James Webster

James Webster

Apparel Designer

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Summary

Apparel Designer who can effectively and creatively design towards a specific target customer or brand DNA. Quietly confident, dedicated to unreasonably achieving specified goals. Creative, self motivated and driven to find ways to continual to improve. Good at multi tasking, maintaining focus and hitting timeline goals with a positive attitude.

I am inspired by the act of creation, from a basic tee to a fully seam sealed jacket packed with details. Both equally fantastic, equally important.

Apparel Design: Trend forecasting, concept ideation, product assortment creation, silhouette, color trend and color palette development, fabric and yarn development
Technical Design: Technical specifications, construction detail sketches, fit blocks, flat patterns, draping. Lead fit sessions & product reviews for all prototype samples to ensure quality & standards
Graphic Design: Label hangtag design and packaging design, graphic tee design (typography and illustrative), color separations, trim design and development
Textile and Pattern Design: Mens shirtings, weaves, knit jacquards, sweater jacquards, screen prints, sublimation
SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY: Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator), Microsoft Office, WebPDM, Enovia, Sophis, U4ia, Prima Vision
TEAM BUILDING: Leader with a passion of fostering creative talent. Team player. Love to collaborate and credit others for their excellent contributions. Have managed teams of 7 designers.
Communication Skills: Present product assortment to retail buyers and executives, email communication with overseas vendors, factories and mills
INTERESTS: International Travel, Swimming, Hiking, Cycling, Kayaking, Roller Skating, Roller Derby, Hand and computer aided drawing and sketching

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