SENIOR DESIGNER 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
• Fabric & Trim Development • Garment Construction • Technical Design • Technical Sketch • Product Development
• Trend Analysis • Product Assortment Planning • Team Building • Talent Development
KOHL’S Assumed control of Tek Gear design position in 2014 resulting in consistent annual growth with current Tek Gear annual brand total sales of over $140 million. Pioneered fleece programs with current annual sales of over $35 million.
KOHL’S Consistently develop 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.
Senior Materials Manager of Research & Development for Men's, Women's & Kid's Active at Kohl's 2021 - present
Proposed the creation of a new R&D Active Materials position to support Active Design teams with seasonal new fabric developments. Collaborate with Trend Team on seasonal active trends to establish new materials direction. Collaborate with Design Teams on seasonal fabric development directions. Engage with fabric mills on developments of seasonal fabrics as well as resolving construction, technical and price challenges of fabric developments. Abet Design Teams to resolve seasonal materials challenges to address newness and affordability.
Senior Designer Men’s-Boy’s Tek Gear & Men’s FLX 2014 - 2021
Provided design leadership for Men’s-Boy’s Active Design Team driving consistent positive results in seasonal fabric & trim development, color palette creation, design concept, product ideation, product development and product assortment. Responsible for design voice in cross-functional collaborations to preserve design vision and product development execution. Overachieving company mandate for sustainability by converting Men’s-Boy’s Tek Gear to 90% sustainable in one year (2019 - 2020). Encouraged design team to learn and participate in 3D design by providing access to Browzwear. Raw material development point person for new brand FLX Men’s during the new brand conception (2019). Assumed control of FLX Men’s design and development responsibilities in Spring 2020 for inaugural Spring 2021 season. Accountable for talent management & development on Men’s-Boy’s Active Design team to ensure continuous talent utilization, new skill acquisition and employment retention. Mentored cross-functional team members on fabric and garment knowledge to maintain design and product integrity. Consistently managed effective seasonal inspirational and development travels including budget & schedules to ensure success of seasonal development.
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
BLACK BROWN 1826 - CREATIVE DESIGN STUDIO 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
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Google Workspace, Microsoft 365, Miro
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