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Katie Beaudet

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I am a self-driven footwear designer with over ten years of experience in women's fashion footwear. I am seeking a position where I can use my design, merchandising & organization skills to produce a unique and quality product.

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  • Category

    Footwear
  • Market Segments

    Womens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Modern
    Fashion Forward
    Trend
    Classic
  • Schools/Training

    Cleveland Institute of Art

More Information

Katie E. Beaudet
152 6th Ave #3 | Brooklyn, NY | 11217 | katie_beaudet@yahoo.com | 914.319.8586

Experience:
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Cole Haan LLC | New York, New York
March 2014 - present

SENIOR DESIGNER - Women's Footwear: March 2014 - present

- Work closely with Creative Director and Senior Design Director to create exciting and new product designs across all categories to meet the seasonal merchandising needs while following the brand direction
- Manage and motivate junior team members workload and timeline to ensure design projects are executed according to design briefs; work with them on gaining technical knowledge of shoe making and proto correcting
- Research the fashion market for current and potential trends that would benefit the brand; Inspirational shopping domestically, internationally, and vintage; attend trend presentations
- Collaborate with cross functional teams including Merchandising and Product Development to create and focus our product designs for market success.
- Detail and spec all styles based on seasonal color and material needs following current market trends that will benefit our brand aesthetic
- Execute design packages with translation of all technical details and in order for factory to execute correct samples
- Work closely with technicians to correct and monitor each shoe from proto stage through to production
- Travel to China and India to closely follow the development process with our factories

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The Jones Group | New York, New York
June 2004 - March 2014

SENIOR DESIGNER: October 2012 – March 2014
Nine West

- Worked with VP of Design & team to initiate/devleop concepts each season that are fashion driven for the Nine West customer
- Researched the fashion market for current and potential trends that would benefit the brand
- Inspirational shopping domestically, internationally, and vintage
- Attended trend presentations
- Met with raw material suppliers to see current trends
- Worked with sales team to ensure business objectives are reflected in the product design
- Merchandised the line with VP of Design & team to ensure the assortment is balanced
- Executed design packages with translation of all details in order for factory to execute correct samples
- Traveled to to China each seacon to closely follow the development process with our agents
- Finalized product with production and sourcing teams to ensure timely and consistent quality product

SENIOR DESIGNER: May 2011 - August 2012
Boutique 9

- helped to reviv a struggling brand and regain retailersÂ’ trust by creating fashion forward footwear with an emphasis on
design based customer lifestyle
- was responsible for creating original fashion footwear on a seasonal basis
- researched the fashion market for current and potential trends that would benefit the brand
- inspirational shopping domestically, internationally, and vintage
- attended trend presentations
- meet with raw material suppliers to see current trends
- worked closely with the sales team to understand current market trends, customer needs and for special make-up requests
- worked closely with technicians to correct and monitor each shoe from proto stage through to production
- traveled to China each season to closely follow the development process with our agent

DESIGNER: February 2007- May 2011
Enzo Angiolini

- worked closely with lead designer in creating original fashion footwear on a seasonal basis
- researched the fashion market for current and potential trends that will benefit the brand
- inspirational shopping domestically, internationally, and vintage
- attended trend presentations
- met with raw material suppliers to see current trends
- worked closely with the sales team to understand current market trends, customer needs and for special make-up requests
- worked closely with technicians to correct and monitor each shoe from proto stage through to production
- traveled to China each season to closely follow the development process with our agent

ASSISTANT DESIGNER: June 2004 - February 2007
Nine West Retail | Garolini | Bridget | Enzo Angiolini

- assisted lead designers in creating original designs to ful ll customer needs
- worked closely with the sales team to understand customer needs and current market trends
- worked closely with technicians to correct and monitor each shoe from proto stage through to production
- traveled to Brazil/China each season to follow up on development with foreign agent

StyleHouse (in house trend dept):
Assistant Designer

- was responsible for designing and creating the in-house trend information seasonally for each brand
- created seasonal company wide trend presentations tailored to each brands speci c needs within the Nine West portfolio
- researched fashion trends by attending various presentations, material/components fairs and by shopping the market
for inspiration

Education

Cleveland Institute of Art | Cleveland, Ohio August 2000 - May 2004
- Bachelor of Fine Arts: Interior Design
- Minor: Glass & Photography

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania | Edinboro, Pennsylvania August 1997 - May 1998
- Intended Major: Graphic Design

Skills
Sketching, ideation, mood & concept boards, marker rendering, computer rendering, AutoCAD2000, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, FormZ, Macromedia FreeHand and Flash, Microsoft Word, Excel and Works, internet profi cient, Mac and PC capable.

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