EXPERIENCE

The Men’s Wearhouse, JA Sportswear Assistant Designer

7/2015 - Present

 -Assistant to Joseph Abboud sportswear head designer in all categories

(wovens; tops and bottoms, knits and sweaters, performance, soft jackets and vests)

-Designed wool and technical outerwear collection for fall 2016

-Conduct design research and input to shape seasonal direction

-Create Illustrator flats, sketch details and BOMs for tech packs

-Responsible for trim development and researching updated garment details

-Assist in fabric development and tech pack pass-offs

-Daily communication with contractors on multiple seasons

-Prepare color cards and standards for fabric and yarn mills.

-Facilitate positive vendor meeting experience

-Experience with dying/treatments on fabrics-sweaters-leather

Bonobos - Ayr

Design/Tech Design

9/2013 - 12/2013

 -Supported head designer on concept research

-Created and updated illustrator sketches for design

-Assisted in formulation of color palette

-Worked with tech designer taking garment measurements

-Updated BOMs and TP post fittings

Gap Inc.,

Global Technical Services intern

6/2013 - 8/2013

Paid Internship awarded as part of national design competition

 -Supported Technical Design Team in the preparation of garments,

including fittings of women’s and men’s tops and bottoms, knits, sweaters, and outerwear

-Took specification measurements from corrected samples

-Participated in dying and fabric treatments

-Updated measurement charts in PLM

Ian Velardi

Design Apprenticeship

4/2012 - 6/2013

 -Created and updated illustrator and hand sketches for design

-Prepared Line Sheets

-Assisted designer during trade shows and photo shoots

-Compiled production orders and invoices for FW12, SS13

Mara Hoffman

Design and Production intern

9/2009 - 6/2010

 -Assisted Design Team with all aspects of garment design

-Developed custom design print and forecasting

-Worked closely with fabric and trim contractors

-Directed sewing contractors

-Assisted with quality control and shipping preparation

EDUCATION

 Parsons The New School for Design

Bachelors in Fine Arts

Concentration: Fashion Design, Menswear and Accessories Design

New York,NY

9/2010 - 5/2014

Polimoda

Diploma in Fashion RTW and Knitwear Design

Florence, Italy

6/2005 -9/2009

HONORS & AWARDS

 Neiman Marcus Innovation Project: Finalist to represent Parsons nationally

2014

Gap summer design internship/ scholarship competition

2013

SKILLS & SOFTWEAR

 Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop:

Prints, flats, mood/presentation boards

InDesign

Ms Office

Trend research

Pattern making, draping and sewing

Machine knitting: Commercial and domestic

flat machine, Looper/Linker machine

Batik Dying

LANGUAGES

Spanish - Fluent

English - Fluent

Italian - Fluent