Robert Keller

Robert Keller

Mens Apparel Designer, Bottoms, Denim

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Technically minded design entrepreneur. Originally a DJ, my first concepts were break record projects and the related graphic design as I bounced from drafting major to art/graphics major in college. At one point I started volunteering with a startup and an ASR non profit. Through that I ended up working formatting art for a sceen printer in late 2000's. Working with files from all the different brands and volunteering for the events fueled my desire to learn how all the clothes I like to wear are made. Working in sublimation was where I decided to start sewing tshirts so I could print my own on my shirts. My first machine was and industrial actually for canvas and heavy sewing, not knit fabrics. I delved deep into denim design, sewing, culture and technical aspects of machine selection and use for the last 9 years. I am well versed in many aspects of denim garment construction and pattern making for both men and women. For the last 3 years, my focus has been learning all of the various aspects to tshirt design and construction with interest on fabric behavior and sewing. I have put together a small pod of all the necessary machines to sew a factory spec garment. My shop is growng with 12 fully functioning machines for both full tshirt production(<4000/mo), and for woven/trouser sample making. I service my own machines, understand folders, feet and binders. I can demonstrate all skills sets and have made hundreds of garments.
Aside from garment construction, I have a mid level skill set in graphic design and related creative skills as it pertains to garment sublimation, web and to a limited degree print. Furthermore, I can use other digital suites like Quickbooks and Excel.

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