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Creative professional experienced in product development and design for womens handbags and accessories. Understanding of dynamic market requirements and ability to interpret fashion trends into commercially viable product. Adept at handling multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment. Excellent skills in sketching and creating precise computer graphics. Proficient in Mac and PC, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Microsoft Office.
Freelance Designer 2009 - Present
Clients Include: Jill Milan, Petite Valise, Litter SF, and Spring Los Angeles
Design and develop complete product lines from start to finish.
Create tech packs for handbags and jewelry.
Source materials including domestic suppliers, organics, and vegan fabrics.
Create print marketing materials.
Designer, Trenditions, L.L.C. - Euless, TX 09.2007 - 01.2008
Design complete collections of Western handbags, wallets, and accessories.
Create development packages for each design and communicate with factories daily.
Select leathers, piece goods, and trims for each collection that fit into the specified brand profile.
Analyze costing for each style to fit within production guidelines.
Travel to Denver market and shop locally to identify industry trends.
Designer, Tandy Brands Accessories, Inc. - Dallas, TX 05.2003 05.2007
Independently design handbag line to be sold to department stores such as Dillards and JCPenney.
Manage full stage of design for 50+ collections per season.
Communicate daily with factories, senior management, and sales.
Travel to Hong Kong seasonally to meet with vendors and finalize each collection.
Travel to New York twice yearly to set up showrooms for market week.
Work as a team to identify future trend direction and interpret trends for brand profiles.
The Art Institute of Dallas - Associate of Applied Arts, Fashion Design 09.2002