Nicki Acker

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  • date: 6-22-15
I have designed for all the major retailers & understand how to work with product teams & buyers while designing within price points and differentiating between brands and labels. I also excel in trend forcasting, sourcing, production & building accounts.


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    FIT New York

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Computer Skills: Illustrator, Photoshop, MS-Excel, MS-Powerpoint, PLM

Work Experience:
1/15-present: APOLLO APPAREL GROUP Merchandiser New York, NY
• Emphasis on fast turn Junior-down Girls knits, denim & woven separates.

12/14-1/15: G&W INDUSTRIES Senior Designer New York, NY
• Designed 2-16 Girlswear for rollout of Betsey Johnson licensed products.

12/08-12/14: MAXIMUM EXPOSURE Senior Designer New York, NY
• Senior Designer/Design Director for the following accounts: JC Penney, Kohls, Wal~mart, Chicos.
• Design emphasis on private label Girls Toddler, Preschool, Tween, Juniors, and Missy; denim and non-denim bottoms.
• Senior Designer for license labels: Glam Squad-Juniors related knit loungewear; and Rampage- 4-16 Junior inspired denim separates.
• Responsible for identifying trends, sourcing, and product development; trend shopping in overseas and domestic markets; Designed graphics, embellishments and prints as well as all CAD presentations; managing design team for large deadline oriented programs; travel to accounts and factories to work with product teams domestically and in China; visual merchandising of seasonal inspirational samples for showroom presentation; daily communication with buyers, sales managers, and production.

12/02-12/08: SUCCESSS APPAREL Design Director/Merchandiser New York, NY
• Design Director of Girls Licenses Inf/Todd/Preschool related separates/dresses-knits & wovens - Gloria Vanderbilt, GLO, Yo Gabba Gabba! & private label for Kohls, Mervyns & Target. John Deere- lounge and logo driven knits- Jr/Missy/Plus

2/02-12/02: PIECES, INC Design Director New York, NY
• Wal~mart Account Designer for Boys & Girls Infant/Toddler and Tween Girls knit fashion programs.

10/97-2/02: TOPSVILLE Senior Designer New York, NY
• Wal~Mart Account - managed team of designers and artists for Faded Glory Infant/Toddler from conception to final product.

9/96-8/97: WHO SAYS? Designer New York, NY
• Designer- 4-16 Girls sportswear. Designed denim & knit related clothing for private label and Disney licenses.

5/95-9/96: CRADLE TOGS Designer New York, NY
• Designed Infant/Toddler knit sets. Managed artists. Prepared presentations & created first samples and artwork.

6/92-5/95: KIDS TODAY Designer New York, NY
• Designed and developed branded and private label under Sally Miller for 4-14 Girls knits and sweaters.

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