Goal Cad Designer
• Unique background with a degree in fashion design from FIT and a BFA in fine arts from Pratt Institute.
• This blend of training gives me a special vision and a substantial edge for design and color
• Created exquisite prints, graphics and embroideries – Photoshop, and Illustrator
• Creative designer with my finger on the pulse of the market with a never-ending flow of creative fashion concepts
• Expertise in hand sketching, illustrator flat technical sketches, embellishments, graphics, sweater graphing, prints, and repeats
• Excellent communication skills with co-workers as well as overseas vendors,
• Technical callouts, production ready artwork tech packs in Excel and Plm.
• Applications of Social Media Including building my professional web site and trend focused Instagram Acct.
• Able to work within price points and meet calendar deadlines Present- Designer Consultant
2014 Account List:
Fashion Avenue Knits: Graphic Designer
Designed original Ugly and not so Ugly Christmas sweaters and dresses in Illustrator and Photoshop. Extremely creative very fast paced. Used varies techniques (embroidery foil, glitter, beads. and 3d trims) Top producer of the Christmas sweaters and dresses. Responsible for detailed factory ready artwork and callouts. All artwork needed approval from legal team to insure no copyright in- fringement
G-III Touch by Alyssa Milano and NFL by Carl Banks – Designer / Cad Designer Sweaters and Cold Weather Accessories
Team Sport license ProductDesigned sweaters and cold weather knit accessories in vintage varsity silhouettes reworked with a modern feminine twist. Including printed sweaters, graphics and development of appliqués and patches. Responsible for all aspects of design from the technical to the creative from initial concept to production. Tech packs, sketching, cads, sweater pattern layouts fittings, yarn sourcing, production approvals, lab dips communication with overseas factories Weatherproof_/ Gallery /Andy & Evan: CAD - Graphic Designer Sleepwear/ Coats / Children’s Wear Designed unique original prints and embroideries including repeats for Laura Smalls (Gallery). In addition designed graphics and prints for women’s and men’s sleepwear (Weatherproof). Designed packaging, hag tags, graphics and layouts for all three divisions . Produced come very creative designs with innovative printing techniques for this company. Responsible for detailed facto- ry ready artwork with callouts.
Amerex Group Designer Prints and Graphics
Designed prints and graphics for major accounts – Saks, Nordstrom Target, Macys and Major Department stores. Communicated with factories in China, tech packs, Cads in Photoshop and Illustrator. Developed prints knit and woven fabrics with overseas textile factories.
2007 E.S. Sutton Senior Designer Knits, Sweaters and Wovens Including and Graphics Designed and developed prints, embroideries and graphics for knits, sweaters and wovens for various accounts in- cluding, Jordache, Isaac Mizrahi Live (QVC), Mara Hoffman (QVC) and branded plus size JMS label in various de- partmants including Girls Juniors, Missy and Plus. Traveled to Asia for development. Liaison between design and production Presented to clients new design concepts. Prepared tech packs for sample garments produced in the Asia. Designed artwork (including repeats) and technical sketches with Photoshop and Illustrator. Fittings and Lab dip approvals. Developed product for size ranges from xs-3x. Developed knit and woven textiles with factories in Asia. 2007-
2004 Jordache New York Intertex Division Cad Designer Junior Sweaters Designed Love Lola line of junior sweaters and knits for major private label accounts Fittings and Lab dip approvals. Prepared flats and tech packs for sample garments produced in Asia. Designed and graphed sweaters and knits on PrimaVision, Photoshop and Illustrator. Designed embroidered and embellished sweaters. Relayed finalized garment design information to production.
` Geoffrey Beene New York
Intern under Alber Elbaz the designer from Lanvin
Consulting Ralph Lauren – Couture sweaters
Banana Republic – Technical designer _ illustrator sketch artist Hampshire Brands –PrimaVision cad artist_ designed and graphed Men’s sweaters (Geoffrey Beene) Victoria’s Secret -U4ia Cad Artist
Isabel Toledo – Illustrator Artist
Education Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York Associate in Applied Science - Cum Laude
Pratt Institute Brooklyn New York Bachelor of Fine Arts Painting /Art Education Special skills Applications of Social Media Including building my professional web site and trend focused Instagram account, Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel, PLM, Pattern-making