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Fashion Life Inc. div. of FANG
March 2010 to April 2011
Junior/Girls knit tops Designer
Designed and Developed 2 collections per month appropriate for a Junior & Girl customer. Research market & Analyze trends and translate them into unique and sellable styles. Collaborate with Merchandisers in updating styles with excellent sell-thru. Art Direction is given to Graphic Department for new artwork development among many other responsibilities.
Vanilla Collection div. of O\'sher
3/2009 to 10/2009
Contemporary Junior Designer
Responsible for follow up of product design and development for GUESS and GUESS by Marciano. Research and develop new and emerging concepts and trends compatible to the brand. Collaborate with the production team to achieve the highest quality product.
The Real Truth div.of David Cline 11/2007 to 1/2009
Contemporary Missy Knits / Woven Tops Designer
Research, design and develop product consistent with the company\'s specialty store business model; Catergories: (included but not limited to) Knits and Wovens fabrications in garment-dye and embellish tops.
A team player with the ability to provide leadership and motivation to the team.
Thorough knowledge of silhouettes, fabrications, color ways, sewing techniques, graphics and trims.
Strong organizational, time management, communication and presentation skills.
Detail orientation, strong self-motivation, and creative problem solving abilities.
Ability to work under pressure in an environment of constant shifting priorities and deadlines.
Efficient time management skills to set priorities and meet multiple, and often, conflicting design initiatives.
Technical skills proficiency using Adobe Photoshop CS3+, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and PDM.
Flexibility to innovate and take design direction according to the needs of the business.
Strong sense of styling , color, prints, and ability to translate ideas into a specialty category.
Knowledgeable in garment washes, treatments, embellishments.
Experience creating seasonal presentation board.
Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish.
The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) Major: Intl manufacturing and product development - Third Year Program
Associate of Art Degree (March 1998)
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Major: Fashion Design
Associate of Arts Degree (March 1997)