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Mac & PC proficient, Kaledo Print , Kaledo Weave, PrimaVision, Illustrator, Photoshop, U4ia Print, Module,
Image Ready, Freehand, Microsoft Office, Illustration, Free hand sketching, packaging, colorist, labels and logos design, Fluent in Spanish & English.
New York, Nov 2009 - Present
Textile /Prints/ Graphic Designer
Sole Designer of print and woven neckties for 32 licensed brands (e.g. Express, Bloomingdales, Perry Ellis, Ben Sherman, Penguin, Countess Mara, etc.)
Manage the communication and design process between our New York and Italy offices
Design promotional items and packaging such as boxes, bellybands, labels and tags.
Meet directly with clients and merchants providing designs for review as well as analyze seasonal trends for coming seasons.
Research the latest trends in color and design for preparation of seasonal neckwear lines.
Ohio, Apr Nov 2009 Textile/Prints/CAD/Fashion/Apparel Designer
Designed the complete fabric process for Womens and Mens swimwear, shirts and underwear
Formulated initial concepts informed by research, produced artwork, developed weave structures and created color ways.
New York, 2007-2008
Textile Designer / CAD Artist
Clients: Oxford Industries, Jones Apparel Group, Sam Hadeya Linens
Created original textile designs for Womens and Mens prints, wovens, knit apparel and linens
Manipulated existing CAD prints and YD patterns
Developed new color palettes for seasonal product lines
Prepared CAD presentations under tight deadlines for various retail customers.
New York, Nov 2008 Nov2009
Textile /Prints/Garment apparel Graphic Designer
Create original Designs for Dr Martens (complete line) Aura, Pussers, Lyle and Scott, Austen Reed.
Manage and direct mills in the design for development of goods.
Participation and direction in fit process.
Facilitate an entire design process from concept to final product development of woven shirts knits and bottoms pieces for men.
Research the latest trends in color and design for preparation of seasonal garment lines.
New York, 2004 2007
Textile Prints/CAD Apparel Designer
Collaborated with design team on direction of seasonal menswear lines for JC Penney, Hathaway, and Ron Chereskin
Created original textile designs (yarn-dye stripes, plaids, knit jacquards, prints, etc.) for men\'s shirt lines
Managed the development of seasonal color palettes
Manipulated existing CAD prints
Developed labels and hang tags, CAD presentations, and graphic material for the new collections
New York 1999 2004
Textile CAD Designer
Designed patterns for print and woven neckties for brands such as Nautica, DKNY, JZ Richards, Calvin Klein, and Perry Ellis lines
Designed promotional items and POS packaging such as boxes, bellybands, labels and tags.
www.create-a-reader.com New York (ongoing freelance to 2005) Graphic Designer
Created a child-friendly animated website employing an assortment of links, graphics and animatronics
Designed instructive pamphlets used by teachers and parents for toddler focused education.
Thomas Paul Collection (Harry Bachrach brand for home decor)
New York 2002 2004
Designed home furnishings and accessories
Developed home page design and layout for www.thomaspaul.com
Designed advertising booklets for products.
McCann Erickson Corp.
Graphic Designer / Illustrator
Directed successful publicity campaigns for local and state political figures
Created promotional material for local companies, increasing sales by 30% in a five month period.
Illustrated dramatic cartoon characters for local companies for point of purchase promotions
Created and maintained an archive of more than 100 telecommunication companies logos intended to protect the marks regional identity
Caldas University - Manizales, Caldas - 1997
Bachelor\'s Degree: Advertising, Marketing and Graphic Design
Certification Training: Media & Advertising Techniques