Sandy Shelton

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Highly dedicated creative girls designer with 9 years experience and strong background in trend, merchandising, sketching, garment-construction, graphics, tech-packs, and product development. Self-motivated, flexible and excellent teamwork skills.



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    Seattle Central Community College, Apparel Design

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Career Highlights
• Contributed to growth of high volume Costco account from $700,000 to $25 million in five years.
• Successfully designed and helped increase sales for K-mart account by 40%.
• Supervisor experience selected, trained and mentored assistant designers, graphic/production artists and product developer.
• Creative direction experience traveled to China to train and direct design team.


Head Girls Designer, Wiesner Products/Kids With Character New York, NY 2007-2009
Newborn, Infant/Toddler & 4-6x
• In-charge of trend research, design, styling details, graphics, mood boards, sketching, color ways, tech packs, fit and approvals.
• Actively designed new product lines to sell ideas/concepts to management, licensors, and buyers.
• Created graphics for generics, Bon be’be’, Disney, Nickelodeon, M &M’s, Betty Boop, and Scooby Doo, and Halloween.
• Created art to size, and color specifications for product packages for graphics, and prints.
• Conducted fit sessions with technical designers and responsible for final fit and aesthetics of styling approvals.
• Worked with product developer to ensure garment product packages were accurate and complete.

Senior Girls Designer, Concept Studios, nZania Irvine, CA 2002-2007
Newborn, Infant/Toddler & 4-6x
• Managed kids design division Boys & Girls including creative direction, divisional deadlines, design calendar and time in action plans.
• Increased sales of Costco account to $25 million through on trend design and establishing a strong relationship with buyer.
• Supervised, mentored, and trained assistant designers, graphic designer and product developer.
• Traveled internationally for trend research to lead design direction and manage product development in overseas factories.
• Managed divisional approvals and aesthetics of all lab dips, fabric qualities, art strike offs, garment fit and styling details.
• Communicated directly with buyer to present the line and execute design changes.
• Problem solved daily corresponding with oversees agents/factories on product development from sampling to production.

Girls Designer, Concept Studios, nZania Irvine, CA 2002-2007
Newborn, Infant/Toddler & 4-6x
• Designed product for girl’s layette, playwear, sportswear, denim, swimwear, and sleepwear and packaged sets.
• Developed strong working relations with cross-functional team members in sales, production, technical design and licensors.
• Actively researched market to ensure product is consistent with trends and business strategies.
• Created original graphics for Disney and Dr. Seuss lines.
• Met independently with vendors on product approvals with high level of responsibility.
• Lead the aesthetic of all fit and styling details.
• Created detailed & accurate technical packages for garment construction, details, graphics, art to size and prints.
• Responsible for final approval of lab dips, art strike offs, and embroideries.

Assistant Designer, Concept Studios, Stage 28, nZania Irvine, CA 2002-2004
Infant/ Toddler & 4-6x,Tween, Juniors
• Worked under design director to execute overall product design strategy and meet seasonal deadlines.
• Assisted with accounts Wet Seal, Hot Topic, Torrid, Disneyland, Specialty Boutiques and Costco.
• Participated in trend research and concept boards.
• Sketched silhouettes, created color ways, and developed line sheets.
• Produced accurate detailed technical spec packages, garment details and graded specs.
• Conducted fit sessions and relayed fit comments to factories.
• Approved counter samples and pre-production samples.
• Worked directly with technical designers of accounts Wetseal, Torrid, and Disneyland on approval of graded specs.
• Tracked and followed up on sales samples from domestic screen printers and overseas factories.
• Maintained and developed product development status reports from overseas and domestic factories.

Design Assistant- Unionbay Sportswear Seattle, WA 2000-2002
Juniors, Tween & 4-6x
• Created color cards and fabric swatches.
• Sketched detailed flat sketches.
• Maintained the design library and organized seasonal record books.
• Created all mood boards, line sheets and sales catalogs.
• Organized and set up showrooms for sales presentations.
• Assisted in all phases of design.

Seattle Central Community College Seattle, WA 1998-2000
A.A.S Degree in Apparel Design

Middlesex County College Edison, NJ 2009-2010
Liberal Arts-GPA 4.0

Illustrator CS3, Photoshop, Microsoft Office 2007: Excel, Word, Power Point, MAC and Windows Vista and Outlook.

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