Handbags and Accessories Design
SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree
Courses of Study: Footwear Design, Handbag Design, Computer Aided Design, Sketching and Rendering, Life Drawing, Creative Thinking Strategies, Senior Collection, Color Theory, Art History, Sewing Technology, Portfolio Presentation, Metals & Jewelry, Textiles & Fibers, Communication Skills, Elements & Organization, 3-D Form & Space and Composition & Media.
MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Associates of Applied Science Degree
Courses of Study: Drapery, Pattern Making, History of Fashion, Fashion Illustration, Textiles, Sewing Technology, Tailoring, Clothing Construction, Computer Aided Fashion Design, Color & Design, Portfolio
Development, Interpersonal Communication,
Apparel Merchandising, Business Economics.
Worked closely with design team to develop handbags and small accessories for various brands. Created
color boards, mood boards, CADS, linesheets and
handmade mockups. Attended meetings with clients to ensure their design needs were met, while also meeting budget and deadlines. Created detailed tech packs and sent them over to factories for samples. Followed up on samples to make sure all corrections were followed. SKILLS
Design- footwear, handbag, apparel, jewelry, illustration, trend boards, tech packs, spec sheets, styling, leather techniques, brand development, mood boards, design research, textiles, hardware, patterns
Construction- footwear, handbag, apparel, metals,
jewelry, pattern making, draping, product and hardware development, lasting, sanding, skiving, leatherwork Software- Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat,
Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook
FOOTWEAR AND HANDBAGS DESIGNER
Footwear & Handbags Design
Brands worked on: Botkier footwear, Botkier handbags, Nicole Miller handbags, Joes Jeans handbags.
Responsible for maintaining and creating all aspects of the brand. Research trends, silhouettes, materials, prints and local markets for each new season. Create a cohesive seasonal collection with the brands aesthetic and budget in mind. Generate detailed tech packs for factories overseas. Maintain daily communication
with the factories to ensure quality samples are made and deadlines are met. Review samples throughly and make any necessary revisions for showroom samples. Setup and keep the showroom organized and neat.
Create accurate colorway charts and linesheets.
ANAIK AMERICA 07/14-07/16
SHOWROOM 35 01/17- 08/19
Assisted creative director with the footwear design process. Started with trend research online and in local markets for inspiration. Created mood, color and customer boards from gathered research. Sketched
new designs while keeping the brands identity and
budget in mind. Took the best new designs and core items then created tech packs for samples.
Corrected samples and created linesheets.
MICHAEL ANTONIO- 04/14-06/14