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Designer Design

North Hollywood, California, United States
November 21, 2018

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Kara Oguschewitz

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North Hollywood, CA 91601




Zita Apparel: Commerce, CA January 2015 to present Position: Junior / Missy Design

Catalog: tops and dresses

Work directly with Urban Outfitter, Delia, Ross,and Nordstrom Racks Design monthly lines (IMPORT)

Responsible for product development: Tech packs, Spec, Oversee PP/ TOP Knowledgeable in excel, photo shop, and illustrator Tempted Apparel: Bell, CA February 2012 to Jan. 2015 Position: Junior and Missy Design

Catalog: in tops, dresses, and skirts

Worked directly with Sears, Dots, Maurice, TJ Maxx, and JC Penney Designed monthly Knit lines mixed with woven

Involved in product development: Tech packs, Spec, Oversee PP/ TOP Communication with China and Vietnam

Supervised in washes and shrinkage tests

Specialized in garment dyed and special treatments Focus in import (China and Vietnam)

Protrend Limited: City of Commerce, CA August 2006 to Jan. 2012 Position: Missy and Plus size Designer

Catalog: in Young Contemporary tops and blouses and dresses Also in Traditional Missy tops

Worked directly with Nordstrom, Dillard, TJ Maxx, JC Penney and Sears Also in private labels for Dress barn

Developed monthly lines and private labels

Specialized in knit and woven

Knowledge in embroidery, screen-print, garment dyed, pleating, and novelty treatments Conducted in pre-productions: fitting, specs, spread sheet, and tech packs Oversee in import productions (China, Vietnam, and India) Traveled to China for product development

Researched in novelty fabrics and trims in China, Korea, and India Supervised design room: patternmakers, cutter, and sewers.

Z. Cavaricci Inc.: Los Angeles, CA. July 2002 to July 2006 Position: Designer in premiere denim in Junior, Missy, and Plus Specialized in novelty denims washes, garment dyed Worked closely with buyers: Rampage, Wet Seal, and Kohl Developed monthly lines from concept thru pre-production Supervised the design room: patternmakers & sewers Extensive researched in import fabric and trim sources Responsible in 1st and dup samples

ILU: Los Angeles, CA February 2000 to July 2002

Position: Designer in Junior and Missy bottoms

Specialized in novelty rigid and stretch fabrics

In charged of accounts: Goody, Charlotte Russe, and Macy’s Responsible for cost sheets and dupes

Managed design room & staffs

Involved in fabric and trim research

Created presentation/ trend boards

Rampage: Los Angeles, CA May 1999 to February 2000 Position: Designer in dresses

Experienced in embellishments, heat transfers, and screen prints Specialty mixing novelty fabrics with denim in designs Supervised design room

Developed cost sheets and pre-production library

BCBG: Vernon, CA January 1998 to May 1999

Position: Designer in contemporary sportswear and dresses Specialized in import (China)

Developed whole collection thru import

Worked closely with head designer and merchandisers Prepared and participated in fashion shows and trade shows (Vegas/Magic) From 1990 to 1998 I have worked in New York City for OXFORD IND. Sportswear for Junior, Missy, and Plus sizes.

Skill: Fashion designer, Patternmaker, Fashion Illustration, Tech Packs, Fitting, freehand Computer: Illustrator, Photoshop, Excel, Word Perfect Language: Vietnamese and English

EDUCATION: Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City: Bachelor degree References Available Upon Request

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