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Lisa Koscielski

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* Dynamic and creative designer with experience in wovens, cut & sew knits and sweaters * Able able to interpret fashion trends into exciting, saleable designs for target consumer

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Illustrator
    Photoshop
  • Schools/Training

    Parsons School of Design
    University of Wisconsin Madison

More Information

Lisa Koscielski
170 Scholes Street 1B
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(608) 345-2228
LKoscielski@gmail.com

CAPABILITIES
* Design complete line of apparel in knits and wovens: dresses, tops, bottoms, sweaters, jackets
* Execute line development from concept to finished garment
* Anticipate and identify trends and translate into meaningful product and merchandising concepts
* Develop seasonal concepts and color direction and prepare presentation boards for line review
* Prepare detailed drawings and clear tech packs and communicate daily with overseas vendors
* Conduct fittings and advise technical designers on how to adjust garments
* Adhere to seasonal deadlines pertinent to design and development
* Approve fabric qualities and lab dips
* Skills include illustration, flat sketching, sewing, draping, patternmaking, trend research, mood boards, sourcing trims and fabrics, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Word and Excel

ACHIEVEMENTS
* Sole Creative Designer for team of five design assistants and interns
* Reinvigorated the brand identities of companies through redesigned packaging and trend conscious
garments to attract new customers
* Established relationships with oversees factories and developed new fabrics with mills
* Designed garments sold to top apparel retailers and department stores such as Nordstrom, Macy’s,
Belk, TJx, Lord & Taylor, and Forever 21

EXPERIENCE

Fluent Life Brand – Li & Fung USA, New York, NY
September 2010 to April 2011
Freelance Designer – Women’s Casual: Knitwear and Wovens

Pow Wow/Population Brand – Rapid America Inc., New York, NY
December 2008 to July 2010
Designer – Contemporary Womenswear: Knitwear and Wovens

Mecca Brand – Oved Apparel Corp., New York, NY
September 2008 to November 2008
Associate Designer – Junior’s Apparel: Knitwear, Wovens and Denim

Squeeze Brand – Maran Inc., New York, NY
February 2008 to September 2008
Associate Designer – Junior’s Apparel: Knitwear, Wovens and Denim

Dollhouse – BBC Apparel Inc., New York, NY
August 2005 to August 2008
Associate Designer – Junior’s Apparel: Knitwear, Wovens and Denim
EDUCATION

Fashion Institute of Technology
Continuing Education course work in Sewing, Draping and Fashion Illustration

Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
Class of Spring 2004
Associate of Applied Science, Fashion Design

University of Wisconsin- Madison, Madison, WI
Class of Spring 2003
Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts and Art History

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