May Kosaka

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  • date: 10-1-15
Menswear / Womenswear designer with 10 years experience ranging in contemporary, sportswear, outerwear, activewear, athleisure, modern, edgy, rugged, tailored



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  • Relocation

  • Technologies

    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
    NED Graphics, some experience
    MS Office
    Mac & PC proficient
  • Schools/Training

    Fashion Institute of Technology, A.A.S. in Fashion
    Rutgers University, B.A in Computer Science

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Recently relocated from New York to Los Angeles.
10 years experience in men’s outerwear & sportswear design including 1-1/2 years in women’s outerwear design, 5-1/2 years in high-end women’s sportswear. Most recently, various freelance design positions in men’s tailored sportswear & outerwear, and in women's yoga wear.

Most of my experience is in working with small companies, which has required full hands-on development of the collections from market research & concept, fabric sourcing, trim & print development, design, production of photoshoot, development of sales materials, and multiple visits per year to overseas factories. I have worked with brands selling to major department stores and specialty stores across America & the world.

Professional knowledge of Mac & PC, including MS Office, Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop, working knowledge of NED Graphics print design software.

Strong communication skills, especially leading & working cohesively with design team, conveying ideas to sales team, and communicating with overseas vendors. Native English speaker, intermediate level Japanese, basic Chinese.

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