Design director 8+years industry, project management, and customer service experience. Worked with 60+ prestigious brands in the fashion and textile markets. Background in textile design, fashion apparel, and merchandising.
* In-depth understanding of account management, client relations, and sales strategy. Experience implementing creative communications for the launch of new accounts, while managing and growing ongoing account platforms.
* Strong verbal and written communication skills, meticulous attention to details, ability to think creatively and efficiently in high stress/fast-paced environments.
* Interests: Design/Art Direction and Strategy, Trend/Color and Print Forecasting, CAD/Graphics Design, Photography, Photo Editing, and Social Media Marketing.
07/2015 to 10/2015
Merchandise ManagerCompany Name - State
Provided leadership to drive sales growth through owning and leading the product lifecycle from receipt, to merchandising the product on the sales floor for the customer in a visually compelling way.
Assumed total store leadership in the absence of the Store Manager, and during all scheduled shifts.
Responsible for the overall appearance and presentation of seasonal merchandising strategies through brand guide planning, mapping, and execution during scheduled floorsets.
Maintained and updated floor plan and fixture blocking, leveraging the Digital Brand Guide and fixture database.
Supported all merchandise flow activities, including leading teams in processing and replenishment.
Lead and developed leaders and associates in various roles and levels including managers and associates, while on and off the sales floor and in the back room.
Built customer loyalty through current brand strategies, including credit and customer relationship marketing.
Executed store opening and closing procedures.
12/2011 to 07/2015
Design DirectorCompany Name - City, State
Design and develop print/weave and knit projects for apparel, home, and accessory markets.
Direct internal and external designers, and manage the workflow of projects.
Continuously add to company sales by calling upon and effectively gaining new accounts to oversee.
Design, color, direct and develop print/artwork projects for clients based on their needs and input.
Mediums include: hand painting/sketches/pencil repeats, computer aided designs, and sample fabric production.
Direct artists/operators and manage workflow of projects to ensure positive client interaction and due date.
Source through vendors and manage internal and external fabric inventory for large format digital printers.
Organize and maintain custom fabric libraries for clients via excel sheets and sample books, developed extensive understanding of fabrications.
Manage clients' seasonal sample yardage production across several mediums of digital printing.
Including heat transfer, acid, encad, and dye-base printing.
Create and own seasonal priority list for each client's sample development to ensure production efficiency.
Research and develop seasonal color palettes.
Oversee color matching and appearance on all projects.
Manage hand-painted garment and accessorie projects for last minute deadlines and photoshoot appearances.
B.S: Textiles, Fashion Merchandise, and DesignUniversity of Rhode Island - City, StateTextiles, Fashion Merchandise, and Design CAD, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, MS Word, MS Excel.
* Extensive knowledge in digital printing technology.
* Photography, photoshoots and photo editing for both personal and freelance blog/social media use.
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University of Rhode Island
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B.S : Textiles, Fashion Merchandise, and Design
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