Iris Litwin

Textile Designer

New York, NY, USA
I have had a wide breadth of professional opportunities in my career, giving me a unique skill set and experience to bring to the table.

Trained in Fibers, Printmaking, and Art Education at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). I developed as a fine artist and educator with an eye for print and color. I was awarded a Fulbright grant to study traditional Indian textiles after graduation, which broadened my knowledge extensively of textiles and techniques.

My primary role is to create and develop private label designs sold exclusively at Macy's and Bloomingdale’s. I work closely with the VP of Design, product & technical teams, buyers and overseas offices to ensure products meet and exceed expectations in design and quality.

Specialties: Expert color sense in designing and commenting to mills, attention to detail in writing specs and PD packs, Project management and follow through, Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Dying Fabric, Weaving, Printmaking

Work Experience

Macy's Merchandising Group

Designer- Home Textiles

March 2013 - December 2015 New York, United States

CHF Industries

Freelance textile designer

Worked on Donna Karan branded products
May 2012 - March 2013 New York, New York, United States

Welspun USA

Assistant Designer- Fashion Bedding

April 2011 - New York, United States

Parsons-Meares, Ltd.

Fabric Dyer

June 2007 - April 2011 New York, United States

Maryland Institute College Of Art

Assistant Residential Coordinator

August 2006 - May 2007 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

RGI Home

Senior Designer

January 2016 - Present Greenvale, New York, United States

Education

Maryland Institute College Of Art (MICA)

BFA Printmaking

August 2000 - May 2004 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Fashion Institute Of Technology (FIT)

Continuing Studies Courses

Courses in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Weaving, and Color Science
August 2007 - May 2010 New York, New York, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Awards

Institute Of Internation Education

Fulbright Grant Recipient to India

2004

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office Suite,