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Savannah DeVore

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Experienced designer in Men\'s & Boy\'s Division: Cut & Sew Knits / Sweaters / Tee\'s Wovens / Denim / Non Denim / Outerwear Boys Underwear - cut & sew / woven

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Mens
    Childrens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
    Word / Excel
    Isis
    Web PDM
  • Schools/Training

    Moore College of Art & Design

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QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

Men’s Designer with extensive experience in the product development process which includes market research, mood boards, sketching, fit as it pertain to aesthetic point of view, innovative ways to design within seasonal themes through the use of silhouettes, fabrication, color theory, graphics, trims, and new technologies as it relates to market demands. Accustomed to working in deadline-driven environments with an emphasis on working within SKU plan and price points.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Public School Men’s Collection New York, NY 2008-Present
Freelance Designer of Cut & Sew Knits, Woven Shirts, Sweaters, Tee’s, Outerwear and Bottoms
Work directly with Creative Director to develop a High end Men’s line with the seasonal concept and ensure the product is consistent with market trends of a lifestyle brand.
Stores: Barney’s, Fred Segal, Harvey Nichols, Tobi, Achilles, Standard, Cry Wolf and Solemates
• Develop concept, trend and color boards
• Create tech packs, BOM’s and specs
• Produce original designs and sketches
• Flats and technical drawings
• Y/D stripe & plaid layouts and pitch sheets
• Create Prints and original artwork/graphics
• Source fabric and wash developments
• Knowledge of garment construction, fabrics, yarn gauges and stitches
• Advise fit comments to overseas vendors
• Trim Development
• Review lab dips

Sean John Men’s Division New York, NY 2003-2008
Senior Designer of Knitwear - Cut & Sew Knits and Sweaters
Stores: Sean John flagship retail store, Macys, Dillard’s, Outlets and Specialty stores
• Manage design team to meet all project requirements and deadlines in the Knitwear Division.
• Design and merchandise product to calendar for sales sample production.
• Coordinate with Product Manager and Technical Designer through product development process to ensure proper finish and fit: from Sketch, Tech Pack, 1st Proto, Sales Sample, to Final Production.
• Travel to Asia, Europe and Domestic for development and market trend research.

Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Jeans Division for Men’s & Boy’s (size 8-14) New York, NY 1997 - 2003
Designer of Woven Shirts, Cut & Sew Knits, Sweaters and Boys Underwear
Stores: Over 900 Tommy Hilfiger locations across the globe including the premier flagship retail stores
• Coordinate design product to SKU plan and calendar for Sales Sample Production.
• Design knits, sweaters and woven shirt product for Core, Core Plus, Fashion and Big and Tall.
• Produced over 140 SKU’s per season with 6 to 8 month focus on core product.
• Coordinate design product to SKU plan and calendar for Sales Sample Production.
• Travel to Asia, Middle East, Europe and Domestic

Technical Proficiency Platforms:
• Mac OS 9/10 and Windows XP

Applications:
• Web PDM and ISIS
• Photoshop and Illustrator
• Microsoft Word and Excel

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA 1997
• BFA in Fashion Design, Minor in Textiles Design
• Internship: Tommy Hilfiger Sportswear / Sweater Division for Men’s New York, NY 1996

Honors
• Sean John Senior Knitwear Designer Honored in Columbus, GA 2005
• Received the Key to the city and a full-page write up in The Columbus Times Newspaper.

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