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Jessica Cruz

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I am a extremely hardworking & self motivated apparel designer. My focus is in Children\'s wear and Licensing. Although I specialize in Children\'s wear I have seven years of versatile industry experience.

Newborn, Infant and Toddler Sets

Newborn, Infant and Toddler Sets X

Designs for Boy & Girl 4-14

Designs for Boy & Girl 4-14 X

Technical callouts for Athletic Wear I created

Technical callouts for Athletic Wear I created X
A glance at a portion of the tech packs I produced for overseas vendors

Graphics & Original Artwork

Graphics & Original Artwork X
All artwork is legally licensed
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Childrens
    Mens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    Negotinoable
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Indesign
    Illustator
    Photoshop
    Excel
  • Schools/Training

    Pratt Institute

More Information

David’s Bridal Danvers, MA December 2013-Current
Seamstress/Alterations Specialist
Fit and pin customers garments to show the best alterations for an ideal fit. Execute garments in a timely manner. Make appointments and answer multi line business phone. Keep track of productivity.

TJX Companies Framingham, MA June 2012-August 2013
Contract Children’s Wear Designer
Predicted trend and created power point presentations. Developed design sketches for specified labels that meet the value points of the merchant and technical team. Ensured that the product developed at counter sample stage was correct. Prepared the team with store bought samples, fabric swatches, sketches, and tears. I Maintained organized files for each style. Created original artwork and brush libraries for the CAD team.

Nordstrom Peabody, MA May 2011-June 2012
Seamstress/Tailor
Perform fittings and complete alterations. Organize workload and complete items on time. Meet and exceed productivity targets. Educate customers and employees on proper fit, shop procedures and guidelines in a professional and friendly manner.

Kids Headquarters New York, NY August 2008- August 2010
Associate Designer (Girls, Boys layette for Rocawear, Coogi, Blac Label, and Dereon)
Sketched original design ideas, artwork and interpretation of trends. Attend fittings and comment on construction, color & art for all fit samples. Create tech packs. Log in reference numbers, style numbers, & color codes in GUI. Assist in revisions, buy board layout, organizing samples, fabrics, trims and color swatches. I collaborate with sales to ensure designs meet merchant line plan, assortment strategies, and price points.

Athco New York, NY August 2007- August 2008
Assistant Designer (Men’s and Boys 4-7, 8-20 & Toddlers 2-4)
Sketched wind suits, pants, & jackets for upcoming Fall 08 line in Illustrator and Photoshop.
Assisted in fittings, presentation board construction, completing orders, detailing B&W sketches, organizing and logging all samples in showroom. Communicated with international production offices regarding lab dips and strike off’s before production. Created original art work for Toddler embroideries to go on Fall 09 wind suit collection. Updated and maintained production status report.

Baby Togs/B.T. Kids New York, NY 2007
Freelance Assistant Designer (Girls and Boys 0-5)
Sketched tops, bottoms, denim, dresses, bathing suits in Illustrator and Photoshop
Eliminated and added styles to Spring and Summer 2007 Collection
Assisted in presentation board construction

Weeplay New York, NY 2007
Freelance Assistant Designer (Girls and Boys)
Assist design team with sketching, cad work, design ideas, shopping

Hampshire Brands New York, NY 2007
Freelance Technical Design Assistant
Worked on Women’s, Missy and Plus Size Woven’ and Knits for Fall and Holiday lines for Item-Eyes. Updated and maintained Production reports. Measured garments for fittings and entered specs and fit comments into Excel. Assisted during fittings.

Zoo York New York, NY 2007
Design Intern (Juniors Tops, Bottoms, Outerwear)
Sketched original design ideas and interpretation of trends
Put together line sheets and tech packs in Excel and Illustrator
Updated and maintained production status reports

Skills
Illustrator
Photoshop
In Design
Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel
Web PDM
Pattern Making
Draping
Fashion Sketching
Bilingual; English and Spanish

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