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Extensive Experience in Design/
Product Development/Specialty Lines
Created and Executed Private Label in Knits and Wovens
Designer / Product Developer
Guild, Inc. - Girl Mania, Inc. (1990-2007)
Guild Inc., $70 million annual sales
Girl Mania, Inc., $5 million annual sales
Designed and executed knit/woven lines for tops, bottoms, dresses, denim for girls 4-14, juniors, misses, infant/toddlers, and boys 4-20.
Shopped European and domestic markets to identify trends and colors.
Launched and established private label for large chain/department stores as well as own specialty store labels.
Supervised flow of work to patternmakers and sample department to meet deadlines for samplings, sewing specifications, fittings, merchandise testing, and production.
Managed large art department to develop presentation boards, prints, screen prints and stripes, packaging, signage, embroideries, and trim for internal customer presentations.
Worked with production and quality control department to ensure correct and on time production.
Developed fabrics from initial concept to approval of knit-downs, strike-offs, lab-dips, prints. specifications, and negotiated price and delivery
Reviewed retail sales, as well as monitored work-in-process, current inventory, in house and at retail level.
Conceptualized and directed build-outs of four Girl Mania stores, as well as oversaw operations.
Created and designed all Girl Mania clothing; oversaw store layouts, windows, merchandising, and signage.
UCLA and California State University Los Angeles – completed sophomore year with emphasis on commercial art.
Trade Technical College – completed classes in garment construction and patternmaking.
Otis School of Art – Photoshop and Illustrator