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Matthew C. Schechter

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Creative menswear designer with relevant experience in the industry designing apparel, accessories, and lifestyle products. Highly motivated, self-directed individual with strong communication skills. Knowledgeable in garment construction and pattern deve

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Mens
    Womens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe InDesign
    Web PDM
    Microsoft Suite
  • Schools/Training

    Fashion Institute of Technology

More Information

T: 646.319.1429
E: MATTHEWCSCHECHTER@GMAIL.COM

Title of Work, New York, NY
Freelance Designer, November 2010 — February 2011
Assistant Designer, July 2009 — October 2010
Intern, February 2009 — June 2009
•Collaborated directly with Creative Director on Capsule collection for Jonathan Meizler’s new start-up
•Prepared initial inspiration boards with editorial, designer market, trims and fabric research designs
•Participated in design meeting to discuss and follow up on creative direction for collections and projects
•Participated in bi-weekly fittings and prepared fit comments
•Worked closely with Swarovski creatives in designing well received capsule collection for Magic, Las Vegas
•Updated construction details, flats and specs, and sketches as needed for pattern construction and production
•Maintain daily communications with domestic and oversea vendors
• Conceptualized and designed products for designer menswear, home, accessory, fragrance, and lifestyle markets

Anti-Eco, New York, NY
Freelance Assistant Designer, July 2010 — October 2010
•Participated in design stage brainstorming, product fabrication, product conception, trim development, creative direction, and brand identity
•Utilized Adobe Illustrator to develop garment designs and color stories
•Collaborated with Creative Director and marketing team on developing an Eco-conscious Collection
•Conceptualized, researched, and developed seasonal inspiration boards
•Communicated and coordinated with domestic and overseas buyers, vendors, and factories
•Developed social media strategies resulting in quarterly sales increase

Yigal Azrouël, New York, NY
Production Intern, March 2010 — June 2010
•Assisted domestic and overseas production coordinators with
quality control and spec-ing
•Received, organized, tracked, and distributed all necessary trims
to factories
•Assembled trim packs and coordinate with vendors for pick up and delivery
•Measured garment specs and worked with tech packs
•Provided and maintain sample and pattern inventory to pattern makers and contractors
•Assembled cut tickets and arranged bulk yardage for pick up

EDUCATION

Fashion Institute of Technology State University of New York
Associate in Applied Science, Fashion Design May 2010

Fashion Institute of Technology State University of New York
International Comparitive Design Program, Menswear Summer 2009

Fashion Institute of Technology State University of New York
Pre-College Program, Fashion Design/Menswear 2001 — 2005

South Brunswick High School General Educational Development 2005

SKILL SET

Men’s and Women’s Pattern Making
Flats and Specifications
Tailoring: Men’s and Women’s
Sourcing and Production
Sewing Men’s and womenswear
Draping and Construction
Grading and Fitting
Illustrating Men’s and Womenswear
Trained in WebPDM
Adobe Programs:
•Photoshop
•Illustrator
•InDesign
•Fireworks
Microsoft Programs:
•Word
•Excel
•Powerpoint
•Access

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