Visual Designer who leverages excellent communication, interpersonal and client management skills to produce outstanding products. Apparel and accessory design (activewear, skate and lifestyle apparel) Innovative entrepreneur with eight years of experience Leading a team in researching color, style trends and developing price points for each line developed. Knowledgeable about all aspects of design (concepts, sketches, design briefs, samples and production) Working with sales and merchandising teams to finalize production Technical skills include advanced knowledge of Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office. EXPERIENCE Founder & Creative Director (2007-2014) THE D. CREW - Los Angeles, CA Key participant in company, from start up through company's evaluation of $1 million+ Formulated a comprehensive business plan with clear and actionable goals. Developed all design processes and production tools Managed day-to-day operations and logistics Guided and supervised employees throughout the organization GOALS Collaborated with Marketing on themes for campaigns (look books, collections, photo shoots, packaging and advertising materials) Collaborated with Sales on creating profitable products (calculating break even analysis, return on investment, and gross margin on investment) Collaborating with Merchandising to create displays and design aesthetics (In-Store/Trade Show designs and display layouts and educating the team on product breadth to support buyer and customer interaction.) And most importantly, helping to add to the TOP & BOTTOM line of the company.