Elizabeth Soles

Apparel Designer New York

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If there's one thing that has always interested me it's making ideas become reality. I have chosen fashion design as I can create or collaborate to create garments that are at once functional, stylish, and pushing the idea as to what can be done with fabric and the human form.

I am a dedicated worker and skilled in many aspects of the fashion industry including sketching, illustration, pattern making, sample making, and technical design and an in-depth knowledge of fabrics and fabrication. I have over five years of experience in design including the creation of custom clothing, costuming for film, styling for music videos.

I am seeking to continuing to move forward in my career in the fashion industry by working with a design team to translate artistic vision into salable products to be worn worldwide. While I consider myself strongest in the areas of design, conceptualization and research, I am open to participating in various aspects of production.

Experience

Assistant Designer

Carole Hochman Design Group

Redesigns line styles to suit price-point target for various clients while maintaining brand aesthetic. Create front and back flat sketches, fully render CADs with prints and trim, and create custom catalogs and presentation boards for various clients using the Adobe Creative Suite; Creates and maintained Tech Packs – communicates with the Technical Design Department and Production Department with updates to designs; Communicates with overseas and domestic fabric and trim vendors to source and develop materials; Researches upcoming trends and concepts to keep adding fresh ideas to the Line; Prepares presentation materials for communication between Lucky Brand Cooperate and CHDG; Attends and assists with garment fittings; Prepares and review Lab Dips, Print Packages, and Factory Sample Submits; Designs garment specific embroidery and manage the completion embroidery mock-ups; Organizes and maintains pre-production, showroom, and post-production samples

Design Intern – Dresses

Maggy London

Sourced fabric and trim for use in fit samples, photo samples, and showroom samples; Communicated with sample-makers to ensure samples meet designer’s specifications; Communicated with fabric and print vendors; Created, updated and organized tech packs by trend and season; Attended and assisted in garment fittings; Prepared presentation boards.

Design Intern

Alexander Nash

Assisted in measuring clients for the purpose of creating bespoke menswear; Assisted master tailors in various aspects of the tailoring process including hand finishing garments; Researched color, fabric, and trim trends in menswear; Sketched for the Spring Summer 15 ready-to-wear collection under the head designer.

Design Consultant

Mood Designer Fabrics

Assisted clients with choosing suitable fabrics for various designs; Interpreted sketches and inspiration boards into wearable garments; Sourced fabric for garment production; Measured and cut fabrics to clients specifications; Priced and sourced all incoming shipments from designers and warehouse.

Designer – Junior Missy

Feathers | Leonard A. Fienberg LLC

Headed the designing and production of Seamless Performance lines for Junior/Missy and Plus Size Markets. Headed the designing of Private Label groups including:
Rainbow – Seamless Performance, Dresses
Ross – Junior’s Dresses, Maternity Dresses, Leggings
CitiTrends – Seamless Performance
New York & Co. – Bodysuits, Dresses, Rompers
Designed and produced Activewear groups and knit dresses for Junior/Missy/ and Plus Size Markets. Produced flat sketches for technical production as well as illustrative sketches for sales presentations. Produced and updates presentation boards for Sales Team – effectively double sales for Seamless Performance and Printed Dresses. Designed and oversaw the production of original trim for use in Activewear. Produced trend reports for use by design and sales team. Designed original prints for use in Performance and Activewear. Reviewed factory submits and responds with corrections to insure quality production.

Freelance Designer

Breaking Waves International

Designed into existing aesthetic in the Missy/Plus Swimwear Dept. Researched new trends in color, fabric, and trim for Swimwear. Produced full reports featuring innovative bodies, colors, and market trends. Produced illustrative flat sketches for presentations. Produced technical sketches for overseas production. Designed original prints for use in swimwear. Worked with overseas CAD team for production of prints and textiles. Worked closely with Technical Design Dept. in fittings and updating tech packs.

Freelance Designer

Victoria' Secret Pink

Sketches new legging designs into an existing collection to be released on a monthly basis. Works closely with PLM Coordinator to insure all BOMs were entered correctly for production. Researches upcoming and existing trends in Activewear, Leggings, Track, Shorts, and Novelty Bottom categories. Produces boards for Leadership Presentations to market upcoming concepts and present new sketches for adoption into the line. Designs garments in the defined aesthetic based on fabric allocations for which the company has liability. Attends fittings and makes changes to sketches based on feedback from Technical Design team. Produces line sheets based projected orders. Keeps production and store-bought samples organized and archived

Education

Columbia College Chicago

B.F.A. – Fashion Design

  • Hired as a Teaching Assistant (2009-2011)
  • Assisted students in pattern-making and
    draping techniques; Responsible for course
    preparations by creating samples and
    patterns for class use as instructed by
    professors.
Fashion Institute of Technology

School of Continuing Education

  • Print and Textile Design
  • Technical Design
  • Adobe Suite

Clients

Carole Hochman Design Group Freelance

Specialties

Fashion Design Costume Design Wearable Art Illustration

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite fashion design Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Microsoft Office illustration fashion illustration Patternmaking Fabrics Textiles Embroidery Artwork sewing concept art tech packs plm pdm production