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David Brian Faulkner

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Versatile and savvy tech coordinator with highly adaptable skill set desires design position with well-organized creative company. Equipped with extensive product and process knowledge and the ability to innovate within defined parameters.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Tabletop
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    negotiable
  • Relocation

    Yes

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SCOPE OF CAPABILITIES

Design
Technical Design
Graphic Design
Flat Sketching
Fashion Illustration
Catalog Production
Pattern Making
Marker Layout
Product Developer
Account Manager
Production Manager
Quality Control

EXPERIENCE

DESIGN MANAGER, TECHNICAL DESIGNER
For Play Catalog Inc., Temple City, California 2008-Present

• Supervise seasonal collection development and manage design team to surpass company goals for product budget and timeline.
• Update company fit standards and revise size charts and grading formulas to achieve consistency through all product groups.
• Design new templates for company tech packs and production data tracking, from development through chargeback calculation.

Conduct fit sessions, indentify potential quality issues, make recommendations to improve fit and quality, keep garment specification history, track and document changes and communicate them to overseas vendors.

LEAD DESIGNER, TECHNICAL DESIGNER, ART DIRECTOR
Faris Lingerie, Los Angeles, California 2005-2008.

• Revamped look for seventy-five year old lingerie firm. Designed all 2006 through 2008 collections and promotional material.
• Created individualized designs from large private label customer’s seasonal style directions, specs and schedules.
• Initiated tech pack creation to ensure company product standards and customer brand integrity was exceeded.

Sketched original fashion drawing and flat, drafted first patterns, formulated construction, directed sample making, led customer presentations, organized overseas production, created tech packs, corrected inline production problems.

DESIGNER, TECHNICAL & PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
S C Creative Marketing, Vernon, California 2002-2005

• Relocated to India to improve fit and quality issues as well as build and expand vendor network.
• Directed 30 person design and sampling facility in the creation of new garment collections.
• Originated company use of CAD system for pattern and marker creation and transfer.

Researched trends, designed collections, resourced domestic and overseas suppliers, devised and maintained block pattern file, digitized and amended patterns, specs and markers to meet customer’s requirements, managed domestic production.

DESIGNER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Collante, Hollywood, California 1991-2002

• Designed and produced swim and body wear line sold in specialty retailers such as Everything But Water and Patricia Fields.
• Developed trim applications and production techniques for a visually rich, distinctively embellished style.
• Shown in WWD, Cal Apparel News, Sport Magazine, GQ and Rolling Stone among others.

Designed, managed production, allocated materials, created marketing, established rep network, supervised in house team.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Illustrator
Photoshop
InDesign
Dreamweaver
Fireworks
Flash
CorelDraw
Freehand
Quark
Tuka
Pad
Winfashion
AIMS
U4iA
WEBPDM
PowerPoint
Excel
Word
Outlook
Macintosh
Windows

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