Nekol da Costa
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Nekol A. da Costa
71-40 112th Street Apt. 402
Forest Hills, New York 11375
Cell: 347.513.1432 / Email: email@example.com
EDDIE BAUER, Division of Success Apparel, 8/2009-9/2013
SENIOR DESIGN CONSULTANT
*Responsible for entire product design process for boys all categories that include: market research, color, print, fabric & trim, concept development, design & graphic direction
*Design & develop all categories such as: Cut & Sew knits, sweaters, woven\'s, bottoms & some outerwear.
*Work closely with Licensor, EDDIE BAUER to create brand right identity.
*Create detailed TP\'s
*Resource fabric & trim development
*Work closely with Tech. Design Team to insure correct fit & construction.
*Work closely with sales & VP Merchandise/Design to fit calendar deadline
DeCoded Young Men\'s, Division Success Apparel, 2010
SENIOR DESIGN CONSULTANT
*Designed & developed Hip & trendy line for the Young Men\'s market
*Full collection designer from knit\'s, woven\'s, bottoms & some outerwear pieces.
*Reviewed all s/off\'s, knitdowns and production samples
*Review with sales best sellers
RAW DIAMOND, Division of RVC, 2010-2011
MEN\'S CREATIVE DIRECTOR
*Spearhead & launched a Men\'s contemporary line
*Managed & designed concept boards, designs, color & graphic direction
*Developed fabric washes & finishes
*Directed small team of assistant designer & graphic designer
*Work Closely w/ VP of Sales to present merchandised line to major retailers
HOLLISTER DUDES, Division of Abercrombie & Fitch, 2009
YOUNG MEN\'S DESIGN CONSULTANT
*Designed cut & sew knits
*Researched trend direction
*Attended management meetings to discuss design concept & direction
*Managed & approved all knit downs, lab dips & graphic layouts
*Developed knit wash techniques to ensure brand right identity
BLUE LABEL, Division of Ralph Lauren, 2009
MEN\'S SENIOR DESIGNER
*Responsible designing a fun, preppy cut & sew knit lifestyle brand
*Worked with Design Director & Creative Director to ensure design direction is brand right
*Worked closely with merchandisers to ensure line sheets are up to date
*Collaborate both w/trim dept. & graphic design team to make sure all design changes are asequate.
COMPANY 81. Division of Oved, 2007-2008
*Responsible designing a Young Men\'s traditional preppy knit wear collection. Both sweater\'s & cut & sew knits.
*Created detail Tech Packs
*Kept tight communication with merchandisers, sales, production & oversea factories
VINTAGE RED, Division of Capital Mercury, 2000-2007
*Collection designer for a contemporary Men\'s & Young Men\'s apparel.
*Designed & developed for all categories such as: Cut & Sew knits, sweaters, wovens, bottoms & some outerwear pieces.
*Designed & developed YD patterns and knit layouts
*Research market trends
*Shopped domestically & internationally
*Created & managed line reports for costing meeting
*Managed & designed sub-bramd RARE VINTAGE for mid-tier market
*Attend trade shows
LIZ & CO, Division of Liz Claiborne, 1997-2000
*Managed & analyzed lab dips, strike offs, knit downs, & production shade lot\'s
*Corresponded on a daily bases with production and overseas factories
*Collaborated with design & merchandising to ensure all colors are to their standards
*Attended Sales & Design meeting to keep up w/best sellers
*Interacted closely with design team in creation of trend ideas & color palettes for designated designers
FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, State University of New York, NY
B.S., Fashion Design, and area of study: Knitwear, May 1996
A.A.S., Fashion Design, May 1994