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Kristina Magnthora Escarzaga

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Design Professional with over twelve years combined experience in apparel design and manufacturing. I have worked on a myriad of product categories and genders, though my strength lies in Women's Sportswear.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Childrens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    Please contact to discuss
  • Relocation

    0
  • Technologies

    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe InDesign
    Web PDM'S
    Microsoft Office
    Corel Draw
    Flex PLM
    Mac/PC
  • Schools/Training

    Fashion Institute of Technology
    Cotton Inc.

More Information

KOHL’S | JUNE 12 TO PRESENT
LEAD TECHNICAL DESIGNER | PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST – LAUREN CONRAD
*TEACH SWEATER MANUFACTURING CLASS TO ENTIRE NY DESIGN OFFICE FOR CROSS FUNCTIONAL AWARENESS OF HOW A SWEATER IS
PRODUCED AT THE FACTORY LEVEL
*TEACH A GARMENT “MAKE” CLASS TO ENTIRE NY DESIGN OFFICE TO HELP CROSS FUNCTIONAL TEAM MEMBERS HAVE A GARMENT GOES
FROM YARDS OF FABRIC TO FINISHED GARMENT IN A FACTORY LINE
*LIAISON FOR NY DESIGN OFFICE CROSS FUNCTIONAL TEAM AS POINT PERSON TO PROBLEM SOLVE APPAREL (SWEATERS, CUT AND
SEW, WOVEN’S AND KNIT’S) MANUFACTURING, DEVELOPMENT, AND PRODUCTION ISSUES
*MENTOR AND TRAIN ASSISTANT TECHNICAL, ASSISTANT AND ASSOCIATE DESIGNERS FOR ILLUSTRATOR/PHOTOSHOP SKILL
DEVELOPMENT IN THEIR DAY TO DAY APPLICATION
*WORK AS A TRAINER FOR THE ONBOARDING OF VENDOR’S INTO OUR PP CERTIFICATION PHASE, ALLOWING GREATER SPEED TO
MARKET. PARTNER WITH OVERSEAS TO CREATE EFFICIENCY STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE SAMPLING TIMING AND ACTION
*ATTEND INNOVATION SEMINARS ON TEXTILE AND GARMENT TECHNOLOGIES AND THEIR APPLICATION TO PRODUCT

HANSAE CO. LTD. – FASHION WORLDWIDE, NEW YORK OFFICES | OCT 08 TO SEP 11
DESIGN MANAGER
*DIRECT NEW YORK OFFICE DESIGN SUPPORT FOR FOLLOWING COMPANIES:
SEARʼS/K-MART, KOHLʼS, TARGET, AEROPOSTALE, MACY*S, AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS, GAP/OLD NAVY, VICTORIAʼS SECRET/PINK,
PACSUN, ABERCROMBIE & FITCH/HOLLISTER, NY & CO., TOMMY HILFIGER, LIZ CLAIBORNE, MAGGIE LONDON, CALVIN KLEIN
*PREPARE AND PRESENT STRATEGIC ANALYSIS OF RETAIL LANDSCAPE AND “WHITE SPACE” OPPORTUNITIES FOR CLIENTS
*DESIGN DEVELOPMENT, TREND AND/OR BUYER DRIVEN FOR DIRECT ADOPTION INTO CLIENTS ASSORTMENTS/COLLECTIONS
*DOMESTIC/INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL FOR MEETINGS WITH RETAILERS/CLIENTS AT THEIR HEADQUARTERS TO REVIEW DESIGNS, PRODUCT
AND TREND
*TRAVEL TO EUROPE 3-4 TIMES A YEAR TO SHOP MARKETS FOR TREND
*TRAVEL DOMESTICALLY TO MAJOR US CITIES FOR MARKET TRENDS AND ANALYSIS OF TOTAL RETAIL LANDSCAPE
*ATTEND TRADE & TREND SHOWS INTERNATIONALLY AND DOMESTICALLY (PREMIERE VISION PARIS, BREAD & BUTTER BERLIN, PVNY,
TEXWORLD, ETC.)
*DEVELOP SEASONAL HIGH LEVEL MULTI-GENDER TREND REPORTS TO BE SHARED AND PUBLISHED WITH RETAILERS/CLIENTS
*DEVELOP QUARTERLY MARKET INTELLIGENCE REPORTS TO IDENTIFY “WHITE SPACE” OPPORTUNITIES FOR RETAILERS/CLIENTS
*MANAGE & DIRECT A TEAM OF STAFF (DESIGNERS AND ASSISTANT DESIGNERS) TO OVERSEE DAILY WORKFLOW AS WELL AS PREPARE
FOR FUTURE WORKLOAD.

