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JJ Rabbit Co., Designer
Converse, Ass. Women\'s Knit Designer June 2011-Jun 2012
-Design with team from color, research, to sketching.
-Prepare design technical packages in FLEXPLM communicating between
Production and Merchants.
-Fit Samples at all stages of design process. -Mock up samples for presentation meetings and design research.
POLO RALPH LAUREN, Blue Label & Rugby Freelance Fabric R&D, Wovens
Jan 11 - Mar 11
-Liaise with design to develop fabrics for Rugby brand and Mens Polo Outerwear Blue Label.
-Pull together boards for presentations to Senior Fabric directors and design team.
-Communicate with factories of development of all fabrics in development and labdip/color approvals
-Work in WebPDM to help enter the correct info for design packages.
Liv + Co., Freelance designer childrenswear
-Translates season\'s ideas to paper and illustrator
-Communicate with Head Designer concepts and ideas
AIRA rtw, Designer womenswear
Nov-2007 - Current
-Handles design direction per season including trends, colors, and fabric.
-Communicate with patternmaker to ensure perfect fit and construction
-Sketch flats onto Illustrator
-Overlook production and fabric sourcing
-Collaborate with marketing and illustrator to drive brand identity.
Hilton Hollis, Freelance womenswear sketcher/illustrator
Dec 2008-Jan 2009
-Sketched flats on Adobe Illustrator
-Translated the designers ideas onto paper for techpacks
-Entered flats and info onto apparel magic
Tommy Hilfiger, Freelance Boys Asst. Designer
May 2007-Nov 2007
-Prepare basic flat sketch designs
-Assists with basic specification of product
-Responsible for administration and follow up of product design process to include preparation of technical packages and presentation boards, Web PDM process, email correspondence, etc.
-Make revisions to sketch and design package as needed.
-Assist in researching the competitive market.
-Approve color lab dips from Production
-Assist in layout of art work for production.
Estella, Freelance Designer
March 2007-May 2007
-Designed 4 lines for Fall 2007 Collection
-Handled from Initial Concept to Production
-Fit Samples and communicate with Production
-Created Technical Packs for Production
Garan, Inc. Assistant Designer
June 2006 - January 2007
-Prepare basic flats and detailed sketches in Adobe Illustrator
-Assist the designer in line sheets/tech packs for sourcing
-Responsible for administration and follow up of product design process
-Compile and maintain books for divisional references in trend research, trim, fabrics
-Shop the market for competitive analysis in areas of cut & sew knits for Girls 4-16
-Assisted in the acquisition of new business to boost total sale volume up to half million in dollars
-Grade art work for screens with the graphics department including placement and sizing
Araks Fashion Design Intern
-Researched the latest trends for color and fabrics
-Prepared for Araks debut Pret-a-Porter Spring 06 collection
-Communicated b/w Araks and vendors and clients
-Organized, packaged, and distributed orders to clients
Triple Five Soul, Inc. Fashion Design Intern
-Corrected spec packets after sample shipments from overseas
-Communicated between the production team and design team
-Created trend and color boards for Spring 06 Collection
Parsons School of Design
Associates of Applied Science : Fashion Design
The University of Texas
Bachelors of Science: Fashion Design
Bachelors of Arts: Human Ecology
Two Semesters Abroad: Fashion Design
-Sketching/Illustrating: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
-Designing: Patternmaking, Draping, Technical Specs
-Trend/Color boards: Research, Forecast, Execute
-Fluent in Chinese