Designer with 12+ years experience in the fashion industry. Expertise in sweater and knit category with thorough knowledge of construction, specs and materials. Superior leadership and management skills with ability to merge creative direction with business strategies.
Director for Dillard's, Marmaxx, Chico's and new initiatives reporting to the vice president. Manage and guide staff through all phases of the design process adhering to strict deadlines. Produce 5 seasonal collections and monthly capsule groups per year, and partner with client to execute direct requests. Provide excellent customer service and generate $20+ million in annual sales.
Lead designer for Macy's Charter Club account growing business from $0-$18 million in sales in less than 5 years. Successfully managed 2 or more accounts concurrently generating $20-$30 million in annual sales. Accounts included: Avenue, New York & Company, Lane Bryant, Victoria's Secret and Marmaxx.
Corrected sketches, updated Web PDM packages and provided design support to senior designer of the Gold & Tennis division for the U.S. Open collection.
Designed knits and sweaters for better sportswear startup label sold to Bloomingdale's. Conceived and executed Spring & Summer '06 collection and delivered salesman samples by deadline.
Executed Adobe Illustrator sketches, technical drawings, trim reports and updated Web PDM packages for denim department. Created original embroidery and embellishment layouts.
Oversaw cut and sew knit category for private label sportswear brand.
Assisted the wovens designer in every phase of line development for the Style & Co. brand.
Designed six better sportswear collections including knits and wovens for private label clients: Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's and Bon Ton. Proposed collections to design director, illustrated flats and executed final presentation boards for buyers.
Worked for boutique agency providing creative management for five photographers in the editorial, advertising and catalog markets. Promoted photographers, handled bookings and produced photo shoots for national ad campaigns for clients including: Neiman Marcus, Ralph Lauren Home, Style Network, Traditional Home and American Express.
Provided daily administrative and sales support to the ad manager. Composed business proposals, positioning agreements and sales correspondence. Compiled data and drafted monthly publisher's sales report for Conde Nast Corporate.
Provided full administrative support to advertising sales executives on leading sportswear trade publication: Sportstyle.
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