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Jane Sampson

Freelance Technical Illustrator & Fashion Illustrator

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Location:Wylie, Texas, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/janesampson
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OBJECTIVE

To obtain a position within the Fashion/Retail industry where I can use my experience, innovative and creative skills to develop unique apparel and/or accessories that will fit the required target market and assist customers meeting their design/style needs successfully and take responsibility in ensuring the growth of the company.
STRENGTHS * SKILLS * ABILITIES
-Fashion Sketch Artist
-Hand & Computer sketching with the help of illustrator for both Concept and Flats
-Computer graphics
-Trend Research/Forecasting
-Presentation Boards
-Fit and construction
-Tech Pack Specification
-Creative presentations/layouts
-Sourcing Fabric, trims and notions
-Strong taste level, passion and very good eye for Fabric, Color, prints, patterns and details
-Create new and fresh prints/patterns that can be translated onto fabric with help of Photoshop and freehand drawing.

SOFTWARE
-Windows 2000-2007, MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point)
-Adobe Suite CS4 (and older versions from elements-CS2), Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
-Lectra U4ia

WORK EXPERIENCE

DESIGN:
Design & Product Manager: January 2010-2011
Broadgate, Inc dba IMPEX, Inc., Southlake, Texas
Designed Jackets, Shirts and Skirts for well known Women’s Retailers such as Coldwater Creek, Macys, Nordstroms. Also designed Leather/Suede Jackets, Shawls and accessories for private brand Sagauro.
Introduced the concept of an innovative and more contemporary format of presentation boards as per buyer’s requirements, but still being creative in Leather and Suede goods. Customers were impressed at the standard.
Was in charge of preparation of Design meetings to ensure all necessary items were present and ready prior to the beginning of the schedule meetings.
Communicated with factories/contractors overseas with Technical Packages and details to finish garment as originally designed with the help of sketches and detailed emails.
Directed the Print mills overseas in developing fabric/garment prints from original Paris Artwork and checking through strike offs.
Followed up through email with domestic, overseas factories and print mills regarding product development and production management.
Sketched garments and embroidery/embellishment placement designs freehand and with the help of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CS3.
Was responsible to present trends and design concepts in the form of magazine tears, sketches and/or garment samples with the help of team members for each appropriate season and customer.
Was responsible for checking initial proto samples for fit and design details that were requested.
Continuously followed fashion trends for the target customer & developed new design concepts, silhouettes, etc.
Worked with fabric and trim vendors to pick suitable items for the collection/season.

Women’s Designer: 2008 – 2010
JSuzette & Co, Inc., Allen, Texas
Designed Jackets, Shirts and Skirts for well known Women’s Retailers such as Coldwater Creek, Appleseed and The TOG shop. Created presentation boards as per buyer’s requirements, but still being creative and innovative. Provided factories/contractors with Technical Packages and details to finish garment as originally designed.
Introduced the concept of an innovative and more contemporary format of presentation boards as per buyer’s requirements, but still being creative in Leather and Suede goods. Customers were impressed at the standard.
Communicated with factories/contractors overseas with Technical Packages and details to finish garment as originally designed with the help of sketches and detailed emails.
Organized and kept track of Paris Artwork assigning numbers and season info. Created a physical library and digital library for easy access.
Assisted CAD Designer with recoloring artwork and creating artwork as needed.
Directed the Print mills overseas in developing fabric/garment prints from original Paris Artwork and checking through strike offs.
Followed up through email with domestic, overseas factories and print mills regarding product development and production management.
Sketched garments and embroidery/embellishment placement designs freehand and with the help of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CS3.
Was responsible to present trends and design concepts in the form of magazine tears, sketches and/or garment samples with the help of team members for each appropriate season and customer.
Was responsible for checking initial proto samples for fit and design details that were requested.
Was solely responsible for Trend researching via Internet, Fashion Shows, Fabric Shows and shopping for fresh ideas and inspiration. Absolutely loved following fashion trends for the target customer & develop new design concepts, silhouettes, etc.
Worked with fabric and trim vendors to pick suitable items for the collection/season.
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Intern/ Assistant Designer (2007-2008)
Bentley Arbuckle, Dallas, Texas
Helped the designers with various tasks, such as sending out mail, emailing/ communicating with fabric vendors and contractors.
Attended Market and worked with several different vendors and assisted selling a fall line.
Helped organize, clean swatch library, garment samples, folders etc.
Hand Sketched technical flats.

Assistant Designer (2006- 2007)
The Vintage factory, Counter Culture Dallas, Texas
Helped in reconstruction of vintage garments, patternmaking, intensive sewing and serging involved.
Brainstorming design for the next season and trend forecasting for various silhouettes and color.
Assisted with photo shoots for the company website.

Assistant to Product Developer (2005-2006)
Meridian Sourcing & Design, Dallas, Texas
Assisted with Product Development, making technical packages, garment specs and measurements.
Made Lab dip cards, Fabric standard cards for approval from buyer etc.
Learned to work and enhance my skills with Adobe Illustrator CS2 and Photoshop 7.0.

RETAIL:
Customer Service and Logistics Sales Associate (2001-2008)
Old Navy, Dallas, Richardson, Plano, Texas
Offered complete customer service in every area of the sales floor.
Flexible team member in every area of the store, as needed the MOD would place me as Cashier, Visual displays, Product placement, Mark downs, Cash Handling (shutting registers), etc.
Lead the Inventory team to complete the standards required for Inventory in each assigned store in DFW metroplex.
Helped with Visual Merchandising, Changing Mannequins, coming up with innovative ways to display product in order to make it appealing to customer. Was responsible with mannequin changes for each dept from kids to Men and Women.
Was recognized and awarded for being in the Top 5 in achieving the goal of selling Old Navy Credit Cards for the month
Assisted the managers in making the transition when store shut down in Richardson Square Mall and opened a new face in Firewheel Mall. Amazing Experience!!
Was also known as a Denim Expert in the Women’s and Men’s Dept.

Customer Service and Logistics Sales Associate (2006-2007)
Banana Republic-Dallas Galleria, Dallas, Texas
Offered complete one on one customer service in every area of the sales floor.
Sales Support and Sales rep.
Helped with visual Merchandising, Changing Mannequin, change signs etc.
Was recognized and awarded for being in the Top 10 in achieving the goal of selling Banana Republic Cards for the month
Assisted customers on a personal level with building wardrobes for Professional or Casual.

EDUCATION*KNOWLEDGE
Bachelors in Fine Arts (Fashion Design), Texas Woman’s University, Denton Texas (2007)
Languages Fluent: English and Hindi (has been helpful while working with factories in India)
Learning knowledge in Chinese (Mandarin)

TRAVEL

Traveled to Shanghai, China for Intertextile show in Oct 2010 to make connections with new fabric sources and Apparel factories. I was responsible to visit our different garment factories in different cities, to develop new collection for Late Summer and Fall. Visited the fabric markets to source appropriate fabric for the collection.
Also traveled to various cities in India for Design, sourcing and development.
Attended various fabric and design shows investigating latest Fashion Trends.