During my time at Juven's Inc I not only helped to design for their long-running brand Violet + Claire, which concentrated on selling woven workwear blouses in the Missy market, but also helped to develop an upcoming brand called Printemps, which intended to sell a range of woven and cut and sew apparel to a younger demographic. I frequently presented market research and design proposals to the Head Designer and Design Director, who would then approve certain styles and allow me to independently adjust them on tech packs, consisting of Illustrator flats and meticulous spec measurements, for prototypes. All necessary materials to construct the prototype would then be prepared, including in-house sample yardage and/or locally sourced trim, and sent with the tech packs to overseas factories in China and Indonesia. Other responsibilities included creating linesheets, tracking/documenting prototype samples, actively participating in fittings, and checking specs for TOPs and fit samples.

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