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Objective

Accomplished sportswear designer with 13 years of experience across multiple categories and price points. Successful in identifying

current and emerging trends to drive revenue growth and profitability. A strong relationship builder, able to communicate

effectively with senior management, production, sales, and buyers. Demonstrates broad-based strengths in:

Women’s/Juniors/Kids

Branded & Private Label

Fabric Development

Product Development

Team Building & Management

Garment Construction & Fit

Work experience

20092010

Associate Designer

JANCO ENTERPRISES INC

Branded and Private LabelWomen Sportswear

Worked closely with company president to develop seasonal color, fabric, plaids, prints, trim and style direction, concepts, and trends.

Assisted with all stages of product development from concept to production; worked as technical designer on production issues.

Collaborated with clients to develop private label & exclusive products for individual clients.

Created & designed line sheets & catalogue mailers.

Presented to buyers during market week.

20052009

Senior Designer

RAMS IMPORTS INC

Branded and Private LabelWomen, Junior, and Kids Sportswear - Puerto Rico-based Company   

Senior Designer

Charged with managing and restructuring the design department to support and facilitate the company's increasing order flow; provided leadership, design direction, and mentoring to associate and two assistant designers.

Research trends and competition to define customer needs and competitive positioning.

Worked closely with company president to develop seasonal color, fabric, plaids, prints, trim and style direction, concepts, and trends for Junior/Missy, Plus Size., Girl's (size 7-14) Dept., & Kid's (size 4-6X).

        •Communicate daily with overseas for sample development, corrections, and changes; attend fit sessions.

Assisted with all stages of product development from concept to production; worked technical designer on production issues; approved denim washes, trims, hardware, labels, and hangtags for branded and private labels.

Managed the showroom; presented to buyers during market week.

20022004

Designer

ISABEL ARDEE

Branded and Private Label Contemporary and Missy Sportswear

Designer

Designed collection and refocused the line from bridge to a more contemporary and fashion forward line; developed direction, concepts, and trends to establish color, fabrics, trim, and style selection.

Collaborated with clients to develop private label and exclusive products for individual clients.

Managed sample room (two patternmakers and one sewer).

Assisted with photo shoot for catalogue/mailers.

Researched and shopped market for trends.

Worked with buyers during market week.

19982000

Associate Designer

MALIBU

Branded and Private Label Junior Knit Top Company

Associate Designer

Developed & designed collection with Head Designer; played major role in product development for all collections; developed overall direction, concepts, and trends to establish color, fabric, trim, and style selection. Assisted in fittings.

Collaborated with sales and buyers to develop private label programs (Wet Seal, Charlotte Rouse, Arden B), including changes and approvals; conducted sales presentations.

Managed sample room (four patternmakers and six sewers).

Selected models for fashion shows; participated in GIRLS RULE Fashion Shows at 7th on Sixth for  Spring 1999,  Fall 1999,  and Spring 2000.

Shopped domestic and international markets for samples and trends.

19961998

Assistant Designer

ANNA SUI

Assistant Designer Assisted designer with new product development; shopped piece goods and trim markets, art and print services.Prepare presentation boards; assisted in design of creative visuals.Shopped markets; attended premier Vision.

Education

Sep 1992Jun 1996

BFA

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

PORTFOLIO/SKETCHES

PORTFOLIO/SKETCHES

HANG TAGS & LABELS

Skills

WINDOWS, WORD, EXCEL, & OUTLOOK
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ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR