Karen Randall

Womens Designer/Product Developer


Women's Designer and Product Developer for Global Lifestyle Brand. Versatile, reliable and efficient developing and merchandising fashion textiles and clothing collections domestically and globally. Travel overseas seasonally.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2014 - Present

Women's Designer/Product Developer

Summit Resource Imports - Bozeman, MT
º  Design Women's Lifestyle collection, creating original design/garments within current & established trends, generating 80% sell through
º Identify target markets within our global distribution for designs, age, and socioeconomic status
º Review SKU plan and product feedback from previous seasons and distributor sell through
º Develop color palette, establish silhouettes and source fabrics based on trend research seasonally
º Collaborate with Sourcing Dept to set calendar dates and target prices for collections seasonally
º Articulate processes with agent/factories in China and India involved in meeting target prices; review of lab dips, strike offs and desklooms; and constructing/finishing garments
º Travel to China and India seasonally to view first prototypes of samples and ensure schedule of calendar is met
º Responsible for managing development of Mens Lifestyle collection
º Successfully lead fittings after 2nd prototypes and Sales Samples garments are sent
º Formally present trend, product line and a complete collection review at end of seasons sales conference
Jul 2012 - Oct 2013

Account Manager

City Prints - Los Angeles, CA
º Cultivated qualified prospects through networking and other opportunities
º Scheduled appointments and presentations of line and merchandise for Junior Markets
º Worked with designers to assess feedback and needs to develop new artwork and textiles
Jul 2010 - Jul 2012


Design Collection - Los Angeles, CA
º Manage development of seasonal color palettes, artwork and textiles for Junior, Missy, and Contemporary markets
º Work closely with designers to identify target markets and trends for national distribution
º Provide direction to art department from conceptual development stage through repeats stage
º Correspond between Agents/Factories in China involved in sourcing, knitting or weaving finished goods as well as tracking movement of goods to Los Angeles
º Attend market and to shop for trends at key trade shows and market weeks
º Travel to San Francisco and New York City monthly to present latest line presentations and merchandise  to Northwest and Northeast regional Designers
Jul 2008 - Jul 2010

Assistant/Associate Designer

TSF Global - Los Angeles, CA
º Conceptualize and manage development of Women's and Children's fashion collections
º Directed, coordinated and communicated with pattern makers, regarding samples, finished garments for domestic and overseas production
º Streamlined the art department for output of graphics for finished garments
º Scheduled and led fittings, measured specs -  pre and post model.
º Responsible for creation of tech packs and line sheets for development in China
º Shopped market for competition/merchandising of target market clients.
º Coordinated with manufacturer, textile, suppliers, CEO and production department
º Researched themes and trends to create story and mood boards.


Sep 2006 - May 2008

Fashion Design

Los Angeles Trade and Technical College



EU Citizenship

Textile and Fashion Design knowledge

CAD Pattern and repeat design. Technical drawing, detailed construction and Tech Packs. Pattern making, duplication, cutting and sewing. Manual and computer illustration. Trend forecast and exposure to global fashion and art.

Computer Programs

Web PLM, Adobe Illustrator CS5/CS6, Adobe Photoshop CS5/CS6, Excel, Word, Powerpoint (MAC/PC proficient)