"SPECIAL PROJECTS WITH AN ARTIST'S EYE"

About Joy Horvath

Joy Horvath is a handbag designer, sample maker, pattern maker, prototype developer & fabricator, experienced in leather & textiles.
She has taught handbag pattern making at Fashion Institute of Technology and has owned her own factory in NYC.
She is experienced in leather, canvas, vintage textiles, recycled rubber, vinyls, astro turf, spacer mesh, neoprene and exotic skins.
She has developed prototypes & first patterns/samples for handbags, travel bags, holsters, baby carriers, and outdoor sculptures. She has experience with soft goods prototypes including baby items, pet items and sports items.
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Ideation

Absolutely. I have worked from concepts to photographs, taped paper forms, simple sketches, as well as designers illustrations.

Pattern-Making

I am a pattern maker and I supply client with a set of patterns and one completed product made using my pattern.

Sample-Making

yes. I can make an initial dummy prototype from a sketch or photo with measurements.