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Location: San Diego, CA, United States
University: FIDM
Major: AA Fashion Design



Oversee Life Cycle of Product
Design and Develop: Product, Fabric, Prints, Graphics and Packaging Merchandise Apparel and Accessory Lines
Evolve Brand, Target Trends
Lab Dips, Proto Revisions, Tracking Samples
Manage Product Design and Negotiate Pricing in Overseas Factory Strong Organizational and Follow-through Skills
Ability to Work Hard under Tight Deadlines
Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and Microsoft Office

Freelance Designer
Self Employed
January 2010 to Present
Drive business, design apparel, accessories, graphics, prints, and presentations. Collaborate with clients to ensure success of project.

Marais Designs
December 2015 to January 2017
Design, developed and merchandised 25 pieces for T-Shirt and Jeans - Junior handbag and accessory line. Research trends and create trend / mood boards on Pinterest.
Communicate with overseas factory daily in regard to product approvals and changes.
Create all original artwork, tech packs, lab dips, proto revisions, tracking samples.
Design and developed 35 piece private label line for Kohl’s: Sonoma and MUDD. Ensure client is happy. Merchandise line and present product information to sales team and clients at market week in NYC.

Designer/Customer Service
Skech USA April
2011 to December 2013
Customer Service- answer phones re: web sales and support in response to technical issues and concerns. Manage Website - update product, photos, description and inventory
Supported Sales Manager with purchase orders, invoicing and packing list.
Manage Catalog -write copy and photograph 35 products .
Design and developed 30 piece Skech line of iPhone, iPad and iPod cases.
Design Marketing Materials - newsletters, social media updates, advertising, and posters. Signed company up to 1% For The Planet in a grass roots effort to preserve the environment.

The Wheat Group
February 2007 to June 2009
Design and developed 35-50 piece lines for men’s, young women’s and children’s: handbags, luggage, belts and hats for Hurley & Reebok. Merchandise line, prepare sales reps for meetings with presentations.
Execute copy and photograph product for web, catalog, and trade shows
Coordinate design effort with head buyer to create private label head wear & bag for Reebok Outlet Stores. Design and develop SMU’s for Pac Sun.

Reef November 2003 to May 2006
Design, develop and merchandised 50 piece Men’s board shorts, walk shorts and pants. Coordinate design effort with Footwear and Marketing team.
Develop garments, prints, graphics, trims and textile fabrics (wovens and technical) Tech packs, lab dips, proto revisions, tracking samples, specs, fittings.
Write copy, photograph product and create layout for catalogs and sales presentations. Maintain season product information: fabrics, cost, CADS and specs.

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Associate of Arts in Fashion Design
Los Angeles, CA 1991

designer, illustrator, graphics, prints