I am a product designer and developer with over 6 years of experience in the fashion, home goods and cosmetic industries. My specialty is creating brand right and innovative products that challenge and excite colleagues. I’m a rapid learner who is always up for the challenge and thrives under pressure.
ASSOCIATE MANAGER | PARIS PRESENTS, INC. | 3.2016 - present
Associate manager of global product development and design for cosmetic brushes and accessories. Responsible for research, ideation, creation and development of promotional items for Real Techniques, EcoTools, Target Up & Up and Walgreens’ Essential Tools. Increased sku’s of private label brands by 60% for holiday 2017. Encouraged and developed new vendor relations resulting in product assortment expansions and reduced costs of goods. Represents PD team at conferences and award benefits. Coaches and manages direct report and support.
ASSOCIATE DESIGNER | Claire's & Icing | 10.2015 - 3.2016
Design lead over tech accessories, cosmetics, personal accessories and room decor. Coached and managed direct reports and freelancers for each department. Created multiple product lines, over 150 sku’s per season, from ideation to shelf. Worked closely with buyers to build a broad assortment of products tailored to specific regions and markets. Increased sales in all departments over multiple quarters. Partnered with overseas vendors to find cost saving strategies. Lead new product development and material exploration with vendors.
ASSISTANT DESIGNER | Kohl's | 7.2012 - 10.2015
Expanded Jumping Beans girls’ active wear sku’s while increasing sales. Tripled the girls’ dress assortment and increased sales from the previous year. Managed conceptual design kick-offs for cross-functional teams. Introduced an artwork placement guide for overseas vendors. Spearheaded divisions of the Strategic Alignment Committee for Fall 2015. Traveled for inspirational research.
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI | Class of 2012 | Bachelor: Fashion Design & Product Development | Minor: French | Dean’s List 08’-12’ | 3.6 gpa
SKILLS | Illustrator | Photoshop | InDesign | Keynote | WebPDM | Kaledo