Experienced Apparel/Fashion & Textile Designer hailing from Minneapolis, MN with an extensive background in fashion, functional, and textile design. Intensely creative, dynamic, adaptable, multi-tasking designer consistently delivering innovative fashion-forward designs with an extraordinary eye for the details. Holds Bachelor's of Science degree in Apparel Design & Development from University of Wisconsin-Stout with 6 years industry experience working for small and large companies and multiple freelance clients such as Christopher & Banks, Junonia LTD, Babyboo LLC.
Extensive knowledge of Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop, fashion and technical flat sketching, textile/print/pattern design development, technical and casual fabrics, garment finishes/treatments, apparel construction and stitch/seam types, fit evaluation, specifications packages, international and domestic vendor communication, sourcing and product development. Capable of speaking and writing Spanish; now studying Mandarin Chinese.
ARTISTIC: apparel design/fashion design--womens, mens, kids, baby for swimwear, activewear, outerwear, casual and intimates, functional apparel product design, fashion figure and/or garment sketching by hand or in Adobe Illustrator, trend development/concept board presentation, color palette development, textile/print/pattern/embellishment/embroidery design in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
TECHNICAL: technical flat garment sketching by hand or in Adobe Illustrator, technical specifications package development (tech packs) for domestic or overseas production.
PRODUCTION: patternmaking and size grading, size chart development, sample sewing, fabric sourcing, fabric mill/apparel manufacturing domestic or overseas factory referrals.