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Sr. Creative Designer

Location:
New York, New York, United States
Posted:
November 14, 2017

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Seasoned creative designer with extensive experience designing, merchandising, building apparel and accessory men’s collections .

Skills

nProvide leadership, management and growth within company/division

nArt Direction, Design Direction, Graphic Design, Hand Illustration, Mood Boards

nProficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, U4ia, Web PDM, Ned Graphics, Gerber, Mac/PC, Excel, Sewing & Tech Specifications

nTrend research for fabric and art, Pattern developer ( photo, illustration, type, and mixed media ), Cut & Sew Cad Designer, Tech Pack development

nAbility to prioritize and manage workload with multiple deadlines while demonstrating creative ability

nExperience working with new companies and launching new lines

nCreate co-branded product that translates seamlessly at retail which includes, Woven’s, Cut & Sew Knits, Denim, Outerwear, Sweater and Bottoms

nCreate graphics for themes and packaging.

Experience

Natural Dyes Inc . New York, NY May 2015-Present

Head Designer and Sourcing Manager

Develop and manage sku plan for deliveries/collections, merchandising, sourcing and production for Men’s/Young Men’s business. Ensuring to keep brands relevance and aesthetic while developing collections, product and key items and ideas from sketches, print, pattern and style to final product. Develop and review color, fabric, trims garment fit for all categories woven’s, cut & sew knits, denim, sweater, bottoms. Work on budget and travel oversees to factories to conduct development. Production manager and Fit Technician on specs, SMS comments, and production comments for all seasonal development.

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Delta Galil - Secaucus, NJ /New York, NY April 2013-May 2015

Sr. Designer/Merchandiser

Design, manage, merchandise and launch licensed lines for Specialty, Dept. Stores, Off Price markets. Lines which were successfully received in Men’s, Women’s and Children. Conduct full design/product presentations to both sales and licensor providing and ensuring a cohesive brand image. Communicate with manufacturer/vendor on a daily basis providing comments from proto to production stage, while also assessing and solving short time constraining problems with ETA’s. Reached goals set forth by Sales and Managing Director as well as review weekly/monthly and quarterly sale through of product.

David Chu Design International – New York, NY

Men’s Private Label /Sportswear Lifestyle Brand Designer Feb 2012- April 2013

nCo-Designed and merchandised all category of Men’s product with Director (Woven’s, Cut & Sew Knits, Sweaters, Active wear, Bottoms and Outerwear) for Saks, LINCS and Specialty Stores. Manage and oversee Assistant Designer and Interns in directing and delegating workflow. Conduct market research, shop the market, and analyze trends in order to create inspirational fabric and colors boards. Strong in depth knowledge of Woven, Knit, Sweater Yarns and Performance fabrics. Create cads for Y/D, knits, sweaters and prints as well as technical packages with BOM sheets and make all approvals (knit downs, lab dips, handlooms and yarn dyes). Coordinate presentation materials for line previews and buy meetings with team and buyers. Work closely with vendors on costing, and negotiating cost of goods to meet targeted margins.

Luke Simon – New York, NY Feb 2010- Jan 2012

Freelance Men’s Designer

nWork closely with Design Director on all aspects of designing and launching a new Men’s line. Create cads, tech packs and manage technical aspects as well as communicate with local and oversees factories. Work on Approvals and work with mills. Brand had a very European look and feel, sold in the states and Britain.

Original Penguin (Perry Ellis Intl)– New York, NY Aug 2007- Jan 2010

Associate Tech Designer

nWorked on all product categories in Men’s and Women’s and solely in charge of all woven’s. Create Pattern corrections for factory. Lead and conduct fittings twice a week.

Education

Fashion Institute of Technology – New York, NY

BFA May 2007: Fashion Design Cum Laude

Haute Couture Certificate 2007

References

Available upon Request



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