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Kisha Taylor

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Apparel Designer with experience in cut & sew knits, wovens and denim, as well as knowledge of sweaters. I am looking for the opportunity to continue to grow as a designer.
  • Region(s):
  • Northeast, NY Metro, Southwest, Northern CA, Southern CA

Young men's streetwear

Young men's streetwear X
Cut & sew knits and sweaters

Juniors & girls denim

Juniors & girls denim X
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Young Mens
    Childrens
  • Years of Experience

    9
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    $30
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Illustrator
    InDesign
    Photoshop
    PLM
    Excel
  • Schools/Training

    High School of Fashion Industries
    Wood Tobe-Coburn School

More Information

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:
•
Fashion and technical illustration experience.
•Educated in Fashion Design.
•Ability to communicate alongside multiple teams & managers and meet deadlines.

COMPUTER SKILLS:
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Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe InDesign CC, Mac OS X
•PLM, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook

WORK EXPERIENCE:

ASSOCIATE DESIGNER
May 2011 to September 2015
Rocawear in New York, New York
Creates designs for all categories of off-price tier; Develops flat sketches and details under the direction
of Creative Director for premium tier; Designs plaid layouts for woven shirts using General Digital
software; Designs sweaters for all brands under the direction of Creative Director; Assists in the creation
of tech packs, fabric development and trim development; Communicates regularly with overseas
manufacturers; Provide proto, salesman, PP and TOP comments and approvals.

DESIGNER
May 2009 to October 2010
Parigi Group Ltd. in New York, New York
Designed PUMA infant sets under the direction of Head Designer; Worked with Art Director on seasonal
graphic themes; Provided proto and salesman sample comments. Performed daily product development
tasks.
***Promoted from Apple Bottoms Girls Associate Designer position after 1 year.

ASSOCIATE DESIGNER
September 2008 to April 2009
Apollo Jeans in New York, New York
Created sketches, detailed development tech packs and artwork; Contributed with trend and detail
research via the internet and trend services; Attended fittings and commented on proto samples;
Performed other duties relating to design.

ASSISTANT DESIGNER
June 2007 to May 2008
Andrew Sports, Inc. in New York, New York
Created detailed development and production tech packs using Illustrator & Excel; Flat sketched all
designers designs using Adobe Illustrator; Contributed with trend, detail, body and trim research;
Communicated daily with various overseas factories via email and standard mail; Attended fittings of
proto samples with technical design and commented on all proto samples; Created and re-colored stripe &
plaid repeats for sales meetings

FREELANCE EXPERIENCE:

Global Brands Group, young men’s cut & sew knits
October 2015 to Present

Rocawear, young men’s cut & sew knits
December 2010 to March 2011

Great White Bear II, juniors/missy sweaters
May 2008 to September 2008

Cherry Stix Ltd., girls 4-16
Dec. 2006 to May 2007

Jordache Enterprises, private label
Feb 2005 to April 2005

INTERNSHIP
Walter/View Collection, New York, NY
Summer 2004

EDUCATION:
Wood Tobé-Coburn School, New York, New York
Graduation: December 2004, Associate’s Degree in Fashion Design

High School of Fashion Industries, New York, New York
Graduation: June 2002, Diploma

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