Well-rounded Fashion Designer familiar with the complete product creation life cycle, from initial concept to retail sale. Detail-oriented and dedicated to surpassing customer expectations.
Trend and emerging brand awareness
Familiar with Silhouette
Professional photo shoot experience
Fashion Designer/Product Development Davie, FLAmerican Textile and Apparel/May 2013 to CurrentEstablished the design integrity and best strategy for multiple brands. Built a reputation of credibility and responsiveness with vendors. Shopped all competition stores regularly to identify opportunities, labels and trends. Managed projects according to timeline and seasonal changes. Created specs for overseas vendors. Continuously followed through the product development process. Remained relevant and trend-savvy by staying current with fashion trends. Account coordinator of various accounts like 47 Brand, Belk, Billabong, and RVCA.
Fashion Designer/Merchandiser/Owner Miami, FLProvider/Jan 2010 to Mar 2013Created a fashion line of knit tops for both men and women. Headed the design process from start to finish. Monitored stock to maintain sufficient quantity of featured product. Remained relevant and trend-savvy by staying current with fashion trends. Managed projects according to timeline and seasonal changes. Drove sales by developing business strategies, marketing plans and merchandise assortments. Informed potential buyers where garments could be purchased. Memorized basic scripts and dialogue for television appearances. Informed prospective purchasers about model, number and price of garments. Tracked current and emerging fashion and consumer trends.
Fashion Designer Miami, FLIvory International/May 2005 to Apr 2010Created specs for overseas vendors. Remained relevant and trend-savvy by staying current with fashion trends. Created designs for Target stores, JC Penney, and Sears. Extensive trend analysis and forecasting for all customers. Followed product development process for Bass Pro Shops, Walmart, Tractor supply.
Associate Fashion Designer Miami, FLSweet Pea/Mar 2004 to May 2005Remained relevant and trend-savvy by staying current with fashion trends. Coordinated communication strategies with field organization. Worked closely with Head Designer/owner on all lines for Sweet Pea. Did extensive trend analysis and forecasting. Also worked closely with the sales team.
Education and Training
Associate of Arts: Fashion DesignAi Miami Int'l University of Art & Design2003Miami, FL , USA