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Daymone Edmonds

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I am inquiring about a design position with your company. I am confident in my design abilities and believe that I would be a valuable asset to your team. Enclosed is my resume for your review. It outlines my credentials and accomplishments.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Fashion Illustration
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Schools/Training

    Fashion Institute of Technology

More Information

Daymone Edmonds
183 Waverly Avenue Apt. 1
Brooklyn, NY 11205
917-548-5537

edmody@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE
To obtain a design position at a strong, forward thinking,
progressive company, where I can fully utilize my technical
skills and creativity.

RELEVANT SKILLS
• Assisting Creative Director in execution of vision, with skills
such as sketching, rendering, print development, CAD work,
pattern making, draping and sourcing
• Providing efficient and effective development of product, from
initial sketch to final product
• Developing technical packages to communicate design
specifications to overseas factories
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
• Proficient in several CAD programs, such Photoshop,
Illustrator, Lightroom, Lectra as well as data management systems
such as WebPDM and A2000
• Managing all aspects of product development to optimize
resources within company’s budget

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
LIBER New York in Brooklyn, NY 03/2010 – Current
Head Designer (Menswear)
• Responsible for initial design development sketching through to
final tech pack approval
• Ensuring product design package is complete, accurate and ready
for production by local factories
• Creating new style and making corrections through patternmaking
by reviewing pattern development, conducting fittings, and
approving final fit samples.
• Responsible for trend fabric selection, trim, and color theory
under approval by Creative Director
• Creating presentation and display tools for viewing look book,
line sheet and presentation boards
• Accountable for the menswear design research of color and style
trends;
• Building brand identity through design details, photo-shoot and
promotional tools.
• Oversee small domestic production to include purchasing sample
yards, trims, markers and revising tech packs to meet production
requirement.

Squeeze Jeans/Blue Spice Jeans/Maran Inc. in New York, NY
(Garment District) 10/2009 – 02/2010
Associate Designer (Juniors Denim Market)
• Responsible for designing jeans and denim related garments for
juniors division.
• Flat sketching and CAD Designs using illustrator
• Developing new denim washes and destruction patterns
• Fabric and trim sourcing and development
• Create detailed tech packs; send to factories for development
and costing
• Track, approve and file lab-dips, strike offs and handlooms
• Communicate with overseas factories on all sampling issues;
• Daily follow up with factories and vendors
• Create Presentation Boards, Line sheets and CADS for showroom
and Sales
• Track, Receive and prepare sales samples
• Ensuring that development issues are addressed before product
begins manufacturing

Tracy Reese in New York, NY (Garment District)
08/2008 – 10/2009
Design Development Manager (Women’s Contemporary Dresses)
• Handle product development from initial sketch through production
• Create and follow Time & Action Calendar to ensure that
salesman samples are delivered
• Assisted with local and overseas sourcing of fabrics materials,
and trims
• Managed communication with oversee factories to ensure that
they are provided with sketches, specs, color standards, tech
pack, fabric, and trims to meet companies time and action calendar
• Maintained daily correspondence with agents, mills and
factories to communicate all new development issues
• Research and implement creative solutions to complex product
designs
• Assisted in prototype fittings to communicate new improvements
and corrections to all parties involved and ensured that
prototypes are turned around in a timely manner for factories to
begin making samples
• Track samples and follow up with factories so that company
meets sample delivery dates
• Collaborated with other departments such as Tech, Sales and
Production to communicate design development issue are resolved
before product begins manufacturing

Tracy Reese in New York, NY (Garment District)
05/2008 – 08/2008
Design Intern
• Developed fabric prints and re-colored these prints using Photoshop
• Colored flats using Photoshop for presentation boards
• Altered showroom and fashion show samples and patternmaking
• Created mood boards and inspiration boards

EDUCATION

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
AS, Fashion Design, December 2009
National Business College, Lexington, KY
AS, Retail Merchandising Management, May 2000
Tates Creek High School, Lexington, KY

COMPUTER SKILLS
Microsoft: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher
Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign and Lightroom
Other: Fax machines, copiers, multi-phone systems, Web
PDM, Retail Pro, Visual Retail Plus

OTHER SKILLS
Hand sketching figures, flat sketching, technical flats, sewing,
patternmaking and draping

REFERENCES
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