Alison Gaertner

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Five years in the fashion industry as a textile designer and CAD artist, doing repeats, colorwork, plaids, stripes, engineered designs/placements, and some technical design.



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    FIT--Textile Design
    Oregon State--Graphic Design

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Available for freelance, part-time, or full-time work. Please see for complete online portfolio.

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Alison Gaertner

Work History

Freelance to full-time CAD Artist, Maggy London (Aug 2010-Jan. 2013)
Did artwork for private labels such as Ross and White House Black Market, worked closely with head
patternmaker on production layouts; made repeats as directed by the print director, communicated with mills overseas about color and repeats. Maintained tracking records for prints in Excel. Freelance to full-time.

C Wonder, short-term CAD artist (April-May 2012)
Did artwork for C Wonder’s JC Penney Fall ’13 line, worked closely with the head designer with color direction,
and created color cards.

Swimwear Anywhere, short-term CAD artist (March-April 2012)
Worked on swimsuit lines for Marc Jacobs and Juicy Couture. Did repeats, tech packs, and colorwork in Photoshop
&Illustrator, and maintained Epson 9800 printers.

Planet Motherhood, technical design (May-August 2012)
Worked in Illustrator creating flat sketches of maternity clothing for Walmart. Revised specs with direction from owners.

Freelance CAD Artist, Dwell Studio (December 2011)
Created bedding, sheeting, and rug patterns for the home furnishing Fall 2012 collection.

Freelance CAD Designer and Print Coordinator, Bandolino-Jones NY (August-October 2011)
Made linesheets, created embroideries and colorways, and maintained workflow to overseas print production.

Freelance CAD Designer, Li & Fung (May-July 2011)
Created swimwear prints for the Oxford division, Summer 2012 collection.

Freelance CAD Artist, Glo Energie, Jones (April 2011)
Created embroideries and puff prints for the missy Glo-Energie division of the Jones Group.

Print Coordinator, Rafaella Group Inc. (March-May 2010)
Maintained the workflow between CAD artists and the design director, created palettes and snip charts,
communicated with overseas office in Hong Kong, created spec packs in Illustrator, updated linesheets for
the Holiday 10 and Spring 11 seasons.

Freelance CAD Artist, 24 Seven (October-December 2009)
Completed various assignments, including Kayser Roth sleepwear, London Luxury home furnishings,
Breaking Waves swimwear, and CHF bedding.
Freelance CAD Artist, Converse One-Star (June-August 2009)
Updated merchandising racks, made plaids/stripes, created floral scarf repeats, 2010 RTW collection.

Full-time CAD Associate, Golden Touch (October 2008-May 2009)
Created repeats in Illustrator, colorways, plaids, stripes, and put together boards for the design dept.

Freelance CAD Artist, SPEX/Lemongrass (March-October 2008)
Created artwork and repeats in Photoshop for the fall 2008 Art & Soul collection.

CAD Designer, Ralsey Sweaters (April 2008)
Created flat sketches in Illustrator for their Target Plus line at this short-term assignment.

Freelance CAD Artist, Aviv Apparel (March-April 2008)
Made linesheets in Photoshop and Illustrator for their spring ’08 collection.

Freelance CAD Artist, Gap Kids (December 2007-January 2008)
Generated wovens and knits in U4ia and worked with designers on the Holiday ‘08 season.

Freelance Print Assistant, Banana Republic (Fall 2007)
Assisted in all aspects of assembling print packages for the fall 2008 women\'s collection.

Assistant for Catalá, PV Preview (Winter 2007)
Assisted the head designer of Spanish-made textiles in presenting fabric headers for sampling by various couture clientele.

Showroom Intern, Le Loup Blanc (2006)
I kept headers in order, answered phones, and assisted owner in meetings at this showroom for European couture fabrics.

Fabric Lab Aide, FIT (2005-06)
Provided general assistance in cutting swatches, pressing fabrics, and lab maintenance.

Screenprinter, B & K Embroidery (2005)
Made samples for approval, assisted with production, and did sales for this silk-screen company.

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