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Graciela Barrios

Freelance Fashion Illustrator & Graphic Designer

1895
Location:Laval, Quebec, Canada
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/gracielabarrios
7
Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$60
Rate/Hr
HIGHLIGHTS
• 18 years of experience in Fashion Design, Production & Merchandising roles.
• 3 years of experience managing garment production with buyers & local and overseas suppliers.
• Unmatched fashion research, analysis, sketching, illustration, design & product management skills.
• Creative, innovative, and detailed oriented team player with strong organizational skills.
• Proficient with Windows or MAC with expert knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop & Office programs.
• Excellent written & oral communication skills in English, French and Spanish.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

FREELANCEFASHIONDESIGNER.CA
2017-Current Senior Fashion Designer / Owner
- Work as a fashion designer and consultant with clothing brands & private label companies.
- Research fashion trends and develop mood, trend & collection boards.
- Create garment technical packages, artwork actual size files, flat sketches and technical design sheets.

NASRI INTERNATIONAL / LADIES SPORTSWEAR
2017-2018 Senior Fashion Designer
Researched future fashion trends and provided actionable recommendations for new collections of contemporary sportswear and swimwear for ladies, young girls and active men.
Developed mood, trend & collection boards to sell styles to l’Aubainerie, Hangar 29 & Mode Choc.
Worked closely with account directors to design and produce marketable seasonal collections.
Helped supervise, monitor and follow up on all design projects from conception to final delivery including lab dips, strike offs, trim & accessory approvals, pre-production samples, etc.
Coached two junior designers and freelancers & did quality control on all their design outputs.
Managed and organized the main showroom for presentations & merchandising purposes.

TWIN HEART CLOTHING INC.
2014-2017 Product Developer/ Production Manager
Responsible for overseeing domestic & international apparel production with high quality standards.
Managed relationships and P.O. approvals with buyers as well as local and overseas contractors.
Helped plan, organize and monitor production and delivery schedules to meet deadlines.
Processed new orders, reviewed estimates and ensured cost cards & margins were accurate.
Worked as a team with the design & fit departments to oversee artwork, tech packs & samples.
Managed lab testing requests, sample orders, and new style approvals.
Maintained and updated production documents and prepared reports.

REITMAN’S CANADA / ADDITION-ELLE
2014 Fashion Designer
Identified & analyzed future fashion trends & key looks for Reitman's sleepwear & swimwear lines.
Worked closely with buyers to develop new lines of lingerie, sleepwear & swimwear for women.
Developed new styles of lingerie designs for the Ashley Graham Lingerie collection.
Designed new lines of accessories, jewelry and footwear to match lingerie collections.
Supervised & coached two technical designers to ensure flawless execution within deadlines.

FELIX HOMME - VINCENT D’AMERIQUE
2013-2014 Assistant Fashion Designer / Graphic Artist / Fit Technician
Sketched and designed artwork for a variety of fashion collections for men.
Helped sketch and design new prints, logos, labels, coupons, etc. for merchandising.
Prepared & sent technical packages to both to local and overseas suppliers.
Coordinated and approved garment fit, from sample to final production.

GENTLE FIT LINGERIE
2009-2011 Fashion Designer / Merchandiser
Performed fashion trend research and provided feedback on new styles, prints, colours and fabrics.
Designed & proposed new lady styles for Wal-Mart, Sears, The Bay, Zellers, Giant Tiger, and TJ Maxx.
Prepared custom technical packages and colour cads for local and international buyers.

ODYSSEY KNITS
2006-2009 Fashion Designer
Researched, analyzed and presented new fashion trends to buyers.
Created new fashion-forward styles and prints; proposed new fabrics, trimmings and colours.
Designed new lady styles for Reitman’s, Addition-Elle, Cassis, Sears, La Senza Girl and Ricki’s.
Managed, coordinated and supervised new fashion lines from design to production and shipping.

NTD APPAREL
2004-2006 Fashion Designer/ Graphic Artist
Performed fashion trend research for the young active girl category.
Developed new sportswear styles for girls (“Stuff” from Hillary Duff & Trollz) from sketch to production.
Prepared custom technical packages for both licensor approval and overseas suppliers.

SEARS CANADA
2000-2004 Fashion Designer
Researched and analysed fashion trends including new styles, prints, fabrics, trimmings and colours.
Prepared and presented trend, mood and collection boards to Sears' buyers.
Created costing packages and technical packages for overseas suppliers.
Managed colour standards, size-and-fit, fabric quality and trimmings for different fashion brands.


SPECIAL PROJECTS

2016-2017 Designer / Merchandiser & Line Consultant for UNDRADR
Developed a new line of high end yet affordable Canadian sportswear clothing for men. Visit www.undradr.com, for a quick view.

2014-2015 Designer / Merchandiser Consultant for PURPLE LUXE
Developed a new line of trendy shirts & blouses to suit the Purple Lux line of cufflinks for ladies at www.purpleluxe.com.

EDUCATION

LEADERSHIP, PUBLIC SPEAKING & COMMUNICATION SKILLS DIPLOMA
2008 Dale Carnegie Business Group

FASHION STYLIST CERTIFICATE
2001-2003 Institut Supérieur de Design de Mode

FASHION DESIGNER DIPLOMA
1997-1999 Institut Supérieur de Design de Mode