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-Experienced with tech packs (using Web PDM software)
-Excellent communication, presentation and organizational skills
-Experienced freehand drawing, artistic illustration, flats and specs
-Computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point, Adobe Photoshop /Illustrator)
Samuel I. Taylor
581 63rd St
Looking for a design position within a fashion forward company where my experience and acquired skills in varied areas can be utilized.
SKILLS Computer Applications:
Adobe PhotoShop Illustrator Web-PDM
Color ways Swatches Palette
MS Word Excel
STRIVE, INC. San Francisco, CA
Design Director/Co-Partner January 2005-May 2010
Organized all production through Domestic/International Manufacturers.
Created Collection Cads, Spec & Line Sheets, & Technical Packs
Tracked styles through the whole production process
Organized BOM Sheets for mens collection.
Organized Fits, Lab Dips & Vendor meetings.
Negotiated the best manufacturing prices for samples and production; review and
analyzed the profit and loss accounts for significant variances
GAP INC / OLD NAVY San Francisco, CA
FREELANCE DESIGNER June 2005 November 2007
Managed Mens Denim Fit Clinic sample measuring
Prioritized workload according to research vendors schedule
Organized and tracked samples
Assisted in line assortment/development
Prepared Cad development
PACIFIC SUNWEAR(D.E.M.O. DIVISION)
Anaheim, Ca November 2003 October 2004
Senior Mens Designer Responsible for Line Sheet development, Illustrated Cads, & Technical Flats
Created Web-PDM Program, Tech Packs, Spec Sheets, & Vendor Relationships
Managed product development Team, organized fits & vendor meetings
Created Seasonal Themes for merchandisers for each season
Did all research on fabric/materials sourcing
Communicated with all departments domestically and internationally
OUTKAST CLOTHING CO. San Francisco/Atlanta, GA
Associate Mens Designer June 2001-October 2003
Designed Collection Cads, Tech Packs, & Spec Sheets.
Line consisted of tops, outerwear, denim, & active wear.
Created and updating accurate line sheets & spreadsheets for seasonal production
Conducted all fittings for mens knits and wovens
Coordinated design team with cutting, designing, fitting, & sewing
Participated with Design team in sourcing all fabric materials
SCOPE APPAREL, LLC San Francisco, CA/New York, NY
FREELANCE Designer September 2001- March 2008
Assisted product development Teams.
Ascertained knowledge of finish on t-shirts, sweat suits, and denim goods.
Line consisted of knits, woven, and denim.
Assisted in tracking styles through the seasonal production process
Assisted in all fittings for both men and women tops
INSTYLE CLOTHING El Cerrito, CA
Assistant Designer November 1999-August 2000
Created Portfolios for seasonal Collections. Assisted in Product Development and construction.
Created Garments and
Line consisted of mens tops, active wear, knits, woven, denim and suede.
Academy of Art College San Francisco, CA
Major: Fashion Design January 2001-2003
City College San Francisco San Francisco, CA
Major: Advance Business June 2001-August 2001
University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
Major: Art/History Jan 1993-May 1998
Contra Costa College San Francisco, CA
Major: Art June 1992-December 1992
AA Degree Arts & Science
References & Portfolio upon request.
Scope Apparel, LLC