July, 2003 - Present
WEARBEST SIL-TEX - Garfield, New Jersey and New York, New York
Director Of Product Development
Hired July 2003 as Senior Designer:
In addition to work in all facets of technical
design of jacquard fabrics, other responsibilities commensurate
with Senior position included assisting the Director of Product
Development in any necessary capacity, as well as having closer
interaction with stylists and other designers at all levels of
the design and development process.
Trained and experienced in the use of the
JacqCAD Design system.
Promoted October 2004 to Director Of
Assumed responsibility for overseeing all
aspects of planning, coordinating, and delegating design work
within the Product Development department; hiring, training and
managing departmental employees; consulting with stylists to
continually evaluate both immediate and ongoing priorities in
order to establish an efficient and effective work flow; diagnosing,
troubleshooting, and rectifying any technical design issues that
arise; and otherwise managing any and all aspects of the development
process, design team, and studio.
January, 1990 - July, 2003
WEAVE CORPORATION - Denver, Pennsylvania
Extensive experience in all aspects of
technical design of woven fabrics, including scanning and editing
artwork, creation and application of weaves, generation of loom
files, and critique of woven samples.
Experienced on all generations and versions
of EAT DesignScope CAD software, up to and including EAT Victor.
Beta - tester for each new generation of
EAT CAD software.
CAD trainer for new design department employees.
Assisted in the development of tapestry
Lead designer for second studio shift 1990
January, 1988 - December,
COLLINS & AIKMAN HOME FABRICS - Concord,
Jacquard Design Technician
Trained in the technical design of jacquard
fabrics on pointpaper (graph paper), without the use of CAD systems.
Developed weave libraries, with concentration
in tapestry weaves.
Manually altered loom cards to correct
mistakes or problems in woven samples.