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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
Digital and Traditional Illustration
Branding and Merchandising
Trend & Color Research
Color Palette Development
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
West Coast Novelty
Major League Baseball (MLB)
National Hockey League (NHL)
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 mens
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
Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI),
Cutter & Buck
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
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
and France, Japan and the United States; employee development and leadership.
Produced small production run domestically with contractors in Los Angeles
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
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
University of Washington Seattle, WA
Chinese (Mandarin), Hebrew, Spanish, French