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DEBORAH J. PETERS
OBJECTIVE To obtain a freelance
position as a childrenswear designer.
JAN 2006 PRESENT FREELANCE DESIGN
Design seasonal layette and infant playwear groups for various organizations.
These include: Little Me - boys and girls coverall groups./Catton Brothers -
boys and girls Disney playwear./Bonton - seasonal boy, girl, neuter layette./
o Peace Rocks-Girls 4-16- Sportswear. / Bongo - Infant Girls Sets/Shalom International - Packaged layette/shoes/swimwear
WEEPLAY KIDS/EMPORIO BABY, NYC
2003-JAN 2006 HEAD DESIGNER/MERCHANDISER JAN. 2003 JAN. 2006
Designed seasonal layette and playwear collections for CWW, Bonjour
Radio Flyer, Humphreys Corner, and private label in newborn and
infant girls and boys.
Interfaced with Division owner to determine color schemes, prints, and
fabrications applied to each season.
Shopped domestic markets to research trends, fashion forward body
styles, fabrics, innovative print techniques, and new graphic art
Provided direction for assistant designer, graphic artists, and freelance
Worked with production and spec departments to ensure quality of lab
dip approvals, strike-offs, pre-production and productions samples.
Prepared line presentations for buyers and licensors in order to meet
their specific needs and price points.
FRANCO APPAREL GROUP, NYC
2000-2003 DESIGNER DEC. 1999 DEC. 2002
Designed seasonal layette and playwear collections for Laura Ashley,
Baby Inc., and private label in newborn, infant, toddler, and 4-6X
girls and boys size groups for boutique store business.
Designed special occasion dresses for Dillards infant, toddler, and
4-6x size groups.
LITTLE BITTY KID/TAWIL ASSOCIATES, NYC
1998-2000 ASSISTANT DESIGNER 1998 JAN. 1999/DESIGNER JAN. 1999-
Assisted with designing collections for newborn, infant, toddler, and
4-6X girls and boys for Department Store business. Stores included:
Macys, Lord and Taylor, J.C. Penney, and Dillards.
Illustrated designs, flat sketched, and created presentation boards.
Communicated with overseas production facilities about design
embroideries, color, and fabrics.
Shopped the market and attended fabric shows for analysis of trends
in silhouette, color, and fabrics.
Oversaw sample room of 2 assistant patternmakers and 5 sample hands.
Created presentation and mood boards.
FOOTACTION, Dallas, Texas
Merchandised, distributed, and allocated childrens and womens shoes and apparel to 440 new and existing stores.
LUKES INC., Dallas, Texas
1987-1993 APPAREL BUYER/DEPARTMENT MANAGER
Attended 36 fashion-buying shows including: N.Y. Boutique Show,
Magic, Calmart Womens Show, and Dallas Mega Markets. Ordered
budgeted, and inventoried womens boutiques in three stores.
Managed, motivated, reviewed, and trained employees.
SKILLS Computer Knowledge of Mac Illustrator CS, Photoshop CS, Microsoft Word, Excel
Foreign Language Read, write, and understand some Spanish
EDUCATION Fashion Institute of Technology
Associate in Applied Science, May 1998. Fashion Design Major-
Childrenswear and Womens Sportswear Specializations
University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Science, May 1984. Textiles/Clothing Design Major