Michelle B Roseman
Extensive experience designing children’s wear for a range of markets.
Specialty’s including newborn, infant, & toddler sweaters. Girls dresses & sets.
Ability to respond to design objectives with creative and innovative solutions. Refined taste level with a contemporary edge. Proficient in trend direction and the ability to translate research appropriately. Excellent communication skills and a strong ability to effectively collaborate with all working segments of merchandising, production, and overseas offices.
Detailed understanding of knit, woven, and knitwear manufacturing techniques, processes and fit. Proven track record of designs becoming best sellers.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
• Complete fabric knowledge of knits, wovens, & sweaters
• Product Development
• Trend Research
• Flat Sketching
• Color Direction
• Presentation Skills
• Garment fit evaluation
Illustrator CS6 , Photoshop, Excel, Micrographix Designer, Web PDM, & Ned Graphics
Working knowledge of U4ia, Kaledo, & Primavision
Michelle Designs- Freelance Design-Framingham, MA- 10/2012-Current
•Design prints and patterns for knits, wovens, and sweaters utilizing Ned Graphics and Illustrator CS6/Photoshop.
•Ability to design entire collections/Trend direction
•Strong sense of fashion, trends, design and construction with expertise in knitwear and stitch technique
•Ability to create artwork for vendors in order to execute for production.
Children’s Senior Designer- TJX Companies; Framingham, MA -10/2002-6/2012
•Managed and Developed private label design and artwork for specific classifications for all children’s wear programs including, newborn, infant, toddler separate’s, sets, dresses & sweaters. Girls 4-16 separate’s, sets, dresses, & sweaters, and Boys 4-18 sweaters.
•Executed according to the strategic merchandise plan. Plan doubled with in the 10 years that I had worked on the program. Currently is a Million dollar business.
•Developed strong customer service and working relationships with the Buyers and Product Development Team.
•Continually researched color and trend information utilizing WGSN, Stylesight, and Fashion Snoops.
•Developed concept boards, sketch library, design artwork and selected standards using trend and color services. Selected and purchased original artwork and negotiated pricing.
•Inspired and developed direct reports and contractors.
•Strong sense of fashion, trends, design and construction with expertise in knitwear and stitch technique.
Children’s Senior Designer- May Merchandising Company, St. Louis, MO – 09/1999-10-2002
•Merchandised and designed the children’s product line for Infant, Boys 2-7, Girls 2-16 sets and dresses.
•Thorough knowledge of silhouettes, fabrications, colorway’s sewing techniques, graphics and trims.
•Developed and established the best assortments by market analysis assessing competition and incorporating trends.
•Responsible for using PDM to create flat sketches and specification pages. Attended all fittings for prototype meetings and production samples.
•Traveled to overseas offices in Asia 2-4 times a year to ensure development and execution were accurate.
•Strong organizational, time management, communication and presentation skills.
ADDITONAL REVELANT EXPERIENCE:
Home Textiles Account Manager, AMC/Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN
•Managed development process from design to implementation- candles, seasonal products, domestics, and home textiles.
•Worked with Buyers in Development and offshore sourcing for seasonal programs.
•Responsible for executing key strategies for all projects.
•Worked with Buyers on layouts for plan-o-grams and end caps.
Children’s Product Merchandiser, Dayton Hudson Corporation, Minneapolis, MN
•Led product development for layette, newborn, infant, 2-16 girls and 2-20 boys owned brand lines. I.E. Field Gear Kids, Oxford & Fullam, & Angelleni Layette.
•Developed Color Palettes per season, Designed prints, chose fabrication’s, and silhouettes for 4 season deliveries with in each size range while cross leveraging fabrication minimums for better prices on goods.
•Managed three different brands per owned brand area. Volume of 20 Million dollar business.
•Direct liaison for technical fit support, textiles designer, sourcing, color specialist, buyers, DMM, GMM, and peers.
•Traveled 2x’s a year to Europe to shop for trend and silhouette ideas. Traveled to Asia 2x’s a year to source and negotiate product line.
•Managed Associate Product Merchandiser
Assistant Designer /Associate Designer, Phillips Van Heusen Corporation, N.Y, New York
•Designed and pitched all patterns and plaids for men’s private label woven sportswear.
•Executed follow up for mass market and retail accounts; Target, Wal-Mart, K-mart, Shopko, & Sears.
•Developed color stories and presentation boards for all accounts.
•Communicated daily with overseas offices on submits and lab dips.
•Assisted in designing men’s sportswear knits, wovens, and sweaters.
•Approved prototypes, graded specs lab dip,, strike offs, and knitdown’s,
Syracuse University; Syracuse, NY
Bachelor of Science in Textile Design