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3D Virtual Design/Tech Design---Freelance, New York,NY, January 2001 - Present

 

Chloe Colette, Occhii, DiOMi, Fleur Du Mal, Autumn Adeigbo, Peruvian Connection, Carmen Marc Valvo, threeASFOUR, The Donna Karan Company, Perry Ellis America, Carlisle Collection, Etcetera, Cerealart, J. Crew, Melitta Baumeister

  • Creating 3D virtual samples for Design reviews; and initial patterns for factories

  • Developing and update the technical specifications to complete the design tech packs

  • Communicating with the offshore offices and suppliers on all technical issues, providing technical expertise on how to correct or achieve a desired look and giving detailed feedback on samples 

  • Reviewing proto samples, design and fit intent and patterns and suggest adjustments as necessary

  • Conducting fittings, pinning the garment, resolving any fit issues and demonstrating to the design/product teams that the corrections being applied will result in the desired look

  • Traveling when required to fit product with offshore office and suppliers

 

Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, January 2002 – Present

Parsons Paris/Parsons School of Design, Paris, France, July 2010 – August 2013

Part-time Assistant Professor 

 

        Courses:  Creative Technical Studio; Specialized Studio; Integrated Studio; Academy Sr. Fashion Design; 

        Continuing Education Fashion Design Basic Core; Fashion Model Drawing; Summer Intensive Studies I & II; 

        Fundamentals of Clo3D

 

  • Creator and coordinator of "Clo3D Virtual Fashion Design Certificate" for Continuing & Professional Education

  • Instructing draping: soft and firm fabrics; patternmaking: menswear and womenswear; and garment construction: tailoring,       foundations, fluting, bonding; via both, hands-on and virtual methods:  Clo3D

  • Directing design for internship competitions:  GAP, Banana Republic, Old Navy, and  Geoffrey Beene

  • Advising design across various product categories, markets and price points: Men’s, Women’s and Children’s

  • Demonstrating how tech packs; costing and pitch sheets are executed

  • Demonstrating fashion model proportion, movement; fabric rendering, colour matching and fabric behavior 

 

 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Fall  2015 – Fall 2016

Visiting Professor

Spero Villioti Elite Design Academy, Johannesburg, South Africa, June 2013

Guest Professor 

 

 

Calvin Klein Women’s Collection, New York, NY, Winter 2009

Consultant/Designer

 

  • Conceptualized with Francisco Costa, the Creative Director, regarding inspiration/direction

  • Designed woven tops, dresses, pants, skirts, outerwear and knits

  • Researched vintage clothing markets 

  • Assisted in fittings with Design and Atelier teams

  • Drafted patterns and made 1st fit samples

  • Created one-off garments for inspiration

 

 

HMX/ Hartmarx Sportswear, New York, NY, June 2004 - January 2008

Designer

 

  • Conceptualized and collaborated with EVP of Design and Merchandising, Sr. Product Development Manager and Sr. Production Manager on design direction, product assortment and delivery flow

  • Designed woven tops and bottoms, knits tops, prints, embroideries and trims; assembled tech packs

  • Approved print and pattern layouts, strike-offs, knit-downs, handlooms and bulk fabric qualities

  • Attended fittings with Technical Designer and reviewed 1st fit through TOP samples

  • Previewed colour trend services; creating seasonal colour palettes

  • Worked with print and pattern services; edited prints/patterns for appropriate garments/fabric; created colourways

  • Established the Print Archives and the Colour Standard Log systems

  • Created pitch sheets and pattern packets for mills and factories to execute

  • Provided trend boards

  • Corresponded with overseas offices

  • Worked with merchants and product development on trim selection by style

  • Shopped market with merchandisers 

 

 

SGA (USA) Inc.––Private Label, New York, NY, June 2001 - May 2002

Associate Designer

 

  • Designed outerwear for clients such as: DKNY, Kenneth Cole, Liz Claiborne and Perry Ellis

  • Developed presentation boards

  • Created artwork for hang tags, care labels, brand labels and logo trims 

  • Tracked sample status, lab-dips, handlooms, knit-downs and counter-sourced goods 

  • Traveled regularly to factories in Asia to oversee sample-making and production; conducted fittings

  • Sourced trims and fabrics via Asian and European agents

  • Assembled tech packs

 

 

Coach, New York, NY, Summer 2000

Design Assistant---Freelance 

 

  • Designed small leather goods: gloves, belts, key fobs, and hair accessories

  • Illustrated designs for line sheets

  • Researched the market for trends; sourcing goods for product development

  • Participated in presentations of new products to merchandisers

 

SKILLS

  • Clo3D, Daz3D, KeyShot, Blender, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Power Point, Word, Excel, U4ia; basic knowledge of Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC

  • Creating digital prints; embroidery layouts; laser cutting/etching

 

 

LANGUAGES

  • Extensive knowledge of the French language

  • Basic knowledge of the Dutch language

COMMITTEE WORK
PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN

  • Equity, Inclusion & Social Justice---Representative for School of Fashion Part-Time Faculty 

  • School Curriculum Committee School of Fashion--- Part-Time Faculty Representative

 

PUBLICATIONS/FEATURED WORK

 


EDUCATION

 

Parsons School of Design, New York                                    MFA Fashion Design & Society May 2013

Parsons School of Design, New York                                    Interior Design Certificate August 2011

Arts of Fashion Masterclass, New York                                 Design Intensive Course 2009

Parsons School of Design, New York                                    BFA Fashion Design May 2001

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