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Carrie Bennett

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TECHNICAL DESIGN,ILLUSTRATIONS,R&D PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT,PATTERN DESIGN,GRADING, MARKER MAKING, and VISUAL MERCHANDISING
  • Region:
  • Midwest

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Costume Design
    Technical Illustration
  • Specialties

    Pattern Making
    Product Development
    Pattern Design
    Technical Design
    Visual Merchandising
    Technical Garments
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Gerber Accumark PDS v11
    Opti-tex PDS 9.0
    Micrografx Designer 9.0
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
  • Schools/Training

    Purdue University
    Gerber PDS Certification
    Six Sigma-Green Belt
  • Social

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Carrie R. Bennett

Work Experience

Sr. Technical Designer and Pattern Maker July 2018-Present
Rivar’s Inc, Indianapolis, IN
• Pattern maker/grader for all product lines utilizing Gerber AccuMark software
• Production Scheduling
• Train and lead tech team of two direct reports, 1 Tech Design Assistant & 1 Intern
• Partner with Production on problem solving pattern, cutting room & construction issues

Software Application Specialist Feb 2018-June 2018
Gerber Technology, New York, NY
• Trained customers on the latest AccuMark software in-house & onsite
• Taught online training classes on various uses of AccuMark software

Sr. Technical Designer and Pattern Maker
Crye Precision, Brooklyn, NY May 2016-Feb 2018
• Pattern maker/grader for US Military and law enforcement ballistic gear
• Responsible for high standards in technical packages including data for measurements and BOM content utilizing excel and Illustrator software
• Managed sample department
• Participated in fit sessions throughout Product Development process
• Team member for lean manufacturing and continual process improvement including costing markers
• Tech Design Intern Supervisor: supervising tech and pattern work

Sr. Pattern Maker, first through production Aug 2015-May 2016
Lion Apparel, Dayton, OH
• Managed new designs & patterns for TOG, Station Wear, & Chem Bio suits using Lectra PDS.
• Analyzed and problem solved with product management & manufacturing for continuous
improvement

Technical Designer and Pattern Maker, first through production Aug 2012-Aug 2015
Crye Precision, Brooklyn, NY
• Partnered with designers on innovated ballistic protection & field apparel designs using Gerber AccuMark
• Created technical specification packages for sewn apparel
• Established and maintained pattern standards, system standards and documented processes
• Analyzed and problem solved with management & manufacturing for continuous Improvement
• Design Internship Supervisor for college interns in department

Pattern Designer, first through production June 2010-July 2012
Honeywell First Responder Products, Dayton, OH
• Managed all pattern work for new designs and special make gloves
• Partnered with engineering on innovated PPE apparel design construction
• Analyzed and problems solve with manufacturing for continuous improvement
• Worked with Gerber implementation team on integration of newly acquired company

Designer II, first through production Feb. 2006-June 2010
MSA /MSA Paraclete, Pittsburgh, PA/St. Pauls, NC
• Designed patterns for Vest/Body Armor Designs
• Lead Designer for product changes and special vest orders
• Technical Designer for Engineering Specifications and Production Work Notes
• Reduced returns for alterations 15% by developing a sizing kit for customers
• Developed work flow process for Alterations department

Certifications

Six Sigma Green Belt, March 2011
Gerber PDS and GMS, April 2006

Software-Design

Gerber AccuMark, Opti-Tex, Lectra PDS
Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
Micrografx Designer
Google Docs
MISys MRP software
Frog Fish

Education
B.S. Apparel Design and Technology, Purdue University December 2001

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