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Experienced Technical Designer I recently moved to the Bay Area from New York, where I was a Technical Designer at Carole Hochman Design Group working under the Oscar de la Renta and Nicole Miller Licenses. As a technical designer I have extensive knowledge of fit, garment construction, patternmaking and grading. Creating technical packages, specs and visiting factories for quality control, I oversee garments throughout development and production phases.
Last Resume Update January 18, 2013
Address 1304 International Blvd. Apt.#4
Degree Bachelors Degree
Experience 3+ to 5 Years
Category Design
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Experience

Freelance Technical Designer
Present
-Consulting companies on technical standpoint
-Developing technical packages and writing specifications
-Attending fittings and working with patternmakers to achieve fit
-Visiting domestic factories to ensure quality during production

Carole Hochman Design Group- Oscar de la Rent & Nicole Miller, New York, NY
Technical Designer August 2011-September 2012
-Created/maintained tech packs: completed trim pages, garment construction pages and specs/ graded specs
-Conducted fittings with design team
-Communicated fit comments to factories, demonstrated pattern corrections, provided
measurement and graded specs
-Worked within a tight deadline approving all garments from initial proto sample through top of production

518 Apparel/MjC International Group LLC, New York, NY December 2009-August 2011
Technical Designer
-Created/maintained tech packs: completing trim/fabric pages, sewing construction and spec pages
-Approved all Fit and Pre-Production garments, conducted fittings and communicated fit comments and specs to factories overseas
-Illustrated technical drawings in Adobe Illustrator to show specific construction details/ sewing operations
- Worked with design team and in-house sampling team on producing proto samples.
-Sourced trims & fabric with vendors for sampling/production

Alborada Brides Inc., Chicago, IL November 2009- January 2010
Freelance Designer
-Designed for company’s private formalwear line
-Sourced fabrics, trims and notions for overseas sampling
-Communicated sewing construction, design details and beading details for final Showroom
Samples

Assistant Patternmaker/Seamstress
February 2009- August 2009
-Assisted in draping and drafting patterns for formal wear
-Conducted client fittings, preformed necessary
alterations


Thuy LLC, New York, NY June-October 2008
Design Intern/Assistant Designer
-Worked extensively in PDM system, creating tech packs, tracking samples and fabric inventory
-Prepared cutting tickets for domestic sampling and production
-Attended fittings with the designer and patternmaker. measured garments, created specs, took fit notes
-Sourced fabrics and trims
-Rendered Illustrations
-Assisted in styling Spring 2009 fashion show by creating look boards, taking model measurements, last minute fittings and instructing dressers

Education

The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, Chicago, IL
October 2005- March 2009
Bachelors of Fine Arts in Fashion Design

Odyssey Study Aboard Program: Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milan, Italy
September –October 2007
Completed independent Study in Trends & Concepts