o Experienced in Apparel Design, Accessory Design and Product Development working with overseas and domestic manufacturing in all stages of line development: concept thru to production. o Superior flat sketching, hand illustration, CAD technical flats, and presentation skills. o Strong draping, flat pattern making/ manipulation, and sewing abilities for mock-ups and clarification for factories. Have sewn sales samples for smaller companies, and construction experience in a range of fabrications ranging from leather to Bridal fabrics. o Proven ability to translate trends and market research into best selling product keeping integrity of brand DNA intact o Textile experience in print selection, development, and re-coloring; Yarn dye pattern development, and re-coloration; performance fabrics, leather, formal and casual fabrics, embroidery and sweater knits layout and development o Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, Web PDM, and Microsoft Office software. Basic knowledge of Lectra Kaledo Style, Point Carre, and U4ia software o Frequently attend trade shows in L.A., Munich, Italy and Paris to stay current with latest market developments.