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SENIOR APPAREL DESIGN PROFESSIONAL

Experienced Senior Apparel Designer with an extensive history of building teams and consistently developing talents to achieve excellence and productivity. Skilled product developer with creative mindset and progressive approach striving for excellent product ideation and creation.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

•  Menswear & Men's Active Design  •  Fabric & Trim Development  •  Garment Construction  •  Technical Design  •  Technical Sketch
•  Product Development  •  Trend Analysis  •  Product Assortment Planning  •  Team Building  •  Talent Development

SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS

  • KOHL’S  Assumed control of Men's and Boy's Tek Gear design position in 2014 resulting in consistent annual growth with current annual brand total sales of over $140 million. Pioneered fleece programs with current annual sales of over $35 million.

  • KOHL’S  Consistently developed design talents for professional and personal growth resulting in their promotion and career growth.

  • KOHL’S  Introduced effective and efficient Fabric First strategies and practices to establish and evolve Tek Gear programs that have since been recognized within the company.

  • LANDS’ END  Coached and developed talents on the design team resulting in their growth as managers.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SELF-EMPLOYED  Senior Apparel Design Professional (current)

Milwaukee, WI

PRIOR EXPERIENCES

KOHL'S  Senior Materials Manager of Research & Development for Men's, Women's & Kid's Active at Kohl's  2021 - 2023

    Senior Designer Men’s-Boy’s Tek Gear & Men’s FLX  2014 - 2021

    Additional design responsibilities:

    Men’s-Boy’s Sleepwear & Accessories  2019 - 2020

    Men’s Fila Sport & Fila Outlet  2015 - 2019

    Young Men’s-Boy’s Helix & Urban Pipeline Brands 2012 – 2014

RALPH LAUREN BLACK LABEL  Men’s Outerwear & Roughwear Consultant  2011

EDDIE BAUER  Senior Designer Men’s Knits  2010 - 2011

LANDS' END  Senior Designer Men’s Casual  2009 - 2010

CREATIVE DESIGN STUDIO - BLACK BROWN 1826  Senior Designer Men’s Woven  2007 - 2009

DONNA KARAN DKNY  Men’s Woven Designer Consultant  2006 - 2007

GAP, Inc.  Men’s Bottoms, Denim, Active & Body Designer  2001 - 2006

CLUB MONACO  Men’s Casual Woven Designer 2000 - 2001

CALVIN KLEIN  Men’s Knits/Sweater Associate Product Manager Calvin Klein Jeans  1998 -1999

HENRI BENDEL  Women's Knits/Sweater Product Manager/Production Assistant  1997 - 1998

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Google Workspace, Microsoft 365, Miro

EDUCATION

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK - FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Bachelor of Science, July 1997 - Marketing: Merchandising Management Major

Associate of Applied Science, December 1995 - Fashion Buying and Merchandising Major

 

CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK - BARUCH COLLEGE

Finance Major, 1992

 

UNITED STATES NAVY ENGINEERING SCHOOL (CNE) at GREAT LAKES NTC

Machinist’s Mate, Ship Propulsion Engineering, 1990 – 1991

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