I am a fashion/general illustrator and an experienced accessories designer with over 10 years experience in the field. Concept to production.
57 Shirley Blvd. Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Liz Claiborne Co. New York, NY (6/98-3/02)-Head Designer
Design, spec and developed complete lines for Liz Claiborne from concept to production. Research and develop hardware and pc goods. Shop Domestic/International markets for trends and inspiration. Travel to Orient to oversee design and production. Successfully introduce concepts to boost leather and transitional Fabric lines.
Gary Gaines Inc. New York, NY (6/97-6/98) - Designer
Designed concepts, specs, and corresponded with factories to oversee product development.
Oversaw first production samples and made corrections.
Ladies Handbags better to budget: Division Rebecca Michaels- Successfully introduced concepts to position new leather line of better handbags. Developed and designed hardware. Designed “JR” line of handbags. Designed luggage: Introduced concepts to establish sporty new luggage line. Designed backpacks for “back to school” and travel bags for budget. Designed and monitored development of prints, hangtags and logos.
Lucchese, New York, NY (6/96 -5/97) Designer / Product Manager
Designed and spec’d line of luxury handbags, small leather goods, luggage, belts, hardware, jewelry, shoes and outer ware from concept to production. Corresponded with domestic and overseas factories, tanneries, jewelers and suppliers to oversee product development. Researched market to establish price guidelines and cost comparisons. Oversaw first production samples and made corrections. Illustrated and monitored development of presentation boards.
High Point Accessories, New York, NY (1/95-6/96) Designer
Successfully introduced new concepts to reposition kids division. Designed, spec’d and developed line of licensed products: Pouch belts, belts, hats, (cut and sew, knits) gloves, rainwear, diaper bags, sport bags. Corresponded with overseas factories. Illustrated and monitored development of presentation boards. Adult sport bags: Designed, developed and spec’d Fall line of bags and accessories for Roller Blade and Blade Runner.
Accessory Network, New York, NY (1/94-1/95 Designer
Designed, spec’d and developed handbags for Carpetbags of America. Designed and illustrated prints. Prepared and sketched illustration boards.
Freelance Illustrator –
Accomplished fashion illustrator with published works from various magazines, brochures, books, and storyboards. *******’s fashion editorial section “fashion forecasting” and “mantrack”, Ralph Lauren “Polo”-men’s and boy’s, Wiley Design studio- accessories, women’s and men’s wear, Vanity Fair’s “Five to Nine” sleepwear and loungewear. Brigitte Nioche’s “Dress to Impress” fashion and beauty book- front and back covers.
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY – 1986-1990
Awarded Bachelor Fine Arts, *** Laude, Illustration
Computer Skills: Basic knowledge in illustrator, Microsoft Word, Excel
Additional courses: Accessory Design, Leather & Materials and Millinery
Post Baccalaureate / Fine Art/ Art Education -2013
KEAN UNIVERSITY, Union NJ