Gigi Bio

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Creative designer with over 6 years experience in the Fashion Industry working in Denim, Casual Wear, Outerwear & Embroidery Design. An artistic, creative thinker who thinks outside of the box, yet a logical implementer of goals.



  • Category

  • Market Segments

    Fashion Illustration
  • Availability

  • Relocation

  • Technologies

    Fashion Technology
    Fine Art
    CAD Fashion
    Fashion Ilustration
    Embroidery Design
    Art Direction
  • Schools/Training

    Savannah College of Art and Design
    Florida Community College at Jacksonville

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Summary of Qualifications
Creative designer with over six years experience in the Fashion Industry working in
Denim, Casual Wear & Outerwear. Areas of expertise include fashion illustration,
embroidery design, print and creating concepts & designs based on color, fabric and
trend market research. Strong eye for identifying trends, revenue opportunities and
creating products for the market consumer. Known as a hardworking, team player
that delivers on deadlines. An artistic, creative thinker who thinks outside of the
box, yet a logical implementer of goals.

Professional Experience
Independent Contractor - New York, NY / 2010 - 2011
Sport Elle - Freelance Designer / Print & Design Coordinator
• Served as support for all design areas - from sketching, print artwork, tech
packs, computer program training å& creating presentation boards.
• Daily correspondence with overseas factories regarding print artwork, new
fabric development & development sample requests.
• Worked with print studios & preparing print artwork for new development.

The Malcolm Group – New York, NY / 2009 - 2010
Designer – Women’s Contemporary Wear
Responsible for developing private labels for major retailers from full concept to
• Worked directly with Design Director and buyers for blouse, coordinates,
bottoms, and sportswear categories.
• Direct liaison with factories in Asia for all development and production
• Responsible for all line sheets, specs, proto samples, and development for
the following accounts: Nordstrom, Dillard’s, TJ Maxx, TK Maxx, Winner\'s & Ross.
• Created embroidery artwork, print cads & label graphics.

J Crew - Madewell / 2009
Freelance Embroidery Designer - New York, NY
Featured live embroidery artist during monthly Denim After Dark events at Madewell
stores locations.
• Created custom embroideries for each client during event hours.

American Eagle Outfitters / 2005 - 2007
Freelance Embroidery Designer - New York, NY
To create original artwork and hand embroidery samples based on the current
• Completed technical embroidery artwork of each layout with stitch
technique key, thread color & trim selection for overseas vendors.
• Responsible for designing the Holiday 2005 Embellished line series, which
sold at the highest price point for the premium denim line.

Macy’s Inc – New York, NY / 2008 - 2009
Associate Designer – Charter Club / Casual Wear
Responsible for the casual shirt division of private label brand. Researching full
concept, styling and trend for each season. Building line from concept, development
to final production stage.
• Completed the new “Speed to Market” initiative to help drive and organize
line for shorter lead times from 4 months to 2 months into the market.
• Researched print trend, identify revenue opportunities & create products to
deliver increased profit margin.
• Conduct competitive market research & create monthly trend reports based
on research & identify sales opportunities.

Macy’s Inc – New York, NY / 2005 –2008
Assistant Designer – Style & Co. / Denim, Casual & Outerwear
Supported the woven casual team in the creation of each style from concept,
sketching, trim selection and creation of technical packages for each style from
development to production.
• Successfully identified trends to mold concepts to create the look for each
• Directed the team in the creation of mood presentation boards for buy
• Selected for the peer mentor program to teach new associates daily
operations, design programs & efficient work methods.
• Awarded as a top performer in 2005 - Style & Co team.

Savannah College of Art and Design – Savannah, GA / 2003
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Fashion (Honors)

Florida Community College at Jacksonville – Jacksonville, FL / 2001
Associate of Arts Degree in Fashion Design & Fine Art (Honors)

Special Skills
Fashion Technology: Clothing Construction, Pattern Drafting, Draping & Sewing.
Computer Programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, Office, Web PDM.
Fashion Advertising & Marketing: Art Director, Styling, Illustration & Photography.

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