Innovative. Collaborative. Passionate. I'm an experienced Designer, Product Developer, Trend & Color Enthusiast and Design Director specializing in product design and project management for apparel, home, and gift markets. Known for my attention to detail, I have a tenacity and entrepreneurial spirit that motivates me daily. I have years of expertise in product strategy, ideation, trend research, materials development, and team management that I can put to work for your organization. My work has appeared in major retailers such as TJ Maxx/Marshalls, REI, Kohls, and Bed Bath & Beyond, resulting in averages of $10-30 million in annual revenue. AREAS OF EXPERTISE: - Product Design and Development - Trend & Color Direction - Textile & Materials Design - Market Research - Manufacturing and Supply Chain - Global Sourcing - Costing and Negotiation - Quality Assessment - Concept Ideation - Technical Design - Presentation Skills - Team Leadership PORTFOLIO: www.behance.net/jjagolin KEY INTERESTS: Design Direction, Print/Pattern Development, Knitwear, Textile Science, Color/Trend Forecasting, Mentoring, Photography SKILLS: Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5 (including 3D effects), Power Point, Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, MS Word, Excel. Knowledge of InDesign, Web PDM, DAM and FTP. Expertise with Pantone color systems. Years of experience in knit and woven textile design and development, vector sketches, hand sketching, technical packages, lab dip approvals, testing standards, production approvals, print repeats, embroidery, sewing, trim design, and garment construction. Materials library origination and maintenance. Expertise with commercial printing both on fabric and paper, including on-site and approval/rejection of pre-press production materials. Knowledge of PrimaVision/Lectra CAD, including Knit Expert and Draping features. Social media skills.