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346 Coney Island Ave. Apt. 904
Brooklyn, NY 11218
SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Highly skilled designer and merchandiser within womens and kids apparel industry. Extensive experience in both branded and licensed product.
Experienced and efficient team leader in management, mentoring, training, and innovation of design team through entire product development process. Extremely efficient at prioritizing responsibilities and maintaining a current T&A calendar.
Key markets include womens, junior, tween, and girls for sportswear, sleepwear, robes, bras, panties, swimwear, and accessories.
Exceptional abilities utilizing CAD systems. Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Excel, and Microsoft Office programs.
Russell-Newman, Inc., 2010-Present
Head designer for private label accounts and special projects.
Partnered with sales in restructuring new design and marketing platforms which included new visual merchandising tools, updated product, and unique fabrications.
Supply and communicate technical design packages with factories in several countries.
Responsible for both visual and verbal presentions to accounts during markets.
Age Group Ltd., 2008-2010
Merchandised and designed Hello Kitty and Disney junior sleepwear, bras, and panties for Mass, Department, Specialty, and Mid-Tier markets.
Researched and developed trend right key item product assortments with well-balanced merchandising strategy in terms of color, print, and fabrication.
Attended industry print and fabric shows.
Mamiye Sales, 200-2008
Designed sportswear and swimwear for Disneys High School Musical, Fab-u-lus, Hannah Montana, Jonas Brothers. Nickelodeon brands included iCarly and Spectacular for tween and young girls.
Key accounts included Federated Department Stores, Limited Brands, Club Libby Lu, Target, and Walmart.
Freelance Designer 1997-2000
Contracted for projects in womens apparel and womens, mens, and childrens footwear markets.
Designer womens mid-tier sleepwear assortments.
Traveled to production facilities for pre-production approval.
Andover Togs, 1989-1996
Responsible for sketching, cleaning hand-drawn artwork, and preparing color separations for production with favorable results.
First to test and implement CAD skills in the companys history which increased departments productivity by 75%.
Private tutoring on CAD software programs based upon clients specific needs.
FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, New York, NY,1986-1987
Studied Fabric Weaving and Woven Construction. Worked with handloom. Designed wovens for various softlines applications.
ART INSTITUTE OF PITTSBURGH,Pittsburgh,PA 1982-1984
Associate in Specialized Technology Degree