Resume

Sign in

Technical Design

Location:
New York, New York, United States
Posted:
August 21, 2018

Contact this candidate

Resume:

Howard A. Bornstein

New York, New York *****

212-***-****

ac6ra2@r.postjobfree.com

Experience:

May 2016- HAB Designs - Freelance, NY, NY

Present Freelance Consultant : Technical Designer/Hosiery Designer Men’s & Boy’s/Women’s Sweaters/Cut & Sew/Golf Knits/Woven Shirts/Robes/Sleepwear/ Woven Boxers/Underwear/Hosiery/Home Furnishings

FREELANCE

February 2018 – Hudson Bay Company: Lord & Taylor/Saks Off Fifth Men’s Fully Fashioned Sweater/Cut & Sew Knits Jun 2018 Technical Designer

September 2017 – Joseph Abboud/Men’s Wearhouse: Men’s Fully Fashioned Sweaters/Cut & Sew Knits February 2018 Technical Designer

June 2017 - Michael Kors: Men’s Knit & Woven Undwerwear, Knit T-Shirts September 2017 Technical Designer

March 2017 - GIII for Calvin Klein: Women’s Fully Fashioned Sweaters/Cut & Sew Knits April 2017 Technical Designer

Responsible for writing all fit comments and specification reports to overseas agents and domestic vendors for all fully fashion sweaters and cut & sew sweaters, cut & sew knits.

Coordinate and run all live fit model sessions with vendors, product managers, designers and fit models.

Direct liaison with vendors and overseas agents/factories.

Liaison between design and production departments to ensure technical standards are met.

Responsible for writing fit comments and specification reports to overseas agents and domestic vendors

Responsible for packaging/fold methods for all products.

Responsible for approving all yarn/fabric and garment test reports.

HOSIERY: Responsible for all technical knitwear details by gauge, yarn, machinery.

HOSIERY: Collaborated with the merchants to Graph design patterns for the factories.

HOSIERY: Responsible for technical detailing of hosiery specifications and knit fit comment to vendors.

HOSIERY: Worked with vendors to ensure correct machinery placement for all styles technically by needle count. December 2006 - Brooks Brothers, NY, NY

May 2016 Senior Technical Designer/Hosiery Designer Men’s & Boy’s/Women’s Sweaters/Cut & Sew/Golf Knits/Woven Shirts/Robes/Pajamas/Woven Boxers/ Underwear/Hosiery (Retail & Outlet),

Black Fleece: Men’s & Women’s Sweaters/Knits/Woven Shirts/Home Furnishings

Managed a team of technical designers.

Responsible for writing all fit comments and specification reports to overseas agents and domestic vendors for all fully fashion sweaters and cut & sew sweaters, cut & sew knits.

Travel to domestic and overseas factories.

Coordinate and run all live fit model sessions with vendors, product managers, designers and fit models.

Direct liaison with vendors and overseas agents/factories.

Liaison between design and production departments to ensure technical standards are met.

Responsible for writing fit comments and specification reports to overseas agents and domestic vendors

Responsible for tracking sample prototypes, counter samples and production verification samples.

Responsible for packaging/fold methods for all products.

Responsible for approving all yarn/fabric and garment test reports.

HOSIERY: Responsible for all technical knitwear details by gauge, yarn, machinery.

HOSIERY: Collaborated with the merchants to Graph design patterns for the factories.

HOSIERY: Responsible for technical detailing of hosiery specifications and knit fit comment to vendors.

HOSIERY: Worked with vendors to ensure correct machinery placement for all styles technically by needle count. August 2006 - Hickey Freeman/Bobby Jones, NY, NY

December 2006 Technical Design-Freelance, Women’s/Men’s – Sweaters/Cut & Sew/Woven’s/Outerwear/ Home Furnishings

Responsible for writing all fit comments and specification reports to overseas agents and domestic vendors For all fully fashion sweaters and cut & sew sweaters, cut & sew knits.

Coordinate and run all live fit model sessions with vendors, product managers, designers and fit models.

Direct liaison with vendors and overseas agents/factories.

Liaison between design and production departments to ensure technical standards are met.

Responsible for writing fit comments and specification reports to overseas agents and domestic vendors

Responsible for tracking sample prototypes, counter samples and production verification samples.

Responsible for packaging/fold methods for all products. June 2006 - AEROPOSTALE, NY, NY

August 2006 Technical Design-Freelance, Women’s/Men’s – Sweaters/Knits

Responsible for writing all fit comments and specification reports to overseas agents and domestic vendors for all fully fashion sweaters and cut & sew sweaters, cut & sew knits.

Coordinate and run all live fit model sessions with vendors, product managers, designers and fit models.

Liaison between design and production departments to ensure technical standards are met.

Responsible for tracking sample prototypes, counter samples and production verification samples. August 2002 - HMX SPORTSWEAR/HART SCHAFFNER & MARX, NY, NY June 2006 Technical Design Director – Sweaters/Cut & Sew/Woven’s/Outerwear/Nicholas Greengrass Golf

Responsible for writing all fit comments and specification reports to overseas agents and domestic vendors for all fully fashion sweaters and cut & sew sweaters, woven tops & bottoms and outerwear.

Oversee direction of technical and design staff regarding fit development/construction.

Coordinate and run all live fit model sessions with vendors, product managers, designers and fit models.

Communicate with overseas offices to interpret technical development of seasonal sweater specs.

Direct liaison with vendors, overseas agents including travel to mills.

Liaison between design and production departments to ensure technical standards are met.

Responsible for writing fit comments and specification reports to overseas agents and domestic vendors

Responsible for all technical knitwear details by gauge, yarn, machinery.

