Graphic Designer of Hosiery
From May 2013
➢ Responsible for designing and developing seasonal collections for all brands and accounts such as TJ Max, Bed Bath & Beyond, Lane Bryant, Cynthia Rowley, CVS, Walgreens etc. Private label brands such as Eye Candy, Identify and Slazenger.
➢ Creating trend boards, doing market research. Creating packaging and hang tags.
Freelance Design Consultant
Milla Designs Inc
February 2008 - May 2013
-worked on various design and development projects for companies listed bellow
New York & Co. - Cold Weather Accessories Designer
➢ Designing Cold Weather Accessories for ladies. Creating original designs, putting together presentation boards.
➢ Creating tech packs and developing new products by working together with cross functional teams.
Sutton Ind. - Designer /Merchandiser/Graphic Design
➢ Responsible for designing full collections of Junior and Missy Contemporary Sleepwear for all accounts
Creating tech packs, creating and developing new products.
Dolce Vita Intimates - Senior Designer /Merchandiser
➢ Responsible for designing full collections of full figure and average sized lingerie from conception to final fit. My accounts included but were not limited to Fashion Bug and Lane Bryant stores.
➢ Sourcing and developing new trims and fabrications, color and print approvals, developing cads for meetings and presentations.
Panties Plus Inc. CAD Designer - Designer /Merchandiser
➢ Responsible for designing sleepwear and seductive wear for all accounts and brands such as Unionbay, Playboy, Kathy Ireland, Lamaze Maternity, Luv to Sleep, Rainbow, Dots, Family Dollar and Mandee stores.
➢ Design print and silhouette, attend fit sessions and assist in photo-shoot s final garments for look books and Hang tags.
New York Accessories Group - Cold Weather Accessories Designer
➢ Designing cold weather accessories for ladies and men for all accounts in knits, fur and leather. My accounts include Wall-Mart, Family Dollar, Target, JC-Pennies, XOX and Edie Bower.
➢ Designing novelty layette clothes and package design for Caribbean Joe.
Dana-Co LLC - CAD Designer - Designer /Merchandiser
➢ Worked on creating a professional presentation for several collections of full figure bras and panties in order to gain new private label business, under Sofia Vergara for K-Mart stores. Jump started product development for selected styles.
Maidenform - CAD Designer
➢ Put together a...
Senior Designer /Merchandiser
Mervyn's and Sears
April 2005 - February 2008
➢ Designed and recommended new product based on customer demand.
➢ Traveled to Lyon, Paris, London and LA for trend shopping
➢ Educated the buyers about upcoming trend in styles, fabrications and new technology.
➢ Gave trend presentations and comparative shopping reports to ensure obtaining / increased orders
➢ Designed several new collections a year / prepared and suggested color updates for ongoing programs
➢ Traveled to meet buyers and give personal presentations of the new product I was developing for them
➢ Attended production and product development team meeting to help ensure everything was going smoothly
➢ Corresponded with our factories and suppliers from overseas
➢ Developed new fabrics, trims, hard wear, pads etc. with overseas suppliers and factories
➢ Attended all fittings and oversaw product from conception to the end
➢ Trained and developed new design team members
April 2003 - March 2005
As Associate Designer I worked as part of the Target team:
Responsibilities included designing for all other private label accounts such as Xhilaration, Gilligan O'Malley and the 1st & 2nd deliveries of Cynthia Rowley's Swell line for Target stores, Nicole Miller Collection, Nicole Miller - New York and Victoria's Secrets sport bras.
➢ Met with Nicole Miller, discussing design, trims and print directions for both her 2 top tear new lingerie lines
➢ Designed 2 new exclusive lines
➢ Met with fabric and trim vendors to select proper components
➢ Composed clear and comprehensive design sheets
➢ Worked closely together with our technical design team and sample room and attended all fit sessions
➢ Worked together with our Cad artists to create seasonal illustrated catalogs of each collection and group
➢ Assisted at fashion show ensuring all aspects of the event ran as smoothly as possible
➢ Designed new and innovative styles of sports bras for low, medium and high impact activity levels
➢ Developed new original details to ensure even better functionality while also achieving great style and comfort
➢ Designed new product for both fashion and basic categories
➢ Followed up on concept garments, paying close attention to proportion and sewing details, sewn in our sample room
➢ Traveled to meet buyers and assist the Senior Designer with presenting new product and trends
➢ Traveled to attend fit sessions with buyers
Delta Galil USA
February 2002 - February 2008
April 2002 - March 2003
➢ Worked closely with the Team's Senior Designer
➢ Put together and handed out design packages
➢ Reviewed and selected new prints
➢ Checked and approved color lab dips
➢ Created presentation boards for upcoming seasonal trend presentations
➢ Worked together with our cad department on creating our yearly trend books
➢ Ordered and replenished all trims and fabrics
➢ Worked as an in house fit model for 34B bras and medium panties
Qualifications & Certifications
Fashion Institute of Technology