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SKILLS

Trend and Brand awareness

Conceptual Design

Apparel styling techniques

Photo shoot experience

Product Development

Adobe Photoshop + Illustrator

Flex PLM

Hand sketch + Illustration

PRESS

Online and Print magazine

ONE magazine :

NO.16 Feminine Issue

FANTASTIC magazine :

Street Wars

ATLAS magazine :

Ultra Light Dream


EDUCATION

Fashion Institute of Technology

Women’s Sportswear


Parsons, New School

Handbag Design

SUMMARY

  • Experienced, savvy, fashion professional with an acute lens for style and design.

  • Well-versed approach in fashion specification, execution and timely delivery.

  • In tune and atop evolving market trends through diligent research and application.

  • Proven track record in managing product design and development from inception to completion.

EXPERIENCE

FREELANCE STYLIST, ELOQUII, L.I.C., NY 2016 - DEC 2018

  • Collaborate with Creative and Art Director in bringing modern, chic and polished looks on editorial spreads, e-commerce, catalogs, ad campaigns and Look Books.

  • Personalized looks for Style & Substance and Spotlight Series Influencers featured for the brand.

  • Categorized wardrobe and accessories to a manageable and efficient work space.

  • Provide guided instruction and direction with team member around styling techniques.

  • Established loyal relationships with fellow Stylists, Models, Photographers and Beauty Artists.


ACCESSORY DESIGNER, CHICO’S FAS, FL 2013 - 2016

  • Created designs of Novelty leather belts and handbags specific to customer and brand focus.

  • Increased accessory visual exposure in mailer distribution during my tenure from 12% to 25% representing 100% increase.

  • Insured product esthetics and integrity while adhering to price point and guidelines.

  • Recognized for personal style, and asked to participate in style build out and forecasting.

  • Spearheaded in integrating Athleisure accessories.

FREELANCE ACCESSORY DESIGNER, STEVE MADDEN, NY 2012-2013

  • Design and technical support for seasonal handbags.

  • Collaborated design and product development with Design Director and Team.

  • Trend research, spec, CAD, select and review raw materials and trims.

  • Advised revisions and create line sheets for presentations.

FREELANCE TECHNICAL DESIGNER, JEAN TOUCH DENIM, NY 2010 - 2012

  • Provided embroidery design and CAD work

DESIGN & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, JONDEN MFGR., NY 2005-2009

  • Re defined and created new standard to garment fit and overall visual presentation of In-House brand.

  • Attracted attention and generated business from a more contemporary brand clients in addition to existing.

  • Expanded and extended product line by integrating style versatility.

  • Established up to date fabric library through research, trade shows and market research.

FREELANCE TECHNICAL DESIGNER 2004 - 2005

American Eagle, The Gap, Kellwood, Jones Group, Wathne

  • Created technical drawings, color cads, specification packages.

ASSOCIATE DESIGNER, G-III APPAREL GROUP, NY 2001 - 2004

  • Contributed and presented outerwear design ideas and branding components used for licensee accounts.

  • Managed development of labels, fasteners and other visual materials used for Licensee accounts such as Guess?, BCBG and London Fog sold in major department stores and Outlets.