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Elena Cretella


A diverse background in accessory, applying strong Technical Design patternmaking, Illustration and analytical skills. Established excellent styling and visual presentation. Able to translate design sketch to finish prototype. Proficient with technical sketching. Article in Women’ Wear Daily. One of the American Accessory Designer chosen. I hope to find a company that will value my creative energy, recognize my strengths and commit to me, as much as I am willing to commit to them.


Shalimar Designer (2/04-2/10)
Director of Design
• Selected merchandise to be displayed at Fashion shows and design demonstrations.
• Design all scarf’s gloves, wallets and handbags.
• Designed logo on all merchandise.
• Followed-up with junior designers regarding production status.
• Designer Couture Gloves retailed at Barney’s New York.
• Verified shipments from Italy in warehouse and examined paperwork and assisted with payroll.

Smart Set Gloves, NY (4/00-7/04)
Glove Designer
• Managed all designs for clients.
• Corresponded with clients on a regular basis via phone and email.
• Searched junior market for new developments.
• Established accounts, contracts and built rapport with clients in an effort to generate business.

Freelance Designer, NY (4/95 - 4/00)
• Commissioned by Oscar de le Renta. Spring collection. (Mr. de le Renta brought my tuxedo glove).
• Conducted all presentation for clients at accessory market.
• Warehouse accounts included: Macy’s Bloomindales.
• Managed all production and samples from china.
• Followed-up with junior market.
• Verified shipments from china.

Mundi Westport, NY (3/92-1/95)
• Designer new collection of wallets and handbags...
• Assisted in all accessories for spring collection...
• Updated old designs with new flair.
• Developed new ideas for junior markets


City as School 4 years Textile Design Long Course
1986 BA Fashion Design

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