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Troy Bee

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  • date: 10-24-10
Retail Graphic Designer with 5 years experience in casual luxury apparel, designing for multiple categories and seasons in high-volume, fast-paced divisions. Skilled in freehand illustration, type and imagery-based design, and corporate branding.
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Mens
    Womens
  • Availability

    Freelance
  • Relocation

    No
  • Schools/Training

    Art Institute of Pittsburgh

More Information

Responsible for designing across age groups ranging from kids to adults and translating
trends accordingly. Expert in creating production-ready artwork and instructing merchants and factories on execution of marketing techniques.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH, Columbus, OH
GRAPHIC DESIGNER, May 2009 - Present
Male Knit Tops & Woven Bottoms: A&F, abercrombie Guys, and Ruehl
• Directly responsible for managing categories of Ruehl fashion knit tops and A&F woven bottoms
• Consistently drove department sales with illustrative styles (both text and imagery) rooted in brand heritage
• Originated successful concept of illustrating Ruehl’s icon, which led to all brands adopting“the situational icon” as a mandatory category each season. This concept became responsible for 50-75% of Ruehl’s weekly graphic tee sales.
• Designed interior & exterior labels for Ruehl core & fashion styles
• Owned designs from conception through production
• Designed a range of heritage, iconic mascots, and logo graphics

ASSOCIATE GRAPHIC DESIGNER, Nov 2007 - May 2009
Male Graphic Knits, Wovens, Swim, & Labels: Ruehl

ASSISTANT GRAPHIC DESIGNER, Feb 2007 - Nov 2007
Male Graphic Knits & Wovens: Ruehl

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH, Columbus, OH
ASSOCIATE GRAPHIC COORDINATOR, INNOVATION & DESIGN CENTER: A&F and Ruehl
Aug 2006 - Feb 2007
• Created original printing techniques to improve the brand’s representation of authentic, vintage-inspired graphics
• Worked directly with merchants, overseas and domestic vendors to problem-solve time-sensitive production issues
• Traveled to Peru and Hong Kong to provide hands-on tutorials to factory owners and staff executing A&F graphic designs
• Coordinated production for one-of-a-kind “Limited Edition” programs for A&F Flagship stores
• Produced in-house samples of printed, appliquéd, and embroidered graphics for seasonal meetings with the CEO

SCREENPRINT & EMBROIDERY SPECIALIST, Jan 2005 - Aug 2006

SCHOB TEAM SPORTS, Marietta, OH
LEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER, June 1999 - June 2004
Designed graphics for local sports teams and organizations, including Marietta College. Took the lead in production operations and trained production staff.

EDUCATION

ART INSTITUTE OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA Aug 2000 - Sept 2004
B.S. Graphic Design

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