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I am a design innovator in the backpack, handbag, luggage and SLG accessory category. I have extensive overseas travel, sourcing, production management & on site development. Proven track record in creating best sellers. Possesses full knowledge of maintaining margin goals with creative construction & material use as well as excellent technical execution and attention to all the details.
Trend Research Design Conception Brand Building
Pattern Designer FINE ARTIST Multiple Category Experience
Global Sourcing Technical Expert Relationship Builder
2018 -Present ACCESSORY/BAG DIVISION : HEAD DESIGNER / STUDIO RAY INC.
• Designer: All Bag Accessories / Backpacks / Travel bags / SLG
• Brands: GERRY® & ZERO XPOSURE
• Hardware Designer
• All Packaging / Palette Displays & PDQ Shipper
2016-2018 Sr. Adult Product Designer, Global Design Concepts Inc.
• Luxury Accessories / Adult Bags /Backpacks/ Soft Sided Luggage
• Marvel / Disney/ Nintendo / Super Mario / Nickelodeon
• Private Label Soft Sided Fashion Luggage and Accessories
2014-2016 Sr. Design Director for Accessories - BBC International
• Polo Ralph Lauren Designer for all Bags and accessories- Young Adult
• Ralph Lauren Runway / Luxury Signature Collection
• Responsible for International and Domestic product lines
• Overseas travel sourcing of fabrics and new factories for bags.
• Polo Ralph Lauren / International designer for Diaper Bags & Accessories.
2008-2014 Design Director / Pacific Connections/ Pacific Leg-wear Inc.
• Backpack and Luggage designer for Dickies® Brand
• Tech Business Cases for Travel-Private label H2T Brand-
• Lead hosiery designer for Doctor Who, Walking Dead, Duck Dynasty.
• Packaging Design for all categories/ Mock-ups a specialty.
2006-2008 Sr. Designer, ES Originals Inc.
• Adult / licensed luggage and SLG Accessories
• SLG/ Ladies Travel Totes and Accessories
• Hosiery designer for AND1, Private Label, Lighted Socks
• Stationery Design / paper and cut-sew designer for all licenses.
• Responsible for all packaging & hangtag production/design/ Mock-ups
• High level of skill in: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, PowerPoint
• Efficient in: all MS Office programs
• FINE ARTIST / All mediums /Sculptor / Superior detailed hand sketching /PAINTING
• Packaging hand-made mock ups
-Graduate of Fashion Institute of Technology - AAS
-PAINTED/PENCIL AWARD BOOK for “Birds of a Feather”. Available upon request!