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Robert Gamlowski

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Experienced in patternmaking, garment fit and technical design. Tech pack creation and technical standards implementation. Owner: Robert Joseph Swimwear Owner: Leslie Ann Dresses YouTube Channel for video: www.youtube.com/user/JosephRobt

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Mens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    30-35 hr
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Gerber Accumark 8.4, 8.5
    PAD System 4.8, 5.0
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
    MS Excel
    Web PDM
  • Schools/Training

    College of Alameda
    CSU Los Angeles

More Information

Robert Gamlowski
e: rjoseph@robertjoseph.com
w: http://www.styleportfolios.com/rgamlowski
cell: (510) 219-4331

EDUCATION
June 2013 M.A. Art, Option: Fashion Design & Textiles
California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Thesis – Creating a women's apparel collection for Nordstrom in the "new" economy

June 2009 B.A. Art, Option: Fashion Design & Textiles
California State University, Los Angeles, CA

May 2006 A.A. Apparel Design and Merchandising
College of Alameda, Alameda CA

PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF EXPERTISE
• Patternmaking, grading, spec revision, pattern correction, garment construction, sewing
• Tech Pack creation & revision
• Garment construction & alterations
• Garment testing, fitting and product costing
• Design, prototyping and research skills
• Experienced with Knits and Woven textiles
• Dyeing, Distressing and Ageing garments

INDUSTRY COMPUTER SKILLS (PC & MAC)
Photoshop CS4-6 Illustrator CS4-6 InDesign CS4-6, MS Office (Excel, Word, Access,
PowerPoint), PAD Patternmaking System (V4.6, V4.8, V5.0), Gerber Accumark 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, TukaTech, Blue Cherry

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

• Created syllabus based on learning outcomes provided in the course objectives in course.
• Created and implemented detailed lesson plans utilizing industry materials and methods relevant to topics of specific course.
• Successfully achieved student participation by incorporating “real life” connections, through materials and experiences of my own from the industry, which gained and maintained students’ interest.
• Encouraged student motivation, participation through implementation of positive reinforcement.
• Beneficially improved student awareness by utilizing library services, computers, movies and Internet content to encourage students to seek other avenues of information and demonstration.

Spring 2014 – Present – Cal Poly Pomona – Pomona

1. AMM 314/314L – Apparel Technical Design
2. AMM 301/301L – Apparel Product Analysis

Winter 2012 – Present - The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles/Inland Empire

1. FD2241 – Computer Patternmaking
2. FD2247 – Computer Production Systems
3. FD3309 – Digital Textile Design
4. FD2245 – Fit Analysis
5. FD2239 – Specialized Patternmaking
6. FD2243 – Concept Development
7. FADA323 – Design Studio – Avant Garde
8. FADA303 – Adv. Computer Patternmaking
9. FD2227 – Technical Drawing
10. FD4403 – Women’s Wear Knits
11. FM4400 – Catalog Development
12. FD3301 – Technical Design
13. FD3307 – Menswear
14. FD2249 – Advanced Concept Development

Fall 2008 – Winter 2009 California State University Los Angeles

1. ART 108 – Apparel Construction
2. ART 156 Survey & Studio: Textiles and Apparel

PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF WORK

Isabel Adrian
7/2013 – 11/2013 -- Technical Designer Los Angeles
• Establish fit and construction standards by producing and initializing
• specification packages including sketch details, base size, specifications, grading, construction and packaging details.
• Create tech pack and requested size specs for patternmaking. Garment categories included Jeans, Dresses, Tops, Bottoms. Fabrication categories included, Knits, Wovens, Denim, Leather.

Unger Fabrik Inc./One World Apparel/ Weavers
12/11 – 10/12 Assistant Technical Designer Los Angeles
• Work closely with patternmakers and sample makers on technical construction or fit issues and track fit progress for division
• Participate in fit sessions, making appropriate recommendations for fit and construction issues.
• Participate in style and fit approval process with crossfunctional partners to meet all deadlines and address issues for resolution with Technical Designers.
• Communicate development and fit information to overseas vendors through written reports, sketches or pattern corrections
• Establish fit and construction standards by producing accurate specification packages including sketch details, base size specifications, grading, construction and packaging details

PATTERNMAKING (8 YEARS MANUAL, 3 YEARS COMPUTER)
Patternmaking programs PAD Systems, Gerber Accumark 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, TukaTech

