Freelance Designer- Various Companies
Denver, Co | Columbus, OH
April 2016 - Present
-Product development from concept work to tech packs and vendor communication. Organizational tools such as seasonal development binders, building and maintaining color/ swatch library, and sample tracking for Justice Lifestyles team.
-Flat sketches, BOM’s, and tech pack development and send out for Lane Bryant during busy development seasons.
-Partnership with QC for vendor call outs and comments with US factories. Fabric and silhouette development for women’s Holiday/Spring 2018 Homage Brand.
-Designer and Seamstress for various projects on a local level.
-Volunteer personal stylist & inventory management for Dress For Success Denver and Columbus.
Associate Designer- Livi Activewear
September 2013 - April 2016
-Successful brand launch in January 2015 with a 32 million dollar sales increase from 2014-2016.
-Close partnership and collaboration with cross-functional/overseas teams for seasonal concept, color, fabric, print, graphic direction using trend services, mood boards, line sheets and informational packets.
-Collaborating with technical design on building core and fashion fits and grades. Leading fits and communicating fit comments to vendors in a clear and concise way.
-Research and strong partnership with sourcing for seasonal innovation & newness in fabrics and trims. Partnership with merchandising for technology launches with test and learn strategy including tummy control, cooling, anti-microbial, warming, and temperature control in core programs.
-Presentations to CEO & EVP level for sketch and line review.
-Proactive with costing and planning challenges. Key communications and teamwork with merchant and product development teams while maintaining strong brand point of view.
-Domestic travel to New York, Chicago. Outdoor Retailer attendee 2015, 2016.
Assistant Designer- women’s Xersion Activewear jcpenney
August 2012 - August 2013
-Managing and developing design process from the trend, sketch, graphics and artwork selection, fabric and wash, trims, and fit.
- Overseas/vendor communication, technical packages, and line-sheets
-Development trip to Korea and Taiwan- working directly with factories and overseas partners.
Assistant Designer- women’s JPC KniT TOPS
August 2011 - August 2012
-Concept research to identify target consumer/ lifestyle to launch ‘JCP’ brand in 2012.
-Silhouette, knit downs, graphics and fabric development for women’s casual knit tops with a focus on volume driving quality basics
Design Intern- Junior’s Decree Brand
September 2010 - January 2011
Trend Intern- Home
JCPENNEY- PLANO, TX
March 2010 - June 2011
SIMPLY SHE - SAN FRANCISCO, CO
September 2009 - January 2010
University of Cincinnati
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
Bachelors of Science- Fashion Design
Class of 2011
*References available upon request