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Handbag Design | Hand sketching, color rendering, technical drawing, spec sheets, tech packs, mood boards, pattern making, sourcing, trend research and analysis, cost and yield, pen profiling, flexibility of design for target customer.
Production | Time Action Calendar, communication (with factories, designers), sourcing, cost and yield, project management, troubleshooting, organization and supervision.
Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketchbook, Office Suite. Proficient on both MAC & PC.
EColibri Design, New York City (2011-2013) Bespoke Handbag Designer & Sample Maker: Design and prototype new products for emerging designers | Design and finish bespoke handbags for private individuals | Collaborate with clients in Ideation | Develop mood boards, freehand sketches and color renderings | Generate black line spec sheets to industry standards | Source materials locally | Research trends, using industry resources such as WGSN and attending Lineapelle | Generate cost and yield sheets for pricing and budgeting
Kristino Handbags, New York City (2011) Handbag Designer: Create new contemporary brand and luxury handbag designs | Design logos, custom hardware, and lining for emerging licensed brand | Compile detailed tech packs for factory use | Communicate daily with factories in China, review design, troubleshoot, oversee prototyping and track delivery schedules
Alidio Michelli, New York City (2010) Accessories Design Intern: Collaborate with Designer and Creative Director to expand existing accessories collection with consistent relevance to the apparel collection, overall design point of view and target market | Compile presentation materials | Organize swatches, materials, and samples | Facilitate in showroom during market week
Freelance Artist, New York City & Florence, Italy (2006-2010) Art & Design Production: Design and fabrication various commercial and fine art products, including illustration for fashion tees, PR/Marketing materials, packaging and custom invitations | Project research and development | Vendor sourcing, acquiring quotes and samples | Time Action Calendar management | Project management | Liaise between clients, vendors, and manufacturers | Quality Control of outsourced materials
Ellen Weldon Design, New York City (2007-2009) Product Development Manager: Collaboration with design team, establishing details of upcoming projects including design schematics, trouble shooting, materials and timelines | Management of Time Action Calendar for in-house production | Quality control of all materials, tools and products | Supervision of in-house development and fabrication staff