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Kara Krauss

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  • date: 3-21-19
As a creative, innovative, problem solver, I am passonaite about clothing design. I bring a lot of energy, enthusiasm and a unique perspective to my ideas, concepts and designs.

Electric GRL PWR

Electric GRL PWR X
GRL PWR is what it’s all about. Bright magenta, peach and pink grounded in grey with a splash of black keeps the summer spirit with fall straight ahead. Bold graphics with fun techniques will leave this girl feeling fearless & feminine.

City Summers

City Summers X
Afternoons in the park & waving down ice cream trucks, long days & soft breezes, summer is calling. Greet every day in bold stripes, happy florals & washed down summer staples with a bit of denim.

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Examples of work from Crazy 8

Examples of work from Crazy 8 X

Examples of work from Gymboree

Examples of work from Gymboree X
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Childrens
    Costume Design
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    Negotiable
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Illustrator CS5
    PLM
    Excel
    Microsoft Office
  • Schools/Training

    California College of the Arts
    Sewing classes

More Information

SKILLS
• Strong knowledge of design, color, pattern making, garment
construction and fit
• Skilled in constructing garments flats by hand and on computer
• Competent in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Illustrator and Excel
• 15 years of sewing and pattern making experience
• Intermediate knowledge of sweater construction and yarns
• Effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills
• Presented my designs and special projects for cross functional
teams

WORK EXPERIENCE

Designer - Kid Girl for Crazy 8 brand
Gymboree Group - San Francisco, CA December 2017 to January 2019
• Designs all kid girl apparel from concept to production
• Provides reliable & responsible support to design director
• Works closely with director and VP on concept and big ideas for new seasons
• Works with associate designer to share ideas, & align on styles as needed for toddler girl
• Manage & mentors assistant designer with sketching, tasks and time management.
• Research current young adult trends and translate them into style stories with big ticket key items within shop concepts
• Pass-off fabric, sweater yarn & trims for development for each season
• On boards new team members & freelancers
• Lead & attend sketch reviews, product review with cross-functional teams, fittings with tech, PP meetings
• Present new season concepts to leadership team & cross-functional partners
• Reviews production calendar to stay on top of deadlines & manage time
• Produce sketches, compose SISs, organize sketches, use Illustrator & Momentis daily

Designer - Kid Girl For Gymboree brand
Gymboree Group - San F October 2016 to December 2017
• Designed kid girl apparel for sweaters & knits categories from concept to production
• Managed & mentored assistant designer with workload, time management & growing into their role • Pass-off sweater yarn & knit fabrication development for current season
• Oversaw woven & trims development with associate & assistant designers
• Research current trends, transform trends into age appropriate and brand right ideas
• Lead & attend sketch reviews, product review with cross-functional teams, fittings with tech, PP meetings
• Present new season concepts to leadership team and cross-functional partners
• Create and maintains current season binders with product information
• Reviews production calendar to stay on top of deadlines & manage time
• Produce sketches, compose SISs, organize sketches, use Illustrator & Momentis daily, review fabric information on sketches with manager

Associate Designer - Toddler Girl for Gymboree brand
Gymboree Group - San Francisco, CA June 2014 to October 2016
• Designed complete collections for mainline, and smaller capsule from concept to production
• Pass-off trim development, & oversaw woven fabric development with assistant designer
• Research current trends, use brand filter to transform trends into age appropriate ideas
• Attend sketch reviews, product review with cross-functional teams, black and white review with tech, PP meetings
• Create current season binders with SISs & line sheets
• Produce sketches, compose SISs, organize sketches, use Illustrator & Momentis daily, reviews fabric information on sketches with manager

Assistant Designer - Toddler Girl
Old Navy - San Francisco, CA January 2013 to May 2014
• Ownership of categories - woven tops and skirts and knit styles exclusive for web
• Research current trends, use brand filter to transform trends into age appropriate ideas • Lead and attend sketch reviews, fittings, details and various cross-functional meetings • Create Current season binders with style sheets, wash targets, CADs, color chips
• Put together BOMs, line sheets, fabric and print/pattern lists
• Use Illustrator and PLM daily

Assistant Designer - Newborn
Old Navy - San Francisco, CA July 2010 to January 2013
• Designed with manager holiday capsules and for knit-based collection called Essentials • Extrapolated partial designs idea into full garments from senior designer
• Worked with teams on creating brand messages throughout the entire baby department • Lead fittings and details with cross-functional partners
• Put together BOMs, fabric and color/print lists
• Create Current season binders with style sheets, wash targets, CADs, color chips • Created an organized and functional fabric library for the team
• Use Illustrator and PLM daily

Design intern
Old Navy - San Francisco, CA July 2008 to May 2010
• Sketch, edit and contributed to designing garments • Use Illustrator and Excel Daily
• Gather inspiration for current season
• Filed fabric headers
• Receive, unpack and hang Line Adoption samples and strike offs • Put together BOMs, Line Sheets, FTP lists and color chip boards • Cut, Organize and file CADs
• Attend meetings, give input and assist assemble concept boards

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Fashion Design
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA 2004 - 2008

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