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Jessica Barkley

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  • date: 8-21-15
Very motivated, self starter. Extensive experience in creating, developing and editing high end fashion lines. I have extensive experience in creating first samples and overseeing fittings. Very detail oriented and punctual with delivery.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Womens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    80.00
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Adobe Illustrator CS5
    PhotoshopCS5
    Microsoft
  • Schools/Training

    Lewis & Clark College
    UCSD
    Harvard University
    FIDM
    Paris Fashion Institute

More Information

JESSICA BARKLEY
Los Angeles, CA
(949) 338 1408
jessicabarkleydesign@gmail.com

KEY QUALIFICATIONS
Designer with 15+ years experience and three college degrees particularly skilled in the following:

o Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop; Microsoft Office Suite
o Meeting deadlines/targeted goals
o Managing enterprises/providing team leadership
o Developing complete concepts
o Sketching/illustrating ideas skillfully
o Creating CADs and tech packs
o Communicating my ideas with ease
o Creating original prints and color ways
o Solving problems in a polite/professional manner
o Recognizing trends in advance
o Sourcing fabrics and prints
o Overseeing fittings and sample production
o Merchandising collections
o Creating editorial content
o Presenting collections to buyers
o Speaking fluently in Spanish, English, French and basic Italian
o Available for travel

EXPERIENCE

Vertigo (US Apparel Group) Los Angeles, CA
Freelance Fashion Designer 2015 – Present

Creating Collections for off market
o buyers (eg. Marmax, Ross, etc.)

o Sketching original designs and developing CADs

o Creating tech packs for selected styles

o Creating mood boards to tie collections to seasonal trends

o Presenting collections to buyers

o Managing assistant designers in addition to other members of the U.S. Apparel team

o Creating original prints for textiles

o Approving dyes and color ways

o Organizing and overseeing photo shoots for editorials, press, etc.

o Merchandising showrooms along with booths at trade shows

AIE Official San Clemente, CA
Design Director 2013-2015

o Responsible for concept design and product development

o Overseeing the sample making process from start to finish

o Ensuring the timely completion of seasonal collections
o Selecting seasonal colors for each collection

o Researching flattering silhouettes for garments which follow trends within the market

o Estimating cost of production and pricing of garments

o Merchandising the collection for tradeshows

o Organizing photo shoots for editorials, press, etc

Jessica Barkley Designs Laguna Beach, CA
Fashion Designer/Creative Director: 2009-2014

o Developing a new collection each season then following the process from concept to finish

o Traveling overseas to Premier Vision for trend research and fabric/trim sourcing

o Creating inspiration boards and sketches for each collection

o Estimating cost of production and pricing of garments

o Directing photo shoots for editorials, press, etc.

o Working with pattern makers and sample makers to ensure timely completion of garments

o Visually merchandising the atelier

o Ensuring timely delivery of finished garments to boutiques

o Working closely with VIP clients

o Helping brides to develop custom bridal gowns

Lanficio Peru Lima, Peru
Production Assistant: 2004-2008

o Sketching original designs and creating CADs for knitwear

o Overseeing fittings of finished samples

o Researching seasonal trends and creating mood boards based upon trends

o Selecting color ways and approving yarn dyes

o Traveling to Peru to present ideas

o Directing photo shoots for editorials, press, etc.

o Sourcing yarns and trims from Europe

o Finding manufacturers to produce the collection

Denise Marciano Couture Paris, France
Freelance Designer 1995-1999

o Working closely with exclusive clients and scheduling fittings

o Organizing meetings with vendors and potential buyers

o Researching colors/trends for each season

o Translating from French to English for private clients

o Organizing special events

EDUCATION
ÉCOLE DE MODE Á PARIS: 1991
Major: Fashion Design

FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING, LA: 1989-1991
Graduate: Associate of the Arts Degree in Fashion Design

HARVARD UNIVERSITY: 1987
Majors: Government & International Law

UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO: 1985-1987
Graduate: Masters Degree in International Affairs

LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE: 1981-1984
Graduate: Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts

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