debbi vigil

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my graphic/design background includes experience with presentation, branding, marketing, packaging, textile (surface prints), graphic placements/sublimations, trim development, embroidery, POP materials, advertising for licensed/private label/lifestyle.


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Debora A Vigil

Employment History:

ConceptsNYC (10/2009 - 06/2010) and (08/2011 - present)
Creative Director - Design
Conceptualize and initiate collections and design direction for ladies, juniors, and mens intimate apparel and sleepwear.. Work closely with production to insure the integrity of the designs. Create structured and branded presentations. Develop and execute all marketing materials. Research, present and forecast trends that are currently in the market; apply and modify them to pertain to each vendor. Conceptualize and create all prints and graphic materials thru to production. Create technical sketches and detailed cad silhouettes. Initiated business solutions and a ‘work smarter’ structure. Developed and initiated a cohesive file structure for the design department. Introduced ‘buy boards’ (for record keeping) initiated ‘naming conventions” for design files, and suggested and introduced software programs such as webPDM and lectra to track and resolve product management issues. Introduced the idea of portfolio books for presentations - for a clean and professional presentation - which ended up by saving the company money in presentation costs.

Komar -Childrens Licensed Division (06/2010 - 07/2011)
Senior Designer -
Developed and designed licensed childrens sleepwear. Responsible for all aspects of design; from initial development to production packages; including cads, presentation boards marketing. Execute production packages, approve lab dips and quality of sublimations and prints, corresponding directly with licensors to get approvals. Worked with the computer staff to build a design library for the childrens sleepwear division.

Sara Max Apparel Group (05/2007 - 07/2008)
Senior Designer –
Designed license and private label sleepwear for mass market. Created graphics, prints, CAD silhouettes, and presentation boards. Responsible for all sample and production packages; including garment specing, lab dips, print/fabric approvals. Communicate with overseas factories with detailed emails about the corrections of the product.

Dream Apparel LLC (10/2004 - 05/2007)
Designed sleepwear for mass market, mid-tier, and speciality stores. Implemented tween line and daywear line. Also designed a swimwear line for girls, and loungewear line for missy. Responsible for sample and production packages. Created sells sheets, layouts, marketing materials, logo design, brand identity, trend forecasting, and 3D fixtures/shop environments and packaging.

Ariela - Alpha International (09/2003 - 06/2004)l
Textile Designer/Associate Designer-
Designed Sleepwear and Intimates for private label and licensed junior merchandise. Created graphics, textile prints, detailed CAD silhouettes, marketing materials, logo design, brand identity, 3D store plans and 3D fixtures.

Art Zulu (05/2003 - 08/2003)
Art Director-
Coordinate projects with clients, review and delegate projects to staff, regulate office workflow and production. Designed girls/ tween sportswear, intimate apparel, outerwear, textile design, screen prints, sell sheets, layouts, marketing materials, logo design, brand identity, trend research, brochures, catalogues, photo correction, and 3D store plans and 3D fixtures.

Logikos LLC (06/2000 - 07/2002)
Graphic Artist -
Developed and refined marketing strategies for proprietary online industry software. Headed internal marketing materials for Logikos LLC. Created 3D shops, fixtures, merchandise guides, brochures, managed and maintained client files. Designed mens and womens clothing, intimates and accessories, which were used to demonstrate the software.


One Blonde One Brunette - (02/2012 - 03/2012)
Design, graphics and detailed cads for junior domestic intimate apparel

Cherry Design Partners(12/2009-12/2010) -1 yr contract
Textile Design for a variety of markets; including womens, juniors, childerns, mens boys.

Allura Girls (12/2008)
Textile Design – Prints for girls 2-16

Fashion Ribbon (02/2009)
intimate apparel - interpret photos into illustrations for cad boards

Concepts NYC (02/2009)
Textile Design - Create prints for charlotte russe lingerie

Group Four Design Studio(10/2008 - ongoing)
Textile Design and graphic design for all markets

Pfizer Litigation Group (07/2006 - 10/2006)
Art Direction / Consulting - Developed company logo: created design structure for all printed materials.

Epic Group (10/2004)
CAD boards Womens dress shirts

Warnaco - Speedo (10/2004)
Designed 3D environment, presentation boards and merchandising map materials for use in Dept. Stores.

Warnaco - Levi Strauss (08/2004)
Designed 3D Store Environment, presentation board and promotional materials for use in Specialty Stores.

Playboy Enterprises Inc. (01/2003)
50th Anniversary 3D Store Promotional Environment

Playboy Enterprises Inc. (11/2002)
Fashion illustrations - Spring/Summer04 Clothing Style Guide.

Jordache (11/2002)
Wal-Mart 3D Fixture Proposal - Designed a 3D environment for Jordache Bedding.

US Polo Assn (10/2002)
JCPenney 3D Denim Shop Proposal - Designed a 3D environment. Designed all POP signage, and presentation materials.

UZI Junior Girls Clothing (06/2001 - 10/2001)
Clothing Design & Production for juniors and tween girls.

Bootihose (10/2000)
Hosiery Company - Development visual branding concepts. Designed Logo and flyers.

Fauve Studios (12/1997) -
Comic Book Illustration for a vampire comic book.

Look From London (10/1996 - 12 / 1996)
Designed graphics for fall hosiery collection.

Look From London (12/1996)
Developed / created a licensed \"character\" (RastaTron) to be printed on mensline t-shirts and accessories.


Degree in Fashion Illustration and Graphic Design - Colorado Institute of Art (1989 - 1991).
Studies: Fashion Illustration, Fashion History, Fashion Design, Development, Graphic Design, Typography, Marketing, Promotion, Photography, Life Drawing, Life Drawing, Color Concepts/Trending, Layout, Corporate Design, and Business.

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