tina hong

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I am a versatile apparel designer that loves all aspects of fashion and clothing. I have the most experience in women\'s contemporary, young contemporary sportswear and outerwear but also love to design children\'s clothing as well.



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    Fashion Illustration
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  • Schools/Training

    Otis College of Art and Design/ B of A in Fashion

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May 12 Z supply inc. Irvine, CA
Freelance Designer/illustrator-knit tops

Oct 09-Feb 12 Swat Fame Industry, CA
Senior Sportswear Designer
Lines: See Thru Soul (jrs), Kut From the Kloth (contemporary), Q40 (contemporary leather), STS BLUE (SMU)
• Responsible for analyzing trends and creating 4 seasonal lines
• Worked with fabric, color and trends to create mood boards and sketches to present to creative director
• Worked with Merchandising and Sales team to determine strategic direction of business
• Maintained interaction with technical designer and patternmakers to correct fit and spec issues
• Oversaw all tech packs and managed workflow of assistant designer, technical designer, and patternmaker
• Attended developmental and production fittings
• Communicated with overseas factories and vendors in executing sample lines
• Conducted team meetings to enforce calendar deadlines
• Attended Design and Line Presentations
• Reviewed sales samples during handover meetings with production team
• Approved developmental and production fabric, trim, wash, etc.

Jan 06-June 09 4-Ever Young Los Angeles, CA
• Created a wearable line of women’s contemporary & junior clothing by market dates
• Coordinated sample room, working with patternmaker and sample sewers to maintain workflow.
• Attended fittings, work with sample sewers and patternmaker to prevent production & fit issues
• Sourced and followed up on all sample and production related fabric, trim, and send outs (garment dye, tie dye, sublimation)
• Created linesheets and updated fabric & trim cards; created mailer flyers for buyers
• Presented the line to buyers at market shows in Atlanta, Dallas, and New York

Aug 05-Jan 06 Frankie B. Los Angeles, CA
Assistant Designer

• Created, filled out cost sheets
• Updated Raw Materials File and Styles Book

• Created line sheets on Illustrator, tech packs for each new style, and sewing instructions for sample sewers

• Sourced and followed up on sample fabric and trim
• Work with sample sewers to maintain workflow and productivity
• Sent out and followed up on samples & 18 sets of dupes for wash, embroidery, studs, and other design elements

Temp. Jobs:

June 04-Aug. 04 Speedo Los Angeles, CA

• Organized files. sourced fabrics
• Filled out swatch cards & fabric authorization sheet

May 04-Aug. 04 4Ever Young Los Angeles, CA
Assistant Designer
• Designed apparel for missy and junior line
• Created line sheets
• Sourced fabric and trim

Dec. 03-Jan. 04 All About Patterns Los Angeles, CA
Assistant Patternmaker/ Sample Maker

• Cut hard patterns and samples
• Assisted in making patterns and sewing samples

May 03-Aug. 04 Wanted Clothing Co. Los Angeles, CA Assistant Designer
 Kept swatch book records
 Created cost and spec sheets
 Sourced fabric and trim
 Created cost and spec sheets
 Organized files
 Cut samples
 Answered phone calls


• Knowledge of Sewing, Draping, Construction, & Patternmaking
• Hand illustrating
• Ability to forecast trends and fabrications
• Excellent verbal and written communication abilities
• Fluent Korean
• Illustrator, Word, Photoshop, Excel

Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles, CA
BFA in Fashion Design- May 2005


2002-2005-Otis Grant Recipient

May 2005-Senior Mentor Project (for Vera Wang) displayed in Neiman Marcus windows.

Feb. 2005-Senior Project (for Eduardo Lucero) exhibited in the Bolsky Gallery at Otis.

May 2004-Junior project (for La Blanca) featured in California Apparel News, Vol. 60

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