Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

A results-driven, creative professional with years of experience working as a designer (apparel and footwear), colorist, merchandising, sales, consumer insights with over 7 years of corporate design, merchandising, retail and strategic product planning with leading companies. High performing creative, able to inspire, specializing and passionate in the fashion industry. Goal oriented in building top brands, increasing brands success, growth, and ability to manage multiple projects. Optimize field operations profitability, focus on meaningful team relationships, product training/development, styling and strategic innovative merchandising and creative design are among my strong capabilities.

Work Accomplishments
  • Apparel and Footwear Designer for Charly U.S.A.
  • Company saw my talent in apparel and asked me to jump in and also design footwear. (Due to it being a small company, I wore many hats.)
  • Due to brand confidentiality - asked to lead a design collection for a high level launch in a season to come.
  • Footwear and Apparel designs in production as well as in market assisted Charly's sales team penetrate national accounts and grew sales revenue.
  • Selected by adidas product development team to lead new running business unit strategies in field through merchandising, product development, and sales.
  • 2018 adidas National Field Representative of the Year.
  • 2019 assigned accounts averaged 10% sales increases versus previous year.
  • Leadership in innovation for merchandising and product launches.
  • Chosen to speak in upcoming products for internal training videos for adidas accounts.
  • Hired to continue freelance work for adidas in product training videos.
  • Product Design
  • Merchandising
  • Sales
  • Illustrator / InDesign / Photoshop
  • Building CAD's and Tech Pack's
  • Creative Collaborator
  • Presentation Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Product Development
  • Fashion Forecasting Guru
  • Retail Sales Experience
  • Time Management / Self-Starter
  • Team Building / Corporate and Field
  • Energetic & Spirited
Work History
06/2021 to 09/2022
Footwear & Apparel Designer/ + Apparel PLM /Merchandiser Dollar Tree Decatur, GA,
  • Manage multiple projects effectively in demanding environment with tight deadlines.
  • Develop seasonal merchandise assortment to improve category depth.
  • Complete Matrix data with targeting FOB's and MSRP's.
  • Colorist - focus was in our women's line.
  • Technical design and product management to provide accurate and complete design packages.
  • Lead aesthetic vision and creation of new product collections.
  • Work cross-functionally with teams to create merchandising and design strategies.
  • Go to Market travel for insight in the field for the brands future strategies in development.
  • Complete all tech packs and everything needed for sampling to manufacturing.
  • Design Sportswear for Charly Sponsored Soccer Teams, - entire collection went into production and is worn by Charly athletes.
  • Constantly researching and innovating for new materials and treatments.
  • Develop new logos/logo treatments.
  • Review all protos on models and adjusting design, fit, composition.
  • Work closely with Marketing, Sales, Footwear team to create for each season.
  • Present in Sales Meetings and adjust collection/capsule strategy where necessary with the teams on the assortment and variety.
  • Oversight and process improvement for all key dates and gates for product calendars.
  • Management and distribution of seasonal GTM sales tools.
  • Communication between Charly US and our product partners in MX.
  • Perform merchandising exercises and competitive analysis for Footwear seasonally.
  • Prepare and review pricing documents
    Market Research : Trend Boards / Sample Shopping.
  • Material and Color review.
  • CAD work and design review.
  • Propose new products, provide insights, give feedback to MX product teams on footwear.
  • Analyze sales data to drive future product decisions.
  • Women's/Girl's only Footwear Colorist for multiple seasons.
  • Collaborate with marketing and coordinate samples for marketing activities and activations.
  • Worked closely with Sales team to ensure proper feedback loops are created and centralized.
04/2021 to 06/2021
Field Specialist Fredbeans Newtown, PA,
  • Positively engage with customers and maintain professional appearance at all times as company representative.
  • Help marketing strategies in field.
  • Maintain company field response vehicle stocked with repair and replacement parts.
  • Provide exemplary customer service on each field visit according to Peloton's guidelines.
  • Product presentations and collaborating on how to better the experience for Peloton members.
  • Properly complete work reports for each field visit.
11/2020 to 03/2021
Assistant Stylist (Seasonal) Clubcorp Club Operations, Inc. New York, NY,
  • Represented desired product features in photo shoots to enhance appearance and improve consumer purchasing numbers.
  • Liaised with hosts, production teams, and wardrobe stylists to verify appropriately chosen garments for photo shoots.
  • Kept all data and SKU tracking systems up to date.
  • Prepped and assisted in styling outfits for models.
  • Assisted photographers on set.
  • Worked with Buyers maintaining clothing lines for each shoot.
  • Adjusted clothing once model was dressed before shooting.
  • Merchandiser on FOG Essentials photo-shoots, flats and on model.
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in fast-paced environment.
02/2016 to 04/2020
Field Marketing Representative Adidas City, STATE,
  • Managed accounts to promote adidas through merchandising, marketing, sales, and product trainings.
  • Helped achieved increased sales, customer training improvement & satisfaction.
  • Oversaw merchandising & marketing strategies and executing brand standards for all key accounts and reported daily to HQ.
  • Manage and work adidas events and activations throughout Southern California to gain consumer pulse for the brand.
  • Analyzed competitive brands in market and related insights to adidas product development team for future strategies.
  • Worked directly with adidas accounts as a product expert in monthly trainings to increase customer experience and sales.
  • Facilitated new ideas for product launches and how to tell a story in retail.
  • Conferred with existing and potential customers to assess requirements and propose optimal sales and training, visual merchandising solutions.
  • Interacted with problematic accounts, helping to build lasting rapport and boosting revenue opportunities.
01/2018 to 03/2020
Pilates Instructor 24 Hour Fitness City, STATE,
  • Pilates Instructor for 24HourFitness.
  • Motivated clients to achieve their personal fitness goals.
  • Building relationships with members and building class number.
02/2015 to 02/2016
Sales and Visual Merchandiser ASICS Corporate Store City, STATE,
  • Visual merchandiser and sales.
  • Assisted in styling for photo-shoots/sponsored athletes.
  • Running shoe product tester, providing precise feedback in the shoe's construction and quality to Footwear Product Development team.
Expected in 2014
Bachelor of Arts: Fashion Design
California State University - Long Beach, CA,

Named to the President's Honor List 3 times, GPA: 3.5, Ran Cross-Country &Track (Boston Marathon)

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  • Footwear & Apparel Designer/ + Apparel PLM /Merchandiser
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