Rebecca Buffington Mills Fashion Designer New York email@example.com 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.
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.
Denim Wash Specialist
Microsoft Office Suite
Adobe Illustrator CC
Adobe Photoshop CC
Enovia PLM system
Centric PLM system
Freeborders PLM system
Gerber PLM system
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