Jessica Garfield

Freelance T-Shirt Designer & Graphic Designer

Location:Austin, Texas, United States
2 Skills
EDUCATION: School of Visual Arts, BFA, May 1999 (Graphic Design Major)

CERTIFICATE: Pet Product Design and Marketing, May 2009 (Fashion Institute of Technology)

SKILLS: Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Page Maker, File Maker, Plaid Maker, Line View and PLM on both Mac and PC platforms


Parigi Group (4/11-8-11)
Responsible for assisting Baby Phat & Apple Bottoms design teams on graphics for girls Infant-Junior lines
Created new colorways on already existing artwork as well as completing tech packs for factories overseas

IDG International Direct Group (3/11-4/11)
Designed original all over prints as well as cleaning and color reducing purchased artwork for women contemporary and moderate apparel
Collaborated with Design Director on multiple colorways using seasons color palette
Prepared tech packs for factories overseas

Topsville (8/10-12/10)
Collaborated with design team on graphic art for girls 7-16 Spring, Fall, and Holiday lines
Designed screen prints, prints, appliqués, and embroideries for Wal-Mart Canada, Sears, M-Ville, Dollar General, Family Dollar and Kmart
Responsible for artwork tech packages

Jacques Moret Inc. (3/08-11/08)
Designed graphic art for missy activewear and bodywear fashions
Produced prints, screen prints, embroideries, and hangtags for private label customers of national chain stores, department stores, and sporting goods stores such as Wal-Mart Canada, Everlast, Moret Ultra, and Jacques Moret
Developed presentation boards and trend books from designers’ research of overseas markets
Created tech packages for the production department and researched graphic trends in sportswear

Sears Holdings Corporation (3/07-6/07)
Collaborated with design team on graphic art for girl infant and toddler lines Spring line
Responsible for designing screen prints, appliqués, and embroideries as well as preparing artwork packages

Kids Headquarters (4/06-3/07)
Coordinated graphic art for Baby Q and Baby Headquarters lines
Designed prints, screen prints, appliqués, and embroideries
Assisted in selecting color palettes and updating artwork libraries for each season
Organized fabric and trim libraries
Oversaw artwork packages for production department

Kayser-Roth Corporation (1/06--4/06)
Worked on designing prints for socks and flip flops for HUE line
Supported design team in reviewing weekly strike offs
Provided artwork packages for production department

Childrens Apparel Network (6/04-12/04)
Assisted in designing graphic art for Strawberry Shortcake license and illustrated and submitted new art poses for character Strawberry Shortcake
Created layouts of mood boards for sales presentations and artwork submissions

Mamiye Brothers (4/03-9/03)
Collaborated on Caribbean Joe license for boys and girls line
Created prints, embroideries, and appliqués
Worked on artwork production packages
Provided research, maintenance, and support for assigned departmental projects and tasks

Haddad Apparel Group, Ltd (2/03-4/03)
Collaborated on Baby Gund license for boys and girls infant play and sleepwear
Assembled inspiration boards as directed
Managed updates for artwork presentation boards
Worked with technical designers for sample fittings and assisted in critiquing production samples


IDG International Direct Group (2/09-3/10)
In charge of graphic art for women contemporary and moderate apparel
Designed prints, screen prints, and trims for private labels including Khakis & Co, Intro, and Marrakech
Executed marketing collateral such as hangtags, in store signage, trade show posters, and sales team binders for the upcoming season
Worked closely with production department in the lab dip approval process
Completed tech packs and communicated daily with for overseas in house factories on the production of samples

Richard Leeds International Inc. (10/07-2/08)
Designed graphic art for sleepwear, loungewear, and intimate apparel
Responsible for designing prints, screen prints, appliqués, and embroideries for generic and licensed lines such as Disney, Mutts, French Jenny, and Betty Boop
Researched upcoming graphic trends and printing techniques
Provided artwork packages for production department

French Toast (9/03-6/04)
Designed boys and girls infant and children wear line for French Toast, Cotler, Rim Rocka, Burlington, and Target
Developed flat mechanical sketches for production
Participated in fabric, trim assortment, and color palette selection for each season
Researched markets and analyzed trend forecasts
Prepared artwork packages and presentation boards

Kleinert’s Inc. Buster Brown (1/02-12/02)
Supervised graphic art for boys and girls infant sleepwear and accessories line
Designed embroideries and appliqués for Wal-Mart, Target, JC Penney, and Sears
Trained employees in Illustrator and Photoshop
Researched seasonal designs for graphic trends
Prepared artwork packages for production department

Gina Group (4/01-1/02)
Designed socks and tights for kids, junior, and missy markets of Payless, Family Dollar, Federated, and May Co.
Exclusive designer for PLUGG license and communicated with New York City PLUGG design team office to complete their brand vision
Oversaw tech and artwork production packages
Communicated with overseas factories on lab dips and strike offs
Skills (2) Rating
T-Shirt Design
Graphic Design