Doug Strachan

Freelance CAD Freelancer & Presentation Assistant

Location:Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 Skills
Douglas James Strachan

Work Experience
Oct 2013 to Sept 2014 (Contract) Jets Swimwear, Alexandria
Cad Grader, marker maker, support for Design room on Gerber System
• Building 3D models from 2D patterns on Optitex Cad system
• Grade Swimwear and Outerwear Ranges
• Create Costing markers
• Create Placement markers using Illustrator with new Artwork for Development
• Convert Gerber 2D pattern into Optitex Cad format to create a 3D Model.
• Working with Design and Development teams to apply the Artwork to the 3D models

Feb 2001 to Sept 2013 Dolina Fashion Group, Rosebery
Cad cam Supervisor and Patternmaker support on Gerber Accumark System
• Manage Cad Cam team of staff, Gerber patterns, files and storage areas.
• Prioritize workflow in order to meet delivery deadlines.
• Grading, yields & production markers for 7 Labels.
• Set up/manage folders/emailing patterns to off shore manufacturers.
• Set up and manage Grading rules in Apparel 21 Database system,
• Fabric, stock, and delivery enquiries and ordering.
• Train all new patternmakers on Gerber system, including digitizing, PDS patternmaking functions, marker making/file management and ongoing support and assistance for current users of the system
• Excel reports for Management on workflow status.
• Co-ordinate and liaise with Production manager, designers, design assistants, patternmakers, qc, merchandisers, fabric staff, cutting staff and china factories.

July 2009 to Present (Part Time) S.I.T Fashion Technology, Ultimo Campus
Gerber Cad teacher
• Evening & Relief teaching of patternmaking and grading Gerber Cad classes for 1st & 2nd year students/classes.

August 2012 (Part Time) Whitehouse Institute of Design, Surry Hills
Gerber Cad teacher
• Evening classes teaching patternmaking, grading & marking on Gerber.

October 1999 to Dec 2000 (Part Time) Dolina Fashion Group, Rosebery
• Digitising, grading, and markers on Gerber Accumark network

August 1990 to Dec 2000 Supre Pty Ltd, Marrickville
Cutting Room Supervisor; Lectra & Gerber Systems Supervisor & Operator
• Women’s & Children’s Grading, Digitising & Marking
• All training and supervision of junior in all areas of running the Gerber system
• Tracking all work in progress
• Ensuring all priorities are regulated with production deadlines
• Co-ordinate with production manager, cutters, store persons, designers, and patternmakers
• Ensure markers and fabric are issued to cutters
• Advise and assist cutters with any problems that may occur including: faulty fabric, matching rib, vilene or lining to main fabric colours, matching and laying up queries

• Liaise with makers on cutting problems
• Use Dataflex network program for style and cutting order enquries
• Fabric, stock, and delivery enquiries
• Lectra to Gerber file conversions for Gerber cutter
• All systems backups and file maintenance

June 1999 to July 1999 (Part time) The Discovery Group, Alexandria
• Digitising and grading on Gerber Accumark

August 1994 to June 1995 (Part time) Fashion Computer Services, Surry Hills
• Men’s, women’s, & children’s grading
• Marker making on Lectra System

March 1990 to July 1991 (Part time) Jenny Hoo Pty Ltd, Balmain
• Sample and production cutter
• Hand grader and markermaker

August 1989 to July 1990 Jill Fitzsimon/Prendor Pty Ltd, Surry Hills
• Computerised grader and digitiser working on Gerber MM5 system

March 1981 to August 1989 Sportscraft Consolidated, East Hawthorn
• Sample and production cutter of woman’s apparel
• Second in charge, Markermaker and general operator of Camsco Markermatic and Grading System
• Second in charge, Markermaker and general operator of Lectra System

Courses Attended
Sept 2009-Feb 2010
Certificate 1V in Training & Assessment Mr Wed, TAA MRWED Centre, Sydney

Mandarin for Beginners & Level 1 St George & Sutherland Community College

Computing Skills for the Office Southern Sydney Institute of Tafe, Padstow
Including Word, Excel & Access

4 Day Gerber Accumark Training Course Gerber Waterloo Head Office

2 Day Lectra Training Course Lectra Systems Head Office

Sydney Institute of Technology (NSW) 1997
Apparel Manufacturing Management
• Production Planning & Control Apps
• Financial Management

East Sydney TAFE (NSW) 1996-1997
Apparel Manufacturing Management
• Economics
• Marketing
• Design Management
• Human Resources Management

Dover Heights College of TAFE (NSW) 1990
Small Business Management Certificate

Box Hill College of TAFE (VIC)
Advanced Certificate of Clothing Technology 1981-1989
• Patternmaking Ladies
• Sewing Machine Skills
• Garment Construction
• Textiles
• Basic Clothing Calculations
• Stitching Technology
• Grading
• Fashion Design
• Computer Grading & Markermaking
• Communications Skills
• Men’s Patternmaking
• Garment Cutting
• Tailoring Specialised Skills
• Style Development - Ladies

Maroondah High School, Croydon, Vic 1980
Year 11 Certificate
• Art
• Music
• Human Biology
• Graphic Communications
• Ceramics

Brandon Greyling Director, Dolina Fashion Group 02 9931 3888
Hans Schieren Operations Manager, Dolina Fashion Group 0411 604 352
Glenda Mitchell Head Teacher, Fashion Technology SIT 02 9217 3559
Loretta Ashby Operations Manager, Dolina Fashion Group 0400 811 919
Skills (2) Rating
Presentation Assistance