Fashion Designer
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Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
University: Otis College of Art & Design
Major: Fashion Design

Fashion Designer

Pangra Thao
Carson, CA | (559) 283 - 5781 | xxx-xxx-xxxx


EXPERIENCE

Designer | Crew Knitwear Inc. | 2015 - 2019
Trend Research / Print / Color / Presentation board / Design for targeted market/
Illustrator / Photoshop / Garment construction / Tech package / Fitting/ Vendor relations/
Sourcing in both off-shore and domestic / Identifying new & updated fabrications & trims
• Research fashion trends, colors and print direction from online and shopping for
appropriate categories.
• Present sketches in both Illustrator and hand illustration for seasonal meetings.
• Create techpacks with detail information for factories to make garments.
• Communicate with factories to resolve any issues in proto and production stages.
• Source various prints, fabric & trims from local and import vendors.
• Create CAD boards with Photoshop and Illustrator for buyers’ requests.
• Attend fittings to review construction and fit for line samples and production orders
to ensure all fit samples are made to specification for vendors.
• Responsible for fabric and lab dip approval to ensure production
quality.
• Liaising with sales team to make sure product is consistent with
trend.
• Travel to local and overseas vendors.

Designer | LEEBE | 2014 - 2015
• Creating private label lines for updated “missy” accounts that cater
to specific seasons and trends.
• Creating CAD boards with Photoshop and Illustrator for buyers’ requests.
• Sourcing various prints and fabric options requested from buyers in
timely manner.
• Presenting sketches in both Adobe Illustrator and hand illustration.
• Sourcing fabric & trim for proto samples from import & domestic vendors.
• Review qualities, construction/ trims to fit into necessary price
points.
• Review details on prototypes with developer and merchandiser.
• Directing pattern maker and sample room flow based on fast pace
schedule.
• Overseeing pre-production to ensure all fit samples are made to specification
for vendors.
• Responsible for fabric and lab dip approval to ensure production
quality.
• Liaising with sales team to make sure product is consistent with
trend.

Associate Designer | Swat Fame | 2012 - 2014
• Trend Research – Shopping & online research for new trends, print directions
and silhouettes. Identifying key items per market.
• Create inspirational boards and color story for each market
• Design part of main line as well as specific projects per accounts.
• Graphic art work on photoshop, illustrator & Ned graphics
• Developing in house prints as well as sourcing outside vendors.
• Sourcing fabrics and trims per market from off shore as well as domestic.
• Review qualities, construction/ trims to fit into necessary price
points
• Directing pattern makers, cutters and sewers to follow through each
market in timely manner
• Follow up with overseas sample developments
• Running fitting process and follow through design aspect as well as
spec part
• Ad samples & duplicate samples for buyers
• Developing web images for online stores

Assistant Designer | Forever 21 | 2011 - 2012
• Research and Development based on given market trend every month
• Create inspirational boards and color story for each delivery
• Technical packets – creating and completing technical packets for off shore
sampling including sketching, details for construction and specs,
giving guide line for trim sourcing.
• Prepare presentation boards as needed.
• Fitting – attending and follow up on fitting to make sure all spec
and details presented as requested

Assistant Designer | Marsons Int. | 2009 - 2011
• Design – Sketch new ideas from given direction
• Line sheets – Illustrate collection on Illustrator and Photoshop
• Fitting – Making sure garments are presented as requested
• General office duties

Assistant Designer | Ryan Roberts | 2008 - 2009
• Design and sketch new ideas from given direction
• Illustrate collection on Illustrator and Photoshop for linesheets
• Fitting – Making sure garments are presented as requested.
• General office duties

EDUCATION
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA 2004-2008
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fashion Design
Awards: 2006-07 Design award for junior class mentor, Billabong

fashion, design, apparel, juniors, womenswear