Andrew Corrigan, AJCDESIGN inc
Design strategist providing outstanding design solutions for multiple areas of apparel, accessories, home furnishings, furniture, and pet needs Translate business strategies and technical requirements into effective, cohesive design solutions tailored to Client requirements, achieving brand identity. Communicate design concepts and goals to support staff, sales team, and manufacturers to ensure objectives are met throughout process from initiation to product delivery. Manage design projects cohesively from concept to implementation; supervise all involved in the process including overseas development teams.
Play a leadership role in the research, identification of new technologies and their appropriate application for the end user.
Contribute to an innovative, collaborative, and positive product development environment. Specialties: menswear, women's and accessories; pet apparel and peripherals; technical and graphics design; packaging; and furniture and home furnishings from inception to production. SPECIFIC AREAS OF COMPETENCY
Brand Development, Product Development, Garment Construction, Creative Direction, Concept & Design Presentation Development, Trend Analysis, Textile development, Knitwear Development Graphic design-web, print, digital Marketing, Video Production Adobe Creative Suite: AI, PSD, PDF, ID. MS office: Word, Excel, PPT. Mac and PC profit CAREER SUMMARY
AJCDesign Inc. Owner of Consultancy Co.June 2008 to Present Design and development Strategist:
Carlton 3000 LLC. Building Project/development Manager May 2012 to present Due to my extensive knowledge of Architecture, history in combination With construction.Hired by clients for renovation/restoration of old New York Properties, I like to do it and I give people the opportunity to practice their trade/skill sets The Worton Group, New York, & Soul-Socks April 2012 to present. Both contract assignments Designed, developed merchandised and created marketing strategies for two different categories.
A sock line manufactured in Peru. Which involved a complete knowledge of the technology and limitations of a sock circular knitting machine, specifically patterns. Understanding of yarn content. Created a successful subscription and wholesale business Additionally, for the Worton group retooling image and design of a men’s luggage line. Domestically produced.
Nan Yang International: March 2012 to present. Ongoing contract work as needed Consult, design and develop a range of golf related apparel and underwear for men's and women's divisions of this vertical operation in Thailand. Work with their merchandising staff on development of fabric through to production. Client showcased manufacturing capabilities Arnold Brant for Samuelson, Montreal and NYC - July 2010 to January 2012
& Arnold Brant for Nordstrom, Seattle – January 2008 to June 2010 Presentation Designer: Creative Development of physical and digital presentations of seasonal collections for better menswear clothing. Produce display and sales materials. Researched property for best product placement and advises on image and merchandising of showroom Coventry Management/Jimmy Jazz, NYC - 2008 – present, ongoing contract work as neededProduct development and design of woven, knit sportswear and outerwear.Developed presentations, working directly with buyer. These lines were cut & sew knit for an URBAN customer, developed with retailer
PLUGG Men's Sportswear, NYC - February 2009 to March 2011 Technical Design Consultant for Denim. Urban young men's and men's markets.Knowledge of denim, fit and finish was essential
Schoolhouse Apparel, Virginia – December 2008 - January 2009 Consult on the development of new casual knit sportswear line of apparel geared for the college bookshop market, with an ethical production philosophy. Company sold Children's Apparel Network, NYC – July 2008 December 2008 Created and developed a line of dog-related apparel and merchandise for major mass retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target. and Pet-smart. (division was closed) New York Dog, NYC – January 2006 to June 2008
Design and development consultant of dog apparel. accessories for dogs. Accounts ranged from WalMart, Disney to Petco Knits, sweaters, woven, leather. Company sold. Diane Gilman, NYC – August 2001 to May 2005
Studio design Director
Primary responsibility for concept, development and creative direction of the Diane Gilman Collection and Diane Gilman for HSN lines including fabric research, color, silhouette, development, technical specs., and fittings. Also developed coordinating accessories HSN line which included scarves, handbags, and home product. Main product lines were denim, knit and double-knit jacquard.
Managed design and development of private label for Coldwater Creek, Talbots, also HSN international. Worked with sales & buyers on the creation, presentations and development of specific lines. Hired, trained, and supervised 4 design staff. International Exchange, NYC & PA 1994 – 1998. Division of Charming Shoppes Design Director
Oversaw the design and development of men's, women's, children's, infant, home, and lifestyle product for a concept chain in competition with brands such as Old Navy. Products included knits, woven, sweaters, denim, leather and accessory items. Merchandised for a cohesive monthly flow of product through store managed a staff of in-house & remote designers, merchandisers, and sample and QC staff. Perry Ellis Menswear, NYC. Division of Salant Corp. Vice President of Men's Design - 1990 to 1993
Oversaw the design and development of eight men's sportswear lines and other licensed products.
Traveled extensively in Europe, the Far East, and North America for research, development and PR capacity. Managed a staff of eight designers and five sample room staff. Prior to becoming VP of Design was Design Director (1988-1990) with primary responsibility for overseeing woven sportswear for two years and all Assistants and interns and sample room staff.
John Henry Sportswear, NYC. Division of Salant Corp Design Director - 1986 to 1988. Development from yarn of woven a knit unique pattern for shirts and t shirting
Transferred to Perry Ellis in 1988
Ron Chereskin, NYC 1984 to 1986
Senior Menswear Designer
Calvin Klein, NYC
Men's & Women’s Denim Designer - 1983 to 1984
Kingston University, London, UK, 1983
B.A. with Honors - Fashion Design and Development and history of fashio Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK, 1980
Associates degree. with special recommendation- Art, Design, and industrial Design and their history, and garment and accessory design on a private basis. As a student I worked regularly as a paid professional in Italy and Germany Basic French and Italian.
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