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Nadia Cottone 1914 844 6922

work experience

The Cayre Group - New York, NY 11/2003 - Present
Designer / Design Director for Juniors Sleep and Lounge Brand
• Handle 3 major accounts: Mudd, XOXO, No Boundaries.
• Shop retail for new samples, fabrics and trims
• Establish trends for season and choose materials for samples.
• Creating original allover prints, screens, and appliques in illustrator in a high paced atmosphere.
• Assist in providing direction to graphic designers and freelancers.
• Develop logos, illustrations, tags, labels and other graphics for apparel from concept to final art form.
• Creating and sending out tech packs, trim pages, line sheets, specification pages.
• Be proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop, have strong organizational, time management, and communication skills.
• Interact with merchants, designers and product managers.
• Work closely with the XOXO and Mudd Approval Process at every season.
• Assist in Private Label with Missy and Kids allover repeats and screens.

Leeward International, Inc. - New York, NY 1/2003 - 11/2003
Graphic Designer Toddler/ Kids/ Juniors/ Missy
• Experienced with Licensed characters and the approval process for the following: Sanrio, Garfield, Peanuts
and Loony Toons.
• Incorporate styles for all over repeats and screens for toddlers, kids, juniors and missies in sleepwear,
loungewear and daywear in a fast paced environment.
• Identify and research new trends. Develop lines with licensed character and generic images in the latest
styles for Walmart, Target, Kohl\'s, Sears, Macys, Mervyns, Kids R Us and JC Penney.

Peter Max / Via Max, Inc. - New York, NY 10/2000 - 11/2001
Sr. Graphic Designer
• Design posters, gallery invitations, clothes, packaging, press kits, books, cars, and planes in a fun creative studio.
• Work closely with Peter Max to strategize new concepts
• Prepare files for press

HLW International LLP - New York, NY 3/1998 - 10/2000
Graphic Designer
• Implement standard templates for marketing materials, as needed: books, newsletters, brochures, posters,
stationary, award submittals, corporate branding, sketchbooks, promotional pieces.
• Design with direction from Senior Designer and in collaboration with Presentation Coordinator high end
presentation templates, consistent with firm\'s corporate and design standards.
• Collaborate with members of Communications Department on special projects, as needed.

Gutenberg Print Design - New York, NY 10/1994 - 6/1997
Assistant Art Director

Rainbow Advertising, Cablevision - New York, NY 7/1992 - 9/1994
Advertising Associate Artist

Mac and PC platform Expert Level. Currently used for over 10 years Excellent in Adobe programs,
Photoshop 7.0, Illustrator CS, Quark Xpress, Powerpoint, and Microsoft.

Pratt Institute, 1994 NYC
New York Tech College - Brooklyn, NY 9/1992- 5/1994
Art And Advertising Associate Degree

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