Apparel Designer + Freelance Garment Illustrator with 8+ years in garment production. I love to design and create clothing that is trendy yet comfortable with a slightly vintage, well worn feel.
•Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, Excel and InDesign.
•Excellent sketching and illustration abilities
•Proficient with specs, tech packs, fittings and garment construction
•Excellent trend research and trend analysis
•Extensive knowledge in product development
•Detail oriented and strong eye for colour
•Creative and passionate - enjoys involvement in creative process and brainstorming
•Excellent background in denim
PLEN+Y // junior designer: July 2013 - March 2014
•Designed + developed 3 in house brands; Propaganda, PGD, Big Blue Denim
•Communicated with makers (China and Korea)
•Assisted in any design office needs.
•Researched new trends
•Developed themes/mood boards, tech packs + technical flats for each season
KERSH // assistant designer + line coordinator: Nov. 2011 - Dec. 2012
•Communicated with makers (China and India) production and development from sample to bulk.
•Received and inspected sales samples.
•Created all catalogs, colour cards and sales tools.
•Prep mood boards, information and details for brainstorm meetings + take notes.
•Receive and distribute packages within design office.
•Track, receive and ship sales samples.
•Measure garments, create technical flats and assist in any design office needs.
GLOBAL COLLECTIVE // western sales rep: July. 2010 - July. 2011
•Provided exceptional customer service for accounts across western Canada; approx. 150+ customers.
•Answered phones for office.
•Shipped and received packages.
•Traveled and worked trade show booths across Canada; Know Show, Trends.
•Cold called and researched new customers.
•Showed the collection in the best light possible each season.
SILVER JEANS // assistant designer: Mar. 2009 – July 2010
•Designed + developed first junior collection for Silver Jeans.
•Assisted in any jobs needed to be done in design office.
•Created all concepts, CADS, washes and trim packages for junior collection.
•Assisted on design and production trips overseas.
•Created flat sketches and colour CADS in illustrator and photo-shop for makers overseas.
SILVER JEANS // merchandiser: Mar. 2008 - Mar. 2009
•Responsible for keeping the denim line “1921 Jeans” on its critical path.
•Approving fabric tech specs.
•Visual merchandising show room.
•Created all line-sheets.
SILVER JEANS // criteria technician + illustrator: Sept. 2007 – Mar. 2008
•Communicated with overseas (China) makers through production and development.
•Created all technical flats and Tech Packs for production overseas.
•Worked with designers in fittings and creation of Tech Packs.
BOARDSPORTS // sales associate: Nov.2006 - Mar. 2007
OVER THE RAINBOW // sales associate: May - Nov. 2006 OCTOBER // sales associate: Aug. 2003 - Mar. 2006
B.BRAND // freelance graphic artist: Jan. 2012 - July 2013
PURE BLANKZ // freelance technical illustrator: Sept. - Oct. 2013
CHIC STONES // freelance graphic artist: Sept. - Oct. 2013