Technical Designer versed in creating detailed technical sketches, creating initial specs, and working in techpacks. Accurately measures and evaluates patterns and samples against measurement specs and sketches. Expertise in pattern grading and alterations.
Work with fitting blocks
Superior communication skills
Trend and emerging brand awareness
Signature Products GroupApril 2015 to CurrentApparel Technical Designer Salt Lake City, UTImplemented new grade for Baby, Toddler, Youth, Women's and Men's sizing. Took part in pricing/sales meetings to address slow selling products for any fit/construction issues.. Created block patterns for hoodies. Requested paper patterns from vendors to correct issues by hand. Created and managed techpacks in PLM for overseas vendors from beginning to end of life cycle. Measured each sample, compared to technical sketch and BOM. Prepared samples for fitting if sample needed alteration. Implemented live model fittings. Scheduled and ran fittings with live model and mannequin. Managed projects according to timeline and seasonal changes.Recommended money saving construction to designer. Competitive shopping with designers for each season. Attended shows to review latest trends.
Downeast BasicsMarch 2013 to March 2015Apparel Technical Designer Salt Lake City, UTCreated and managed techpacks in PLM for overseas vendors from beginning to end of life cycle. Measured each sample, compared to technical sketch and BOM. Altered sample for fitting if alteration was needed. Scheduled and ran fittings with live model and mannequin. Managed projects according to timeline and seasonal changes. Recommended money saving construction to designer. Over saw altering of entire order of skirts that were received with defects.Addressed slow selling products for fit/construction issues. Shopped competition stores with designers to identify construction opportunities and trends. Helped create children's grade and correct women's sizing, especially in the larger sizes.
Salt Lake Fashion Institute2011Associate of Applied Science: Fashion Design and MerchandisingSalt Lake City, Utah, USA