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Andrea Just

Freelance T-Shirt Designer & Fashion Illustrator

Location:Hopkins, Minnesota, United States
2 Skills
Summary of Qualifications:
Ten years of experience in Design; creative and detail-oriented with strong organizational and problem solving skills. Motivated by making an impact through design; multiple deadlines, creating a cohesive product mix, researching, presenting, and applying trends. Expertise includes Adobe CS5: Photoshop, Illustrator, and In Design, Ned Graphics, MS Outlook, Excel and Office.

Trend Specialist- 2009 to present:
Christopher & Banks, Women’s Missy & Plus, Plymouth, MN.
•Present seasonal trend direction to company executives, buying, and design teams.
•Research and develop seasonal trends to create original and brand correct concepts; including color palettes, fabric, print, and silhouette.
•Create mood, trend, and print boards to communicate and inspire buyers and designers with major themes for future collections.
•Compile trend research through multiple trend services, on-line research, sample shopping, and shows.
•Analyze customer profile and sales to maintain brand integrity.
•Create original print work for set-up sections.

Textile Designer- 2008 to 2009:
Christopher & Banks, Women’s Missy & Plus, Plymouth, MN.
•Develop original textile design work for women’s missy & plus using Ned Graphics and Adobe Suite CS5.
•Work cross-functionally with Buyers, Trend Director, and Color Department to create executable and saleable print work.
•Create and present cohesive textile presentations that include boards, tears, and print designs.
•Assist the Trend director in trend boards and new development print work.
•Select finishes, treatments, embroidery, trims, and print techniques.

Apparel & Textile Designer - 2007 to 2008:
Junonia LTD, Women’s Plus, Mendota Heights, MN.
•Create original designs for Women’s Plus; casual, active, outerwear, and textile design.
•Research and develop seasonal trends; themes, concepts, color, and fabric.
•Manage design specification packages and ensure they are complete and accurate.
•Present and assemble cohesive product presentations that include boards, sketches, and samples to executives for final approval.
•Communicate with vendors in Asia and domestically and approve strike offs, lab dips, and hand looms.
•Locate and evaluate new fabric/print mills and garment manufacturing partners.
•Assist at photo shoots & collaborate with Marketing to advertise brand correct product.

Apparel Design & Product Management- 2003-2007:
Kuhlman Company, Women’s Ready-To-Wear, Minneapolis, MN.
•Create innovative designs using Adobe Suite CS5; Photoshop, and Illustrator.
•Travel to fabric mills and factories in Italy, seasonally, when needed.
•Collaborate with international and domestic vendors to aid in production of garments.
•Present and assemble cohesive product presentations that include boards, sketches, and samples to executives and board members for final approval.
•Maintain relationship with Italian office and multiple factories in Europe.
•Manage product line from design, shipment to stores.
•Facilitate overseas shipments with United States Customs.
•Distribute store communication on new product assortments.

University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Science in Clothing Design- 2003
Capella University-Minneapolis, MN
MBA with a Marketing Specialization- 2009-Current

Relevant Skills:
•Proficient in Adobe Suite CS5; Illustrator, Photoshop, and In Design, Free Borders/Karat CAD, and Ned Graphics.
•Microsoft Office; Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
•Illustration through rendering and technical flats by hand and computer aided.
•Trend services knowledge and application.
•Vendor relations; domestic and international.
•Strong written and verbal skills; team player; organized and successful multi-tasker.
•Friendly, efficient, highly motivated, and dedicated worker

Excellent references available upon request.