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janet schaefer

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Throughout my career, I have successfully utilized my creativity, passion, and knowledge of current industry technology and trends to create recognizable and salable designs for all major retail outlets.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Childrens
    Tabletop
  • Availability

    Freelance
  • Hourly Rate

    40
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    MAC
    PC
    Illustrator
    Photoshop
    MS PowerPoint
    MS Word
    MS Excel
    Web PDM
  • Schools/Training

    Fashion Institute of Technology
    SUNY at New Paltz
    Chubb Institute

More Information

Janet Schaefer jlkschaefer@gmail.com
2121 Valderas Dr #9 Glendale Ca
Home-(818) 330-9652 Cell-(908) 397-0072

Experience:
2013-Present Graphic and print design/ Licensed Clip pages,color reduction and corrections.
His/No Kidding Licensed 2-14

2013 Apparel and Graphic Design
Accessory Zone

2012-2013
Graphic Designer Baby Boom
Design Soft Goods and Toddler Bedding for licensed and generic product.

2009-2012 Fashion Design/ Graphic Design Consulting

Sally Miller
Designed and executed beaded adornments for Tween dresses and tops.
Vernell's Baby and Kids
Designed graphics for boys t-shirt line size NB - 8.
Babies ‘R’ Us
Designed and executed themes, graphic concepts and technical designs that achieved the BRU overall product strategy, and quality for boys’ and girls’ newborn playwear, prams and accessories for private label line.
No Kidding/HIS
graphic design of licensed product in girls’ playwear.
MJM Fashions
Oversight of design, graphics and sample process for Urban and Athletic Menswear line: One More Round.
Oved Apparel
Generated designs, prints, patterns, graphics and production packages for Mecca girls’ and boys’ and Akademics girls’ layette.

2006-‘08 Rashti and Rashti Senior Designer
Generated graphics used for brand identification in the Taggies™ style guide. Lines include Taggies™, Baby Starters, So Girly™, Just Boys, Baby Starters, Sandra Magsamen, Pooh and Mickey/Minnie. Design bodies and graphics for hanging layette, packaged layette, blankets, plush, gift sets and packaging design (including frames, photo albums, banks, handprint kits). Directing graphic artists on all projects.

2003-’06 Longstreet (KidZone Division) Head Dsgn/Product Devel. Mgr.
Responsible for oversight of design direction, colors and line list for the division including layette, infant, toddler, girls’ 4-6x, boys’ 4-7. In addition to prioritization of work for the division, managing designers, tech designer, and production assistants, also responsible for daily communication with overseas agents regarding production. Licenses included Fairytopia, Bon Bebe, Fubu Baby.

2001-’03 The Quiltex Company Head Designer
Set the design direction, for the company. This included layette, infant playwear, outerwear and bedding. Licenses included Baby Blass, Jerry Garcia, Hello Kitty, and Precious Moments. Coordinated with licensers, sales staff and buyers on line concepts and approvals.

1998-’00 K&R Sportswear Head Designer
Directed department in design of infant, toddler and girls’ 4-6x licensed outerwear and swimwear. Directly responsible for all presentations to buyers.

1993-’98 Happy Kids Senior Designer
Directed the company transition “from markers to computers”. Responsible for training 38 designers in the use of Freehand and Photoshop. Designed infant through 16 girls’ apparel including dresses, rompers, windsuits, swimsuits and separates. Licenses include Rugrats, Sesame Street, and The Lion King.

Awards/Acknowledgments:
Winner of the 2008 Top Choice award from Creative Child Magazine for Taggies™. Designs featured in CNN video “A baby blanket business is born”.

Education:
Bachelor of Science – Costume Design – S.U.N.Y. at New Paltz
Associates Degree – Fashion Design – Fashion Institute of Technology
Continuing Education – Graphic Arts – Fashion Institute of Technology

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