Los Angeles Ca 90012 email@example.com
Career Objective: Seeking a Position, where I can apply my skills and knowledge in the field towards the growth and development of the company.
Design / Merchandising – Driven professional with unusual blend of business acumen, creativity, and organizational skills. Known for grasping and forecasting fashion trend, style and aesthetic, understanding fiscal restraints, and balancing design sensibility with financial requirements. Original and creative thinker with excellent aesthetic eye for detail, and able to quickly understand; react proactively to retail performance to evolve successful product.
Areas of Expertise include:
Market Identification & Analysis
Brand management / Private label Development
Macy’s – Dillard’s – Dressbarn – Meijer – Belk – Urban Outfitters – Express – Lane Bryant
Product Introduction Management
Sales Analysis & Merchandising
Extensive Knowledge in Textile Print & Development
Extensive knowledge in Pre-production and management.
EVOLUTIONARY APPAREL May 2017 -Present
Young Missy and Junior Sportswear Collections and Dresses
JOHNATHAN MARTIN August 2016 – May 2017
Head Designer / Merchandiser Missy Tops and Dresses
PROTREND LTD. August 2014- July 2016
Head Designer / Merchandiser, Better Young Missy knit and Woven Sportswear.
ROGER GARMENTS LLC August 2012- June2013
Head Designer / Merchandiser, Division head; Better Women’s Contemporary Collection
Established and lunched company’s first better updated Contemporary / Young Missy brand “MBK” Collection; Supervised, prioritized and scheduled work of in-house team of associate designers, assistants, patternmakers, sample sewers, and cutters; managed 15, worked closely with sales / design team, and reported directly to CEO.
Research / Development of Textile Prints, Color, and Identify / Forecast Trend Direction.
Color and Textile Print Story Creation
Established formal and frequent communications between Design, Merchandising, and Pre-Production to enable, costing and sourcing within the required timeframe.
Merchandise / identify compelling storylines to targeted audience
Created seasonal time / action calendar based on lead times and assigned specific roles / responsibilities to product Development, Merchandising, and Pre-Production.
Target accounts – Nordstrom – POV, Macys – Aqua, Dillard’s, Belk, Piper Lime.
PROTREND LIMITED 2006-2012
Head Designer / Merchandiser; Moderate / Better Young Missy Woven / Knit Top Collection
Directed Design operation of $30 Million Printed Woven / Knit Top Annual sales business; established and lunched Better Printed Blouse label “Quintessential”. Supervised design team and oversaw all facets of Design and Merchandising Development. Managed 12, reported directly to President.
Research / Development of Textile Prints, Color, and Identify / Forecast trend Direction.
Color and Textile Print Story Creation.
Merchandise seasonal line to make a compelling Print / Trend story presentation.
Created seasonal time / action calendar based on lead time and assigned specific roles / responsibilities to Product Development, Merchandising, and Pre-Production.
Shaping and Development of line to specific destinations – destination merchandising.
Building relationships with key accounts to develop opportunities. Macy’s – Alfani;
Style & Co; JM Collection, Dillard’s – Investments; Copper Key; Catch My Eye.
Meijer – Ofelia Roe; Belk- New direction.
Designer / Product Development; Azteca production, Paris Blues; Designer / Head of Division.
AA, Fashion Design – Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising,
Los Angeles, CA 1989
AA, Merchandising and Communications – Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising,
Los Angeles, CA 1987