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    Textile Design
    Color Separation
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    FIDM - A.A., Fashion Design
    Santa Monica College - Graphics
    Bellevue College - Animation
    University of Washington - B.A.

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Deadline-oriented and personable fashion professional with experience driving
results and managing teams in the following areas of expertise:

• Apparel Graphic Concept Design
• Textile Design
• Digital and Traditional Illustration
• Branding and Merchandising
• Trend & Color Research
• Color Palette Development
• Color Separation
• Strikeoff and Lab Dip Approvals
• Overseas Mill Correspondence
• Graphics File Maintenance
• Fabric Research & Development
• Leadership and Employee Development


Freelance Designer - 2/99 – Present

Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Dubai, UAE


West Coast Novelty
Major League Baseball (MLB)
National Hockey League (NHL)
Eddie Bauer
Sharp Pixel
Persistence of Vision Films

Apparel Graphics, Textile Design, Fashion Design & Illustration

Developed apparel graphics for a wide range of markets; garments and accessories;
in original tee-shirt concept designs, textile designs and licensed graphics using
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and hand-rendering for various companies in Northern and Southern California and Seattle. Also production art, recoloring and separations.
• Accomplished high volume of production and concept art for best-selling tee-
shirt graphics for girls, women and men for West Coast Novelty to be sold to Wal-
Mart; spec sheets and design for National Hockey League and Major League Baseball
for SS 2012.
• Created best-selling textile designs for StarBlu in Dubai for boys and men’s
swim shorts, sold on the StarBlu website worldwide.
• Designed/illustrated color portfolio of 80 best-selling made-to-order designs
for custom design firm, Elevee.

Freelance Fabric and Color Developer – 1/11- 4/13

Seattle, WA
Portland, OR


Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI),
Cutter & Buck
Columbia Sportswear

Worked with brand designer to establish color/fabric on a seasonal basis, sent out
and followed up on lab dips, reviewed and approved/rejected color; trouble-
shooting color issues such as color fastness and color correction.
• Completed fabric price forecasting report for spring 2012 at REI which was the
basis for negotiations which resulted in significantly lower prices on nearly every
fabric used in the spring 2012 season.
• Reorganized fabric development files at REI for greater efficiency and ultimately
greater collaboration across departments resulting in larger savings on raw goods.
• Completed color development for spring 2014 at Cutter & Buck which included
synthetic fabrics dyed a variety of bright, intense colors requiring testing for color
fastness and extra monitoring / collaboration with fabric mills; followed through to

Suite No. 237, Seattle, WA - 1/10– 8/12

Design Director

Managing all aspects of the business including fashion and textile design, sample
coordination, overseas and domestic production, global fabric sourcing, fabric
research and development, branding, marketing communications and market
research, merchandising, sales, public relations, budget management and general
executive and administrative duties.
• Designed and developed first full season of lingerie samples, including all
textile design and
fabric development; worked with factories, fabric mills and trim suppliers in Hong
Kong, China
and France, Japan and the United States; employee development and leadership.
• Produced small production run domestically with contractors in Los Angeles
and Seattle.
• Created look book (catalog) including layout, photo-editing/retouching and

BCBG Max Azria, Los Angeles, CA - 10/01 - 4/04

Fabric Research Coordinator

Sourced fabrics globally including international travel for a team producing three
clothing lines with total estimated revenue of $100M. Directed the development of
new fabrics in Asia based on French and Italian designer fabrics and worked with
overseas printers; conducted fabric testing and analysis and initial review of lab dips
and strikeoffs; identified potential bulk fabric issues and consulted with
designer/production; resolved delivery delays before they became problematic;
negotiated fabric prices; counter-sourced; consistently met very aggressive
• Successfully developed and procured sample fabric for three separate branded
clothing line launches: BCBGirls, Parallel (license at JC Penney), and ToTheMax.
Accomplished in record time (four weeks) making it possible to jump on the
upcoming season within 6 months.
• Developed best-selling prints and yarn-dyes for ToTheMax working with
overseas and
domestic mills including textile design responsibilities which saved time and costs.

FANG, Gardena, CA - 5/00 - 9/01

Fabric-Trim Development and Bulk Purchasing/Graphic Design

Managed fabric and trim sourcing and bulk purchasing including negotiating for
best price on over $2M of fabric and trims purchased per year for juniors
manufacturer with approximately $50M in revenue; followed up with internal and
external partners on status of sample and bulk goods; reviewed lab dips; researched
market trends and created brand appropriate graphics under tight deadlines.
• Initiated sourcing and sample yardage procurement for new line of wovens.
• Counter-sourced all goods going into production for best price experiencing
significant savings on total annual fabric purchases.


A.A., Fashion Design
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles, CA

Professional Certificate, Animation & Graphics
Bellevue College Bellevue, WA

B.A. Near Eastern Languages & Civilization
B.A., Psychology
University of Washington Seattle, WA


Chinese (Mandarin), Hebrew, Spanish, French

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