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Designer Technical

Panorama City, CA
March 24, 2019

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Karine Manukyan



BEBE Inc. - Hollywood

January 2018 – Present

Sr. Technical Designer – Soft Woven/ Evening Dresses

• Prepared initial specifications for various prototypes from soft woven/evening dress/knits and athletic wear

• Actively built relationships with co-workers and factories/business partners to ensure effective workflow

• Responsible to make corrections after fittings and send comments on time to the factories

• Revised grading specs to meet company grade rules

• Communicated with factories to troubleshoot any issues and reviewed their suggestions

• Submitted fit comments to factories and adjusted digital pattern corrections on a time manner. Redone (Levi’s)- Boyle Heights

August 2017 – January 2018

Sr. Technical Designer – Vintage Denim/ Knits/ Woven

• Prepared and facilitated fittings with the design team, creating and updating flat sketches

• Specialized in refurbished denim, partnered up with vendors and corrected garments for each fit stage and cut the fitting time

• Managed sample corrections by translating detailed evaluations for fit samples including sketches, detailed correction photos/comments to in-house vendor/off site factories

• Created BOMS, analyzed grading to meet sizing needs and worked simultaneously on sized models daily.

• Lead fit sessions with the design team to review desired styling and product end use

• Worked closely with domestic and over- seas vendors to protect consistency of fit and delivery Topson Downs – Culver City

June 2015 – August 2017

Technical Designer—Customer Fit For All Categories (Material Girl, Bar III, Marshalls, Love Fire, AFRM, Tinsel Town )

• Developed and managed the technical specs for all apparel prototypes

• Utilized software, digital photos and technical sketches as a tool of communicating to global vendors

• Followed up daily with customer fits, factories and made executive call outs

• Made appropriate recommendations with collaborations with cross functions teams on matters of pertaining specs, patterns and construction methods and techniques to improve fit, balance and over quality of the garment, Cozy Casual – City of Vernon

July 2012 – June 2014

Technical Designer- All categories – Specializing in Sweaters

• Managed weekly workload while attending fittings and releasing comments to over- seas vendors on a timely manner

• Developed clear and comprehensive tech packs

• Increased speed of production and turnover by creating in depth tech packages for over- sea vendors

• Developed garments specs and sketches, oversaw mannequin and live model fittings with domestic vendors and executed the fits EDUCATION

FIDM/ Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising: Graduate Date: June 2010 Major: Fashion Design

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