Fashion Designer and circular economy advocate with 15+ years of cross-functional experience in apparel design, product life cycle management, merchandising, and marketing.

Committed to cultivating transparent circular supply chains, ecological restoration, and social equity. 
Influenced by artisanal heritage, nature, contemporary, historical, and archeological references.

My educational background includes degrees in Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, and Management, Certifications in Patternmaking, and Clo's 3D Garment Visualization, and minors in Ethics and sustainability and History of Art.
As a self-employed fashion designer, I have successfully provided comprehensive design services to a diverse clientele, including start-ups and established fashion brands. My expertise encompasses creative concept development and meticulous technical design, with a strong emphasis on ethical and conscious fashion practices.
Evolving Concept Studio, New York City - Freelance Designer & Technical Development 
MARCH 2020 - Present
● Concept Design: Developed innovative fashion concepts tailored to client needs, ensuring alignment with brand identity and market trends.
●Technical Development: Created detailed technical sketches, specifications, and patterns, facilitating the seamless transition from concept to production.
●Client Collaboration: Worked closely with clients to understand their vision, providing professional guidance and feedback throughout the design process.
●Ethical Focus: Prioritized sustainable materials and ethical production methods, promoting environmentally conscious fashion solutions.
●Market Analysis: Conducted thorough market research to stay ahead of trends and incorporate cutting-edge designs into client projects.
●Project Management: Managed multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring timely delivery and client satisfaction.
CALA, New York City - Designer & Technical Development Consultant
APRIL 2020 - Present
● Worked closely with cross-functional teams throughout the design and development process.
● Responsible for establishing fit standards and ensuring proper construction across multiple categories.
● Issued initial specs to accelerate prototype production, ensuring it met target cost and design integrity.
● Responsible for developing comprehensive tech packs, CAD presentations, labels, and graphic designs.
● Meticulously reviewed and approved lab dips, knit-downs, strike-offs, and trims to ensure they met the required standards and design specifications.
● Maintained strict adherence to the production calendar while developing new collections, ensuring timely completion and delivery of the products.

SUNRISE BRANDS, New York City - Associate Technical Designer
AUGUST 2021 - JANUARY 2023
● Collaborated closely with cross-functional teams, successfully launching Joie's denim category and Rebecca Minkoff's first collection to be showcased at NYFW.
● Provided support in developing fit standards for denim, knits, and woven categories, ensuring consistency and accuracy in the fit of the garments across these product lines.
● Conducted detailed sample evaluations to assess compliance with specifications, construction quality, and adherence to the desired fit intent.
● Effectively managed tech packs, size charts, and BOMs within PLM systems, ensuring accurate documentation throughout product development.
● Provided comprehensive training and mentorship and delegated tasks to Assistant Tech Designers, ensuring their professional growth and efficient execution of responsibilities.

BY SECOND WIND, New York City - Designer & Technical Development Consultant
AUGUST 2020 - JUNE 2022
● Closely collaborated with the founder/director on the concept and development of the ready-to-wear line.
● Skillfully translated the director's design intent into tangible garments through draping, patternmaking, and creating mock-ups.
● Meticulously developed detailed tech packs for initial samples and production development stages.
● Conducted thorough evaluations of samples and delivered effective feedback and updates to manufacturers, ensuring adherence to the desired specifications and requirements.

TOMMY HILFIGER, New York City - Associate Designer (Contract)
● Supported the men's polo team by developing multiple seasons for their product line.
● Responsible for color palettes, creating print repeats, CADs, and preparing presentation boards.
● Illustrated technical sketches and construction detail guides to ensure precise execution.
● Responsible for creating and maintaining up-to-date Tech Packs in the PLM system.

MARA HOFFMAN, New York City - Design and Production Assistant
AUGUST 2018 - MAY 2019
● Actively contributed to design development and production across multiple categories.
● Implemented a POM guide for production partners to facilitate accurate sample development.
● Collaborated closely with manufacturers to ensure the realization of design intent and objectives.
● Made significant contributions to minimizing material waste by conducting fabric yield calculations and implementing pattern adjustments.

GREAT WALL CORP., New York City - Design, Product Management, and Sales
OCTOBER 2006 - JUNE 2018
● successfully led the sleep/loungewear divisions, overseeing the process from conceptualization to delivery, leading to repeat sales, business growth, and enduring partnerships.
● Introduced profitable design concepts and techniques tailored to target markets, resulting in increased profitability.
● Provided valuable support to the design director in developing the athleisure categories for girls, misses, and size-inclusive segments, contributing to successful establishment and growth.
● Collaborated closely with CAD designer to develop market-focused graphics and prints, ensuring timely strike-off approvals and accurate line sheets for our product offerings.

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City - Bachelor of Arts
Major: Fashion Design
Minors: Ethics and Sustainability, History of Art

Wood Tobe-Coburn School, New York City - Associate of Arts
Major: Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, and Management
Internship: W Magazine - Fashion Assistant to Creative Director Alex White

Patternmaking Certificate
Fashion Institute of Technology - September 2022 - Present

Introduction to Clo’s 3D Garment Visualization Certificate
Fashion Institute of Technology - July 2022 - August 2022 

Expertise in Concept and Design Development, Circular Design, Garment Construction Techniques, Textile Performance, and Leading Multidisciplinary Teams
Product Development:
Draping, Patternmaking, Corsetry, Tailoring, Leather and Couture Sewing,
Technical Design:
Technical Sketch, Tech Packs, Construction Callouts, Grading, CLO 3D
Product Management:
Illustrator, Photoshop, Centric, Flex PLM, RLM, PDM, Microsoft Excel, Google Suites

Awards + Honors
● JOOR x Not Just a Label: 100 Project, Global - January 2020
● Neiman Marcus x FIT: Future of Fashion In-store Exhibition, New York City - May 2019
● Featured on, Global - May 2019