Head Designer, MATTY M/MAX & MIA Costco Division. May 2019-2022
Head Designer, Willow and Clay, Young Contemporary Womenswear Collection. Oct 2013-present
-Design all categories, including woven tops, knits, dresses, jackets, sweaters, and bottoms.
-Conceptualize color, print, embroidery, fabric,and wash direction for entire collection.
-Create pattern and embroidery artworks.
-Lead fit direction in daily fittings.
-Collaborate with patternmakers and technical team to ensure quality garment construction and fit.
-Travel domestically and internationally for trend research, fabric sourcing, and production.
-Manage sourcing of domestic and international trim and fabric.
-Manage direct reports to ensure deadlines are met.
-Collaborate with marketing team including hang tag, packaging , photoshoots, and styling.
ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH
Senior Designer, Men’s Accessories. Nov 2012-May 2013
-Designed A&F, abercrombie, and HCObrands’ male bags, caps, jewelry, and tech accessories.
-Managed multiple direct reports
-Presented new concepts and trends to design team for seasonal direction.
-Developed new fabrics, trims, and graphics.
Senior Designer, Women’s Wovens . Nov 2011-Oct 2012
-Managed A&F, abercrombie, HCO, and Gilly Hicks brands’ female woven bottoms’ design team.
-Traveled domestically/internationally for trend research, fabric sourcing, and production.
-Developed and approved new fabrics, wash targets, and seasonal color palettes.
-Created seasonal inspiration boards to determine trend direction per brand.
-Worked with brand design and CEO to merchandise floorsets.
-Partnered with technical team to determine new silhouettes and lead direction in fits.
-Collaborated with cad team to create print and pattern.
Designer, Women’s Wovens. Jan 2009-Nov 2011
-Designed A&F women’s and abercrombie girl’s skirts, rompers, woven shorts, and pants.
-Managed direct report.
-Created tech packs, approved colors,developed fabrics, washes, and trims.
-Presented line to CEO
Assistant/Associate Designer, Female WovenBottoms. Jul 2007-Dec 2008
-Participated in all steps of design process for A&F women’s skirts, rompers, shorts, and pants.
TROVATA Sept-Dec 2006
-Men’s and women’s technical design intern.
OLD NAVY Mar-Jun 2006
-Women’s graphic tees and polos’ design intern.
ABERCROMBIEAND FITCH Mar-Nov 2005
-A&F Women’s and Hollister knit tops’ design intern.
- Illustrator, Photoshop, MicrosoftExcel, PLM, Web PDM
-Technical knowledge of fabric construction, finishes, and wash techniques.
-Excellent time management and organizational skills.
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI Sept 2001-Jun 2007
Bachelor of Science in Design. DAAP. Graduated with Cum Laude honors.
-Majored in fashion design and attended School of Fine Arts with painting concentration.
-Awarded Wolfstein Scholarship for outstanding drawing portfolio.
-Aided Creative Art Classroom at Inner City Arts, LosAngeles CA. Mar-Jun2018