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Handbag, Footwear and Accessories Designer specializing in creative direction, line building and high level CAD visualization for luxury, fashion and lifestyle brands. Experience collaborating directly with brand principals to create competitive products.



  • Category

  • Market Segments

    Bags/Leather Goods
  • Availability

  • Relocation

  • Technologies

    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Indesign
    Microsoft Excel
    Microsoft Word
  • Schools/Training


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646 920 4148

J-MICHAELS DESIGNS : Freelance Handbag Designer & Brand Consultant / Exotics
04/12–06/12 . South Orange, NJ
Refine constructions, detailing and hardware of existing line-up. Design new styles to complete collection story. Propose material and colour groupings for different markets. Create 1:1 scale specs for sampling and spec’ing.

CC SKYE : Head Designer: Handbag . Jewellery . Partnership Projects / Leather . PU
01/12–05/12 . Malibu, CA
Collections: Fall / Holiday / Resort Preview /2012–13
Work directly President/CEO, on-site sampling team and vendor network to
complete new designs, revise existing samples and outline design stories for both Handbag and Jewellery collections. Coordinate piece-goods, HW and resampling instructions for oversea and local vendor development. Assist in styling product shoot, retouching photo sets, designing look-book and creating line-sheets. Attend market to assist in merchandising and sales.
Special Projects: CC Skye + T3, CC Skye + Stila . Press: Studded Eden (WWD Feature)

BONÉT : Freelance Handbag Designer & Brand Consultant / Leather
04/12–06/12 . Tampa, FL
Design launch collection. Create brand identity visuals and styling guidelines.

RJM GROUP: Freelance Handbag Designer / exotics
01/11–12/11 . New York, NY
Brands: beirn . b by beirn . Harvey Nichols
Work directly with CEO/President Rita Overzat, brand associates and production
resources to assist in seasonal style directions and developments. Design Collection for launch of HSN line b by beirn.

FALCHI COMPANY LIMITED : Freelance Handbag Designer / Leather
Brands: Chi by Falchi . Boston Proper . V by Eva
05/10–12/11 . New York, NY
Work directly with Carlos Falchi, Marcos Falchi, license team and affiliates for the
seasonal creation of Carlos Falchi’s HSN-exclusive handbag line. Create new
silhouettes, design custom hardware and adopt designer aesthetic for target market.
Regularly achieve design intent and production approval with first sample.

LIPPINCOTT : Freelance Industrial Designer
03/10 . New York, NY
Collaborate with account team to visualize luggage and performance outerwear
concepts for Infiniti automotive.

UTLEYS INC / Product Development & Operations Support: Fragrance Bottle and
Beauty Products
05/08–01/10 . New York, NY
Interface with clients and fabrication teams to develop, engineer and prototype
designs. Create digital 3D models, optimised for final production processes. Product Development Highlights include: Harajuku Lovers - Wicked Style Limited, Mariah Carey - MC Forever, Ralph Lauren - Big Pony, Lola

WORKFLOW / Cad Instructor : Illustrator / Photoshop workflow training
06/08–Present . New York, NY
1:1 training and project assistance for integrating CAD in all phases of creative and technical workflow

PRATT INSTITUTE / Teaching Faculty & Activities Coordinator
Pre-College . Liberty Partnership
09/06–06/09 . Brooklyn, ny
Recipient of Pratt’s first National Endowments for the Arts Grant on merit of
students’ work and Introduction to Industrial Design curriculum.

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