Henry Picado
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Location: New Milford, NJ, USA
School: Fashion Institute of Technology
Field of Study: Fashion Design and Merchandising

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Henry Picado
Designer


Qualifications
Summary
Internationally recognized designer with 25+ years of leadership in the design , manufacture,
distribution and marketing of multiple top - tier from in terior design to apparel , fashion
accessories , and non - fashion products . Accustomed to sourcing reputable suppliers fr om
around the world, and collaborating with technical designers, pattern makers and
seamstresses to produce everything from elegant and sophisticated evening wear to practical
uniforms for medical personnel and law enforcement officers. Equally at home in the design
studio, on the runway, and on the factory floor. Exceptional interpersonal, communications,
and cross - functional teamwork skills.
Areas of Expertise
§ Comprehensive Design
§ Global Supplier Sourcing
§ Contract Negotiation & Compliance
§ Client Relationship Management
§ Competitive Market Research
§ Production, Marketing & Sales
§ On - site Factory Supervision
§ Public & Media Relations
Specific trade skills include Photoshop, Excel, outsourcing, illustration, flats, draping, market
research, buying, merchandising, marketing, factor y sourcing and training, interior design,
photography, print design, color forecast ing , trend reports , and full - cycle product
development .



Career
Experience
Freelancing / P roduct S o urcing interior D esign Jun 20 16 to P resent
S OURCING / DESIGN ING / MANUFACTURE /D ISPLAYING
Designed in and develop c o nce pts and styles as well private label development .
§ Creat e disp lay main concept .
§ Wind ow and st age d isplay .
§ P roduct design
§ Supervised technical designers, sourcing and manufacture final products.
§ Develop fabrics and print .
§ Create Tech packs for factory development.


AI Designs Holding | New York Jan 2020 to Jan 2021
DESIGNER /CREATIVE DIRECTOR ( one - year contract position )
Designed in - house r eady - to - wear /sport and swim wear collection, as well a private label line,
and developed strategies for both domestic and international production , marketing,
distribution , and sales . O rchestrated global sourcing for r eady - to - w ear, s port sw ear, u niforms ,
h andbags, s hoes , and other non - fashion related products.
§ Supervised technical designers, associate and assistant designers , and t he production
team.
§ Researched, interviewed, negotiated terms and conditions and engaged the factories to
manufacture the collection s .
§ Worked closely with pattern makers and seamstresses to create first samples and
direct ed the production team on fit corrections.

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ESTE & CHLO | New York / Paris Feb 2016 to Jan 2019
CREATIVE DIRECTOR/MERCHANDIZER
Launched new private label brand featuring u niforms, s port s wear, r eady - to - w ear, e vening
wear, b ridal, Kids Fashion, h andbags, s hoes , and other products . Sourced global suppliers and
manufacturers, and negotiated all associated contracts. Develop ed seasonal collections as well
as private label collection s.
§ Designed and source d product s for Colibri, a private label children’s wear b rand .
§ Secured p rivate label government contracts for medical and law enforcement uniforms.
§ Created p rivate label men’s w ear line — everything from shirts to suits.

J S Group, International | New York / Canada Aug2011 to Jan 2016
CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Oversaw design, production and sale of in - house collection, seasonal collections , and p rivate
label collection evening wear and bridal gowns for JS Collections/Project Runway , and p rivate
l abel accounts including Cach é , White House Black Market ( WHBM ) , David’s Bridal, Le Château,
House of Fraser, Piper Line and El Corte Ingl é s.
§ Supervised technical designers, associate and assistan t designers , and production team.
§ Collaborated with sales to present the line and engaged accounts to develop new
product s .
§ Presented the collections at fashion shows that included Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
( MBFW ) in Costa Rica and New York and participated in n ational and i nternational P.A’s
including Dillard’s, Lord & Taylor , Macy’s, Bloomin g dales , and Palacio De Modas in
Costa Rica.

Aidan Mattox/Aidan | New York / Hong Kong Jan 2007 to Aug 2011
CREATIVE DIRECTOR / SENIOR DESIGNER
• Designed and launched the Aidan Mattox line of sophisticated evening wear, prom dresses, and
private label collections. Created seasonal concept s, developed samples with pattern makers
and seamstresses , and s upervised technical designers, associate and ass istant designers , and
production team. Priced the lines and managed all promotion.
§ Researched, interviewed, negotiated contracts, engaged , and supervised
manufacturers.
§ Participated in fashion shows and P .A.’ s , including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus,
Bloomin g dales , L ord & Taylor, and Macy’s.
§ Styled and cast models, and hired photographers, make - up artists, and hair stylists for
catalog and ad vertisement s.

I nterior Design / F a s hion Consultan t / FREELANCER : Nov 199 6 t o April 200 1
DESIGNER / SOURCING / MANUFACTURE

Responsible for sourcing for different brand s and private label manufacturing, global sourcing
and product development on house and office decor products
.
• Design ed Bedroom, bathroom sets, Trimmings, table ware and gift products .
• Designs for private clients.
• Select ed fabric for the lines.
• Work ed directly with the factories.

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• Worked with factory and technical designer on the fit corrections.
• Creat ed one - of - a - kind items for high profile clients and celebrities .
• Supervis ed two junior designers.
• Worked with sample markers to create first sample

Early Career
Experience
Senior Designer | Demetrios , New York
Independent Interior Design Source , New York

Education Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), 2001