As a senior designer with 15 years experience, I have worked for top New York brands like Polo Ralph Lauren, Gap, and Nautica. I create womenswear and kidswear collections which utilize brand-specific trends. I choose the season’s themes, fabrics, key shapes, print and patterns, and design details. Then, I present an inspirational concept rig and a cohesive collection complete with sketches – done beautifully and with technical accuracy in Adobe Illustrator. After the approval of a collection, I write exceptionally detailed tech packs for sampling and later production. I oversee sampling with a team, approving and rejecting fabric and color submissions, attending fittings, and making revisions. I communicate with global factories, working together to create a beautiful and high quality collection.
Through THE KINDCRAFT’s design consulting services, I work as an advisor and designer for brands such as a start-up womenswear label in NYC focused on Moroccan heritage details. I do the collection planning, calendar, apparel design, color, pattern, tech packs, fittings, and communicte with artisans, factories, and fabric mills.
I’ve also worked with international government agencies and businesses to lead design and trend seminars, pop-up shops, and curatorial projects. Capsule collection projects include partnerships with a groups such as: a Thai woven ikat textile studio, studio pottery, and an Indian block printing village, a brass artisan, and a fiber artist.
I specialize in woven apparel design, sustainable material sourcing, product development, artisan partnerships, color analysis, styling, and curation.
Portfolio images available upon request.