Handbag Consultant, Designer, Technical Designer, Production Manager

• Handbag/Accessory/SLG Design and Technical Design (techpacks)
• Graphic design/print production and design and photo retouching
• Management/creative direction
• Hiring, training and managing talent
• Trend/brand research/development
• Seasonal presentation boards, graphic design, linesheets, lookbooks
• Sourcing of leathers/fabrics/hardware
• Developing hardware, fabric and leather prints
• Proficient in hand sketching/CADs/detailed renderings in Photoshop/Illustrator
• Developing accurate technical drawings at 100% size for clear instructions to patternmakers, resulting in 95% accurate prototypes
• Production management and overseeing of prototypes through production with overseas and local factories and vendors.

Ideation

By exploring seasonal trends, and how they can be applied to the specific brand. Trend boards, then rough sketch ideas, coupled with fabric/leather/hardware research along with color trends for the season. Once a clear direction is created for the brand, collections will be sketched up with colors, leathers, etc.

Pattern-Making

Once final designs are selected, I will make up detailed 100% size technical ilustrations and techpacks to submit to patternmakers. Continue to oversee pattermaker till prototype is fine tuned.

Materials

I have vendor contacts and relationships in Italy, Japan, China, India and locally. All materials can be found.

Sample-Making

I oversee samplemaking and production.