Marina Rahlin-Fashion Designer
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Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
University: FIDM
Major: FASHION DESIGN

Marina Rahlin-Fashion Designer

Self -motivated and detail-oriented fashion designer/developer seeking a challenging Position with growth and opportunity in the contemporary apparel industry:

• Ability to work in a fast paced environment while maintaining a high level of quality & accuracy • Illustrator CC/Photoshop, Microsoft Word/Excel, & PowerPoint skills
• Quick hand sketching
• Designing with a restricted budget in mind. Meeting a set price point
• Strong organizational, time management and problem solving skills • Understanding of garment and Seamless fabrics construction
• Knowledge and experience of seamless dyes
• Costing & Specification
• An “Eye” for current trends, silhouettes and seasonal colors • Fluent in English, Hebrew and Russian
Experience:
2016 – Current: AVOCADO – Designer & Developer
• Support all aspects of design, from conception to production & report to creative director
• Develop new dye techniques for each new collection
• Research current and upcoming seasonal trends in regards to color, fabric and silhouette
• Translate concepts to create flat sketches and oversee the development of product tech packages • Ensure that design and production calendar stages are being met on time
2012 – 2016: Cozy Casual - Designer
• Designed knit & woven tops and dresses for NORDSTROM (POV,TBD), NORDSROM RACK
• Updated bestseller bodies into new and selling designs
• Successfully established accounts through new designs with boutiques and large chains such as TJMAXX, BURLINGTON and ROSS among many others.
• Developed themes for each season as well as provide color, silhouette and graphic direction.
• Communicated with buyers and attended market meetings
• Shopped competition twice a week
• Negotiated best prices with local fabric vendors
• Oversaw all fitting and technical sessions
2010 – 2012: Ambiance apparel - Head Designer Assistant

• Designed upcoming collection high volume junior and contemporary bodies
• Developed new styles and prints for production through trend forecast websites
• Organized and create layouts of seasonal stories that represent the target costumer • Reviewed bulk & lab dips
• Followed up on fit comments and sending to China vendors
2010 - 2012: Popavina Dress Line - Owner and Designer
• Designing, pattern making, sewing and selling my own dresses line
Education:
2005-2009: FIDM - Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Bachelor of Fashion Design degree
2015: UCLA EXTENSION-
Leadership Communication Strategies
2016: UCLA EXTENSION – Spanish Level 1

fashion design, costume design