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.
| New York, NY
| 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).
| 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.
| 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
| Jun 2007 - Oct 2009
Understanding of HTML & CSS
Kaledo | Knit, Print, Weave
NedGraphics | Easy Coloring, EasyKnit, EasyWeave, Print Studio
UX Design Immersive Program
HTML, CSS, & Web Design Online Course
BFA | Surface Pattern Design
Minor | Anthropology
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.