Hiruni Perera - Fashion Designer
Fashion and Apparel Design
Location: Jersey City, NJ, USA
University: Bangalore University
Major: Fashion and Apparel Design

Hiruni Perera - Fashion Designer

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CONTACT INFO : xxx-xxx-xxxx
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Fashion Designer, ODEL PLC, Ladies Apparel (retail industry) 2015 - 2017 :

Worked on designs for Seasonal Collections as well as developed brand concept and multiple Ready-to-wear lines such as Party wear, formal attire (CLOSET), Sleep-wear and Linen clothing.
Researched trends and created illustrations and presentation boards.
Prepared apparel specification sheets and sample prototype through draping, sketching, pattern making and computer-aided design (CAD).
Facilitated and handled multiple tasks in the design process through trend Research, visual design, sketching, tech pack creation, spec’ing, fitting and cost analysis.
Communicated with overseas factories and suppliers to source fabrics/trims and follow-up production.

Fashion Designer/Apparel graphic Designer ODEL PLC, LUV SL 2014 - 2015 :

Developed innovative print and embellishment techniques.
Designed graphics for garments, created line sheets and specification sheets.
Developed theme based products such as footwear, T-shirts, handbags, etc.
Package designing, label designing, and branding.
Contributed to visual merchandising.

Boutique Owner, HIRANA
2013 - 2014:

Founded, directed, and operated a ready-to-wear boutique label “HIRANA”.
Managed, delegated and supervised the design, Sourced fabric/trim, merchandising, quality control, marketing, and budgeting process.
Established, maintained and demonstrated integrity, honesty, and knowledge with over 5 vendors partnerships.

Fashion Designer - Trainee, MAS Active Trading Pvt Ltd.
2012 - 2012:

Assist with trend research, flat sketches, illustrations, tech packs, and mood-board preparations.
Applied proper techniques of textile printing, cutting, stitching, labeling, bonding, and fabric quality checking to design process.
Involved in visual merchandising to key Buyers - Nike, Columbia.

Freelance Designer (Apparel and Graphic)
2012 - 2019:

Communicated, solved clients requirements and arranged presentation boards.
Created graphics for apparel, accessories, and promotional items.
Involved in Brand building, Re-branding, garment designing, and package designing.
Assembled, budgeted and quality controlled products for clients.

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Fashion and Apparel Design (1st
Class/GPA 4.0)
Bangalore University, India


ACHIEVEMENTS :

Featured designer: ‘A fresh thinking on Fashion’ Sunday Observer Sri Lanka(175,000+ weekly circulation).
Awarded Designer of the year 2013 - ‘defile de mode’ T John College. (Media coverage from PRAJWANI INDIA newspaper)
Costume Designer for Ms. Sri Lanka pageant 2013. ( media Coverage from Sunday Observer Sir Lanka)
Bolvins’ Fashion Show India, 2011 - 1st place Secured.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS: Expert in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop.
Expert in drawing and sketching.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, and Windows & Mac OS.
Strong in pattern-making, embroidery, embellishment, printing
Extensive knowledge of fashion marketing
Strong visualization abilities.
Garment development process knowledge.

PERSONAL SKILLS: Highly creative and innovative.
Detail minded, result oriented, and competitive spirit.
Good eye for color, texture, materials, and shapes.
Exceptional team player.
Set priorities and meet simultaneous deadlines.
Take initiative, organized, an accountable
Strong sense for business.
Communication and interpersonal skills.
Multitasking

Fashion Designer, Fashion, Freelance, Creative, Graphic Designer, Event Designer, Branding, Florist