Design Experience

Freelance Designer

January 2016 - Present

• Freelance apparel design projects (CADs/Presentation Boards/Tech Packs)
• Short-term contractual work
• Graphic design work for a Non-Profit Organization (designing posters & brochures)

Designer & Product Development - Joe Fresh Active

Lamour Group

montreal, qc (August 2015 - December 2015)

Aided in establishing the private label activewear business with Lamour.

• Product development for a private label activewear brand for Joe Fresh/Loblaws

• Created merchandising boards & presentations for the client

• Worked closely with Joe Fresh’s PD team in trend research, fabric/trim selection,

sketching, tech packs, costing, sampling.

• Worked closely with suppliers overseas to ensure a smooth sampling process

• Hired and trained a junior designer
• Travel (trend research, customer meetings, overseas travel)

Designer - Industry Activewear

Manhattan Group

montreal, qc (January 2014 - August 2015)

Worked in a team as the ladieswear designer for a newly launching activewear brand

• Development of a seasonal activewear collection from initial concept to production

• Trend research, fabric/trim selection
• Sketched new developments
• Created detailed tech packs

• Daily correspondance and follow-up with suppliers overseas
• Fitting/comments of development samples to ensure proper fit/finishing
• Travel (trend research, trade shows, customer meetings, overseas travel)
• Involved in all aspects of the brand launch (photoshoot/lookbook, trade show prep)

 

Designer - Kyodan Activewear

Manhattan Group

montreal, qc (March 2011 - January 2014)

Started as an assistant designer and very quickly worked my way up to a senior designer position, managing a team of 8 designers.
• Product development of private label activewear brand for TJX Companies

(ladies, mens, girls, boys)
• Sketched new developments & created presentation boards for buyers
• Created detailed tech packs and worked closely with the production team
• Daily correspondance and follow-up with suppliers overseas
• Occasional graphic design work (creating prints, label artwork, hangtags, packaging)

 

Design Intern - Women’s Contemporary Clothing

Manhattan Group

Montreal, qc (October 2010 - February 2011)

Design Intern - Childrenswear

Judy B. Swartz

Los Angeles, CA (April 2010 - October 2010)

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professional

skills

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign

Microsoft Office

Mac/PC Bilingual

Flat Sketching

CAD Presentations

Tech Packs

Fitting/Fit Comments

Trend Research

languages

English (native)
French (fluent)
Spanish (learning)

education

The Fashion Institute of

Design & Merchandising

Los Angeles, CA (2008-2010)

Degree: Associate of the Arts (AA)

Major: Fashion Design

cégep Vanier College

Montreal, QC (2006-2008)

Degree: Diplôme d'études collégiales (DEC)
Major: Visual Arts/Communications

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fun facts

Trained in Indian classical dance

Self-taught Bollywood dancer

Certified Zumba Instructor

Indoor Rockclimbing enthusiast

Recently travelled through

Europe for 3 months