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Designer Design

Los Angeles, CA
March 19, 2020

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**** *. ******* **. #***, Los Angeles, CA 90035 C: 310-***-**** Summary

Extremely creative and well developed Fashion Designer with over 9+ years extensive design experience from concept development to production. Talents include swimwear, athleisure, intimates and apparel for juniors, young contemporary, contemporary, missy and plus size missy markets.



Senior Product Developer/Account Manager Aug 2018 to Current Active Apparel Group Los Angeles, CA

Work with international high-profile clients to develop collections from design concept through production

Categories include women’s apparel, activewear, swimwear and intimates

Coordinate with factory to develop fabrics, trim, and garments

Develop tech packs. Conduct internal fittings of samples received to ensure correct fit/ specification requirements have been met to meet customer expectations

Work with factory to ensure pre-production sample comments and sign-offs are received in line with the calendar in order to achieve agreed delivery dates for each client

Maintain a daily WIP report to track all sample development stages including fabric & trim, lab dips, artwork, strike offs, fit samples, SMS and PPS approvals so all critical timelines are met

Ensure POs are received within agreed timelines and while maintain any changes reflected in ex- factory date, prices, terms, style info and quantity

Build costing spreadsheets on initial and subsequent samples while negotiating production prices with the customer

Ability to proactively troubleshoot and problem solve daily to ensure delivery of high quality, fully costed garments that are profitable and meet all deadlines Senior Designer and Technical Designer Mar 2018 to Current Freelance Los Angeles, CA

Trend forecasting

Develop color stories and mood boards

Create detailed technical sketches and tech packs

Conduct fittings and relay fit comments to overseas factories Senior Designer Mar 2016 to Mar 2018

Perry Ellis International Los Angeles, CA

Designer of Jag Swimwear, increased revenue by 22% in my first season

Designer of Private Label lines Jag Sport and Southpoint for Sears, Ross, Marmaxx, Bon Ton, and Beall's

Launched a new brand for the company in Cruise 2018, Jantzen Sport

Conceptualized mood boards, color stories, print direction and overall design direction for all accounts

Knowledge of fit and construction with an understanding of costing awareness to increase margin points per account

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Powerpoint

Microsoft Outlook

Working knowledge of PLM

Excellent communication skills


Superb eye for detail

Thrives in a fast-paced environment

Senior Designer Jun 2015 to Nov 2015

Coast Style Group/Fortune Swimwear Culver City, CA

Head of design and development for Branded and Private Label accounts: Walmart, Target, Anthropologie, Sears, Avenue, Catherine's, Karen Kane, Beach Scene, Boston Proper, JC Penney, Kohl's, Contour, Cover 2 Cover, Women Within, Swimsuits For All, Stein Mart, Kmart, Mejer's, VF Corp and Fred Meyer

Collaborate directly with sales rep in preparation for all meetings and buyer's needs

Manage work flow between assistant designer, pattern makers, graphic artists, samples sewers and cutters and the production team

Senior Designer Jan 2015 to May 2015

Parc and Pearl Los Angeles, CA

Report directly to founder and Head Designer, Roxanne Heptner

Design and develop collections for Left of Center for Anthropologie, W by Wilt for Neiman Marcus Last Call, and Century 21

Work directly with buyers and showroom sales rep for both Anthropologie and Neiman Marcus to meet deadlines and design goals

Create working sketches with technical accuracy to pass along to patternmakers for first patterns while maintaining constant communication with merchandiser, patternmakers and sewers to develop sample lines in a timely manner

Associate Designer Jul 2014 to Jan 2015

Band of Gypsies Los Angeles, CA

Report directly to Design Director and co-founder to design for all categories of apparel: tops, dresses, jumpsuits, rompers, pants, skirts, and lounge

Head of design for Urban Outfitters account for Band of Gypsies apparel and lounge and Macy's Bar III

Work with Senior Designer on designing for volume retailers such as Kohl's, JC Penney, Target and K- mart as well as other accounts such as Topshop, ASOS, Revolve, American Rag and Nordstrom

Prepare tech packs for outsourcing of sample requests with local contractors while overseeing all sampling including in-house pattern making and overseas development Associate Designer Jul 2013 to Apr 2014

Beach Bunny Los Angeles, CA

Develop, design and present the brand vision for the following labels: Beach Bunny swimwear, Beach Bunny lounge, Love Haus lingerie, and Love Haus lounge

Successfully contributed to the designs for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2014 cover and swimwear features

Excellent understanding of the swimwear, lingerie, cover-ups and lounge design and manufacturing process; from the garment concept, through pattern making phase, to final garment assembly Designer Jan 2009 to Feb 2013

Manhattan Beachwear, INC Cypress, CA

Develop, design and present the brand vision for the following labels: Cremieux, Apt 9, Bebe, American Living, a.n.a,, Marmaxx, 2Bamboo, Kenneth Cole, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Hermanny by VIX,Maxine of Hollywood and 24th& Ocean

Education and Training

Bachelor's Degree, Fashion Design May 2008

Woodbury University Burbank, CA

Dean's List

Graduated Cum Laude

Student Leader, August 2007 to May 2008

Contemporary and Couture Collection presented at the Woodbury University Annual Gala in 2008 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel

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