Innovative product designer and developer expertly delivering consumer products to market that elevate the brand and drive sales. Best known as an industry leader and problem solver with clear, authentic communication style and results-generating interpersonal skills.
I studied Apparel Design at Buffalo State College and then F.I.T. (Fashion Institute of Technology) with a specialization in Intimates. Have since worked in apparel design, accessories design, home interiors, and focused heavily the last 7 years on product development and design innovation.
Worked in several roles at NEW ERA CAP COMPANY, over 9 years, and led several start up divisions within the company; Women's Design, Kids Design, PD, Innovation, and the Global Trend Team.
A new opportunity brought me back to NYC in 2013 to help build the HANESBRANDS INC.(Champion/ C9/ Hanes) Innovation "SPARKlab". Late in 2015 I took on a new challenge, managing the in-house Print & Pattern Execution team, working hand in hand with our Hub in Nanjing, China.
My job has given me the opportunity to travel to more places in the world than I would have dreamed of growing up in Buffalo, NY including; China, Korea, Vietnam, Barcelona, London, Paris, Mexico, and most major US cities.
Microsoft Office 365 Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Sharepoint web design
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Imovie
Outstanding presentation skills, presentation building and meeting facilitation
Experienced global traveler
Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue Test - "Superior" Score for color discrimination
Patent US D647285, Headphone Cap, 2010
Patent US D613931, Cap Hood, 2010
Patent US D618446, Cap Cover, 2011