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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
FINE SIGNS & GRAPHICS
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
August 2011- Present
Williamsburg, VA
• Development and design of web, logo, and signage using Adobe creative suite.
• Planned and implemented detailed production schedule to meet client needs.
• Supervising staff in the production of large-scale … Read More
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
FINE SIGNS & GRAPHICS
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
August 2011- Present
Williamsburg, VA
• Development and design of web, logo, and signage using Adobe creative suite.
• Planned and implemented detailed production schedule to meet client needs.
• Supervising staff in the production of large-scale signs (channel letters, monument signs, etc).
• Design and development of marketing materials (cards, brochures, flyers, posters, etc.).
• Achieved results through timely task management, communication, and teamwork.
• Created development packets including detailed sketches, points of measurement and bill of materials.




FREELANCE DESIGN
PRODUCT DEVELOPER/ DESIGNER
August 2009- March 2011
Los Angeles, CA
• Oversight and management of 15-20 design/development team members.
• Developed, maintained, and complied to the time & action calendar for production merchandising.
• Lead development meetings to ensure product development timelines were met.
• Conducted fittings with cross-functional team and vendors to ensure costing, quality & design.
• Updated both domestic and international vendors on product development,
• Often amended and revised manufacturing and production timelines to fit client needs.
• Maintained and fostered manufacturer/vendor relationships by acting as development liaison.
• Achieved results through timely task management, communication, and teamwork.
• Created development packets including detailed sketches, points of measurement and bill of materials.
TRUE RELIGION BRAND JEANS
ASSISTANT MANAGER
November 2008- May 2009
Williamsburg, VA
• Created a customer focused store environment through leadership and example.
• Created a positive working environment by valuing and encouraging diversity, mutual respect, and teamwork.
• Represented the company and the store in the local community.
• Managed markdowns, purchase orders, invoicing, cash reconciliation, and inventory.
• Planned, prioritized, and balanced the functions of the business as required for objectives.
• Updated stock and evaluated customer buying habits through computerized sales data analysis.
• Implemented assigned company programs and activities.
• Achieved results through timely completion of assigned tasks and activities.
• Supported attainment of store sales and shrinkage objectives.
• Planned, prioritized, and balanced the functions of the business as required for objectives.
• Implemented assigned company programs and activities.
• Achieved results through timely completion of assigned tasks and activities.
• Supported attainment of store sales and shrinkage objectives.
• Ensured that total store operations are carried out in accordance with standards, policies, and procedures.
• Protected company assets by adhering to established Loss Prevention policies, programs, and procedures.
• Provided direct and indirect supervision of assigned areas, activities, and tasks.
• Accounted for ad sets, permanent markdowns, merchandising, recovery, and maintaining store cleanliness.
• Ensured that all associates received effective training through coaching, counseling, and positive feedback.
• Trained, mentored, and coached associates to develop their talents and skills.
• Worked with manger on performance management, progressive discipline, and conflict resolution.
SOLE INTENT APPAREL
PRODUCT/CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT
August 2006- October 2008
San Diego, CA
• Created and developed boutique streetwear apparel company.
• Lead trend analysis, strategic planning, line development, and product spec development.
• Lead all graphic/technical design, costing, sourcing, and production.
• Established and cultivated innovative brand strategy based on financial contraints.
• Effectively led team of 15 employees within an extremely fast paced enviroment.
• Designed company logo, website, business cards, flyers, lookbooks, other promotional materials.
• Planned fashion shows and developed business alliances to attract new customers.
• Directed promotions, store events, and fashion shows to promote brand awarness.
• Developed and implemented marketing strategy to the brand’s core demographic.
• Updated stock and evaluated customer buying habits through computerized sales data analysis.
• Developed and maintained mutually beneficial business relationships with retail buyers.
• Achieved results through timely completion of assigned tasks and activities.
• Supported attainment of store sales and shrinkage objectives.
• Planned, prioritized, and balanced the functions of the business as required for objectives.
NEW RIVER VENTURES
OPERATIONS MANGER
January 2004- August 2006
San Diego, CA
• Controlled inventory management, sales and customer service for entrepreneurial wholesale apparel company.
• Created and maintained new and existing customer base through supervision of customer service team.
• Trained, developed, and manged a 10 person customer service team.
• Led customer service team in developing and improving techniques to effectively deal with customers.
• Created a positive working environment by valuing and encouraging diversity, mutual respect, and teamwork.
• Devloped and controlled distribution logistics for domestic and international sales.
• Sustained monthly sales volume of $200,000. Read Less
EDUCATION

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Los Angeles, California
Apparel Industry Management
(Professional Designation)

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
B.A. Majors: Political Science/ Sociology
SUMMARY
A resourceful, innovative, and passionate graphic design professional with substantial experience in product development and production. Reputation for consistent and exceptional design ability:

· Over seven years of professional experience.
· Profound ability to organize, prioritize and balance the fun… Read More
SUMMARY
A resourceful, innovative, and passionate graphic design professional with substantial experience in product development and production. Reputation for consistent and exceptional design ability:

· Over seven years of professional experience.
· Profound ability to organize, prioritize and balance the functions of the business as required.
· In-depth time management skills.
· Distinguished ability to train, mentor, and coach indiciduals to develop their talents and skills.
· Exceptional ability to effectively communicate with supervisors, peers, subordinates, and customers.
· Decisive ability to resolve issues and conflicts fairly, consistently, and promptly.
· Valuable abililty to thrive under under pressure in the workplace.

SKILLS
• Project management, visual merchandising, inventory management, sales, e-commerce, social media marketing, operations management, sourcing, merchandising, manufacturing, and quality control management. Branding, typography, sketching, ideation, color theory, texture, spacing/scale, visual presentation/development.
• Apparel/graphic design, vinyl production, print production, pri cutter/plotter , patternmaking, embroidery, sewing, flat/technical sketching, techpack development, manual/computer grading, fabric testing/dying, and screen-printing. Branding, typography, sketching, ideation, color theory, texture, spacing/scale, visual presentation/development.
• Mac/PC, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Adobe Creative Suite CS5 ( Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Bridge), CorelDraw, AutoCAD, Color Matters, Tukatech, WebPDM/PLM, EDI, AS400, FlexiSignPro, SignCut Pro, and Quickbooks. Read Less
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