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Over ten years of experience in the Fashion and Apparel Graphic Industries has equipped me with a multi-faceted understanding of the harmonious relationship between Art and Fashion. Please visit www.modasoul.com for more extensive career details!

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Mens
  • Availability

    Freelance
  • Hourly Rate

    negotiable
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Macintosh proficiency
    Illustrator advanced
    Photoshop advanced
    watercolor painting
    mixed media
  • Schools/Training

    Brooks College
    UCLA (extension)
    Associates in Art

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EXPERIENCE:
2007-2008
GUESS (CORPORATE), Los Angeles
FULL TIME SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER -
Management and execution of all graphic related tasks for YC division of G By Guess to include market/trend research, designing graphics for apparel, embroidery, accessories and textiles. Coordination of concept meetings and line presentations with merchandisers, meeting with Textile/Print vendors for print selection. Approval of
strike offs, attending fittings to approve garment fit and graphic placement. Preparing all files for production locally and overseas.

2006-2007
TRUE REPUBLIC CLOTHING, Van Nuys. FULL TIME SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER -
Responsibilities included Graphic Trends Research and Development, digitally rendered flat sketches of T-shirts and fashion bodies, original designs for Young Mens and Juniors Divisions (retailed at Lifeway and Mardel Christian stores). Also involved in pre-production sample approvals, brand development and extensive research and composition of Biblically inspired text content included in each design. Prepared artwork files and spec sheets for local and overseas production.

2006
FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Designed graphics for Fang Clothing - a hip, contemporary clothing manufacturer based in Gardena, California. Also designed for Jamaican Style Inc. swim wear, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Junior Women's Retail clothing, Juniors Private Label Division at Jerry Leigh of California, Lyric Jeans, and for the Realitee
clothing brand that is sold to TopShop, Delia's, the Brass Plum division of Nordstroms, and Kohl's.

2001-2005
GIANT MERCHANDISING, City of Commerce.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER - Designed graphics for Licensed product and extensive Music Industry client base that included Powerpuff Girls, Disney, Reebok, Hard Rock Cafe, Scooby Doo and Spongebob., DC Comics, ESPN, WarnerBros., Gidget, Harley-Davidson,
Sturgis, Harry Potter, Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, House of Blues,
Cher, Korn, Staind, Sublime, Paul McCartney, Lenny Kravitz, Mary J. Blige, Aerosmith,
Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow, Michelle Branch, Justin Timberlake, Clay Aiken and Madonna.

2005
GOLDEN KNITTING MILL, Los Angeles.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER -
Line sheet illustration for catalog.

1999-2001
JERRY LEIGH, Los Angeles.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER - Designed graphics for licenses including Disney, Harry Potter, Pokemon, Powerpuff Girls, Looney Tunes
and Charmed & Dangerous and Private Labels.

SPECIALIZED SKILLS:
*Strong color, design and composition sensibilities
*Dedicated to timely completion of projects
*Proficient on Macintosh Workstations
*Proficient in current versions of Illustrator and Photoshop

EDUCATION:
*Associate of Arts Degree in Fashion Design, Brooks College, Long Beach, CA.
*Still Life Drawing classes, UCLA, Westwood, CA.
*Painting for Background Animation, Associates in Art, Studio City, CA.

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