Senior Designer, Creative Services
Li & Fung Limited Full-time
• Created art files for bedding and wall art.
• Travelled to trend shows: NY NOW, Print Source, Surtex, Shoppe Object.
• Researched and created trend boards using WGSN and Ambiente.
Park B. Smith, Ltd.
Designing home goods, specifically soft line goods for kitchen, table, bath, rugs, pet beds and mats, and pillows. As a CAD Designer I create original and edit purchased art, create specs sheets and tech packs, make planograms and presentations, and work with our overseas resources to produce goods within our target pricing. We sell to retailers like Homegoods, Marshalls, Ross and Steinmart. We work on our in-house brands as well as licensed goods for Emeril Lagasse, Hush Puppies, and BCBG.
I work in the home department on soft and hard home goods, ranging from beach towels and totes to glassware and clocks. I work with purchased and original art to create production ready designs. The art I create is digitally or hand-painted and then scanned and cleaned to be set up on templates in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. We use Pantone colors to make color call outs for each design. Some designs needs to be photoshopped, vectored, indexed or otherwise color-reduced, depending on the printing technique and application. We also create and update existing packaging for our home products using Adobe Illustrator.
Town and Country Living
Created kitchen home goods products such as kitchen towels, oven mitts, pot holders, and aprons. Designs ranged from novelty to fashion prints. Brands included Calvin Klein, Cooking Light, and Kitchen Aid to be sold at retailers such as BBB, Walmart, Costco, MarMaxx and Big Lots. Responsibilities included: creating and cleaning art for use on various goods. Creating production art and conveying that information to our mills overseas. Reviewing strike offs for quality and color.
Illustrator, Designer, Animator
Head illustrator and animator for independent toy company N.Stuff. Responsibilities included creating promotional illustrations, animations, pins, cards, stickers, and web banners. Art style focused on retro pixel art, cartoon, and realistic illustrations.
Belle Maison USA
Created home goods products such as curtains, duvets, pillows and fabric by the yard prints. Brands included Twill & Birch, Stylemaster, Renaissance Home Fashion, and Colorfly to be sold at retailers such as Amazon, BBB, Walmart, Boscov’s, Fabricut, Kravet, Kasmir, Novel, and Robert Allen. Responsibilities included: creating and cleaning art for use on various goods. Creating production art and conveying that information to our mills overseas. Reviewing strike offs for quality and color.