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    Massachusetts College of Art

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J.Jill Group, Quincy, Massachusetts
Assistant CAD Designer, Color and CAD Department
August 2009 - present

•Create original artwork in U4ia and Adobe Photoshop and re-color existing prints
•Conduct extensive trend research for seasonal mood boards and cohesive print stories
•Translate artwork from studios and print shows into brand-appropriate prints and repeats
•Meet with Design Director and Senior Vice President of Product Development for direction on artwork used in seasonal Presentation with company President. Responsible for drawing and painting illustrations depicting key looks in the line
•Partner with the CAD manager to create trend reports for distribution within the company
•Correspond with international and domestic print vendors to determine best and most cost-effective printing processes
•Prepare vendor packages outlining color, size, and placement of artwork for sampling and production
•Review and approve print strike-offs based on color, layout and quality
•Maintain and update detailed monthly CAD boards/linesheets during pre-production stages of design
•Work with Accessories Designer and Sourcing Manager to produce flat technical sketches for all accessory concepts. Create and maintain accessory design linesheets

Boston Apparel Group/Chadwick’s, West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Assistant Designer/CAD Designer, Design Department
June 2008 – July 2009

•Designed selected garments based on concepts determined by the Design Director
•Produced embroideries, bead layouts, stitch patterns, and prints in Illustrator and Photoshop
•Selected and developed trims and embellishments for woven garments and sweaters
•Translated all design concepts into flat technical sketches in Illustrator
•Comprehensively researched current trends. Created monthly trend updates and seasonal trend presentations in Adobe InDesign for company-wide presentation
•Created and maintained Excel spreadsheets of all styles in seasonal line
•Communicated with vendors regarding sourcing prints and setting up appointments to display prints

Intern, Design Department
June 2007 – June 2008

•Managed print and trim library. Corresponded with Pantone companies to select color palettes
•Researched and wrote trend updates for company meetings
•Assisted in organization and preparation of layouts for design meetings

Louis Boston, Boston,Massachusetts
Visual Merchandiser, Visuals Department
September 2006 - May 2007

•Assembled visuals/displays throughout the store and organized men’s merchandise
•Communicated with vendors regarding original sculpture and artwork loans to be used in displays

May 2008
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston,Massachusetts
Graduation with Distinction: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fashion Design

May 2004
City College, Brighton, England: BTEC Certificate in Fashion Design

PLM, Adobe Suite, Color Matters, Gerber, U4ia, Excel

November 28, 2007
Boston Herald: Lauren Beckham Falcone. “Project Chadwick’s”
February 25, 2007
Boston Herald: Lauren Beckham Falcone. “Hub Fashionistas Dream Up Designs for Degeneres”
January 19, 2007
Boston Herald: Jill Radskin. “MassArt Design to be Mass-marketed”
January 2007
Redcats USA/Chadwick’s Scholarship Award
First Prize of Scholarship and Production of Three Garments in Holiday 2007 Catalog
May 2006
Alfred Fiandaca Scholarship for Excellence in Fashion and Design, Massachusetts College of Art

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