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jane kim

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Associate Linebuilder at TOPLINE CORPORATION / STEVE MADDEN
  • Region(s):
  • NY Metro, Northwest, Southern CA, All Regions

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  • Category

    Footwear
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Mens
  • Years of Experience

    7
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
    Hand sketching
  • Schools/Training

    Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
    University of California San Diego

More Information

Multi-talented footwear designer with a good eye for detail and high quality results. Experience in developing initial concepts, sketches, final renderings (Photoshop, Illustrator), material development, color palettes, prototypes, techpacks and sample development. International travel for inspirational shopping and factory sample development. Passion for creating great design.

Experience

Associate Linebuilder
TOPLINE CORPORATION / STEVE MADDEN
June 2015 – Present (10 months)Bellevue, WA
• Interpret the seasonal creative direction, assortment opportunities, and
merchandise trends for each customers
• Create original concepts that encompass style, color, and fabric for assigned brands
• Develop and create illustrations and technical drawings and techpacks
• Responsible for getting prototypes and samples developed
• Communicate with overseas development teams on a daily basis to ensure all projects
are on track and will meet the product calendar deadlines
Handbag / Footwear Designer
Silhouette LLC
January 2015 – October 2015 (10 months)Greater Los Angeles Area
• Conceptualize seasonal design direction for BCBG and Jean Luois Scherrer
• Develop and create illustrations and technical drawings for new design concepts
and digital renderings of materializations in Photoshop and Illustrator, detailing
concept, materials, and development specifications
(Open)1 course
Footwear Designer
Philip Simon Brands Group
August 2008 – December 2014 (6 years 5 months)greater los angeles area
• Conceptualize seasonal creative direction
• Research on key trends, materials, fabric, trims, colors, constructions, prints
• Merchandise the line with Creative Director / Sales team / Retailers
• Execute design tech packs / specs for the factories and vendors
• Travel domestically and internationally as needed for trend research
• Travel to overseas offices as needed to implement product development
• Ensure timely development of the samples
• Communicate with overseas offices as to the status of the samples
• Finalize product with the production and sourcing teams to insure timely production
and consistent quality

BRANDS I'VE WORKED WITH:
2012 - 2014 Kim&Zozi ® www.kimandzozi.com
2011 - 2012 Nine West Original Sneakers
2008 - 2012 Ed Hardy Shoes
2010 - 2012 Philip Simon Shoes
2008 – 2010 Christian Audigier Shoes
2008 – 2009 Chrystal Rock Shoes
2008 – 2009 SMET Shoes
2009 – 2010 U.S. ARMY Shoes

PRESS
• Marie Claire. France. Nouvelles Bréves. March 2014
• WeAr. 10th Anniversary. January 2014
• Footwear News. In Stitches. August 2011
• Los Angeles Times. Alternatives. June 2011
• Footwear News. Nine West Debuts Sneaker Line. July 2011
• Footwear News. July 2011
• Oprah's Great Buy of the Day. Denim Pumps. June 2011
• Footwear News. Mister Ed. June 2011
• Justine. Favorite Picks for a Picnic. June / July 2011
• Footwear News. May 2011
• Footwear News. Fall Preview: Ed Hardy. April 2011
• Teen Vogue. Pumped Up. April 2011
• Nylon Guys. Ed Hardy. March 2011
• People. Style Watch. March 2011
• Footwear News. Philip Simon Kevoik. February 2011
• Footwear News. Zip It. February 2011
• Footwear Plus. Trend Spotting. February 2011
• Teen Vogue. Military Classics. September 2010
• Footwear News. Junior League. Cover. July 2010
• Footwear News. White Out. December 2009
• Footwear News. Women's Buzz. November 2009

Jr. Art Director
Gravillis Inc
June 2008 – August 2008 (3 months)Greater Los Angeles Area
• Developed key arts design concepts for television and motion picture advertising
• Collaborated with Creative Director / Sr. Art Directors to create marketing
campaign for major studios including ABC, Disney PIXAR, domestic and international
• Development of concept, sketching ideas, production of color comps

Graphic Designer / Photo Editor
Revolveclothing.com
February 2007 – October 2007 (9 months)Greater Los Angeles Area
• Created compelling photos that highlight product details and style
• Retouching process included color correcting and balancing, sharpening imagery,
and balancing skin tones
• Created web ready graphics and maintain graphic library
• Crafted image backgrounds by extending, seaming, or creating useable textures
• Assisted in graphic design tasks including special marketing promotions and email

Education

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
AA, Entertainment Graphic Design
2007 – 2008
Entertainment Key-Art Design
University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Diego
B.S., Animal Physiology and Neuroscience
2000 – 2004
Minor - Fine Art

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