BIO

Sills & Experience:

Organization & Management

  • Experienced in all phases of purchasing, sourcing and costing of fabrics and trim.
  • Have assembled merchandising plans and done trend forecasting
  • Accustomed to working with tight deadlines and quick style changes
  • Experienced in all phases of purchasing, sourcing and costing of fabrics and trim
  • Have traveled to, and worked with manufacturers in New York, Italy, China & Taiwan
  • Responsible for line sheets, presentations to sales staff and buyers
  • Merchandising plannning and trend forecasting experience
  • Lead Product Development & Patented Design Prototypes

Design Skills

  • Experienced in designing knits, woven and denim sportswear
  • Experienced graphic artist, developing logos and textile prints
  • Extensive knowledge of garment wash and garment dye effects
  • Expert in patterns and all fittings to insure proper fit
  • Have coordinated photo shoot concept & production, hiring photographers, stylists & models

Computer Literacy

  • PC & Mac, Microsoft Word & Excel, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Moda Cad, QuarkXPress, Synchronics, RealWorld, and Gerber

Employment:

DESIGNER  JAMES LEONARD  L.A., CA  Men's Urban Contemporary Underwear 2017 - 2018
DESIGNER  GUNDERSON  Newport Beach, CA  Men's Board Shorts 2017 - 2018
DESIGNER  INSTAHOOD  Valley Village, CA  Men's & Women's Hood Apparel 2014 - 2015
DESIGNER  GRIN & BARE IT DESIGNS  Trabuco Canyon, CA  Spec. Hospital Wear for Child./Adults 2011 - 2013
DESIGNER BALLER JEANS Danville, CA Mens Urban Contemporary Streetwear 2009 - 2010
DESIGNER  4BOYS GEAR, INC.  Vernon, CA  Modern Urban Men's Underwear 2007 - 2009
DESIGNER  NAWSHIS CLOTHING CO  Oxnard, CA  Men's Urban Streetwear 2004 - 2008
DESIGNER  SPECIAL OPS PAINTBALL  North Salt Lake, UT  Digital Camouflage Tactical Wear 2003 - 2007
DESIGNER  MOTAVATE  Los Angeles, CA  Hip Hop Street wear & Surfwear 1999 - 2001
DESIGNER  FADER & CO.  Los Angeles, CA Jr. Knits Tops & Bottoms 1998 - 1999
DESIGNER  ZEN QUEST  Redondo, CA Mens Urban Hip Hop Street wear 1998 - 1999
DESIGNER  MIRRORS  City of Commerce, CA  Jr., Missy Dresses Tops & Bottoms 1997 - 1999
DESIGNER  SCOTT HILL  Los Angeles, CA  Mens Suits & Sportswear 1994 - 1996

Freelance Clients:

DESIGNER  CLUB SPA, LLC  Glendale, CA  Hard Hat Shades 2016 - 2017
DESIGNER  THITECK  L.A., CA  Men's Athletic Sportswear 2013 - 2014
DESIGNER  BONNIE'S CONFORT ZONE  Tarzana, CA  Women's Intimate Apparel 2012 - 2013
DESIGNER  MUSEWEAR  Upland, CA  Men's & Women's Contemporary Tops 2008 - 2009
DESIGNER  Evade Armor Camarillo, CA  Styled & Functional Specialized Sportswear 2008 - 2009
DESIGNER  4-rth  Los Angeles, CA   Eco-sustainable Men's & Women's Sportswear 2008 - 2009
DESIGNER  REPUBLIK APPAREL  
Bend, OR  Men's Active Sportswear 2006 - 2007
DESIGNER  ESCANTE, INC  San Antonio, TX  womens fantasy costumes 2006 - (present) 
DESIGNER  UNITED NOTTI COLLECTION  Los Angeles, CA  Mens Contemporary Activewear 2002 - 2004
DESIGNER  WARNER BROS. SNAP KICK PRODUCTIONS  Burbank, CA  Costume Design 2002 - 2003
DESIGNER  DRESZING  Vicksburgh, MS  Formal Prom Dresses 2002 - 2003
DESIGNER  BERT EISGLER  Los Angeles, CA  Mens Sportswear & Activewear 2001 - 2002
DESIGNER  INTERCHANGE  Boulder, CO  Mens Sportswear & Activewear 1999 - 2001
DESIGNER  BORN STAR  Beverly Hills, CA  Children Urban Sportswear 1999 - 2001
DESIGNER  VENUE  Los Angeles, CA  Young Mens Contemporary Tops & Bottoms 1999

Education:

FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN & MERCHANDISING  L.A., CA Associate of Arts in Fashion Design  1996

SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE  Scottsdale, AZ Associates of Arts in Design  1993

Honors & Awards:

2015 Los Angeles Award  in recognition of small business achievement    Los Angels, CA 2015
Museum Gallery Exhibit displayed shirt, pants designs  Dept of the Interior Museum   Washington, DC 2007
Gallery Fashion Show featured four designs  Indian Craft Shop & Interior Museum   Washington, DC 2006
Fashion show  Native Womens Leadership Council  Phoenix, AZ 2005
Project 10 Fashion Show  Eagle Rock, CA 2001
Participant in Design Shows  Scottsdale Community College 1993
Scholarship Award  Scottsdale Community College 1992

 

References and Portfolio Upon Request