ISAAC MIZRAHI FOR TARGET, EARTHBOUND, LLC. | OCT 04 TO OCT 07
DESIGNER, RTW COLLECTION
*COLLABORATED WITH DESIGN DIRECTOR TO ESTABLISH COLOR PALETTES, THEMES, STYLING, AND OVERALL LOOK OF EACH QUARTER.
PARTNERED CLOSELY WITH BUYING AND MERCHANDISING TEAM TO ENSURE ASSORTMENT MET BUSINESS NEEDS AS WELL
*CREATED MULTIPLE EXCLUSIVE "MINI-COLLECTIONS" FOR .COM CUSTOMER BASE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, "ISAAC ESSENTIALS",
"ISAAC BRIDAL", "ISAAC LITTLE BLACK DRESS PROGRAM", "ISAAC .COM EXCLUSIVES"
*MANAGED AN ASSISTANT DESIGNER DAY TO DAY, AS WELL AS INTERNS AND FREELANCERS TO HELP DURING INTENSE WORK PERIODS

YOUNIQUE | FEB 04 TO SEPT 04
DENIM DESIGNER
*ASIA TRAVEL TO WORK DIRECT IN FACTORIES FOR WASH AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
*MANAGED AN ASSISTANT TO HELP PROMOTE COMPLETE DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNICAL PACKAGES FOR STYLES AS WELL AS
COMMUNICATION WITH OVERSEAS VENDORS
*DEVELOPED NEW LOGO AND MARKET CONCEPT FOR MULTIPLE TIERS OF GOODS (DENIM, DRESS BOTTOMS, CASUAL BOTTOMS, ETC.)

DOLLHOUSE | FEB 03 TO FEB 04
ASSISTANT DENIM DESIGNER
*CREATED PRODUCTION SKETCHES AND TECHNICAL PACKAGES BASED ON DESIGNERS VISION AND INSPIRATION
*DEVELOPED NEW TRIMS AND PACKAGING TO HELP INTEGRATE MOOD OF SEASON WITH HARDWARE AND STYLING OF DENIM
*COMMUNICATED WITH OVERSEAS VENDORS TO ENSURE ALL LEVELS OF QUALITY AND AESTHETICS WERE MAINTAINED

EDUCATION
FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
BACHELORʼS OF FINE ARTS – 2002
ASSOCIATES IN APPLIED SCIENCES - 2000

APPLICABLE SKILLS
*EXTENSIVE COMPUTER LITERACY IN BOTH MAC AND PC OPERATING SYSTEMS (AND BASIC NETWORK MANAGEMENT)
*EXTENSIVE LITERACY IN ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE 6 (ILLUSTRATOR, PHOTOSHOP, BRIDGE, INDESIGN)
*MS OFFICE 2011 (WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT, ENTOURAGE, OUTLOOK)
*WEB BASED PDM & PLM
*UNDERSTANDING OF MERCHANDISE AND HOW IT RELATES TO STORE AND SALES ENVIRONMENT
*EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS (BOTH VERBAL AND WRITTEN)
*EXTREMELY ORGANIZED PROFESSIONALLY AND PERSONALLY
*EXCELLENT TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS
*CAPABLE OF MAKING CLEAR AND VERY COMPREHENSIVE PRESENTATIONS

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