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Jessica Lee

Textile/Surface Pattern Designer, Graphic Designer, & Accessories Designer

Irvine, CA, USA
I am a graphic designer/artist with over 8 years of experience in apparel/accessory graphics, textile/surface pattern design, and accessory designs. I've worked with private labels and other various brands (both small and big). I love creating graphic art and textile designs using different mediums such as hand drawing, painting, digital elements, and photographs.

Work Experience

Pukka Inc

Graphic/Accessories Designer

• Created original graphic art (for different types of print methods, embroidery, patches, metal trims, jacquard knit patterns, and rhinestone/jewel appliques) and textile/surface pattern design using hand drawing, painting, digital elements, and scanned/photographed images; updated existing graphic art
• Created separate layers for artwork to be screen printed
• Designed and developed various accessories such as headwear, cold weather, iPhone cases, and jewelry
• Managed our biannual trend and design presentation for Dillard’s where I collaborated with merchandisers, gave art direction and trends to follow that were specific to each of Dillard’s brands, and delegated work within our design department
• Designed packaging, hangtags, and stickers for headwear and cold weather accessories
• Seasonal trend research and presentation
• Sourced fabrics and trims
• Created and maintained highly-detailed technical packages for sampling and final production
• Worked with product matrixes and bill of materials of various brands
• Project and time management using Basecamp
• Worked directly with clients at Pukka booth at Surf Expo, helping them design headwear or cold weather on site
• Assisted the marketing design deparment (e.g. editing/retouching photos of products)
• Clients include: various private label companies, Aeropostale, Alpinestars, AMBSN, Billabong, Dillard’s, Element, Famous Stars & Straps, Fox, Life Is Good, Neff, Sanuk, RVCA, and Zumiez
August 2012 - July 2015 Irvine, California, United States

Covee LLC

Graphic/Accessories Designer

• Created original artwork or modified existing graphics for different types of print methods, embroidery, hangtags, patches, metal trims, and jacquard knit patterns
• Created separate layers for artwork to be screen printed
• Accessory design and development, primarily working on headwear, cold weather, promotional bags, and apparel
• Created and maintained CADs and technical specification packages for sampling and final production
• Worked with product matrixes and bill of materials of various brands
• Researched and analyzed market trends for new development
• Daily communication with overseas factories
• Project and time management
• Sourced fabrics and trims
• Reviewed samples and made revisions accordingly
• Clients include: various private label companies, Athleta, Alpinestars, Brixton, DC Shoes, Element, Hot Topic, Hurley, Monster, Nixon, Oakley, Roxy, RVCA, Sole Tech, Stussy, Troy Lee Designs, Volcom, and Wilson Latin America
May 2007 - July 2012 California, United States

Freelance

Freelance Graphic Designer

• Design print materials such as business/stamp cards, fliers, and banners
2003 - May 2007 California, United States

Los Angeles Arts Open House

Freelance Artist

• I was commissioned to create a painting for brochures and posters
September 2001 - September 2001 California, United States

Loara High School

Freelance Artist

• I was commissioned to design a mural
2001 - 2001 California, United States

Education

Art Institute Of California -- Orange County

Bachelor of Science, Media Arts and Animation

• Received a full scholarship to Art Institute of California—Orange County from Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in 2002
2007 California, United States

Languages

English (Fluent),
Korean (Native),

Awards

Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

Received a full scholarship to Art Institute of California—Orange County.

2002

Spotlight Awards Art Contest

Won the third place in Spotlight Awards Art Contest.

2000

Skills

Accessories Design, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Apparel Graphics, Digital Art, Digital Illustration, Hand Drawing, Illustration, Jewelry Design, Painting, Surface Design, Textile Design,

SOFTWARE/SKILLS

• Advanced knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Oce Word, and Excel
• Working knowledge of InDesign
• Hand drawing/sketches and painting to be incorporated into product development
• Ability to easily adapt to brand image or style of customers
• Fluent in English and Korean

PUBLICATIONS

"Pattern Mix: A Collection of Inspiring Prints by Designers from Around the World"
Published by Pattern People in October 2014
• Some of my surface pattern designs were published in an e-book “Pattern Mix” that features over 100 surface
pattern designs from around the world