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MARIE JESSICA PAWID
Los Angeles | Orange County
Associate Designer | Blue Pearl
Los Angeles, Ca | 06.14 - present (10 months)
*Works with the Blue Pearl womens contemporary line Head of Design to design and execute seasonal concepts.
*Works alongside sample and pattern makers to execute designs.
*Designs and executes concepts for Blue Pearl Denim and the ABS denim license - including graphics, washes, and trims.
*Utilizes Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator to create and edit costsheets, product photos, and sketches.
*Travels locally and works with local contractors and vendors for trims, prints, and wash developments.
*Meets and communicates with fabric vendors for seasonal fabric research and to ensure in house fabric inventory is up to date.
* Creates trendboards for seasonal concept presentations between design, sales, buyers, and other clients.
* Utilizes WGSN including fashion blogs to research trends, inspiration, and color palettes.
Assistant Designer | Gap Menʼs 1969 Denim at Gap, Inc.
Los Angeles, Ca | 10.10 - 01.14 (3 years)
*Worked with design director in seasonal concept and design development.
*Created trend boards and presentation sheets.
*Travelled locally for product development ideas and inspiration as well as researched trends online.
*Utilized Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create detailed sketches for each style per season -accounting for a seamless pass-off between design and tech.
*Created and updated Bill of Materials that account of each style fabric, threads, colors, hardware finishes,and marketing trims.
*Worked with Production, Tech, and contractors; especially on comments about wash, color, lab dips, fit, and trims.
*Prepared seasonal flowcharts containing sketches, style numbers, fabric information, and in-store delivery dates - to contribute for better understanding during adoption meetings.
*Researched and developed new trims, fabrics, and labels.
Design Intern | Kids and Babies at Joah Love Los Angeles, Ca | 06.10 - 08.10 (2 months)
*Developed close working relationships with suppliers and handled new & existing day-to-day supplier communication.
*Managed and organized studio stock, supplies, fabrics, and patterns.
*Researched and sourced fabrics, trims, and other garment components.
*Assisted designer in all aspects of product development: concept/design,patternmaking, sketching, fabric sourcing.