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Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, U4ia , Microsoft Word, and Excel
Design/ Production assistant New York, NY 1/2010-6/2013
*Designed and researched current trends in denim bottoms for Jr, Contemporary Missy, and plus sizes.
*Designed graphic hangtags, labels and hardware for denim jeans.
*Assisted sales team by setting up for market week with line sheets and following up on all samples placed on order.
*Implemented a system for maintaining and organizing proto samples, trim, and washes ensuring that all approvals follow the production schedule.
*Coordinated the shipment schedule for goods coming in with the production schedule and cancellation dates for purchase orders.
Design Assistant New York, NY 10/2007-12/2009
*Designed and created tech packs primarily in woven tops and bottoms for Junior, Contemporary Missy, and special sizes both plus and petite.
*Correspondence with overseas factories daily concerning the progress of trim development, lab dips, and proto-samples.
*Frequented stores locally including travel to Europe for trim research and development.
*Setting up the showroom for market, ensuring that line sheets, development samples, fabrics and trim are organized for the sales team.
*Implemented a new process for systematizing styles and CADs into coherent files.
*Developed a working relationship with new and existing accounts by proactively following up on buyers requests for style and print developments or re-colorations.
*Managed and helped train new assistant designers, responsibilities including overseeing individuals work progress, organizational skills and encouraging team work.
Freelance designer New York, NY 9/2007-10/2007
*Prepared concept boards including sketches, fabric and color boards for new product development.
Design Intern New York, NY 6/2006-12/2006
*Assisted in creating detailed tech packs for production overseas.
*Extensive use of illustrator for graphic designs used on CADs.
*Designed a collection including track jackets, t-shirts, hoodies, and jeans with color ways, and detailed screen prints, washes and stitch details for spring delivery.
*Collaborated with fashion merchandiser to discuss garment details and direction of collection for spring delivery.
Design Intern New York, NY 4/2006-6/2006
*Assisted in systematizing styles and CADs into coherent files using Web PDM.
*Observed in house fittings with company fit models.
*Assisted in reviewing production quality and consistency for imported garments.
Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of NY
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
Fashion Design major