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D/O/B: 21/5/1987

Nationality: American 

Employment History

Aug 2014Present

Ready-to-Wear Production Manager/ Assistant Designer

Georges Hobeika Atelier 

Manage team of 19 employees (sewers, pattern makers and hand stitchers, stock managers) for ready-to-wear division, creating two collections per season. (Ready-to-Wear and GH collections)

  • Supervise production in atelier in terms of bulk boutique production orders, as well as made-to-fit client orders.
  • Assist with designing collection of both Ready-to-Wear and GH collections.
  • Create moulage for each sketch to hand over to pattern maker .
  • Work with pattern maker to create prototype.
  • Hold fittings on a live model for design changes and technical alterations.
  • Manage orders for boutiques by deadline,workload, and manpower available.
  •  Schedule tasks for pattern makers, sewers, hand stitchers.
  • Monitoring of sewer's work while sewing pieces and inspection after hand stitching.
  • Handle communication with suppliers of fabrics, trims and embroidery abroad for test samples and orders.
  • Visit local fabric showrooms, as well as meetings with fabric company representatives when sales-touring. 
  • Compile detailed reports of atelier production in accordance to output produced per month/per sewer.


Aug 2011Jul 2014

Head Designer 

Rani Zakhem
  • Design full collections of evening wear garments.
  • Commence by assembling  theme mood boards, research of theme, color trend board, sketching, embroidery samples, technical sketches and flat sketches.
  • Create moulage by hand followed by building prototypes with pattern maker.
Jun 2010Jul 2011

Accessories and Ready-to-Wear designer/ Assistant Production Manager

Zuhair Murad
  • Create mood boards, illustrations, technical sheets and monitored production of all accessories( shoes, purses, belts, jewelry, for ready-to-wear, haute couture, and made-to- order).
  • Assisted with ready-to-wear collection research, mood boards, illustrations, as well as rendering on photoshop.
  • Assisted with ready-to-wear production by organizing database of orders, documentation of garments, cost sheets, sample modification,as well as handling communication between our offices and those of suppliers abroad.
Feb 2012Mar 2012

FREELANCE PROJECT- Eyewear Designer

Linda farrow X F by H designs
  • Designed 30 pairs of avant garde eyewear to be submitted to LINDA FARROW for production.
Oct 2011Feb 2012

FREELANCE PROJECT-Footwear Design

JONATAN
  • Designed a 3-style collection of avant-garde footwear under eponymous label, JONATAN.
  • The collection sold at CREAM boutique in Beirut Central District. 
Jun 2008Aug 2008

INTERNSHIP- Design/Construction Intern

Maison Rabih Kayrouz

Education

Sep 2009May 2010

Associates in Applied Science - Accessories Design

Fashion Institute of Technology-New York
  • Graduated with Honors on FIT's Dean's list.
  • 1st prize winner for Accessories Council "Next Generation" award for best handbag.
Sep 2005May 2010

Bachelor in Fine Arts- Fashion Design

Massachusetts College of Art and Design- Boston

Skills

Photoshop/Illustrator

Technical sheets/flats

Trend RESEARCH/ILLUSTRATING designs/concept boards/

Languages

  • English as first language.
  • French/Arabic as secondary languages