A seasoned, User Experience Designer who holds over 10 years of experience in the fashion industry working as a graphic designer, CAD artist, and accessories designer. Intentional, consumer-focused and highly observant, I am at an expert at identifying cultural trends and developing products that truly speak to the user’s emotional drivers. I am passionate about combining visual aesthetics with my innate sense of empathy to develop products that help consumers alleviate unnecessary stresses in their everyday lives.

EXPERIENCE

Diadem

| New York, NY

UX Consultant

| Sept 2018 - Nov 2018

Conducted user research through user interviews in order to discover insights to inform design decisions. Designed, prototyped, and tested process for login, lobbies, and game-flow for native iOS app. Currently in pre-launch (scheduled for launch Fall 2019). 

Banana Republic

| New York, NY

| San Francisco, CA

CAD / Textiles Manager

| Apr 2017 - Sept 2018

Responsible for creation and execution of all print, pattern, and graphics across all of Men's apparel. Researched market trends to pull together seasonal concept direction. Commented on corrections and approvals for color dips, pattern strike offs and handlooms to vendor partners.

Abercrombie & Fitch

| New Albany, OH

Senior Cad Designer

| Nov 2014 - Apr 2017

Responsible for creation and execution of all pattern for Mens Woven Shirts ($57 million business) Swim ($7million business) and Accessories ($15million business) while managing team of 5 designers ranging in experience from Assistant to Senior levels. Responsible for creation and execution of all print, pattern, and graphics across all of men's apparel. Researched market trends to pull together seasonal concept direction. Commented on corrections and approvals for color dips, pattern strike offs and handlooms to vendor partners.

 

Presented seasonal concept and design to leadership team including CEO,  President, and VP of the brand.

 

Doubled as the apparel designer for Mens Cold Weather Accessories. Collaborated with cross-functional departments to create tech packs in PLM and in communicating corrections and approvals for color dips, handlooms and strike offs as well as the execution of design intentions with overseas vendors.

 

Cad Designer

| May 2012 - Nov 2014

Researched industry trends and pulled together directional concepts.

Created original artwork and production-ready files for  execution.

Associate CAD Designer

| Nov 2010 - Nov 2014

Managed team of two designers, one at the assistant level, one at the associate level. Cleaned purchased artwork and redesigned to create production-ready files for execution on apparel.

Assistant CAD Designer

| Oct 2009 - Nov 2010

Digitally cleaned and edited purchased vintage artwork for reproduction. Created original assets and prepared files for send out and execution.

| West Hartford, CT

American School for the Deaf

Graphic Designer

| Jun 2007 - Oct 2009

SKILLS

User Interviews

Contextual Inquiry

Usability Testing

Affinity Mapping

InVision Prototyping

Flinto Prototyping

Understanding of HTML & CSS

Sketch

Figma

Adobe XD

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign

Kaledo | Knit, Print, Weave

NedGraphics | Easy Coloring, EasyKnit, EasyWeave, Print Studio

EDUCATION

General Assembly

| 2018

UX Design Immersive Program

HTML, CSS, & Web Design Online Course

Syracuse University

| 2009

BFA | Surface Pattern Design

Minor | Anthropology

LANGUAGES

English | Native

American Sign Language | Fluent

Designed layout and graphics for all printed publications including T-Shirts, brochures, flyers, signs, and banners pertaining to The American School for the Deaf as well as external clients as needed.