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Mariam Anna Barska

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FASHION IS THE MOST POWERFUL ART THERE IS. ITS MOVEMENT, DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE ALL IN ONE. IT SHOWS THE WORLD WHO WE ARE AND WHO'D LIKE TO BE.
  • Region:
  • Southern CA

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
  • Years of Experience

    20+
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    No

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MARIAM ANNA BARSKA
Mariam.barska@me.com
www.mariambarska.com
www.linkedin.com/in/mariambarska/
www.styleportfolios.com/lavande
Cell: (818)632-5867

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Enthusiastic Top Fashion Designer with creative knowledge of
graphic design and creative reworking websites also known for
coaching team workflow, building relationships and developing
actionable suggestions to improve departmental processes.
Highly energetic creative professional with over 15 years of
experience in designing/developing/succeeding many top
fashion brands. Flexible and adaptive with calm and poised
demeanor in any situation. Creative visionary with a
background spent collaborating with graphic, pattern, sewing,
marketing and various teams and interdepartmental personnel
and clients. A driven creative individual capable of successfully
managing multiple projects at once while keeping calm
attitude

SKILLS
• Basic knowledge of: Color, Layouts,
Typography, Composition for graphics
• Manage & update current websites
• Able to retouch photos
• Power Point, Word, Excel, Adobe Suite
• Knowledgeable of sewing techniques,
pattern & construction, fitting & costing
• Hand on experience with tech packs & CAD
• Expert in knits, sweaters, woven, suiting,
• Experience in building successful brands
• Effective communication
• Creative problem solver
• Presentation skills
• Interdepartmental relationships
• Overseas full package developments
• Workflow management
• Analytical skills, attention to detail &
organized
• Team direction
• Department development
• Excellent oral communication
• Time management
• Conflict resolution
• Garment construction

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Expanded business from 1mil to 15 mil
under 4 years
• Supervised team of 10 staff members.
• Helped to build a successful brand for
Bailey44 - Ali & Jay, which opened free
standing store within a year
• Designs selected for Vogue, Allure, Elle,
Interview, Instyle, Fashion, Marie Claire,
Glamour, Bazaar, Runway
• Dressed A list celebrities such as Diane
Kruger, J Lo, Kate Winslet, Kate Backinsale
Kate Bosworth, Victoria Backham, Lindsay
Lohan, Maggie Q, Keira Knightley, Rihanna,
Beyonce, Megan Fox, Blake Lively & more.

WORK HISTORY
Self Employed - Design Director/Designer Consultant
Los Angeles, CA• 06/2012 - Current
• Establish creative concepts, trends, colors, prints/patterns, and design
collections for variety of categories
• Efficiently direct teams to design collections from initial concept to
production
• Support different departments to fulfill needs on monthly, quarterly, and
seasonal basis
• Ensure one-eye point of view delivery for targeted customers by
collaborating with design teams closely
• Oversea technical packages for accuracy, working closely with technical
team, patternmakers and design room
• Perform multiple projects simultaneously, never losing strategic vision
and always maintaining focus
• Coach teams of 5 designers, delegating tasks and offering insight to help
meet tight deadlines
• Help each designer to promote confidence and productivity, which
encouraged new ideas and fostered positive working relationships
• Supervise several projects simultaneously, maintaining profitability of
each and consistently exceeding design expectations

BAILEY44 - Head Designer/Consultant for Ali & Jay
Vernon, CA• 05/2015 - 12/2018
• Build new successful brand from concept to production
• Sourced fabrics, gave print and color directions
• Achieved costing and aesthetic goals for seasonal fabric palette for brand
• Clearly communicated design revisions to overseas teams
• Led aesthetic vision and creation of new fashion products
• Developed seasonal and brand style guides to promote Ali & Jay brand
• Fit initial drapes through production with technical design team to
ensure design esthetic and fit are accurate for customer
• Worked with technical design and product management to provide
accurate and complete design packages
✓ Ali & Jay was chosen brand from 7 brands selected by Nordstrom.
✓ Nordstrom passed Ali & Jay to develop their “bread and butter”
collection as private label

Bebe - Design Director/Head Designer/Consultant
Los Angeles, CA • 06/2012 - 12/2014
• Support different teams to fulfill blueprint needs on monthly, quarterly,
and seasonal basis by establishing key looks, silhouettes, and styles
• Prepare technical packages for various products
• Handled multiple projects simultaneously, never losing strategic vision
and always maintaining focus
• Trained team of assistant designers, delegating tasks and offering insight
to help meet tight deadlines
• Developed artistic visual products while working within defined technical
constraints
• Researched industry trends and evaluated competitive products
✓ Designs selected for New Fall/Winter digital ad campaigns as part of
Bebe repositioning effort as fashion brand appealing to “irreverent,
confident, women.
✓ Designs generated more than 6M Twitter and Instagram impressions,
increasing sales.
✓ Successfully turned around sweater department from comp sales of -
50% to 50%.

Guess by Marciano - Senior Designer
Los Angeles, CA • 03/2011 - 05/2012
• Enhanced and influenced collection by working closely with 5 design
teams and improved adoption rate
• Helped in successfully launching “Elin Kling for Marciano” collection by
working closely with Elin Kling and other designers
• Ensured high-level of production and operational efficiency by
supervising and initiating daily workload for designers, associate, design
assistants, graphic designer, and patternmakers
• Traveled to US and Europe for inspiration, shopping and shows, including
PV, Pitti Filati and Intermezzo NYC
• Sketched artistic and fresh designs for consideration
• Coached design staff through product creation and release
• Developed seasonal merchandise assortment to improve category depth
and breadth
✓ Marciano brand recognized as contemporary, “cool” brand rather than
merely better market brand.
✓ Helped drive sales with well-recognized and contemporary brands that
suited buyer's tastes.

Herve Leger - Runway Senior Designer for Hervé Léger by
Max Azri
Vernon, CA • 03/2006 - 03/2011
• Initiated and conducted first Runway show in NYC for Herve Leger
• Clearly communicated design revisions to all members of fashion design
team
• Designed and developed Hervé Léger runway line in all categories
• Designed and developed capsules of Max Azria Sweaters
• Designed and developed capsules of BCBG dress department
• Ensured all product deadlines met by supervising and initiating daily
workload for designers and design associates.
• Oversaw technical packages in Web PDM
• Fitted first samples through final runway ready samples. Assured garment
construction met by partnering with patternmakers.
• Led aesthetic vision and creation of new fashion products
• Supervised design staff through product creation and release
✓ Played Instrumental role in increasing company revenue from $1M to
$15M.
✓ Created well-recognized worldwide brand.
Perry Ellis International Inc. - Senior Designer
Commerce, CA • 03/2005 - 05/2006
• Collaborated with Design Director to design and develop main sweater
line for each month in season
• Incorporated design changes based on feedback from project teams
• Prepared technical packages for oversees
• Fitted proto samples through production to ensure fit and look met
• Sourced new yarns overseas and Europe
• Worked with technical design and product management to provide
accurate and complete design packages
• Developed seasonal merchandise assortment to improve category depth
and breadth

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