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Irving Taylor

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Fashion designer with 8+ years in the apparel industry. Have direct experience with design in both Men\'s and Women\'s categories. In depth knowledge of knit fabrics for both tops and bottoms design, performance wear, outerwear, and accessories.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Mens
    Womens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    $40
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Schools/Training

    University of San Francisco
    Academy of Art College

More Information

KEY SKILLS
-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
Oakland, CA.94609
Tel: 415.410.4975
Itsamsam56@gmail.com

OBJECTIVE
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
Power point

EXPERIENCE:

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 men’s 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
Design/Technical Design
• Managed Men’s Denim Fit Clinic sample measuring
• Prioritized workload according to research vendor’s schedule
• Organized and tracked samples
• Assisted in line assortment/development
• Organizing Documents
• Prepared Cad development

PACIFIC SUNWEAR(D.E.M.O. DIVISION)
Anaheim, Ca November 2003 – October 2004
Senior Men’s 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 Men’s 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 men’s 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
Hangtags
• Line consisted of men’s tops, active wear, knits, woven, denim and suede.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

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
(Summer Program)

University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
Major: Art/History Jan 1993-May 1998
BA Degree

Contra Costa College San Francisco, CA
Major: Art June 1992-December 1992
AA Degree Arts & Science

References & Portfolio upon request.

References:

Jock Thompson
Executive VP
Scope Apparel, LLC
Phone: 19176567466

Jeff Thrasher
Senior Designer
Reebok, Inc
Phone: 19175961376

Lavendor Dangerfield
Senior Designer
John Varvatos
Phone: 15109218068

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