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Janice Hijin Lee

Freelance Fashion Illustrator, Technical Illustrator, & More

Location:New York, New York, United States
Phone: (310)383-7319
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Janice Hijin Lee is a fashion designer + illustrator located in New York specializing in "movement illustrations," fashion illustration, and luxury women's ready-to-wear. With a fine arts, design, and technical background, she intertwines various mediums together to produce illustration, art, textiles, and prints. Janice uses graphics, patternmaking, draping and construction techniques such as smocking, origami, and macramé and displays her emphasis on craftiness and unique detailing.

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Computer skills: Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, InDesign, Excel, Word, Bridge, Kaleido Print, Web PDM
Design: Draping, Patternmaking, Flats and Specs, Knitting, Tailoring, Graphics and Layout, Print and Fabrication, Construction, Quick Sketching, Sewing, Sourcing, Fashion Illustration, Embroidery Design, and Digitization
Languages: English, Korean, Italian

Young Designers for Calcutta: Association for the Dominque Lapierre Foundation, Florence, Italy.
• First Place Winner
CFDA- Council of Fashion Designers of America- Senior Design Competition, New York, NY
• Finalist
Sportswear Design Competition: Torrance Fashion Show, Torrance, CA
• First Prize Winner- Best winter Collection

Madewell, NY, NY, March 2013-Present
Freelance Designer
• Designed season’s wovens dresses with embroidery layout and allocated prints for bottoms and outwear
• Handled fabric sourcing, trim research, utilized Computer Aided Design programs for design development and created 150 D-card per category tech packs for season’s looks

Truth & Pride, NY, NY, October 2012- March 2013
Assistant Designer
• Designed leather outwear styles, graphics, embroidery, and wovens for licensee work and private label
• Produced theme of season’s prints and coordinated with factories for execution and fabric quality

German Valdivia, NY, NY, May 2011- September 2012
Designer, Freelance Fashion Illustrator
• Executed designs from initial sketch to patternmaking and draping samples, to finished showroom product
• Met with clients and presented illustrations of original designs and implemented designs utilizing Excel and CAD programs- met with sample rooms to review fit notes, construction and design details

Oscar de la Renta, NY, NY, Sept 2011-Nov 2011
Design and Product Development Intern
• Hand painted textile designs and created samples that were part of ODLR Spring 2012 Fashion Show
• Merchandised new collections and provided fabric manipulation ideas for upcoming product lines
• Assisted fittings and altered patterns for Runway and Bridal

Truth & Pride, NY, NY, Jun 2010- Sept 2010
Design and Production Intern
• Created Tech Packs, researched trends, and contributed in print and illustrations for graphic layouts.

PopMonster, Torrance, CA, Nov 2007- Jun 2010
Buyer- Retail Store and Art
• Developed outstanding vendor relationships
• Managed inventory control: Forecasting, planning, and inventory/warehouse
• Provided network assessment, extensive documentation, ongoing customer communication,
and product management through all phases of sale, installation, and follow-up

Fashion Institute of Technology: State University of New York
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
Major: Fashion Design Minor: Italian

Polimoda Institute of Technology: Florence, Italy
One Year Study Abroad Program, 2009-2010
Major: International Fashion Design