(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Collaborative Design Director with over 20 years of experience. Well-versed in setting overall creative design strategy for color, pattern and fabrication. Experience building compelling Private Brand assortments. Excellent ability to identify white space opportunities and deliver on emerging trends. Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

  • Design
  • Interdepartmental relationships
  • Product Expertise
  • Presentation Skills
  • Team Direction
  • Proficient In Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Company Branding
  • Technical Expertise
  • Workflow Management
  • Effective Communication
Fashion Institute Of Technology New York, NY Expected in Associate of Arts : Fashion Design - GPA :
University Of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN Expected in Bachelor of Science : Retail Merchandising - GPA :
Work History
Acquia - Head Designer
Myrtle Point, OR, 01/2019 - Current
  • Set overall creative direction for Tahari Private Brand
  • Identified whitespace opportunity for performance knits and woven resulted in 30% increase in sales
  • Research and identify specific trends based on clients needs.
  • Communicates cross-functionally with tech design, production, and overseas vendors to achieve on-time delivery of salesman samples
  • Created packaging and labeling highlighting fabric and style features which led to 20% increase in sales
  • Provided accurate and complete design packages to production and overseas vendors based on timing and action calendar
  • Reviewed performance and outstanding issues weekly with staff and build product based on those needs
  • Partnered with sales team to develop product consistent to brand aesthetic for licensee
  • Build strong relationship with sourcing team for development of trend right product within target price point
  • Managed multiple categories of business with strength in woven tops, bottoms and knits
  • Planned brand concepts by researching color and fabric trends
Kb Homes - Creative Director
Gardena, CA, 09/2017 - 10/2018
  • Strategized and implemented overall design direction for woven shirt specific to each clients needs
  • Worked directly with manufacturing and fabric suppliers to develop new and innovative products focused on quality, comfort and fit
  • Successfully developed original prints, and yarn-dyes based on seasonal color and trend
  • Collaborated and partnered with JCPenny design team to develop woven pattern shirts for Private Brands. 50K units were bought
  • Trained, developed and educated designers about fabrication, construction and process
  • Implemented process improvements to increase team effectiveness and reduce repetitive tasks
  • Trained and mentored design staff and monitored performance in key areas
  • Set department quality standards and directed daily operations
  • Consistently met schedules and deadlines for all design projects
Accenture - Design Consultant
Grand Rapids, MI, 08/2017 - 08/2017
  • Worked closely with Creative Director to develop men's Private Brand bottoms
  • Identified and researched current pant trends in color, fabric and washes
  • Developed men's bottoms specific to each client's needs and cost parameters
  • Generated new ideas with limited direction and varied client needs
  • Met with Technical designer to establish consistent fits
  • Collaborated with photographers to effectively capture images for marketing and e-commerce
  • Prepared 50 product packages per season based on calendar dates
  • Built working relationship with sales team to understand and build product based on brand DNA
Sears - Design Director
City, STATE, 07/2007 - 08/2017
  • Oversaw creative process of multiple private brands that include Outdoor Life, Covington, Structure, Everlast and Nordic Track
  • Built 100 million dollar business for Outdoor Life by setting strategic vision aligned with projected sales
  • Researched and identified innovative concepts each season for color, prints patterns
  • Built compelling core assortments for each brand
  • Worked cross-functionally with pre-production and sourcing to develop sales samples by deadline
  • Partnered with merchandising team on line plan and implement sales needs
  • Recruited and mentors designers to promote confidence and productivity which encouraged new ideas and fostered positive working environment
  • Meets weekly up weekly touch bases that led to increased alignment
  • Achieved speed to market initiatives by working directly with manufacturers, identifying trend right product and proceeding to bulk production
  • Oversaw and trained highly talented teams of designers, providing guidance and support to complete work on time and within project parameters
  • Consistently met schedules and deadlines for all projects

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School Attended

  • Fashion Institute Of Technology
  • University Of Minnesota - Twin Cities

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