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Michael Lin

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  • date: 8-4-20
I'm Michael "Myko" Lin, a 15+ year creative thought leader with a passion for innovation, product + conceptual storytelling and team mentoring. #opentowork
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Anthony Davis X Saks Fifth Avenue

Anthony Davis X Saks Fifth Avenue X

Emporio Armani 7

Emporio Armani 7 X
APAC specific chase/speed-to-market collection Minimize new fabric usage and leverage existing pipelined development Minimal color usage and trim development Has to be within the brand DNA but more APAC leaning

FILA FUSION

FILA FUSION X
FILA FUSION SS20 APAC specific speed-to-market/festival capsule

Zara

Zara X
Zara Home | Zara TRF | Zara Man | Zara Kids

Sesame Street

Sesame Street X
Graphics package for Sesame Street China

Trend & Concepts

Trend & Concepts X
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Mens
    Childrens
  • Specialties

    Streetwear
    Active
    Menswear
    RTW
    Childrenswear
    Design Leadership & Management
    Art & Graphic Direction
    Lifestyle
    Graphics
    Trend and Concept
    Ideation
    Workflow and Processes Management
  • Years of Experience

    15
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Adobe CC
    Microsoft Office
    Illustrator
    Photoshop
    InDesign
    Procreate
  • Schools/Training

    Otis College of Art & Design
    University of California, Berkeley
  • Social

More Information

I'm Michael "Myko" Lin, a hands-on creative thought leader with a passion for innovation, product + conceptual storytelling and team mentoring. I take a collaborative, cross-functional approach to design leadership and ideation with over 15+ years of fashion styling, collection creation, design strategy, and innovation experience with global brands. Passionately driven by curiosity and the creative process, I love finding purposeful solutions to complex problems that meet evolving needs and I thrive in getting my hands dirty doing it.

I have a unique background of having worked for both brands and vendor as well as partnering with premium brands and leading retail giants such as Target, Nordstroms, Hurley, Converse, Zara, Fila, Emporio Armani 7, Sesame Street and Saks Fifth Avenue. I am also well versed in all-categories design and have a deep understanding of product life cycles from MEN to RTW and from Boys to Girls.

Key highlights:
-Mentored and grew our global team of apparel designers, concept designers, graphic artists, and surface designers across 17+ simultaneous brands/design partners per season (12 to start, currently 40+ in 2 global offices)
- Overhauled cross-functional PD&D team procedures, workflow cadence and milestones to reduce over-development by 50% while maximizing design hit ratios (>80% adoption on own brands and >60% on PL/Co-Design)
-Launched successfully over 10+ new brands both internally and with business partners all with significant YoY growth (>30%)
-Introduced streamlined fast-tracked PD&D calendar and restructured design infrastructure for optimal efficiency and speed-to-market responses
- Forecasted global and region specific trends, color, denim, and graphic reports for all Asia partners as A.P.A.C. Design Lead and key design contact for all licensed brands
-Exceeded targeted growth goals YoY (25-30%), often doubling forecasts results

Having spent the last 7 years living in Shanghai, CHINA, I am once again back stateside and seeking new design leadership opportunities.

Please check out my website @ WWW.IAMMYKO.COM

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