baby Misc Projects X
Spring Summer 2016 Direction with Color Focus, print and graphic directions. And Baby Layette groups design/development showing influence, color story, graphics and silhouette designs in a monochromatic color theme.

Swimwear Design

Swimwear Design X
Swimwear Design and Development

Layette - Baby - Infant

Layette - Baby - Infant X
Layette, Baby, Infant Design and Development

Infant Toddler Boys

Infant Toddler Boys X
Infant Toddler Boys Design and Development
  • Category

  • Market Segments

    Technical Illustration
  • Specialties

    Cut & Sew Knits
    Full-Fashioned Sweaters
  • Years of Experience

  • Availability

  • Relocation

  • Technologies

    Microsoft Excel
    Microsoft Word
  • Schools/Training

    FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
    AA Design
    The Art Institute
    BFA Fashion Design
  • Social

More Information

Design Skills:
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, brand integrity, and merchandising. Thorough knowledge of garment construction. Travel domestically and overseas for product development, sourcing, and trend research.

Work Experience:

Haus of Grey, Los Alamitos, CA
• Senior Apparel Designer for Men's & Women's Golf Apparel Company (July 2020-Present)
• Design prints for Polo Collection for both Men and Women
• Senior Technical Designer for men's and women's lines
• Lead Men's and Women's Technical Design
• Created a more efficient fit sample process, as needed for cross-functional categories
• Managed to reduce the number of fit samples by styles significantly, from 4 to 1
• Tech pack development for all Haus of Grey Labels including Matte Grey, and Heather Grey
• Create style-specific tech packs, specs, and BOMs
• Initial tech-pack for development using Illustrator, developing cads, developing specs create BOM using excel, for all categories that included polos, woven and knit jackets, woven bottoms, outerwear including full-fashioned sweaters, and update tech packs as needed throughout the design and development process.
• Review first proto, check-in specs, fit on live models and convey comments to factories on the first fit through bulk production from PPS to TOP
• Coordinate, and conduct fit sessions with the various cross-functioning product lines
• QC on shipments received from overseas vendors, report findings to Creative Director/Owner
• Develop Company Catalogs using InDesign for all Haus of Grey Lines
• Collateral for Sales included the design and layout for product displays, and structure for special accounts that included website hero pages. It featured styles that were brand specific for that account.
• SMU for green grass accounts, including special requests for embroidery, screen-prints, creating line sheets, and follow-up with tech packs for SMU projects, which included polos, hats, screened tees, and other requested items.
• Update and maintain the company website (Shopify)
• Develop eBlasts and send out company announcements that included the release of all new products, website sales, and company announcements regarding new product

Sublitex - Luna Jai
Worked collaboratively with VP of Merchandising and Designer for Yoga company.
• Allocate and Assemble tech packs from development stages through production
• Work closely with design and product development teams and be the liaison with the head of the production as well as import and domestic vendors
• Facilitate sampling process of apparel styles from design concept - through first prototype to a final, production-ready sample
• Offer solutions to correct fit and construction details for challenging styles when needed
• Manage the preparation of matrices for handover to production
• Lead the creation of a block library of patterns to maintain fit consistency within product categories
• Act as a point of contact for vendors, to ensure calendar deadlines
• Identify and alert design and production teams of potential production, quality, and costing issues and make recommendations to ensure brand integrity is maintained
• Manage fittings, ensuring on-time communication with vendors
• Follow through with daily correspondence with import factories, sending and tracking comments and following up on prototypes when needed, ensuring calendar deadlines are met
• Manage fit process, fitting illustrating pattern corrections and style comments using Excel, Illustrator, and Photoshop
• Strong background working with performance and lifestyle knit fabrics
• Catalog layout

Buffalo David Bitton
Design Manager for LA Office
Manage Women's Design Development Department
Collaborated with Creative Director of Women’s sportswear categories ranging from Full Fashioned Sweaters, Knit and Woven Tops, Knit and Woven Bottoms, Dresses, casual bottoms and fleece fashion, Jackets, and Outerwear. Present trend research, trend direction and inspiration, silhouette, and color.
Supervised, managed, and directed team members including in-house graphic artists, assistant designers, associate designers, and junior technical designers.
• Computer Illustrated sketches and spec details for initial protos
• Worked with agents/factories locally & overseas.
• Lead fittings on live-models
• Followed up sample development through trips to Hong Kong (2x per year)
• Maintained WIP reports: initial protos through production
• Prepared Seasonal catalog: 4x per year using InDesign for design and layout
• Prepared PowerPoint Presentations reflecting the inspiration for the season: 2x per year
• Shopped the market and conducted creative research for new ideas and processes

JNCO Jeans, Inc.
Designer for Girls & Boys: Infant – 4-6x Sportswear
• Launched new lines for a newly established Children’s Division for an already established Young Men’s Company. The focus of the division was to design and develop sportswear separates and Co-ordinates for the mid-range market that sold to Mervyn’s, JcPenny, Sears, and Target.
• Development included graphic tees, graphic onesies, woven shirts, denim bottoms, woven bottoms, and swimwear.
• Development was designed locally and made overseas.
• WIP on all styles for both boy's and girls' collections
• Tech Packs, specs & BOMs on all styles

Teaze Of California
Senior Designer for Infant, Toddler, and 4-6x Girls Sportswear
• Designer for Infant, Toddler, and 4-14 Sportswear: Private Label for Target, and Mervyn’s
• Designer for 4-14 Sportswear Separates and Dresses for ‘Borderline’ Label
• Shopped the market for new silhouette ideas and print processes
• Develop and source fabrics, prints, trims, dye, and screenprint techniques
• Coordinate with in-house pattern makers, sample makers, assistant designers, and graphic artists on the full development of the line, including salesmen and buyers' samples.

Designer/Merchandising Associate
Sportswear Separates, Dresses, and Co-ordinates for Newborn, Infant, Toddlers through 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 Nordstrom’s, Macy’s, and Bloomingdale's
• Designer for Girls Infant, Toddler, 4-6x Private label exclusively for Mervyn’s
• Hand Illustrated sketches and follow up with pattern makers, and sewers
• Meet with a variety of vendors to develop new trims, fabrics, appliques, denim washes
• Managed fittings, worked with pattern makers 1st through production
• Shopped the market and conducted creative research for new ideas and processes
• Travel overseas for market research and design development

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

Freelance: Fashion Design, Technical Design & Consultant - September 2009 - Present
Swimwear: Design capsule themes, design bodies, prints, layout
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

Send a message to

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.