Meet sales goals, care for customers, run and close registers, organize and clean the store.
Reported to CEO and assisted her in all product development. Suggested new colorways for each new season's palette. Created designs according to market trends, through Fashion Snoops and shopping research. Monitored lab-dips, strike offs and hand-loom approvals, entering them into PLM. Made and presented Power Point Design presentations. Developed grade rules for men's and women's apparel to achieve perfect fit for sizes XS to 5X Conducted fittings on all size fit models and maintained data base of fit models for both men and women sizes XS through 5X. Used Adobe Illustrator for flat sketching and pattern corrections Communicated construction standards and manufacturing methods to factories Administrated Product Life Cycle Management(PLM) system for the company. Managed and developed the sample maker using bilingual skills. Traveled to factories with CEO.
Head Designer at bette & court (7 years 1 month) Designed innovative women's resort and golf wear collections through research and development of color palettes, silhouettes and fabric trends. Developed woven bottoms, knit tops, sweaters and outerwear with emphasis on engineering fabrics and prints inspired by the latest trends, sourced globally, through mills and domestic travel to trade shows in Los Angeles or New York. Co-created Cool Elements, a key offering at Swing by Bette & Court, with the latest technological performance features similar to Nike Dri-fit but with sun protection and body temperature regulation. Managed full design staff, including Graphic and Technical Designer, Pattern Maker, Sample Makers, and Quality Control department to consistently create and better ladies' sportswear. Communicated daily with Asian factories and vendors, negotiating prices, costing garments and managing production delivery time lines to ensure product execution according to design intent. Commented on lab-dips, knit-downs, strike-offs and hand-looms for approval. Designed and created prints, trims, and embroideries. Helped create the Design and Production Time and Action Calendar Page1 and ensured team stayed within it.
Lead team of assistant designers to create knit tops.
Assisted the Designer. Made Power Point presentations and Excel charts.