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Shana Luther

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Handbag designer with fresh approach to design- I’m drawn towards modern, clean design with the belief that materials are as important as the design itself. I\'m currently seeking freelance or a full time position to expand upon my design capabilities.

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  • Category

    Accessories
  • Market Segments

    Bags/Leather Goods
    Bags/Leather Goods
  • Availability

    Freelance
  • Hourly Rate

    40.00
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Illustrator
    Photoshop
    In Design
    Microsoft Office/Excel
  • Schools/Training

    Fashion Institute of Technology
    Pratt Institute

More Information

Shana Luther
Brooklyn, NY
shana@smlbags.com
347.277.2631

Summary
Handbag designer with fresh approach to design- I’m drawn towards modern, clean design with the belief that materials are as important as the design itself. Working directly with domestic manufacturers on my independent label has only greatly increased my knowledge and skills within the industry and will only prove to be valuable within a new position. I’m currently seeking freelance or a full time position to expand upon my design capabilities.

Skills
•Extensive experience working one-on-one with manufacturers in product development and production
•Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Microsoft Office proficient
•Strong hand sketching skills
•Ability to identify and work with current trends within the market
•Strong knowledge of fabrications- leather, PVC, textiles, etc.

Professional Experience
Shana Luther Handbags: Head Designer/Owner
January 2012- Present
•Developed and operates and independent, high end handbag brand
•Works on every stage of the design and production process- souring, design, tech packs, marketing, wholesale and direct to consumer sales, website updates, photo editing
•Works with two domestic manufacturers in development and production of products

I AM: Freelance Design/Material Sourcing
July/August 2013
•Sourced various materials for a line of sustainable yoga bags and handbags

Nishuva, Inc: Freelance Design
June 2013
•Executed design updates and tech packs for line of modern camera bags

Barr & Barr Handbags: Freelance Assistant Handbag Designer
June 2011
•Assisted on high-end line of leather bags- duties included hand sketching, specs, tech packs, photo editing and line sheets

Gryson/Tribeca Design, LTD: Freelance Assistant Designer
April 2010-May 2011
•Assisted on various line such as Gryson, Olivia Harris, Nanette Lepore, Ann Taylor Loft, Alex Toy and Seven for all Mankind
•Conceptualizing new designs, hand sketching, specs, corrections from samples, creating/updating line sheets, researching current trends, mood boards
•Setting up showroom and organizing for trade shows and market weeks
•Maintaining sample room archive

Freelance Product Design/Construction of SLG’s:
February 2011- April 2011
•Designed and developed multi use wallet sample for private client

SML Bags: Designer and owner
2006-April 2011
Handmade handbag line consisting of various clutches and shoulder bags
•Market research, sourcing materials, sketching, pattern drafting and prototyping of various bag styles, final design construction, small batch manufacturing, marketing and selling to boutiques within NY

Parsons-Meares, LTD: Buyer for Theatrical Costume Shop
2004-September 2010
•Worked directly with costume designers and was responsible for sourcing and securing materials that are aligned with design and budget for various Broadway productions and films

Education
•FIT- non credit continuing education courses in CAD
•Pratt Institute- BFA in Fashion Design

References
•Available upon request

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