Alternative Apparel
Spring 2010 – Patternmaker/Grader – Los Angeles
• Patternmaking, Grading, Enter new styles in pattern card book, flat sketch new styles

Bryce & Bouji
Spring 2009 – 1st Patternmaker – Los Angeles
• Created patterns from designer sketch and specs
• Evaluated samples for fit on live model to meet designer standards
• Pattern alterations per fit comments and specs

TAILORING/DRESSMAKING

• Conducted fit sessions on live models/celebrities
• Tailored/Altered all garments for photo shoots, red carpet events and television appearances

Client List
• Emily VanCamp – Lucky Magazine (Cover June ’12)
• Jada PinkettSmith – GoodHousekeeping (Cover September ’09)
• Christina Hendricks (MadMen) – Esquire (September ’09)
• Jada PinkettSmith Late Show with David Letterman (June '09)
• Jada PinkettSmith The Today Show (June '09)
• Jada PinkettSmith The View (June '09)
• Rumer Willis Young Hollywood Awards (June '09)
• Rumer Willis MTV Movie Awards (May '09)
• Winona Ryder “Star Trek” LA Premiere (April ’09)
• Hermes Men's Catalog (Fall '09)
• PUMA Athletic Apparel (Spring '09)

OTHER INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Robert Joseph Swimwear
Spring 2009, Summer 2008 – Owner /Designer/Patternmaker Los Angeles
• Created patterns from designer sketch
• Evaluated samples for fit, pattern shaping and functionality to meet designer standards
• Create tech packs and costing sheets

OTHER INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE continued
Nordstrom – Santa Monica, CA Tailor
7/2010 – 12/2011
• Perform and complete alterations/tailor fittings according to Nordstrom guidelines and service standards
• Organize workload and complete items on time
• Actively build and maintain product knowledge through an awareness of fit, style, construction and trends
• Educate customers and employees on proper fit, shop procedures and guidelines in a professional and friendly manner
• Communicate clearly and interact with customers and coworkers in a personable, professional manner
• Prioritize multiple tasks in a fastpaced environment
• High level of ownership, accountability and initiative

Bloomingdales San Francisco, CA Tailor
8/2006 5/2007
• Denim alterations specialist, Men’s Tailoring
• Organize workload and complete items on time
• Actively build and maintain product knowledge through an awareness of fit, style, construction and trends
• Educate customers and employees on proper fit, shop procedures and guidelines in a professional and friendly manner

COSTUME DESIGN

Head Costume Designer – Zombie Bake Shop Productions
FILMS – www.zombiebakeshop.com
2012
• Project Phoenix starring Sherilynn Fenn
• Zombie Sex Time
• Alive Inside
• Last Meal
2011
Running

Head Costume Designer – Crevice Entertainment
FILMS www.creviceentertainment.com
2010
• The DC Series
2009
• Manifest Destiny (A Fates Calling)

COSTUME DESIGN cont.

2008
• Like A Love Story
• Elevator 7

• Translated directors vision into real garments
• Created patterns and garments to actors body specification
• Aged & Distressed all costumes for period look
• Effectively communicated with director the parameters of the overall look of costumes
• Provided onset continuity and wardrobe maintenance

FREELANCE
2011 PAD System – Los Angeles (Patternmaking software)
• Reception, literature organization & revisions
• Software trainee
• Educate software buyers of the PAD System basics
• Proficiency on PAD System V4.8, V5.0
• PAD System Certified

2009 Entertainment Tonight/The Insider (Anya Sarre) – Los Angeles
• Updated talent calendar
• Coordinated talents wardrobe credits for nightly credit scroll
• Prepared DVD’s to be sent to vendors when credited in scroll
• Organized accessories

2008 Studio Timoteo - Los Angeles
• Cutting and bundling garment pieces for sewers
• Patternmaking and grading
• Costing finished samples
• Fabric, Trim and Pattern organization

2007 Meghan by Meghan Fabulous - Los Angeles
• Measuring finished samples for accuracy
• Writing new specifications for garment changes or inaccuracies
• Trim and pattern organization

AWARDS, RECOGNITION & MEMBERSHIPS
Fashion Business Incorporated – Current Member
3rd Place, Trunk to Funk Goodwill Redesign Competition 2009
2nd Place, Textile Association of Los Angeles Scholarship – 2008
CSULA Dean’s List, Fall 2007
College of Alameda President's list, 2005, 2006

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