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Accessories Designer/Illiustrator: Nahui Ollin 2008-2009 & 2011-Present
Concepted new products, oversaw collection development and motivated aesthetic re-branding. Designed both jewelry and handbag collections for Ollin as well as their private label design projects including collaborations with Hasbro, ItSugar, Hersheys, Tootsie Brands, Popeye, Betty Boop and Campbells. Responsible for sample development, creating the technical illustrations and corresponding directly with factories to develop each design in its entirety. Involved in packaging design, store design (interior) and overall company/branding development. Created a Creative Direction Plan for 2012 (available upon request), including personal photography and editing for new campaign images. Contributed hand drawn illustrations for advertisement.
Senior Designer: MAYNARD 2010-2012
Composed the companys aesthetic perspective through branding design, creative development
and garment design. Continued to cultivate overall artistic direction in regards to the collection
via personal photography, conceptualizing additional photoshoots and styling videoshoots. Created
each Maynard garment, from maintaining mood boards and choosing fabrics through technical design,
sample development, merchandising and presentation.
- Jan.12: Maynards SS12 video was exhibited in Modatik at the Cristobal Balenciaga Museum, Spain. -
Designer: Waverly Grey - Nco2 2009-2011
Worked to develop designs and assist with the creative direction for a contemporary womens wear
collection (previously Liquid New York). Travelled internationally for trend research and fabric buying. Collaborated closely with patternmakers and sample-hands to create new garments in preparation for market. Heavily involved in management of sample production and merchandising the line. Designed private-label garments for brands such as Boston Proper and Anthropologie.
Intern: Ralph Lauren Women\'s Collection 2008-2009
Categorized and organized fabrics, trims and vintage samples. Filed design sketches and developments. Sourced trims. Created hand sewn fabric treatment samples. Assisted with rendering of artists sketches.
Intern/Freelancer: Express Design Studio 2006-2007
Organized fabric and sample archives. Arranged and assembled presentation boards and packets.
Sourced and ordered fabrics. Entered the newley aquired information into Excel and Web PDM.
Corresponded with overseas factories and agents. Held approval meetings with designers.
Intern: Vivienne Tam 2006
Sourced and organized fabrics and trims. Helped design cut out and embroidery placements. Sewed pieces of garments by hand in preparation for the runway.
Skills: Strong illustration, visual and styling capabilities. Photography and photo editing abilities.
Knowledge of draping, sewing and patternmaking, well versed in knits, wovens and leather.
Experienced with the design and construction of leather goods, sportswear, activewear,
eveningwear and intimate apparel. Extremely proficient in Adobe Illustrator and
Photoshop. Familiar with Web PDM, Excel, Primavision, CAD, Adobe In Design and