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Graphic Designer + Textile Print Designer, & Photographer
Laguna Beach, Ca
My objective is to grow the printables division and enthusiastically contribute to the business goals of any apparel division; utilizing my exceptional artistic skills, creative vision, and my broad-based experience as an apparel graphic designer. I specialize in the creation/production of apparel graphics and prints in all the jr's categories; sportswear, tees, swimwear, activewear and accessories. In addition to creating graphics I am also experienced in trend forecasting and art direction.
GRAPHIC DESIGN AND PRINT EXPERIENCE
UK
Jun 2013 - Jun 2016
TEXTILE + PRINT DESIGNER
FOUND PRINTS
Artistically create and design textile prints; prints created via watercolor, hand drawn illustration, and computer design. Created over 300 prints in 2 years.
IRVINE
Jan 2016 - Jul 2016
FREELANCE APPAREL GRAPHICS
ELEMENT EDED
Creation of apparel graphics and prints for the juniors clothing division.
Irvine, CA
Sep 2009 - 2013
Graphic Designer Jr's M&D
• Create appealing, trendy and innovative graphics & prints for all categories in the M&D department; (Tees, Fleece, Sportswear, Swim, Accessories, SMU, Surfer Girls, and O’Neill 365 Active wear)
• Collaborate and communicate with all members of the O’Neill Jr’s design team on art requests and uphold the brand’s creative standards
• Artistically design all trims packages, hang tags and specialty labels
• Travel quarterly on global shopping/inspiration trips (Europe, NYC, SF & LA)
• Seasonal trend forecasting and art direction for O’Neill printables (Tees, Surfer Girls)
• Art direct, supervise and inspire a freelance artist on a weekly basis as well as art direct, manage and monitor the daily tasks of the graphic design assistant
• Present seasonal art direction and graphics for the Jr’s and Surfer Girls tee collections at platform meetings, cad reviews and quarterly Sales Meetings to VP’s, Directors and sales force.
• Manage off site press checks and assert all comments, color/art corrections and approvals
• Execute final decisions on production hand-overs for tees seasonally
• Develop tee bodies, attend weekly fittings, and decide upon fabrications, techniques and washes
• Rigorously track the product from start to finish to ensure product integrity, quality control, and brand standards for the printables category each season
Irvine, CA
Apr 2007 - Sep 2009
Graphic Designer Jr's M&D
• Artistically designed graphics and prints for all categories in the M&D and SMU department
• Teched and spec’d out all art for the block tee and fleece categories
• Provided Seasonal creative ideas (including tear-sheets, fabrication, techniques) and presented concepts and graphics to directors and sales
• Collaborated with art director, tee merchandisers and apparel vendors, and made design decisions, graphic color comments and approvals
• Shopped New York, San Francisco and L.A. before Spring and Fall seasons
Lakeforest, CA
Dec 2006 - Apr 2007
Freelance Graphic Designer
• Designed the layout of seasonal catalogs and magazine ads for the brands Es, Emerica and Altamont
• Created global in-store signage and event posters for all brands
• Re-touched over 50 athlete skate photos for Es and Emerica websites
• Collaborated with art director, tee merchandisers and apparel vendors, and made design decisions, graphic color comments and approvals
• Shopped New York, San Francisco and L.A. before Spring and Fall seasons
Education
San Diego, CA
Aug 2002 - May 2006
BFA in Graphic Design
GPA. 3.7 Graduated Cum Laude
ASB-Director of Publicity
Florence, Italy
Aug 2004 - Dec 2004
Lorenzo de Medici-Art Institute
Study Abroad Fine Art Program