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New York City, New York, United States
May 02, 2019

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Phone: +1-347-***-**** email: Objective

Seeking freelance and full time opportunities in women’s footwear design utilizing my wide-ranging experience in both European and US markets.

Key Qualities & Career Highlights

* Creative: Creating and drawing designs that are brand appropriate.

* Product Knowledgeable: Able to introduce new vendors and maintain high, brand-appropriate product standards.

* Strategic: Strong skill set strength building a brand recognizable identity with integrity and aesthetic presence. Able to combine innovative design specifications with manufacturing guidelines, deadlines and budgetary boundaries.

* Communicator: Strong team work and bilingual skills in communicating with manufacturers.

* Ambitious: Constantly driven to create an attractive, well-constructed, and unique product for all demographics.

Professional Experience:


Co- Founder - Creative Director, January 2018 – current

* Responsible for the creative direction of the brand and the design of the collection.

* Oversee Branding, PR & Marketing.

* Supervise protos, samples and production in Italy.

* Designed and presented the first collection in January 2018 to wholesale & press for Fall 2018. RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION & POLO RALPH LAUREN

Vice President of Design, Women's Shoes, January 2014 - December 2017 Senior Design Director, Women's Shoes, August 2010 - December 2013 Senior Designer, Women's Shoes, May 2007 - August 2010

* Responsible for leading design process combining brand heritage with innovation.

* Sourcing and selecting color and leather product for each collection.

* Developed design specifications for all segments of women's shoe structures: lasts, heels, uppers, hardware and soles.

* Collaborated with European technicians to insure successful implementation of design.

* Strategized with merchandising & sales for the marketing and successful roll-out of each collection.

* Participated in the production of all runway presentations, by designing appropriate footwear for each new collection.


Designer, Women's Shoes, September 2004 - April 2007 Junior Designer, Women's Shoes, April 2002 - September 2004

* Collaborated with Creative Director to insure coordination between footwear collection and other products in the brand.

* Evaluated color and material research and product sourcing.

* Corrected and approved product prototypes.

* Communicated directly with factories and technical engineering teams in Italy. VALENTINO ROMA

Designer, Women's Ready-to-Wear, October 2001 - March 2002

* Designed brand appropriate clothing product utilizing Valentino archives as inspiration.

* Selected fabrics and treatments for each collection in collaboration with senior designers.

* Coordinated garment fittings with in-house tailors and seamstresses. MARNI

Design Consultant, Women's Ready-to-Wear, February 2001 - April 2001

* Collaborated with design studio, selecting images and colors for seasonable mood book. TOD’S

Designer, Women's & Men's Shoes, April 1999 - November 2000

* Designed all aspects of both women's and men's shoe collections. Education

Polimoda/University of Florence, Italy: Bachelor Degree in Costume and Fashion, 1996 - 1999 Istituto S.S Apostoli in Naples, Italy: Degree in Art, 1991- 1995 Awards

* Finalist at the Mittelmoda- Premio in Gorizia, Italy (competition for young fashion designers),September 1998, May 1999, September 2002

* Exhibition at MOMI in Milan, Italy "Borsino Stilisti", October 1998 & September 1999 Languages: Native Italian Speaker, fluent in English Computer knowledge: Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Illustrator

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