nicole witty

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    Pratt Institute
    Rhode Island School of Design
    Fashion Institute of Technology

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Nicole Witty


1670 by HBC, The POP Studio, Sr. Designer. Los Angeles, CA
June 2012- Present
•Sr. Designer of Women\'s proprietary brands
•Design entire collection for 1670 by HBC, all categories
•Responsible for complete design process through production
•Manage import and domestic product development and travel internationally
•Present the line meetings to Merchants and VP of design and EVP of product
•Create techpacks , CADS, and art in Illustrator and Photoshop
•Conduct fittings with Tech designer, and assistant

Lucky Brand Jeans, Liz Claiborne Inc. - Sr. Designer Los Angeles, CA
April 2011- June 2012
•Head of women\'s knits; sweaters, fashion knits, active, tees
•Responsible for complete design process from concept to sourcing yarns, fabrics, and trims
•Manage two associate designers, and one assistant designer
•Travel for product development in China, Korea, and India
•Present at line meetings to Merchants and VP\'s
•Create techpacks in Full Circle, and create CADS in Illustrator
•Conduct fittings with Tech designer, and merchants

Vans, VF Corp. - Designer Cypress, CA
September 2006- April 2011
•Manage complete design process of young contemporary collection; cut and sew knits, sweaters, dresses, & swimwear
•Assist in setting seasonal concepts and color palettes
•Partner with merchandising team to present line to senior management, sales and buyers within brand
•Develop original yarn dyes, plaids and prints
•Create and maintain tech packs in Illustrator
•Travel globally for research on market trends and innovation, and product development

Freelance Designer/ Trend Consultant- Los Angeles/ Paris/ New York
January 2006- January 2008
•G. Pierce, Custom fine men\'s and women\'s suiting;
•Design consultant Ya Ya, Contemporary brand, Designed woven bottoms, denim, and outerwear
•The Scout Group USA, Trend forecasting company; reported on and photographed men\'s and women\'s trends in Parisian market.

Earl Jean, VF Corp.- Associate Designer- New York, NY
September 2004- January 2006
•Designed soft dressing items for women’s collection and assisted in design of denim
•Created flats and tech packs in Illustrator and Excel Participated in fittings and managed  follow-up Developed new branding, trims, hardware and embroidery/ beading layouts
•Communicated w/ international and domestic factories

Tommy Hilfiger, Assistant Designer- New York, NY
March 2003- September 2004
•Assisted in designing juniors denim and woven bottoms
•Created flats and tech packs on web pdm Created presentation boards and mock ups

Marc Jacobs, Design Intern - New York, NY
August 2002- March 2003
Sketched flats
•Sourced and organized fabric and trim library Developed custom hardware and trims Hand dyed fabric for Fall ’03 show samples

Pratt Institute- Brooklyn, NY
•September 1998- May 2002 B.F.A. in Fashion Design
•2002 Senior Sportswear award


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