Carlos Valdez


Apparel Designer with expertise in the design and development of women's contemporary clothing. Well developed technical design background. Strong color and textile knowledge. Full knowledge of conceptual and technical aspects involved in design development and production. Advanced skills in computer-illustrated designs on Illustrator. Advanced skills in Photoshop and web PLM/PDM programs. Skilled in sketching, sewing, pattern-making, and draping. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree from San Francisco State University and I am constantly seeking to further develop my skills through online classes and independent research. I have four years of work experience under one company where I have moved up from a Development Assistant to an Associate Designer. I am a personable, fast learner who is looking to be an Assistant Designer or higher. Specialties: Fabric/Trim Sourcing • Print/Color Selection, Adjustment • Sample Management • Hand/Computer Sketching • Direct Communication with Production • Sales Growth • Technical Design • Presentations • Product Development • Pattern Drafting • Draping