Hi, Welcome to my online portfolio, please click on the art work to your left to start, then 'gallery' which is under my name on the top left. The work should then be in order of themes. Thanks for looking....and please feel free to comment via my email address to the left. Sharon
Biography: Sharon Louise McGinnis Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org CV/RESUME PROFILE Positive, highly creative women’s jersey, tailoring and soft separates designer with extensive design experience in the US, UK and India. Able to work on own initiative or as part of a team. Ability to plan, organise, delegate and participate within the design team to achieve objective. Dedicated to maintaining high quality standards in design and development. Easy going but driven personality. ABILITIES • Extensive Design experience with commercial high street markets/boutique/speciality stores • Proven leadership skills involving managing and motivating team • Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator (Mac & PC) • Experience in working with overseas factories • Able to translate ideas into colour illustrations and present them in strong communicative layouts using hand-sketching and/or computer • Designed ranges from concept through completion with a focus on function through colour, fabric, finish, pattern, model and fit. Strong sense of colours and trends. • Ability to seek information from a broad range of resources to evaluate and apply as necessary • Knowledge of washes and special finishes • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines and budgets WORK HISTORY May 06 – present GINGER, (New div. West & Webb) London Designer – Jersey and tailoring • Responsible for developing ranges for high street for new start-up label • Worked with buyers by interpreting needs and making into samples • Identify trends through broad range of resources and produce theme boards to present to buyers and Sales • Provide tech specs in all design packages • Responsible for follow up on production sampling and liaising between the factories July 05 - May 06 MEMO FASHIONS, London Senior Designer - Woven and jersey • Relocated to UK to head department • Developed and designed new ranges for major high street retailers • Identified and interpreted key seasonal trends and reviewed with the Design Dept and Sales Manager • Produced theme boards and presented ideas to buyers and sales team. • Travelled to India to review development of new ranges • Worked closely with and supplied technical packs to overseas suppliers Jan 03 - July 05 LILY’S, Los Angeles California Senior Designer - Wovens and Jersey tops/Dresses • Hired to pioneer new domestic label - sales increased from zero to $1.2 million per quarter, over 14 months • Managed entire Design process • Presented and assembled mood boards for buyers and Sales team • Supervision of Design Dept, including Pattern Makers, Cutters and Sample Sewers • Frequent travel to NY to work with buyers • Ensured fits and technical specs • Sourced fabrications, trims and washes Jan 02 – Jan 03 SWEET TEES by mellies, Los Angeles California Freelance jersey Designer - Jersey tops/Dresses • Managed design from concept to completion using illustrator and photoshop • Supervised Design Dept, including Design Assistant, Pattern Maker and Sample Sewer • Ensured fits and technical specs • Sourced fabrics and trims Aug 00 – Jan 02 ROXYWEAR, Los Angeles California Designer - Jersey tops • Managed design process from concept to completion • Worked closely with design team to ensure concepts evolved at pace of current markets • Supervised Design Dept, including Design Assistant, Pattern Maker and Sample Maker • Sourced fabrics/trims • Ensured fits and technical specs • Frequent travel to NY for Market week/Fashion week June 1996 – Aug 00 BLESS, Los Angeles, California Owner/Designer - Woven and Jersey wear • Founded Young Designer label for exclusive stores • Responsible for design and development of lines • Sourced fabrics, trims • Supervised sample factory, ensured fits and oversaw production. 1991 – Aug 2000 Fashion Stylist and Costume Designer • Worked as a Costume Designer for over 20 indie films and TV sitcoms • Styled over 40 music videos and commercials across the US and Europe and South America • Wardrobe Stylist for major publications in the US and worldwide Qualifications/Education Fashion Design & Merchandising - FIDM Los Angeles 1993 – 1996 Personal information D.O.B: 25/11/71 Citizenship: UK & USA Nationality: British References/portfolio available upon request.
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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