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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Mens
  • Availability

    Freelance
  • Hourly Rate

    Starting at $50
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Mac (22 yrs) / Windows
    Lectra (2 yrs) / Gerber
    PAD System (13 yrs)
    Illustrator and Photoshop
    MS Office (Excel/Word/P Point)
    3D and E-commerce
    Web/ Database Development (9 years)
  • Schools/Training

    ISO 9001:2000 JPD (UK)
    Lectra Systems (UK)
    London College of Fashion (UK)
    Apple Technical Training (USA)
    Evergreen Valley College (USA)

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PRODUCT DEVELOPER WORK IN LOS ANGELES

KEYWORDS: CAD/CAM * Imports * Knit * Woven * Menswear * Women’s wear * Plus Sizes

EXPERIENCE

• DESIGN & MERCHANDISING 21 years researching and developing menswear and women’s wear concepts for target retail markets in USA, UK, Europe and Japan

• PATTERN MAKING 18 years producing patterns from first through production utilizing draping and flat pattern making techniques. Experience in numerous target markets such as juniors, missy, contemporary (men\'s and women\'s) dresses, swimwear, lingerie and sleep wear

• PAD SYSTEM 15 years creating CAD Patterns, Grading and Markers.
Senior level Pad System trainer in UK, Spain and USA

• TECHNICAL DESIGN 16 years creating CAD Patterns, establishing grading rules and creating Technical Specification Packages

• GRAPHIC DESIGN 14 years of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop use for the creation of original digital graphics with an emphasis on commercial designs for textile print. Working with sublimation and other embellishment treatments for textile applications since 1995.
Practical experience presenting concepts to internal associates and clients.

• MANUFACTURING 18 years implementing and supporting domestic and global sourcing models to achieve goals in the areas of price, delivery and quality.
Full understanding of line and modular production methods

• BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 13 years managing teams in UK and USA. Practical knowledge of US (California), UK, Spanish and French employment law, recruitment, project management and effective communication

• INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE 14 years implementing IT for the Fashion Industry to improve performance in the areas of Product Development, Technical Design, Supply Chain Management, Pre-Production, and Manufacturing

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