Summary

Versatile and self driven apparel technical designer seeking a position in an established and creative contemporary fashion firm requiring attention to detail, professionalism and team orientation. I am highly adaptable,  eager to continuously learn and grow my skills and experience. 

Work History

Work History
Aug 2014 - Present

Product Developer/Technical Designer

Sanctuary Clothing

Generating technical packages and detail illustrations with clear instructions.

Attending all fittings from development through final approval.

Partnering with the Design on development through bulk.

Overseeing product from development through final bulk approval.

Oct 2012 - Aug 2013

Technical Designer

American Apparel

Developed tech packs for new developments through production.

Assured quality of garments (involves specs, fittings, daily effective communication with Q.C.s, pattern makers and with all internal dept) from development through production.

Maintained data tracking garment specification history & document changes from development through final production.

Aug 2009 - Mar 2011

Asst.Product Developer / Prod.Coordinator

Cotton Heritage/Roochi Traders

Handled all aspects of overseas production from lab dips through shipment.

Provided technical support in all aspects to the overseas & followed up with vendors to ensure the quality standards.

Periodically attended trade shows and assisted in vendor meetings.

Designed newspaper & e-blast advertisements using adobe software.

Jan 2007 - Jan 2014

Other Skills

Freelancer

Technical designer; TOBI, Los Angeles, CA. Developed a library of POM templates with flat sketches for how to measure guides.(Jan - Apr 2014)

Designer: Designed a collection of spring / summer 2013 Women’s contemporary - for online store and created product based logos & labels for individuals (May - June 2012)

Volunteer: Volunteered for fashion shows and worked closely with designers and models behind the stage (fidm)

Costume Designer: Designed & sourced costumes for a one day advertisement  (2007, India)

Skills (Mac and pc)

Skills

Microsoft Office

Excellent in working with excel, word, power point and out look.

Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & In design

Expert in developing flats, trim applications, trim symbols, brush strokes, washing effects & production techniques for apparel & accessory designs.

Tech Pack and Fit specification

Excellent in creating tech packs, providing fit specifications and technical changes that occurs during fit to overseas by using Microsoft excel.

Pattern making & Construction

Knowledge in pattern making and construction. Ability in sewing. Also taking pattern making classes in LA Trade Tech to refine my skills.

Print and Embroidery

Knowledge in fabric prints, motifs, sequins, m/c and hand embroideries.

Portfolio

Education

Education
2007 - 2009

Associate Degree

The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandisin, ca

- Fashion Design

1997 - 2000

Bachelor of Science

PSGR Krishnammal College, India

- Botany

certifications

Certifications
2011 - 2012

Certificate Program

Los angeles pacific college
- Graphic Design
2001 - 2002

Certificate Program

The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), India
- Fashion and Clothing (incl.hand embroidery)

Recommendation

Bruce Berton (Ex. VP. COO at Roochi Traders Inc.)

To All: Suguna is a FIDM graduate, and extremely knowledgeable of apparel design.
Technically trained and a valued employee.
She is extremely thorough with her work.
Bruce Berton bberton@roochi.com

Andrae Gonzalo (Fashion/Costume Designer, Dresser)

Suguna is one of the most tireless professionals that I had the privilege to instruct during my stint at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Her ernest sincerity, and commitment to hard work are rare qualities that I value greatly, but that are, sadly, in short supply. Her courtesy and social grace veils a surplus of ambition and fortitude that is indispensable when one leaves their native country to make a life in America!

Interests

My passion revolves around fashion & accessories. In my spare time i enjoy spending time with my family and friends engaged in a variety of activities that include; hiking, painting, gardening, and learning the stock market . I love music, photography, finance, and business. I also enjoy working as a volunteer in my community supporting spiritual events such as yoga, meditations and cultural events. 

References

References

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Portfolio

Portfolio