Freya Hourani

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Extremely well-educated and experienced FIDM alum with an elevated taste level, multi-cultural background, and an incredible passion for the world of fashion design. Skilled in both creative and technical design.

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  • Technologies

    Adobe CS6
    WebPDM / PLM
    Optitex PDS
    Gerber PDS
    Microsoft Office
    Microsoft Project
  • Schools/Training

    FIDM: Fashion Design, A.A.
    UCLA: Astrophysics, B.S.
    Fullerton College: Project Management, Certificate

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Freya Undine Hourani
(714) 323-7744


Dedicated, detail-oriented, and highly energetic technical
designer/production patternmaker with excellent references and
the following skills:

• Advanced user of WebPDM & PLM
• Advanced skills in Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop CS6, MS Office
Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project)
• Thorough understanding of garment construction; proven fit
expertise across multiple product categories
• Highly proficient in creating 1st thru production patterns
• Advanced knowledge of Optitex PDS
• Working knowledge of Gerber AccuMark PDS
• Strong knowledge of Textile Characteristics (Knits & Wovens)
• Good Hand-Sketching, Illustration, and Painting Skills
• Excellent command of Color and Design Theory; elevated
aesthetic sense
• Highly proficient in Tech Pack and Line Sheet Preparation
• Highly creative, professional and analytical
• Able to handle multiple tasks and actively re-prioritize
projects as needed
• Strong Organizational, Communication, Writing and Math skills
• Fluent in German; extensive global travel experience


Fullerton College
01/10 - 06/10
Certificate in Project Management

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM)
2006 - 2009
Associate of Arts, Professional Designation
Major: Fashion Design GPA: 3.60

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
1998 - 2004
Bachelor of Science
Major: Astrophysics, Minor: German


Topson Downs of California
09/12 - Present
Culver City, CA
Technical Designer & Production Patternmaker

Technical Designer:

• Spec all incoming styles across multiple product categories
(junior/missy knits & wovens, men’s knits & wovens, plus size
knits & wovens, kids’ knits & wovens) throughout entire garment
lifecycle, from 1st fit thru TOP stage
•Manage/Lead fit sessions and take ownership of fit development
for every assigned style – fit sessions conducted either on live
fit model or on a variety of dressforms – take photos of each
style from multiple angles, ensuring all callouts receive
photographic documentation.
• Suggest all required fit corrections, while collaborating with
the designer and the fit model to ensure all corrections maintain
the integrity of the desired silhouette and a good comfort level
• Utilize the fit session photos and Illustrator to communicate
the required corrections to factories (both domestic and
overseas), uploading all material into PLM for centralization
• Using knowledge of grading, apply grade rules to each style
across the garment size run (eg. XXS – XXL)
• Compare approved l/dip, s/off, k/down and handfeel to fabric of
PP submits.
• Furnish vendors with graphics illustrating label, hangtag, and
price ticket placement
• Ensure vendor compliance by examining label, hangtag, and price
ticket placement at TOP stage

Production Patternmaker:

Kellwood Western Region
11/11 – 08/12
City of Industry, CA
Freelance Technical Design Assistant, (Juniors

• Generate style files in WebPDM, complete BOM and all style
summary information
• Assemble Design Packs with fabrication, trim and yield
information, including all relevant swatches and trims
• Work with Production to ensure overseas vendors receive
accurate information for each style
• Prepare Pre-Cost packages for forwarding to overseas vendors
• Update style information in PDM when required
• Provide technical input upon request
• Create PDM style boards and upload information to EBA
• Generate technical flat sketches
• Create linesheets for merchandising team
• Work with First Patternmaker to communicate desired changes to
• Create and maintain photographic database of styles for each

Tommy Bahama
05/11 - 10/11
Pasadena, CA
Freelance Assistant Designer (Missy Knits & Sweaters)

• Extensive technical flat sketching: translate hand sketches or
protos into flat sketches using Adobe Illustrator
• Work closely with technical designer on sketches of in-
development styles, utilize fit comments to ensure accuracy of
technical flat is maintained.
• Create, maintain, and update tech packs and BOMs in Excel
• Communicate daily with factories in China and HQ in Seattle
• Assist with creation of line lists
• Issue POs for design development goods and Salesman Samples
• Create presentation boards of current and upcoming styles for
use in design review meetings
• Create style sheets to pass off to technical design team
• Recolor prints and do graphics editing as needed
• Assist Associate Designer and Designer as needed with projects

OneWorld Apparel, LLC
07/10 – 01/11
Los Angeles, CA
Freelance Assistant Designer, Private Label (Style & Co)

• Maintain and update all Sample Requests, from proto through
• Put samples up to cut, track samples and dupes
• Create and maintain Time & Action spreadsheets
• Attend weekly Production meetings
• Interface extensively with domestic and international vendors,
including textile vendors, dye and sublimation facilities
• Create technical flats / CADs of in-development styles
• Create linesheets and maintain photographic database of both
market and keep samples
• Create embellishment layouts
• Perform initial inspection of TOP/SIP garments to ensure
compliance with client standards
• Receive bulk samples and prepare for delivery to client
• Communicate daily with Production, Tech, and Costing
• Communicate with Cutters and Sewers

La Belle Robe
12/06 - Present
La Mirada, CA
Owner and Designer

• Sketch original design per client specifications and provide
appropriate textile swatches
• Drape and/or flat-draft original patterns to client
• Conduct fit sessions and make necessary adjustments
• Sew garments by machine and hand-stitch as needed for detailed
couture finishes
• Embellish garments with beading or embroidery if desired by


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