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Debbie Peters

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Apparel designer specializing in Childrenswear. Experienced in all age ranges and price channels for both girl and boy. I am creative, detail oriented, and work well in fast paced environments. I am well versed in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Childrens
    Womens
  • Availability

    Freelance
  • Hourly Rate

    $50.
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    contemporary
  • Schools/Training

    University of Texas at Austin, B.S.-fashion Design
    F.I.T.-A.A.S. childrenswear/womenswear

More Information

DEBORAH J. PETERS
email: debbiepeters@earthlink.net

OBJECTIVE To obtain a freelance
position as a childrenswear designer.

EXPERIENCE
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, Humphrey’s 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
applications.
• Provided direction for assistant designer, graphic artists, and freelance
designers.
• 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-
DEC. 1999
• Assisted with designing collections for newborn, infant, toddler, and
4-6X girls and boys for Department Store business. Stores included:
Macy’s, 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
1994-1996 MERCHANDISER
• Merchandised, distributed, and allocated children’s and women’s shoes and apparel to 440 new and existing stores.

LUKE’S INC., Dallas, Texas
1987-1993 APPAREL BUYER/DEPARTMENT MANAGER
• Attended 36 fashion-buying shows including: N.Y. Boutique Show,
Magic, Calmart Women’s Show, and Dallas Mega Markets. Ordered
budgeted, and inventoried women’s 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 Women’s Sportswear Specializations
University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Science, May 1984. Textiles/Clothing Design Major

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