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Vanessa Miller

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  • date: 11-17-20
I am an extremely motivated person, whom lives for the idea of creativity and fashion in various aspects of everyday life. I am also a Buffalo State College graduate student with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion & Textile Technology.
  • Region(s):
  • NY Metro, All Regions

Knit Wear Lookbook

Knit Wear Lookbook X
Featuring Summer Ready To Wear and Lightweight Knit Pajama's & One Children's Boppy Pillow Design

Color Concepts : Fall Plaids

Color Concepts : Fall Plaids X
Fall fashion colors and concepts, Flats with plaids created in Easy Weave and Ned Graphics.

Plaid and Cotton Inc. Concept Boards

Plaid and Cotton Inc. Concept Boards X
Concept Boards (Plaid and Cotton)

Photography

Photography X
Photography and Photography Manipulation . All photos taken by myself using a Nikon B500. Enjoy
  • Category

    Textiles
  • Market Segments

    Wovens
    Prints
  • Specialties

    Fashion Design
    Product Development
    Pattern Making & Drafting
    Knit Wear Design
    Textile Evaluation
  • Years of Experience

    8
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    Negotiable
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Illustrator
    Fashion CAD
    Photoshop
    Microsoft Office Suites
    Ned Graphics
    Easy Weave
    Adobe InDesign
    Fashion Illustration
  • Schools/Training

    Buffalo State College, Buffalo N.Y Masters of Science
    Buffalo State College, Buffalo N.Y. Bachelor of Science
  • Social

More Information

Design Qualities:

- Good knowledge of fabrics, and the ability to choose the best match between garment design and fabric
- Solid communication, interpersonal, time management, analytically, organizational, and leadership skills
- Excellent understanding of the garment design and manufacturing process; from the garment conceptualization stage, through the pattern-drafting phase, to final garment assembly
- Strong fashion and color sense with the ability to create and adapt designs to changing market conditions

Design Experience:

(09/2014-04/2019)
ADPRO Sports September 2014 – Present Founded in 1998, ADPRO Sports Seamstress, duties include: sewing and customizing athletic wear which ranges from “on the field” to lifestyle gear - Ensuring that deadlines are met, following appropriate color schemes for collegiate and Pro sports teams while matching items using Nike, Under Armor & field wear Pantone Library.

(10/2013-11/2013)
New Era Cap Co. Inc. Buffalo N.Y. Product Development Assistant:
Technical Development Support - Developed new & revised spec sheets for current and up and coming cap designs.
Leading brand of headwear representing all cap production for Official Licensed Athletic headwear.
Global Headwear Pattern Engineer
Managed technical aspects of the product development of headwear silhouettes including fit, pattern, construction, and technical drawing. Engineered current popular silhouettes through a series of wear and fit testings conducted in office and at outside venues. Led cross-functional teams that established standards for performance and production of headwear at overseas vendors through measurement reviews and audits. Assisted in Quality Control and conformance of production of headwear.

•Led cross-functional teams that developed tools and documents to standardize the construction details and methods for each silhouette.

•Independently built and maintained pattern library, silhouette matrix and fit charts for global headwear.

•Assessed current product for alignment with technical standards prescribed in ASTM and AATCC.

•Successfully established pattern grading and sizing system for multiple headwear silhouettes to be used as company standards across the globe. This resulted in a 5% decrease in quality rejects as a result of more consistent inspection methods.

•Implemented companywide “First Vendor Start Up” Program that improved speed to market philosophy in the development of new silhouettes.

•Built out a component library as a standardized tool for PD and Design Resources; details include building artwork and specs, including samples and reviews of submissions, final approved copy and chart of development.

•Constructed the Silhouette Matrix Global Tool used globally in a digital online toolbox.

•Developed processes to drive efficiencies between Design/Product Development/Quality Control/Sourcing. These process improvements resulted in internal reductions in lead time of an average of five work days.

•Proposed implementation of Pattern Making Software to company for improvement of product development history, accuracy, efficiency, and speed to market.

•Drove other area of expertise projects including Kids Age/Size Range and Safety by proposing implementation of company-wide standards for Kids sizing which focused on standards for ASTM children’s testing of product.

(04/2011-07/2011)
Tony Walker & Co. Williamsville N.Y. Needles and Threads Seamstress intern: Custom fit premium denim & apparel for customers using tailoring and alterations.

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