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The Jones Group New York, NY
Senior Designer Jones NY Sport Woven Design March 2005-September 2010
-Responsible for entire design process to include market research, mood boards, and designing all woven categories.
-Independently sketched entire seasonal line from initial concept to production.
-Shopped domestic market for emerging trends and inspiration.
-Conducted fit sessions with technical designers and approved samples to ensure design esthetics
-Designed artwork for embroidery layouts, novelty jean pockets, plaid and print color ways.
-Worked directly with Chief Merchandising Officer and Vice President to style and present showroom to buyers.
-Increased divisional product sales 40% and increased store accounts within the division.
-Presented current line to accounts and a preview of the upcoming seasons group concepts and color direction.
- Communicated daily with overseas and local suppliers to problem solve on development and production issues.
-Created seasonal boards used by executive accounts as merchandising tools for their sales associates.
-Ensured seasonal deadlines and price points were met by collaborating with product development and production teams.
-Executed all design changes and communicated revisions to sales, merchandising, technical and all involved teams.
-Worked with creative services and licensing to develop hangtags for exclusive denim pieces.
-Supervised, mentored and trained associate and assistant designers.
Designer Jones NY Signature/ Lauren and Ralph by Ralph Lauren Knitwear Design May 2002-March 2005
-Key part in the creation of the JNY Signature brand, which became the top selling casual label for The Jones Group.
-Responsible for sketching line and designing cut & sew knitwear categories specific to group deliveries and concepts.
-Established relationships with and communicated daily with overseas offices and domestic suppliers.
-Prepared detailed drawings and comprehensive tech packs
-Designed bead and sequin layouts and placement prints.
-Actively researched market to ensure product was consistent with trends and business strategies.
-Created seasonal presentation boards for sales and merchandise teams to use as their key tool.
Assistant Designer Jones NY Sport Knitwear Design February 2000-May 2002
-Worked directly with Senior Vice President and Design Director to execute product design and meet deadlines.
-Sketched and completed involved tech packs for cut & sew knitwear pieces and sweater categories.
-Sourced and developed seasonal trims within the divisions price point.
-Tracked and followed up on prototype samples and sales samples from overseas offices, to approve garments.
-Partnered with fabric R&D dept on developing and sourcing new knit fabrics.
-Developed sweater swatches in different yarns, stitches and gauges.
Design Intern - Lauren and Ralph by Ralph Lauren Woven Design March 1999-February 2000
-Worked directly with Vice President and senior designers in preparation for seasonal lines.
-Assisted designers with all aspects of design process from presentation boards to technical fittings.
-Extensive knowledge of the industry with an expertise in both knitwear and wovens.
-Ability to execute line development from concept to production garments
-Capability to identify and translate trends into marketable garments
-Pattern knowledge and garment construction and fit
-Flat sketching, illustration and technical drawing proficiency.
-Strong managerial and teamwork skills
-Excellent communication and problem solving skills
-Vast knowledge of trim materials, fabric market and strong sourcing abilities.
-Proficient in Microsoft word, Excel, Outlook, PLM, Paint and Illustrator with knowledge of Photoshop.