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Design Manager

Location:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Posted:
August 09, 2018

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Nirali Patel, MBA

Woodland Hills, CA. ***** Tel: 215-***-****

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/nirali-patel-mba-b8080415 E-mail: ac6l7p@r.postjobfree.com

Portfolio: http://www.coroflot.com/NiraliHPatel/portfolio

SKILLS:

PC/MAC: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, PLM

MS Office: Excel, Power Point, Word, Outlook, Google Chrome

Internet Explorer, Netscape Communicator, Sales Logix, OLS, and Lawson

Tech packs, Active / Swim apparel, Junior’s apparel, Women’s apparel, Denim experience, Children’s apparel and Costume design

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Senior Designer, Creative Director & Manager of Business Operations 1995 – Current

CLIENTS:

BLUE13 – DISNEY, Los Angeles, CA

BRAVO NETWORK – NEWLYWEDS THE FIRST YEAR, New York, NY

RED CARPET, HQ Lenexa, KS

REBELLION ENTERTAINMENT, New York, NY

RIDHAH MUZIC ENTERTAINMENT, New York, NY

DESI REVOLUTION DENIM, HQ Lenexa, KS

BOLLYWOOD BEATS FILM, Dallas, TX

SA DANCE CO, New York, NY

PDS, Chicago, IL

AGNI DANCE CO, Dallas, TX

Managed team of 28 associates and ensured effective daily operations on set including multiple locations, live performances, film, photo and music video shoots

Created strong and successful fashion brand identities from ground up

Creative development and management of a wide range of marketing campaigns, including promotional materials, photo shoots, television commercials, social media and web site content

Provided leadership for domestic and overseas associates in creating marketing strategies congruent with company goals

Communicated effectively with high profile clients, vendors, domestic and overseas associates to complete all product per specification and ahead of schedule

Launched and managed operations of key promotional projects to drive growth in targeted markets

Maintained and increased client base successfully by designing and implementing strategic customer-retention programs

Developed costume designs for female and male recording artist from sketched conception to finished product including project for a Sean Combs concert production

Utilized key problem solving techniques to custom create award winning dance costumes based on music samples and show/shoot treatments for live performances and competitions

Developed costume designs for all principals and background dancers for full length musical film utilizing key problem solving techniques to resolve issues and accommodate constant changes in script and cast

Supervised product production from three overseas manufactures for five domestic retail locations and one e-commerce site

AVALON APPAREL DISORDERLY KIDS, Los Angeles, CA Dec 2015 – Feb 2016

Associate Designer for Missy apparel carried at Macy's, Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, JCP, Nordstrom, and specialty stores

Consistently ensured that product is trend right as it relates to the market, as well as the overall business strategy of the brand including preliminary design research, pulling fabrics and inspirational photos, developing concepts to assemble presentation boards for meetings

Ensured timely completion of all samples for NY show room

Responsible for maintaining product development logs, line sheets, boards and

design archives library on shared drives

Review lab dips with Senior Designers, coordinate and developed print and graphics with CAD department

Conducted sample fittings and effectively communicated with technical design team

Managed purchase orders, FDS, and TDS documents for costing packets

Acted as a liaison between pattern making, tech design, CAD, and sample room departments

AT A GLANCE, Moorpark, CA Aug 2015 – Dec 2015

Manager for design firm

Manage a team of 10 associates in design operations and administration

Created various marketing tools to merchandise the multitude of design service options offered

Steered the execution of numerous marketing programs including promotional materials, tradeshows, social media and web site content

FEEL THE PIECE by TERRE JACOBS, Los Angeles, CA Mar 2015- Aug 2015

Technical Designer for women’s contemporary apparel brand carried at Nordstrom

Developed tech packets for contemporary high end line

Converted hand sketches to digital flats

Ensured accuracy of sample specifications

KANDY KISS KID’S OF CALIFORNIA, Van Nuys, CA Jan 2014- Mar 2014

Assistant Designer for kids’ apparel brand carried at Target, JCP, Justice, and Walmart stores

Consistently ensured that product is trend right as it relates to the market, as well as the overall business strategy of the brand including preliminary design research, pulling fabrics and inspirational photos, developing concepts to assemble presentation boards for meetings

Ensured timely completion of all samples for buyer meetings

Responsible for maintaining product development logs, line sheets, boards and

design archives library on shared drives

Review lab dips with Senior Designers, coordinate and developed print and graphics with CAD department

Conducted sample fittings and effectively communicated with technical design team

Managed purchase orders, FDS, and TDS documents for costing packets. Acted as a liaison between pattern making, tech design, CAD, and sample room departments

MARIMEKKO, Beverly Hills, CA Dec 2012 – Dec 2013

Senior Product Developer for lifestyle brand

Developed innovative and creative designs for contemporary high end line

Planned and prepared daily responsibilities to achieve high end client expectations

Set up entire custom design unit and systems to meet corporate standards and weekly production goals

HILL CORPORATION, Anaheim, CA Oct 2012 – Dec 2012

Associate Designer for catalogue and e-commerce apparel company with special project for ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Show

Developed innovative and creative designs for dance and gymnastics line

Created spec packets for domestic and international manufactures for mass production

Conducted market analysis of dance and gymnastic target markets

ART INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL, Lenexa, KS; Orange County, CA & Santa Monica, CA

Fashion Professor for arts college Jan 2009 – Sept 2012

Provided essential training and guidance in Fashion Marketing studies including management. Supplied students the necessary knowledge of Fashion including its history and current industry workings

Facilitated necessary procedures for updating the study syllabus and study curriculum

Guided students in the study of retail special events as well as in the planning and implementing of actual events

Collaborated with career placement department to expand intern program providing students with necessary industry insight

SHIREEN BOUTIQUE, Schaumburg, IL Aug 2004 – Feb 2006

Senior Designer for women’s special occasion apparel company

Designed and constructed women’s contemporary apparel based on market research

Created various marketing tools to merchandise the brand in specialty boutique

Steered the execution of numerous marketing programs

MOTHERS WORK, INC (A.K.A DESTINATION MATERNITY), Philadelphia, PA Sept 2003–Aug 2004

Junior Buying Associate for maternity apparel company

Utilized key business skills to assist GMM and Associate Buyer for moderate priced division

Planned and prepared daily responsibilities to achieve client expectations

Contributed to the development, execution, and management of comprehensive marketing plan

Executed marketing initiatives designed to penetrate and grow targeted markets

TIGHE INDUSTRIES, York, PA May 2000 – Aug 2003

Assistant Designer for catalogue and e-commerce dance costume company including accounts for the NFL cheerleaders, U.S. Olympic teams, and The American Ballet Theatre Company

Developed costume design and prototypes for top dance catalog in United Developed costume design and prototypes for top dance catalog in United States

Organized and executed catalog photo shoots

Conducted market analysis of dance recital and cheer dance target markets

SPECIAL HONORS AND RECOGNITION:

2011 Nominee for Adrianna Papell & E! Television Network Design Award

Featured in various media and print news for fashion design work including: MTV News, Asian Variety Show, TV Asia, South Asian Insider NYC, India Tribune News Paper NYC edition, The Indian Express Paper North American Edition, Bibi Magazine, Diya Magazine,Canadian Fashion Magazine Anokhi Vibe.

EDUCATION:

Philadelphia University (Renamed Jefferson University in 2017), Philadelphia, PA

Selected for Accelerated Program including study abroad in Italy

Masters of Business Administration – May 2004

Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (Renamed Philadelphia University), Philadelphia, PA

In addition to full Fashion Design program courses also completed additional business courses for acceptance into Accelerated MBA program

Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design – May 2003



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