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Very creative, multi talented designer in search of a full time position. Strong work ethic. Excellent computer skills (Illustrator & Photoshop).


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Carlos Loreto
340 East 23rd Street. #12H
New York, N.Y 10010
Phone: (212) 228-8773
Cell phone: (212) 300-3388

Designer. Kenneth Cole. January 2007-Current (Free lance)
Currently working in the “Reaction” women line. Designed silhouettes, prints and trims for the women’s line. Daily communication with overseas factories. Created complete line sheet with Illustrator and Photoshop. Assist sales force providing accurate, professional and appealing visuals of the line. Attend fittings. Research the market and detect emerging trends.

Designer. Jamie Sadock. August 2005-April 2007.
Designed entire company line (Dresses, Separates, Accessories). Created seasonal color palettes and prints. Created spec sheets and print lay outs. Daily communication with overseas factories. Conducted fittings. Sourced trims and materials both locally and overseas. Color and trend forecast research in New York and Europe.

Designer. Bigio Collection. December 2002- June 2005
In charge of designing entire company line. Involved in every aspect of design process from collection concept, creating sample garments to production. Private label product development. Company clients included: Saks, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Barrie Pace, J. C Penny, Cold Water Creek. Made presentation to buyers. Sourced European mills. Designed embroideries to be executed by hand and machine overseas. Conducted fittings, supervised pattern makers and sample sewers. Designed special trims for garments. Worked with company sales associates to successfully create a desirable product. Improved product sales reliably and consistently. Traveled to Europe to research fabric and trends.

Designer. Serafina, New York. January 2000 – November 2002
In charge of all aspects of design process, drew flats and illustrations. Supervised entire sample room. Conducted fittings. Researched archives for sources of inspiration. Create spec sheets. Implemented effective procedures to reduce production cost and ensure timely deliveries. Fabric and trim research. Prepared line sheet sketches/swatches.

Designer. Carlos Loreto, New York, January 1997- December 1998
Designed and executed line of evening bags. Created intricate embroidery and beading layouts. Sourced material and trims. Made patterns. Supervised sample hands.

Assistant Fabric Manager. Pierre Deux, New York. March 1995- December 1997
Managed fabric sample department. Maintained swatch books. Assisted costumer with selection of fabric and trims. Created displays and monitored inventory.

Architect. Arquina, Caracas Venezuela. January 1987- December 1992
Designed commercial and private dwellings. Designed residential interiors.

EDUCATION Associated in Applied Science degree. Fashion Design major. Fashion Institute of Technology. December 1999.
Bachelor of Science degree. Architecture Major. Universidad Central de Venezuela. December 1989.
HONORS AND AWARDS Critic award winner for eveningwear design, FIT. December 1999. Designs selected to be exhibited at FIT Museum. Graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dean’s list.
LANGUAGES AND SKILL Fluent in Spanish. Excellent Photoshop & Illustrator skills. Color Matters (Fashion Tool), Excell. Word.

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