Doreen Vernon

Freelance T-Shirt Designer & Drawer

1855
Location:College Park, Maryland, United States
Phone: 301 7064169
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/doreenvernonmarrowblogspotcom
5
Kudos
4.0
2 Skills
$30
Rate/Hr
WORK EXPERIENCE_______________________________________________

THE DONEGER DESIGN GROUP, New York, NY
Forecast Design Consultant/Illustrator, 1997-PRESENT
Works closely with creative services design forecast division on trend publications and special projects to conceive color, fabric and design concepts for women’s wear, children and menswear representing domestic and international clients including Macy's, Bloomingdales, Jones New York, Southpole and Beanpole(Korea); Responsible for researching and developing trend ideas and designs specific to client's needs, illustrating concept ideas for fashion presentation boards and trend publications; Illustrator for bi-annual Design Concepts Workshop publication for Creative Services Division.(www.Doneger.com)

BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY, Bowie, Maryland
Adjunct Professor, Fashion Design, 2011-2013
Created curriculum, lectures, projects and assignments based on industry practices for the following courses: Introduction to Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration, and Introduction to Textiles. Organized and performed clerical academic duties related to grading, reporting of grades and mentoring students.

HOWARD UNIVERSITY, Fashion Department, Washington, DC
Lecturer/Advisor, 2000-2007
Coordinated administrative efforts to update and revitalize the existing 4-year fashion merchandising degree program resulting in 40% increase in Fashion Merchandise major declaration and graduation; Created all curriculum for lectures, presentations, projects and assignments based on 25+ years of industry experience, and research for instruction of the following fashion courses: Introduction to the Fashion Industry; Fashion Industry II; Fashion Illustration I and II; Clothing in History ; Traditional Textiles and Dress; Clothing and Human Behavior; Visual Merchandising; Special Projects in Fashion (a career path independent study course); and Fashion Field Experience; Planned and organized seasonal trips for the fashion department to New York showrooms, Fashion Group International career fairs and museums; Organized and performed clerical academic duties related to grading, reporting of grades and recommendations for student scholarships and internships; Mentored and advised students regarding course schedules, internship opportunities, practicum work requirements and career goals; Faculty advisor and mentor to the University Fashion Council (an organization founded by Howard University fashion students 2001-2007; Advisor and mentor for the annual Howard University Fashion Show, 2005-2007

PAT TUNSKY INC., New York, NY
Senior Forecast Designer/Illustrator, 1976-1996
Extensively researched the international designer collections, retail markets and street trends to produce the company's forecast publications, posters, mailers and special projects; Developed innovative women’s wear design trend concepts, illustrations and graphic ideas for “FOCUS’ design forecast publications and special projects; Hired designers for the development of a talented and creative forecast design team; Supervised and directed work schedule of assistant designers/illustrators in the development of design concepts, figure and flat illustrations, graphics and page layouts for trend publications; Assisted in selection and editing of color and fabric concepts for publications, presentation boards, audio/visual presentations and special projects; Traveled bi-annually to European fashion centers to shop, organize and illustrate retail garment classification reports; produced quarterly New York retail reports; assisted with creating descriptive information for publications, presentation boards, posters and mailers

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE_________________________________

NORDSTROM, Columbia and Annapolis, MD
Salesperson, Web Support, 2009-2010
Merchandised and sold menswear apparel and related accessories for men's sportswear, men's clothing, men's furnishings; Researched fashion trends and studied product knowledge to develop greater personal trade; Attended and participated in regular in-store classes designed to increase growth in providing great customer service, exceptional teamwork and increased productivity; Assisted visual merchandising team with floor moves and prepared for departmental and storewide sales events and store renovations ; Assisted in maintaining stock room merchandise for the four menswear departments; Performed research and fulfillment duties responding to product orders from the company's nationwide website and in-store customer orders

CITY OF GREENBELT, Greenbelt, MD
Art Instructor, 2008
Instructed 6-week adult exploratory drawing classes for beginner to intermediate students; Successfully designed and implemented 6-8 week courses for 6-14 year-olds including Native American crafts, fashion drawing and doll making

DONNA PELLE, New York, NY
Designer, 1996
Designed women’s leather jackets and coats for three divisions of the company; selected trims and linings and illustrated technical flat drawings with specifications for overseas production; Designed graphics for hang tags

CHOMPOL SERIMONT, New York, NY
Design Consultant, 1995-1996
Mentored and consulted designer in development of seasonal Seventh Avenue collections

JONES NEW YORK, New York, NY
Consultant/Illustrator, 1995
Consulted and developed marketing presentation boards incorporating fashion illustrations, graphics, flat drawings and fabric inspiration to launch new line for Jones Sports division

STARLIGHT FASHIONS, New York, NY
Illustrator, 1982-1985
Illustrated detailed knitwear for seasonal catalog and presentation boards

EDUCATION_________________________________________________________

FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, New York, NY
Associate in Applied Science degree for fashion design

PUBLICATIONS
The Complete Book of Fashion Illustration- Sharon LEE Tate, Mona Edwards, 3rd edition, 1996 (work featured)

REFERENCES UPON REQUEST
Skills (2) Rating
T-Shirt Design
Drawing