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Designer Sales

Tarrytown, NY
November 30, 2018

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Rebecca Buffington Mills Fashion Designer New York Cell 203-***-****


I am a Designer with fifteen years of experience in the New York Fashion Industry. I have a comprehensive knowledge of Woven, Cut & Sew Knits, Denim and Outerwear categories. In addition to my technical skills I have led successful design teams that have exceeded target profit margins and increased productivity.

Professional Experience

2015 – 2018 Freelance Contract Design


Senior Designer New York, NY 2018 - present

Brought onto Design team to improve Design Calendar.

Improve designs with new activewear techniques.

Movetes: Luxury Golf and Sportswear

Senior Designer New York, NY 2017 - 2018

I improved the design team processes to work more efficiently and meet all deadlines.

Lead the designing of new branded trim as part of a strategy to increase brand recognition.

Tiger J: Liz Lange, Indigo Threads and Kate & Mallory

Senior Designer New York, NY 2016 – 2017

Brought onto the Lange team to create new concept design that were focused on higher margins.

Based on the new designs the team saw increased sales and exceeded profit margins.

One Jeanswear Group: Jessica Simpson and Nine West

Designer New York, NY 2015 – 2016.

Streamlined wash panels ideas for denim line from concept to production.

2012- 2015 Republic Clothing Group: Premise, Carmen Carmen Marc Valvo and Grace Elements

Woven and Cut & Sew Designer New York, NY

Designed all woven garments for all lines including cut & sew garments for Premise, Carmen Carmen Marc Valvo and Grace lines.

Gained great rapport and trust with the buyers and sales team.

Present high-level design overviews at market sales meetings.

2008- 2012 Michael Kors

Associate Designer New York, NY

Responsible for designing Cut & Sew Knits, Denim, Outerwear and Activewear Leisure Categories.

Researched, designed and illustrated logos, embroidery and embellishment layouts. Communicated with production teams, factories and overseas vendors to determine the criteria and cost basis for the garments.

2007-2008 GIII: Guess Outerwear

Assistant Designer New York, NY

Worked closely with Design Director with developing the Outerwear line in wool, denim, down and leather categories.

Daily communications with overseas offices for down and leather apparel.



Pattern Making


Hand Illustration

Graphic Design

Trim Development

Embellishment Design

Leather Specialization

Denim Wash Specialist

Trend Research


Microsoft Office Suite

Adobe Illustrator CC

Adobe Photoshop CC


Enovia PLM system

Centric PLM system

Freeborders PLM system

Gerber PLM system

Apparel Magic


Fashion Institute of Technology: Specialization in Tailoring

BFA in International Fashion Design

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

New York, NY Aug. 2003 – May 2007

Internships at Michael Kors and Milly

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