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NATALIYA ZAIKA

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Footwear Designer with nineteen years of experience and unique design skills in women’s, men’s and children’s footwear.

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  • Category

    Footwear
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Childrens
  • Availability

    Permanent
  • Relocation

    No
  • Schools/Training

    Moscow Textile Institute, Russia

More Information

Nataliya Zaika
natazaika@yahoo.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Seasoned Footwear Designer with nineteen years of experience and unique design skills in women’s, men’s and children’s footwear. Extensive international experience with US, European and Asian shoe businesses. Proven success in designing women’s fashion footwear with high sales power. Responsible for shoe design that grew sales over 60% within recession years of 2009-2010. Team leader with strong communication, time-management and mentoring skills. Strong background in all aspects of creative design, development and manufacturing technology from sketching through production including:

Fashion Trend Research ~ Sourcing ~ Hand Sketching & Computer Rendering ~ Callouts & Specifications ~ Shoe Construction & Upper Pattern ~ Hardware ~ Leather & Materials ~ Fit Testing & Problem Solving ~ Product Presentation

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The Jones Group, New York, NY November 2011-January2012
Senior Designer for Joan and David women’s dress footwear collection

VIDA Shoes Int., New York, NY December2008-September 2011
Senior Designer for Baby Phat, XOXO, Minx Me women\'s dress footwear collections

Dollhouse Footwear, New York, NY June 2005 – August 2008
Senior Designer for Dollhouse women’s and Play House girl’s footwear collections

Kwadriga Ltd., Belarus September1999 – December 2000
Head Designer

Production Footwear Association LUTCH, Minsk, Belarus August 1988 - July 1998
Senior Footwear Designer

EDUCATION

State Scientific Educational Enterprise, Minsk, Belarus 1999
• Certificate - Computer Graphics
Moscow Textile Institute, Russia 1988
• Master Degree in Footwear and Leather Products Design
Mechanical and Technological Technical School, Ivanteevka, Russia 1983
• Diploma - Fashion Technical Design

SKILLS
Technical:
• Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Corel DRAW, Microsoft Office, MAC / Windows platforms
Professional:
• Hand Drawing, Painting, Machine Knitting, Sewing, Leather Accessories

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