Experience: A native New Yorker-- I work in the fashion and home textile print / product design field, recently moved out here to LA this past year to further my career.
I'm proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and InDesign. I can also work with all components of Microsoft Office- Xcel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, etc.
My more recent work in LA is consistent of several freelance roles in the fashion industry -- accessories (product design), prints, and textile fabric design.
I currently work with a designer close to downtown in the graphics department: textile prints, embroideries, laces, etc. specifically the creation of art for final production.
In the textile and product design industry-- I've worked on every stage of development -- initial concepts and trend research, completion of CAD work (patterns, repeats, colorways, wovens, and 3-D renderings), sending out tech packs for samples, and evaluating initial prototypes/strikeoffs, all the way to QC-level submits; basically, concept through til the goods hit the stores.
Brand licenses I've worked with include BCBG MAX AZRIA, Herve Leger, Nicole Miller, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Bahama, Nautica, Marimekko, and Laura Ashley name a few. I've worked with major retailers on most brands - Bed Bath and Beyond, Macy's, Dillard's, and TJX.
This has taught me the importance of creating designs that uphold both brand aesthetic and quality, while remaining sensitive to cost, materials, and timing. I'm no stranger to working with local and overseas vendors (China, Pakistan, India, etc.)
In terms of materials for final goods - I've worked across all categories- paper goods (presentations and packaging), soft goods (textiles) and hard goods (ceramic, wood, stone, resin, and metal).
Feel free to message me regarding any design needs you may have -- presentations, renderings, illustrations, digital art, logos/packaging graphics, fabric design, screenprint design, mockups, etc. Feel free to message me to discuss any projects you may have.
If you would like to see more examples of my work, please ask. I would be more than happy to provide them.
Goals: Design some really cool stuff and change the world in the process.