Tichanda Thompson

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Over 8 years in the fashion sales, marketing, production and design for mens, womens, plus and junior brands. Experience includes flat sketching, technical and graphic design, and Web PDM. Work with denim, wovens, yarn dyes, prints and embroideries.



  • Category

  • Market Segments

    Fashion Illustration
  • Availability

  • Hourly Rate

  • Relocation

  • Technologies

    AS 400
    Tex Define
    Microsoft Office
  • Schools/Training

    University of Virginia - BA in Foriegn Affairs & S
    Metropolitan College of NY - MBA Media Management
    Studio Art-Univ. of Virginia
    Photoshop Workshop - 2001

More Information

• Passionate, fearless competitor with an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to succeed.
• More than 8 years of experience in managing, executing and analyzing marketing and promotional campaigns.
• Effective communicator with excellent written/verbal/ presentation skills.
• Ability to conduct extensive market research, prepare trend reports and competitive analysis.
• Strong approach to the new ideas and market strategies.
• Energetic and innovative thinker with the ability to multi-task and work efficiently and expeditiously.
• A good team player with leadership qualities, but also able to work independently with little supervision.
• Charismatic with a strong ability to make and maintain business relationships.
7/2008- Present
Nanjing USA New York, NY
Freelance Designer and CAD Artist
Designer for lines such as Faded Glory, No Bounderies, Ocean Pacific, and Jessie James for Walmart. Design missy, mens, juniors, and boys product for sample lines and production. Prepare flat and detail sketches, color CAD’s, plaids and prints, as well as trend presentations, techpacks, and trim packages. Other clients include JC Penney and Sears.

Li & Fung - Oxford Collections New York, NY
Associate Designer – Denim, Wovens
Assisted the design team in all aspects of line development for Faded Glory, George, and White Stag for Wal-mart. Developed contemporary line for Next Day Apparel to present to new accounts. Worked daily with sample room in NY. Duties included preparing fabric for cut-work, working with pattern maker to ensure proper fit, overseeing sewers to maintain quality of construction and overall execution of samples. Also worked with HK factory for sample production. Communicated daily via email and telephone to track trim and fabric development, as well as manage techpacks and samples. Traveled and shopped market for inspiration and directional samples for product development and trend presentations. Developed fabrics and trims while preparing first specs and technical packages. Prepared art for embroideries, prints and yarn dye patterns. Used strong design and conceptual skills, as well as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to draw flat sketches, create linesheets, develop packaging and all other marketing materials.

02/2007 - 11/2007
Gloria Vanderbilt New York, NY
Associate Designer – Denim, Wovens
Assisted the design team in all aspects of line development. Develop fabrics and trims while preparing first specs and technical packages for missy
bottoms, jackets, dresses. Prepare art for embroideries, prints and yarn dye patterns. Comment and approve all lab dips, fit samples and wash
approvals for samples and bulk production. Prepare flat and detail sketches, charts, linesheets, catalogues and all sales tools. Communicate daily with factories overseas to manage, track, and ensure timely delivery of all samples, strike offs, and trim.
Lines include Gloria Vanderbilt, V line, Vintage, Proper Attire, & GV American Classics.

Jordache Private Label New York, NY
Associate Designer – Denim, Wovens
Associate designer for all men and missy private label development for Jordache Inc. Work with design director to execute all phases of
development including flat sketching in Illustrator, Photoshop & Freehand. Communicate daily with overseas suppliers and factories.
Create and update technical packages. Interact with buyers and vendors to develop working partnerships. Responsible for
tracking and updating samples in Excel and Tex Define. Other duties include CAD design, presentation boards, linesheets and graphic design, as well as development of embroideries and embellishments. Comment on lab dips, wash submits, printing techniques, fittings, proto and bulk production samples, trim and artwork with supervisor approval.
Clients include, JC Penney, Sears, Wal-mart, & Shopko. Lines include: Faded Glory, No Boundaries, St Johns Bay, Canyon River Blues, Covington, Bailey\'s Point, & Northcrest.

Jordache Vintage New York, NY
Account Executive/ Production Assistant
Report to VP of Sales for Vintage division of Jordache. Conducted presentations to major boutiques and department stores. Work with PR
company to ensure product placement in varied media outlets. Manage samples and overall appearance of showroom. Responsible for
setting appointments, visiting accounts and attending tradeshows.

Production and Sales Assistant for Private Label Division
Manage orders and assist in development and production for Jordache Private Label division.
Accounts and brands include JC Penney, Sears, Shopko, Wal-mart and denim brands Bisou Bisou, St John\'s Bay, Elie Tahari, Covington,
Classic Elements, and others.
*Also work as fit and showroom model for multiple divisions.

5/2009 – 6/2009
Charlotte Delajoud Studio Paris, France
Freelance CAD Artist
Sketch flats of knit and cut/sew tops – tees, tanks, blouses, and shirts, with intricate details such as lace, beading and ruffles.

11/2008 – 1/2009
Synergy New York, NY
Freelance Mens Designer
Men\'s designer for Synergy, Rifle, and Super Rifle brands. Line development and execution. Prepare flat and detail sketches, techpacks,
embroideries, and CADs.

4/2008 – 12/2008
Good Samaritan Denim New York, NY
Freelance Womens Designer
Designed womens premium denim line – including sketches, CAD’s, techpacks, sourcing, and linesheets.

1/2007 – 12/2007
Royal Addiction Brooklyn, NY
Freelance Juniors Designer
Designed upstart denim line of jeans, shorts, Bermudas, and jumpers. Executed sketches, techpacks, trim, and specs. Line is sold in Royal Addiction store in Brooklyn, NY and boutiques around the country.

Metropolitan College of New York
New York, NY
Masters in Business Administration - 2010
Media Management GPA: 3.9 Merit Award Winner
Completed in a 2-week International Field Study in Frankfurt, Germany & London, England as a Social Media Consultant for Language Studies International.

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Bachelors of Arts Degree - 1999
Double Major in Foreign Affairs & Spanish (Concentration in Latin America & Caribbean)
Full scholarship student-athlete (Track & Field)
Athletic Coast Conference Honor Roll

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