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Experience

Tommy Hilfiger, New York, NY

Design Director/ Manager, Men’s, Women’s, Children’s Accessories New York, NY 06/18 - 08/23

• Lead team of six designers to develop handbags and soft accessories for women, men, and children

• Member of calendar committee to strategize and implement new processes to reduce lead times

• Business process owner for roll-out of new Centric PLM system and digital merchandising platform, Visulon

• Designed limited edition accessories for archival heritage collections and collaboration with Looney Tunes

• Launched new products including protective masks for adult and children and holiday family pajama sets

• Managed team remotely through COVID-19 crisis, onboarding new team members and maintaining business

continuity

Senior Designer, Men’s and Women’s Fashion Accessories New York, NY 07/13 - 06/18

• Manage team of designers to develop men’s and women’s fashion accessories and casual bags

• Spearhead innovation in sport accessories, leading to 22% increase in sales of men’s and women’s

performance socks and men’s sport caps

• Refine and reimagine men’s fashion caps resulting in 50% increase in sales

• Implement digitization of design process to streamline development and cross-functional communication

Freelance Designer New York, NY 05/11 - 07/13

LOFT

• Designed women’s soft accessories, jewelry, and gift items for 17 deliveries per year

• Grew seasonal scarf business; achieved two consecutive record-breaking sales years for the department

• Partnered with external vendors in China and India to research new materials and techniques

Designer New York, NY 03/09 - 05/11

Design History/Salty Inc,

• Designed women’s and children’s knit apparel collections for both branded and private label markets

• Implemented time-saving processes for computer-rendered illustrations and sales presentation materials

• Communicated designs to Chinese factories using detailed technical packages and illustrated diagrams

Freelance Associate Designer New York, NY 06/08 - 01/09

Banana Republic

• Designed soft accessories and knit apparel for men and women

• Researched contemporary trends and vintage styles for original prints and silhouettes

• Collaborated with merchandising and production teams to ensure products achieved goals set for price

targets and line offering

Assistant Designer New York, NY 11/07 - 06/08

PVH -- Calvin Klein/Geo rey Beene

• Supported designers of sweaters, knits, and woven apparel

• Used Adobe Illustrator and Web PDM to create illustrated tech packs for foreign and local third-party vendors

• Acted as point person for internal sourcing, technical, and merchandising teams and third-party vendors

• Participated in all fittings for development and pre-production

Product Development Assistant Irvington, NY 06/06 - 06/07

Eileen Fisher

• Collaborated with design, merchandising, and technical teams to develop knit and woven garments

• Made development patterns using Gerber Patternmaking System

• Worked with in-house sample room and key partners in local factories to clarify construction details of

garments in development

Skills

• Garment construction, draping, knitting, and patternmaking

• Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, PLM, Visulon, Microsoft Office

Education

Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

BFA with Honors, Fashion Design, 2002-2006

Awards

• Parsons BFA Scholarship -- Parsons School of Design

• Dean's Scholarship -- Parsons School of Design

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