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Designer/ project manager

Location:
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
Posted:
October 31, 2016

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EXPERIENCE

*/****- ******* ******* ******* & Installer, South Florida

South Florida representative (installer) for the “Art Installers National Network”

• Commercial art & décor installation (Anthony’s Coal Fire Pizza, Twin Peaks, Ruby Tuesday, etc

• Residential art & décor installation

• Furniture assembly

1/2012- 8/2015 Realco Investment Inc, Boynton Beach, FL Designer & project manager for Real Estate Investment Company

• Decipher necessary updates/ changes for maximum return on investment

• Source & hire laborers

• Source & purchase all materials, fixtures & hardware for remodel

• Purchase furniture, accessories, etc & execute staging

• Create additional items for staging

• Oversee project from beginning to end

1/2010- present Stitched Tailors, Inc, South FL

On-site tailor/designer & stylist for high-fashion print, runway, television production, events & photo shoots

• Express fashion show/photo shoot- Miami, FL 9/2010

• Chloe 25th Anniversary party- Miami, FL 2/2013

• Express fashion photo shoot- Miami, FL 3/2014

• Express fashion photo shoot- Miami, FL 12/2014

11/2009- 12/2011 Xingpath Holdings, LTD, Remotely

Designer responsible for product development & liaison for oversea manufacturing company

• Handbags/ Accessories (hard & soft lines)

• Textile Design for multiple applications

• Tech Packs

3/2008-11/2009 Finish Masters, Coral Springs, FL

Multifunctional assistant for established yacht and antique refurbishing company

• Account management

• Marketing and business development

3/2007- 3/2008 FWR Creations, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Senior handbag designer for bag/accessory and apparel manufacturer

• Flat sketch and computer render handbag concepts and technical specifications for reproduction

• Produce pattern and detailed assembly instructions

• Produce storyboards with fabrics, trims, hardware and notions

• All sourcing for fabrics, trims, hardware and notions

• Construct prototypes and samples

• Train assembly line

3/2005- 1/2007 Luca, Los Angeles, CA

Designer, buyer and merchandiser for private label manufacturer

• CONCEPT & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

• Attend plan of action meeting with showroom sales force to confirm trend and design direction

• Flat sketch and render handbag and accessory groups and technical specifications (including trim and hardware) for reproduction

• Produce storyboards with samples of fabrics, trims, hardware and notions

• Construct prototypes for over-sea manufacturing

• Develop & maintain relationships with local, domestic & internationalvendors & suppliers

• Develop and execute strategic merchandising concepts for showrooms

• Assortment planning

1079 North West 114th Avenue Coral Springs, Florida 33071 PH: 954-***-**** E: acxbkx@r.postjobfree.com www.coroflot.com/clairvoiantdesign 11/2003- present Clair Voiant Design, Los Angeles, CA, South FL Founder/designer and consultant for fashion-forward accessories company DESIGN, CONSTRUCT & ASSEMBLE:

• Handbags

• Accessories

• High-end, mixed media apparel

• Graphic design (apparel, textile, brand/identity and merchandising/ packaging).

• Home interiors (custom pillows, window treatments, bed skirts, canopies, lamp shades, slipcovers) 12/2000- 5/2004 Hydrant Cafe, Venice, CA

Owner and operator. Founder of theme restaurant and boutique catering to dogs and their owners

• Concept, Layout and design of restaurant and menu. (human & canine)

• Purchasing and inventory management for food, beverage & merchandise

• Merchandising and all aspects of visual display

• Conception and coordination of parties, functions and events for fundraising and cafe promotion

• Human Resources-Training, motivation/ morale management of staff. Composition and construction of employee manual and training protocols

• Quality control of merchandise, food & beverage and customer service

• Directed all aspects of marketing, press relations, advertising & promotion The LA Times, LA Business Journal, Woman’s World, Los Angeles Magazine, Ritz-Carlton Magazine and Bark Magazine, as well as, the television programs Animal Planet and Eye on LA, (a prime time- Channel 7 news program) are among the favorable write- up’s received

*Press kit available upon request

EDUCATION Berklee College of Music; B.A; Business of Music- Boston, Massachusetts Fashion Institute of Technology; Fashion design- New York, NY PROFICIENCIES

Mac and Windows platforms.

Programs: Photo shop, Illustrator, Microsoft Office, Word XP, Power Point, PageMaker, Excel, Quicken, Apple Works, Claris Works.

• Computer rendering (CAD) graph design

• Sketching (digital & hand)

• Create tech packs, line sheets/sales support materials & marketing collateral

• Create trend/story/mood boards

• Trend research/ projection

• Product development

• Sewing, reupholstering, weaving

• Embroidery, beading

• Paper sculpture, tile craft

• Faux/re-finishing furniture, cabinets, fixtures, etc...

• Misc. handy person / maintenance skills (interior/exterior painting, repair/ refinish drywall, knockdown, ceiling popcorn, etc., re-wire/ replace electrical fixtures, window treatment installation, closet/ shelving installation, tile repair/ replacement

• Professional art installation & furniture assembly

• Staging & prop placement

SKILLS

APPLICABLE

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