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  • Market Segments

    Fashion Illustration
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  • Hourly Rate

  • Relocation

  • Technologies

    Sweaters / Knits
  • Schools/Training

    RISD - BFA Apparel

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1997 – Present
Freelance Designer – Thea Pérez Design
• Initial concepts and color stories
• Children’s and ladies’ embellishment artwork: beading, embroidery layouts
• Extensive experience with sweaters and cut & sew as well as wovens
• Original paintings for printed garments and print repeats
• Original designs, artwork layouts, and spec packages
• Novelty Stitch, Intarsia, Jacquard sweater layouts
• Fashion Illustrations
• Graphic print design for hardgoods – home and pet product

Senior Designer – Boston Apparel Group, Boston, MA
catalog and ecommerce retailer
• Development of trend & concepts; swatch and artwork purchasing; travel for line inspiration
• Responsible for concept, design and initial proto development of all casual and career Tops: sweaters, cut & sew, and wovens. Also designed special capsule collections.
• Design and execution of artwork including novelty sweaters graphed on CAD, and embellishment layouts ; color pitching print artwork
• Collaboration with various internal departments: Sourcing, Merchandising and Tech Design to maintain integrity, quality and validity of the line
• Mentoring and development of Design team

2002 - 2008 Teaching Experience – Rhode Island School of Design, Providence,RI
• Design/ Drawing for Apparel Dept. undergrad 2004 & 2008
• Fashion Illustration for C.E. Dept. in 2002 & 2003 & 2008

2001 - 2002 Senior Knitwear Designer – Susan Bristol, Boston, MA
• Responsible for all sweaters in the Casual line, the largest grossing division; collaborated with woven designer throughout the season
• Development of initial concepts; swatch and artwork purchasing; design and execution of artwork including novelty sweaters graphed on CAD; communication with overseas agents; overseeing fit sessions with Product Manager
• Private Label development, and relations with key accounts in NY

1998 - 2001
Knitwear Designer – David Brooks ~ Kellwood, Boston, MA
• Responsible for knitwear design of Holiday 2000 line, resulting in a 30% sales increase
• Managed design staff of 5, enabling the team to meet deadlines
• Designed cut and sew garments as well as fully fashioned sweaters for all lines: casual, soft dressing, and sportswear
• Involved in all aspects of line development before production:
theme boards and concepts; swatch and artwork purchasing; sourcing yarns and fabrics; managing fit sessions with Technical Designer; merchandising line for sales staff
• Collaboration with Production Department to achieve margin

1997 - 1998 Design Associate –Robert Scott/David Brooks ~ Kellwood, Boston, MA
• Traveled to Hong Kong for development and Europe for trend
• Spec and graph novelty sweaters on CAD
• Liaison between design and tech support

1995 - 1997 Design Assistant – Robert Scott/David Brooks ~ Kellwood, Boston, MA
• Specs and artwork layouts
• Daily communication with overseas and domestic agents

1993 - 1995 Manager/Associate Designer – Geoffrey B. Small, GBS Corp., Boston,MA
• Designed for Ready To Wear line
• Oversaw production and delivery of line: managing internal staff of 6 as well as outside contractors; sourcing; tailoring; quality control; communicating with overseas and domestic accounts; shipping; inventory control
• Traveled to Paris to work runway presentation of Fall/Winter 1995
• Sold line to international accounts in both Paris and Boston showrooms


1989 - 1993
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
• BFA in Apparel Design
• Independent study in photography, Paris, France

fall 2000 Brown Learning Community, Providence, RI
• Adobe Photoshop

winter 2001 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
• Macromedia Flash
• Macromedia Dreamweaver

• Mac and PC proficient. Experience includes: Primavision, Point Carré Design, Adobe CS5 Photoshop-Illustrator-InDesign, Color Matters,
MS Office, PLM
• Photography
• Clothing retail and wholesale experience

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