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CONTACT: EVON LAM
LOCATION: QUEENS, NEW YORK
Can work at home or at office.
With more than 15 + years of soft accessories and handbag design experience, I am a very well-rounded designer with a variety of skills. A majority of my experience is with womens, juniors and tweens accessories. This includes handbags, small leather goods, Back to School messengers/back packs, giveaway bags, cosmetic bags and belts.
I have created collections for Walmart, Juniors brands for mid-tier department stores as JcPenny to leather contemporary brands for higher end department stores such as Macy's. I am very good at creating collections within the aesthetic of the targeted customer.
I start the design process from researching trends, sketching first concepts, translating styles into computerized technical sketches, communicating with overseas to finalizing production packages. I can complete the design process with minimal direction if necessary while striving to stay within market deadlines.
I am open to to freelance, or full time opportunities within accessories, fashion, design/branding fields. If you are located outside of NY Metro area, contact me for small or big freelance projects, too!
Accessories design: kids accessories/ womens / juniors / tweens handbags, messengers, backpacks, small leather goods and belts. Pvc, Fabric, Leather. Launching new brands. Graphic designer - Proficient Illustrator/ Photoshop. Create original graphic artwork and hardware. Computerized Professional Presentation Boards. Global and Domestic Travel Experience.
Kid's Accessories Designer
Jan 2017 – Present
New York, New York
Kid's Accessory Designer for large chain store Joe Fresh. From cold weather knit beanies to cut & sew hats to scraves, I have designed items based on customer's apparel line for 4 seasons a year and work closely with customer to merchandise with existing apparel line. I am responsible for initial concept on CAD, developing the first samples by choosing materials & trims, and working with the production team to ensure specs & details are accurate in the pre-production to bulk stage. There is extensive market research to forecast next year's trends and predict best-sellers.
Senior Handbag designer & Graphics/Hardware Designer/Cold Weather
Jun 2010 – Dec 2017
New York, New York
Handbag designer for multi-million dollar Walmart handbag program. Responsible for handbag design, cad work and technical packages during multiple tiers of Walmart finalization progress. Also, create original graphics designs for Walmart's bandana program. Utilize Adobe Programs to prepare graphic presentations for important buying meetings.
Handbag Designer/Graphic Designer
Apr 2009 – Nov 2009
-Collaborated with Design Director to create a cohesive collection for mid-tier to hi-end customers.
-Contributed new ideas and work with sales to produce catalogs and linesheets.
-Created original print graphics and CAD work for internal and external presentations.
SENIOR HANDBAG DESIGNER at The Betesh Group
January 2003 November 2008
-Launched and designed celebrity Pastry line by Vanessa & Angela Simmons for Junior Market.
- Balanced a full line while launching a new high end urban line Coogi for better department stores.
- Created bag concepts and detail development for contemporary leather line O Oscar.
- Oversaw Juniors handbag/ BTS division for jeans brands from Angels, Paris Blues to Tyte.
- Created line plan and manage 2-4 person team from initial concept to final production.
-Highly organized and ability to function in a fast-past environment with Asia travel experience.
-Catered to various customers from Macys, Journeys, Delias, Dr Jays, Jcpenny, Meryns to Kohls.
-Highly motivated, self starter that always ensures the job is complete and satisfactory.
-Promoted from Graphics/Handbag design to Senior level in 2004.
-Created all graphics, hardware, CADS and technical packages for oversea communications.
-Produced professional presentation boards to obtain new licenses.
DESIGN ASSOCIATE at Dollhouse
October 2001 January 2003
-Organized and balanced all design and technical needs of Jeanswear designers at Dollhouse.
-Created computerized flat sketches and developed logo, hangtags and branding for new collection.
-Ensured prompt product delivery and product control through daily overseas communication.
-Prepared detailed technical packages for initial proto samples to actual mass production.
-Worked with design director to sales team to maintain a cohesive design concept per season.