Leader in Fashion Industry using multiple skills in Technical Design or Product Development with focus on Fitting and Communications to overseas factories.

 

  • Instrumental in fit approvals for 90% of private label accounts under management.  Extremely effective in digesting a brands expectations and directing factories on set-up for pattern making, sewing operations, and fit standards.

  • Exceptional at setting up technical design packages for high efficiency and streamline data to communicate to factories.

  • Senior level with hands on approach to mentor managing Assistant and Associate level Technical Designers for best practices and accurate fit corrections. 

  • Proficient in all required software including advanced skills in Illustrator, WebPDM, Excel

AG JEANS

SENIOR TECHNICAL DESIGNER/PATTERN MAKER/

PLM SUPER USER 

2/2015 to 9/2016

  • Women’s: Mainline & Made in Italy - Woven, Knit & Sweaters (Tops & Outerwear)

  • Men’s: Sweaters & Outerwear

  • Men's: Golf Line - Knits , Sweaters & Outerwear

  • Manage Women’s Mainline Tops technical design, create blocks and maintain standard specs, create new development 1st proto patterns, and coordinate benchmark research.

  • Communicate and instruct overseas factories on expectations for fit, workmanship standards.

  • Lead Technical Designers as peer mentor and develop “Best Practices” for processing comments and communication with vendors.

  • Ensure that brand integrity is maintained throughout fit and workmanship.

  • Partner to IT Department as Super User for implementing and rolling out PLM Software across all AG Jeans divisions. 

  • Leader in customizing and developing PLM software for business practices and companywide implementation.

ACE RIVINGTON

MICHAEL GERALD, LTD

SENIOR TECHNICAL DESIGNER - FREELANCE

10/2013 to 2/2015

  • Men’s: Woven, Knit & Sweaters (Tops, Bottoms & Outerwear)

  • Manage private label Kohl’s account for fit approvals, construction guidance to factories

  • Set-up Standards for Grade Rules, How to Measure, Fitting Process and Approvals

MODCLOTH

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER/ TECHNICAL DESIGNER/PATTEN MAKER

1/2013 to 10/2013

  • Women’s: Woven, Knit & Sweaters (Dresses, Tops, Bottoms, & Outerwear)

  • Work directly with co-founder Susan Koger as Head Designer developing 5 in house brands

  • Established Technical Design Team for import and domestic, oversaw Pattern making and Sample Room.

 

DISORDERLY KIDS, RANSOM & AVALON APPAREL

DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL SERVICES

5/2012 to 11/2012

  • Missy, Junior and Kids: Knits (Tops, Dresses, Active)

  • Managed volume accounts: Macy’s, Wal-Mart, JCPenney, insuring compliance for fitting and construction expectations

 

COLOR IMAGE APPAREL, ALO LINE

SENIOR TECHNICAL DESIGNER/ PATTERN MAKER

9/2011 to 5/2012

  • Women’s & Men’s: Athletic, Active & Yoga, Woven & Knits (Tops, Bottoms, Jackets, Dresses)

  • Managed ALO line, responsible for leading fitting, pattern corrections, guiding Associate Technical Designer

 

UNGER FABRIK & ONE WORLD APPAREL

DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL SERVICES

5/2009 to 9/2011

  • Juniors, Missy, Petite, Kids: Knits, Woven (Tops, Dresses, Bottoms)

  • Accredited Business Partner Fit Engineer for Target Corp (ABPFE)

  • Over all brands private label and in house, volume customers included: Kohl’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, & Cato

 

ESSENTIALS BY A.B.S (DIVISION OF P2F HOLDINGS)

MANAGER, TECHNICAL DESIGN

7/2008 to 5/2009

  • Built technical design team to support import production

  • Planned and built out complete sample room and pattern room for in house development; including the building aspects of the room, writing budget plan, negotiating prices for all equipment, and scheduling construction.

  • Set and maintain processes for in house development and import production.

 

BABYSTYLE, INC.

MANAGER, TECHNICAL DESIGN

6/2006 TO 7/2008

  • Maternity, Toddler, Baby: Woven, Knits, Sweaters (Dresses, Tops, Bottoms, Active)

  • Developed entire process for technical design department; create tech package format,

  • Wrote Grade rules for all categories, wrote how to measure guides with detailed illustrations and wrote and publish technical design vendor manual.

  • Partnered with vendor overseas to develop streamlined working

 

JUICY COUTURE

MANAGER, TECHNICAL DESIGN

2/2006 TO 6/2006

  • Women’s, Men’s & Couture: Woven, Knits, Sweaters, Active

  • Managed import technical design team of 8 technical designers

 

FOSSIL INC.

SENIOR TECHNICAL DESIGNER

1/2005 TO 2/2006

  • Women’s & Men’s: Woven, Knit, Sweaters (Tops, Bottoms, Dresses, Outerwear)

  • Established and managed the technical design department within the apparel division.

 

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH

SENIOR TECHNICAL DESIGNER

5/2003 TO 1/2005

  • Tweens: Woven, Knit (Bottoms, Active)

  • Responsible for managing bottoms team and cross manage junior designers and merchants.

 

GUESS? INC.

TECHNICAL DESIGNER - TEAM LEADER

11/1999 TO 5/2003

  • Women’s & Men’s: Woven (Bottoms, Tops, Dresses, Outerwear)

  • Responsible for managing women’s woven team: 1 tech designer, 2 pattern makers, and 3 spec writers.

JUST ALTERATIONS

HEAD FITTING / MASTER TAILOR

5/1993 TO 11/1999

  • Responsible for client fittings and executing garments to each clitents personal fit preference

  • Managed 10 person tailoring staff

GERBER TECHNOLOGY

NEW YORK

CERTIFICATE FOR GERBER PATTERN MAKING, 2004

 

BROOKS COLLEGE

LONG BEACH  

ASSOCIATES OF ARTS DEGREE, FASHION DESIGN, 1994

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