Responsible for tracking sample prototypes, counter samples and production verification samples.

Responsible for packaging/fold methods for all products.

Oversee the monitoring and reviewing all new knit/woven design spec development on a daily basis February 2002 - BLUENOTES/AMERICAN EAGLE, NY, NY

August 2002 Freelance Technical Designer, Men’s & Women’s Cut & Sew/Sweaters

Responsible for writing knit fit comments and specification reports to overseas agents and domestic vendors for all fully fashion sweaters and cut & sew sweaters.

Coordinate and run all live fit model sessions with vendors, product managers, designers and fit models.

Communicate with overseas offices to interpret technical development of seasonal sweater specs.

Direct liaison with vendors and overseas agents/factories.

Liaison between design and production departments to ensure technical standards are met.

Responsible for all technical knitwear details by gauge, yarn, machinery.

Responsible for tracking sample prototypes, counter samples and production verification samples.

Oversee the monitoring and reviewing all new knit design spec development on a daily basis. 1999 KENNETH COLE, U.S.A., INC. NY, NY

Freelance Hosiery Designer, Men’s Hosiery

Responsible for design and knitting development for the men’s hosiery line.

Responsible for technical detailing of specs and colorations of all lines after editing and merchandising for salesmen samples and production involving fit requirements and corrections.

Responsible for development and colorations of all prototypes.

Responsible for technical detailing of specs and colorations for each design/pattern.

Responsible for all technical knitwear details by gauge, yarn, machinery.

Oversee the monitoring and reviewing all new knit design spec development on a daily basis. 1999-2002 SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, NY, NY

(July-February) Technical Designer Cut & Sew/Sweaters (Men’s & Women’s Cashmere)

Responsible for writing knit fit comments and specification reports to overseas agents and domestic vendors for all fully fashion sweaters and cut & sew sweaters.

Coordinate and run all live fit model sessions with vendors, product managers, designers and fit models.

Communicate with overseas offices to interpret technical development of seasonal sweater specs.

Direct liaison with vendors, overseas agents including travel to mills.

Liaison between design and production departments to ensure technical standards are met.

Responsible for all technical knitwear details by gauge, yarn, machinery.

Responsible for tracking sample prototypes, counter samples and production verification samples.

Oversee the monitoring and reviewing all new knit design spec development on a daily basis. 1999 TOMMY HILFIGER, U.S.A., INC., NY, NY

(February-July Freelance Computer Design

Work with designers to develop computer croquis.

Color-up bodies in seasonal colors and patterns.

Archive seasonal prototypes on computer digitally. 1998-1999 LIZ CLAIBORNE (LIZ & CO DIVISION), NY, NY Technical Knit Fabric Research & Development

Work with designers to develop new knit fabrics by gauge and yarn.

Review new fabrics from key suppliers.

Communicate with overseas offices to interpret technical knitwear development of seasonal styles.

Liaison between design and production departments.

Shop retail markets both domestically and overseas to increase development of the lines.

Responsible for the development of knit fabric development calendars.

Responsible for monitoring and reviewing all new knitwear fabric development on a daily basis. 1995-1998 VIVIEN INTERNATIONAL, INC./HOSIERY CONCEPTS, INC./DANIEL HECHTER/ GIORGIO ARMANI, NY, NY

Technical Design Director – Hosiery Design/Men’s & Women’s

Responsible for technical/design and knitting development for the Hosiery Concepts, Giorgio Armani and Daniel Hechter lines.

Oversee technical direction of technical design staff.

Responsible for technical/design development of private label accounts.

Responsible for writing knit fit comments and specification reports to overseas agents and domestic vendors.

Responsible for technical detailing of specs and colorations of all lines after editing and merchandising for salesmen samples and production involving fit requirements and corrections.

Travel to factory to ensure correct machinery placement for all styles technically by needle coun

Responsible for development and colorations of all prototypes.

Liaison between design, production and sales departments.

Responsible for yarn sourcing.

Shop retail markets both domestically and overseas to increase development of the lines.

Responsible for editing and merchandising of Hosiery Concepts and Daniel Hechter lines. 1991-1995 HOT SOX (POLO/RALPH LAUREN HOSIERY, NY, NY Senior Designer-Technical Knitwear – Hosiery Design/Men’s & Women’s

Technical design and knitting development of the Hot Sox, Gordon Walker, Polo, Ralph Lauren, “RALPH” by Ralph Lauren and Chaps Lines.

Responsible for technical/design development of private label accounts.

Responsible for writing knit fit comments and specification reports to overseas agents and domestic vendors.

Travel to factory to ensure correct machinery placement for all styles technically by needle count.

Exclusive technical liaison of private label accounts.

Liaison between design, sales, and production departments.

Direct liaison, including travel, to mills.

Responsible for tracking of prototypes.

Responsible for detailing of all lines after editing and merchandising for salesmen samples and production involving fit requirements and corrections.

Manage the Shima Seiki Design Computers.

AWARDS: 2014 Oscar for Costume Design for the Movie The Great Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio/Tobey Maguire & Entire Men’s Cast) - (Brooks Brothers) Credits: The Muppet Movie (2011 & 2015) (Kermit the Frog) - (Brooks Brothers) Batman v Superman (2016)(Henry Cavill) - (Brooks Brothers) GLEE (T.V. Series - Darren Criss) -(Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers) Skills: Outlook, Excel, Microsoft Word, Web PDM, PLM, Adobe Illustrator, TradeStone Education:

FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, New York, New York Bachelor of Science in Production Management: Apparel FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, New York, New York Associate in Applied Sciences: Merchandising



Contact this candidate