Fashion Designer / Technical Designer / Cad Artist
New York, NY, US
Working on many pretty sweaters!
CS is an accomplished, highly creative senior level Design Professional with a BA degree in fashion design and 10+ years of experience in product design and development in Europe,more...CS is an accomplished, highly creative senior level Design Professional with a BA degree in fashion design and 10+ years of experience in product design and development in Europe, Asia and the USA.
A strong and inspiring leader with proven ability to research, recognize, accurately forecast and present fashion & consumer trends using the knowledge to drive sales and minimize costs, as well as capturing the essence and potential of a brand, providing direction for improvement.
Possesses in-depth knowledge of manufacturing capabilities, worldwide sourcing and working internationally with studios and offshore factories. Outstanding technical knowledge in all areas of Womenswear & Production, as well as textiles and surfaces.
Seasoned and efficient traveler to trade shows and for sourcing in Europe, USA and Asia, where she built relationships with factories and vendors for the past 5 years.
Services & Skills
•High taste level and a great color sense.
• Strong textile knowledge in knits, wovens & denim. Fabrics, fibers/content, dyes/finishes, surface design, knits (gauges, stitches).
• Able to interpret fashion trends into new exciting contemporary and saleable designs for target consumer in conjunction with the style of the label.
• Proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator on both Mac and PC as well as several CAD programs.
• Brand building, working within tight budgets and contracts
• Trend & color analysis
• Concept development
• Textile design & Surface design
• Product design
• Product development & troubleshooting