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    Bachelor Fine Arts, Illustration
    College of Visual and Performing Arts
    Study Abroad: Florence, Italy
    FIT- Continue Ed Courses-Leather & Materials Techn

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Responsible for the design & development of Handbags & Small Accessories

•Manage all aspects of the design & development process for belts and accessories
•Developed and worked on multiple licenses, private labels, and brands simultaneously
•Travel to Factories in China & Taiwan; Source Indian factories & oversee product development
•Merchandise seasonal collections and present the product to customers
•Responsible for Leather approval & Quality check in construction, SLGs, Handbags, & Luggage
•Trained new incoming designers & developed their technical skills
•Managed Design team of up to five designers working with several brands and licenses
•Experience in vendor relations, travel to Europe, & U.S to run meetings with clients & buyers
•Proficiency in Hand sketch, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Excel, Word
•Strong interpersonal skills in the office environment
•Communicate clearly with production department & factories for correct sample development
•Organized market week and presented the trends and product to customers
•Highly qualified in the Creation of Graphics, Technical Drawings, embroidery art and CAD’s

PACIFIC GROUP – September’13 to present
Senior Designer- Mossimo Supply Co. for Target, Xhiliration, Mossimo Black, Merona. Handbags, Backpacks,

Accessory Exchange-
March \'13- July \'13
Senior Designer- Isaac Mizrahi leather handbag collection, Sam Edelman handbags, Piperlime, Sam & Libby for Target; US Polo handbags. Customers include Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor
Cipriani/Max Leather- Li &Fung USA –Nov’12- February‘13
Senior Designer- SLGs, Tech Accessories ,Belts, Brands included Tignanello , B. Makowsky, Jessica Simpson Belts, Marilyn Monroe, Jonathan Adler . Managed design team, ran meetings with Licensors, Factories, and Buyers. Source Companies in China & India. Customers included Bonton, Dillards, QVC, Jonathan Adler Stores, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales.

BUXTON® Leather Accessories -March \'09- August ‘12
Ladies Design Manager- SLGs, Handbags & Tech Accessories ,Business & Luggage,
Travel to Factories in China, Taiwan; Source Companies in China, Design & Develop product, Run meetings, Responsible for individual branding of product; managing design team. Brands include Swiss Army Wenger, Dopp, & Buxton B-Collective: Customers include Khol’s, JCPenney,Samsonite, Belk, HSN, Sears, Beals, Boscovs, Stage Stores, Marmax, EBags -B-Collective handbag mid tier Leather and PU

Senior Designer Manager for Private Label ,Ladies and Junior, Handbags & Accessories
Manage Team of five designers, Run meetings with Clients; Fashion Handbags, Cosmetic bags, & Luggage; Woven Fabrics, PU, Denim, and Leather: Home Décor
Brands :Bongo, Dollhouse, Mead, Ladies Disney; Customers included: European Mid Tier (Debenhams, House of Fraser, M&S), Federated, Nordstroms, Dillards, Target, Walmart, Sears

Etienne Aigner/Trebbiano Sept \'07
29 West 35th St New York, NY
Freelance Illustrative Project for Jessica Simpson Handbags

FAB/STARPOINT -Dec \'02 -May \'03
Senior Designer Manager for Licensed bags & Luggage, accessories, stationery, Home decor
Supervise creative team, Designed handbags, Technicals Specs, concept & trend boards
Customers included: Toys R Us, Sears, JC Penney, Target, Walmart.

CUDDLIE/CONFETTI- Nov \'99 - Dec \'02
Senior Designer Men\'s and Ladies Handbags & Diaper bags - Designer for Private label.
Customers included: Disney Store, Sears, JC Penney, Target, Walmart.

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 1998 Major: Illustration
Study Abroad: Florence, Italy 1997;Itailian language, Art history & culture Paint landscape on sight

F.I.T- Continue Edu. –‘08 Leather and Materials Technology; Sewing Techniques Lab

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