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Location:
Media, Pennsylvania, 19063, United States
Posted:
May 25, 2010

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Catherine Bedenbaugh

Textile Designer / Artist

*** * ********* ***, ***** PA. 19063

abmrig@r.postjobfree.com

H: 610.***.****

C: 214.***.****

Profile

Experienced, energetic and creative textile designer across multiple

markets. Techno-savvy, self-directed, strong communication and management

skills, highly versatile design style. Proven ability to provide quick-turn

high quality designs in print, knit, yarn-dye, jacquard, embroidery and

embellishment layouts. Enjoy work environments that encourage team

collaboration and recognize individual initiative, that embrace change and

technology and put a high value on internal and external customer service.

High degree of proficiency with hand artwork as well as computer art.

Experience

Textile/CAD Designer, QVC Inc. West Chester, PA 2005-2008

Founding member of textile design team for QVC in 2005, integral in

determining scope and direction of position for Design/ Development/Global

Sourcing for Fashion, Home, and Fashion Accessories, across more than a

dozen proprietary brands, such as Denim & Co., Dialogue, and Lemon Hill.

Advised management regarding position's role/responsibilities and

performance measurements and how to grow the team. As team expanded,

trained new employees on software systems, hardware, and department

practices. Advised system upgrades, enhancements, and best practices.

Tracked department budget, supplies, workload, and T/A calendar.

Established electronic organization of artwork files, served as point-

person on technical issues of CAD files with domestic and international

partners. Worked with an evolving T/A calendar and presented print /

pattern / embellishment trends to design team quarterly with monthly follow

up presentations. Participated in art and sample purchasing trips in NYC,

Miami, and LA and locally for textile department. In 3 years contributed

more than 800 textile designs, resulting in department's landed cost

merchandise placements of more than 260 million. Acted as resident "Textile

Guru" to problem solve production issues, computer software issues and

techniques, and collaborated with in-house design staff and merchants, as

well as consulted with on-air guests during the development process.

Coordinated appointments with software and art vendors.

Textile/CAD Designer, May Co. Inc. St Louis, MO. 2003-2005

Contributed to overall trend for print, woven, and embellishment designs

for women's RTW, Suites, Dresses, and Sleep-ware for Valerie Stevens and

Amanda Smith labels. Collaborated with designers, trend director, design

director, merchants, and overseas offices to execute high value, price

sensitive fashion. Presented work to buyers and executive management

quarterly. Responsible for strike-off and hand loom evaluations in

collaboration with colorists. Participated in sample and art buying trips

to NYC, Chicago and St Louis. Problem solved production issues with

overseas offices. Reviewed all artwork repeats, color cards, pitch sheets,

and artwork tech-pack creation and shipping. Presented Strike-offs and

samples to buying and merchant teams for review.

CAD Manager, The Apparel Group, Inc. Addison, TX 2000-2003

Primary responsibilities included staffing and developing five textile

designers, managed workflow for department, recommend budget and department

goals, conducted annual staff evaluations. Acted as primary

technical/computer support person for department, established best

practices, and partnered with VP of Design, VP of Sales, and design staff

to support company initiatives. Drove CAD team print research, and

partnered with Design team for customer mood and concept boards.

Coordinated department software and hardware upgrades and training. Worked

with individual designers and textile designers to develop skills and

product concepts. Developed unique and innovative cad techniques to more

accurately communicate and predict textile outcomes. Managed team from

concept of work, through development and final approvals, as well as

managing resources for sales presentations and tech-packs. Reviewed strike-

offs and bulk production for approval.

CAD Designer, The Apparel Group, Inc. Addison, TX. 1998-2000

Pioneered position for Addison office, solely responsible for two thirds of

cooperate cad work load in print, knit, and woven designs, color matching,

strike-off evolution and recommendation to factory for follow up. Partnered

with Design Director and sales-force on all client presentations. Integral

part of corporate headquarter re-location, CAD's IT recommendation, and

workflow evaluation in 1999. Color matched all seasonal palettes for cad

printing.

Textile Artist, Falcon Garments, Farmers Branch, TX. 1997-1998 (part-time)

Responsible for hand-painted original art and colorways for women's RTW.

Color matched gauche paints to pantone standards. Organized sample library

Desk Clerk, University of North Texas Residence Hall, Denton, Tx. 1995-1998

(part-time)

Responsible for promoting a secure, welcoming, and organized environment

for hall staff and student residents. Maintained desk logs, time sheets,

files, and resident phone lists. Acted as first contact in cases of

emergency, coordinated with on campus police, Residence Hall

administrators, and students on a continual basis.

Resident Camp Counselor and Art Instructor, Camp Waldamar, Hunt, Tx.

Summers 1996, 1997

Taught children, age 7-16, art and artisan crafts. Responsible for

purchasing supplies, organizing student projects and end of term show.

Additional responsibilities included cabin assignments, set painting for

camp plays, meal time table supervision, costume construction,

correspondence with parents, and running a booth for campers' fair. Also

dealt with child safety, health, social and emotional issues.

Assistant Manager, The Continental Royale, Houston, TX 1994

Managed special events for reception facility. Coordinated activities for

housekeeping, catering, and other vendors, event set up and tear down. Met

with clients to determine scope of work, and acted as event hostess. Kept

inventory of supplies and bar.

Sales Associate, Macy's Willowbrook Mall, Houston, TX 1991-1992

Sales associate in Men's Collections. Worked with customers on product

selection, kept department looking tidy, opened / closed registers,

processed transactions.

Education

University of North Texas, Denton, TX. - BFA in Fibers, 1998, Minor - Home

Furnishing Merchandising

Skills

Nedgraphics, U4ia, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Lotus Notes, Adobe Creative

Suite, Windows and MAC OS. Internet Savvy.



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