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Ahmad abdush-Shaheed

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I am a creative designer with a background in design and fine arts. Having worked in the fashion industry since 2002 as a Designer and Graphic Artist , I have acquired a strong skill set in technical design, graphic design, and merchandising.
  • Region:
  • NY Metro

Girls Graphics

Girls Graphics X

Boys Graphics

Boys Graphics X

X
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Fashion Illustration
    Childrens
  • Years of Experience

    10+
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    35+ Negotiable
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Adobe CSS, Illustaror,Photoshop,Adobe Acrobat,WebPDM,PLM
  • Schools/Training

    School of Visual Arts
    FIT
    Art Students League

More Information

Ahmad Abdush-Shaheed
E-mail: A.AbdushShaheed@gmail.com

QUALIFICATIONS

• Creative professional with 15 years of apparel design experience
• Strong design, presentation and conceptual skills
• Knowledgeable in various apparel categories and mass market design concepts
• Ability to direct design flow and create cohesive collections around selected concepts
• Excellent sense of color and style and trend analysis for various market segments
• Strong flat sketching and illustration skills by both quick hand and Computer design
• Thorough knowledge of garment construction, fabrications, color ways, graphics and trims
• Strong operational multi platform Computer aided design background
• Thorough knowledge of print and textile design in applications across various categories
• Successfully managed design and production developments in factories: Asia and India
• Self-motivated with strong time management, written and verbal communication and skills

EXPERIENCE
2014- 2017 CUTIE PIE BABY LLC, NEW YORK,NY
Boys Designer/Graphic Designer
• Design apparel and graphics for newborn 0-24, infant/toddler
• Design woven, playwear, outerwear and athletic wear
• Create boys apparel based on price point and age appropriate themes
• Hand sketch and digitally sketch flat art in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
• Design graphic prints, patterns, and plaid's for boys and girls apparel
layette, newborn, infant and toddler
• Research trends by shopping market, magazines, and internet
• Create inspiration and mood boards, for meetings
• Work with technical design to assure correct fit and artwork placement
• Responsible for artwork, fabric and lab dip approvals
• Create technical packages for artwork

2011 - 2014 TOPSVILLE LLC, NEW YORK, NY
Boys Head Designer
• Managed assistant, graphic artists and production artist to insure organized workflow
• Designed apparel for newborn 0-24, infant/toddler 2-7, and big boy 8-20
• Designed sportswear, playwear, outerwear, athletic wear, and sleepwear
• Designed for Brand's: for Walmart, Kmart, Macy's, Stage stores, Shopko, Dollar General
• Created boys apparel based on price point and age appropriate themes
• Hand sketched and digitally sketched flat art in Adobe illustrator
• Worked with graphic artists to develop graphic prints and patterns
• Designed graphic prints, patterns, and plaid's
• Researched trends by shopping market, magazines, and internet
• Created inspiration and mood boards, for meetings
• Worked with technical design to assure correct fit and artwork placement
• Responsible for artwork, fabric and lab dip approvals
• Created technical packages for artwork

2009-2015 VINNIES STYLES, BROOKLYN NY
Young Men’s Designer/ Freelance

2010 - 2011 WORLD WIDE APPAREL, NEW YORK, NY
Junior’s Licensed Apparel Designer/ Freelance

2009 SEDUKA JEANS NEW YORK, NY
• Research domestic and international markets in order to identify new trends, fabrics and techniques
• Designed complete denim based collection including: woven, knits and outwear
• Conducted fit session with live models and communicate adjustments to overseas manufacturers
• Created computer-generated design sketches including prints, stripes, plaids and color ways using CAD system from concept to final technical packages
• Conceptualized and prepared graphic direction for all accessories, hangtags and packaging
• Reviewed and approved wash samples, lab dips, strike-offs from pre-production to T.O.P. samples
• Responsible for day-to-day follow up with overseas factories

2006 – 2008 DIAMOND DECISIONS, NEW YORK, NY
Designer - Privacywear Label: Mens and Juniors
• Researched and shopped domestic and international markets identifying key trends in silhouettes,
wash- detailing and marketing direction.
• Designed premium denim collection including; wovens, knits and outerwear for both Men’s
and Juniors markets
• Designed accessories and footwear and other brand directed items such as; Hats, bags, belts and
sneakers
• Conducted style review session and assisted in the technical fittings of collection garments with
models
• Assisted in the development of new collection categories and sister brands

2002 - 2006 ENDURANCE LLC NEW YORK, NY
Product Development and Design - State Property Big/Tall, Regular
• Designed woven garment category to coordinate with State Property denim collection
• Maintain daily communication with overseas manufacturers, regarding technical spec and design
• Issues and production details
• Supervised wash development for denim and non denim
• Responsible for all woven bit loom development and approval
• Worked closely with designers on fabric selections per style
• Maintained fabric library
• Responsible for approval of all strike offs and salesman samples
• Approved washes, lab dips and conducted fit sessions for all woven, denim, knits, tees and
outerwear
• Performed in depth technical review of all samples for design and spec adherence, maintained
detailed technical files, and adjusted specs according to fit assessments and spec correction.

EDUCATION
1996 - 2000 SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, NEW YORK, NY
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Major: Computer Art

COMPUTER SKILLS
Experienced in both Mac OS and Windows platforms
Proficient in Adobe Design systems, including: Illustrator and Photoshop
Flash, Indesign, Dreamweaver
Experienced in Microsoft office programs: Excel, Word, Outlook
WebPDM

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