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Jordin Chau

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  • date: 3-15-10
I am a designer who values creativity yet understands difficulties in product development. My role is to keep the final product profitable without sacrificing the essence of a design.

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  • Category

    Home Fashions
  • Market Segments

    Bedding
    Bath
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    illustrator
    photoshop
    In-design
  • Schools/Training

    Rhode Island School of Design
    Central Academy of Art and Design

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EXPERIENCE

Jintex Asia Limited, Shanghai
Design Director, Apr 2008 - present
-Responsible for starting up design department within a trading company
-Communicate with overseas clients, provide insightful design solutions to satisfy requests
-Work closely with merchandisers and production team to develop design within price-point
-Direct designer and artist to develop artwork and technical SPEC for vendors
-Supervise technicians in domestic mills to approve strike-offs and production
-Assist sample development, through color, fabrication and aesthetics approvals
-Travel domestically to trade shows such as Canton Fair to meet vendors and sourcing for new technique
-Travel internationally to meet clients, attend major trade shows for ideas and trend reports

Homestead, Li & Fung Group, New York
Designer, Sept 2004 - present
-Design full bedding collections from concept development through sampling
-Prepare presentation for Major clients including Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Meijers
-In charge of creating complete bedding lines for licensee/ In-house brand during Market Week
-Drawing technical diagrams and prepare development packages for oversea vendors
-Coordinate with production team and agents to ensure the quality of samples and products
-Research new embellishment and fabrication technique suitable for American market
-Travel internationally and domestically to major trade shows

Zhong Shan Gaodi Industrial Co. Ltd., Hong Kong
Freelance Designer, Nov 2006 - Mar 2007
-Design a complete crib set for an overseas baby product manufacturer, carried by Century 21
-Create files ready for print production

Hannibal Design, New York
Assistant Designer, May - Sept 2004
-Assist in designing bedding and home products
-Translate and recolor artwork into marketable fashion bedding -Communicate with overseas vendors and review color strike-off

SKILLS

Art & Design:
-Proficient in preparing CAD and technical spec for presentation
-Exceptional visual communication and creative problem solving ability
-Thorough knowledge in wide range of fabrication and embellishments
-Extensive experience in creating original design for Prints, Embroidery and Jacquard
-Strong sense of color, ability to make precise color comments on textile fabrics
-Possess thorough understanding of home products in U.S., Germany and U.K. market
-Knowledgeable in a wide variety of painting/ drawing mediums
-Skilled in sketching and creating editorial illustrations
-Familiar with basic photographic supplies/equipment

Self-Management:
-Well organized, ability to multi-task and prioritize projects to meet tight deadlines
-Great Communication skill from conveying ideas to clients to instructing factory technicians
-Detail Oriented, self-motivated and willing to solve problems when challenges are met

Computer:
Operating systems:
Mac OS & Windows
Software: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Pointcarre, Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Excel
Language:
Fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese,Conversational in Japanese ( Certificate in Proficiency in Japanese Language Level III )

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