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Innovative and creative design and merchandising leader with a keen eye for detail and the
ability to conceptualize and translate ideas into seasonal fashion apparel for the young men’s
and boys’ markets. Extensive experience developing sweater, woven, and knit lines to meet
the needs of a demanding market. Inspire and lead a design and account staff to promote the
adoption of new products into retail venues. Apply an innovative style, color, and design
sense to facilitate millions of dollars in new sales over one season. Leverage comprehensive
communication skills to work effectively with overseas factories as part of developing new
ideas, identifying new fabrics, and communicating design vision. Collaborate with CAD
designers as part of development efforts. Utilize Illustrator, Photoshop, and Excel to create
ABC MENSWEAR LTD., MIAMI, FL 20xx-Present
Director, Design & Merchandising (‘xx-Present); Head Merchandiser/Designer (‘xx-‘xx)
Direct the Jacket Division for leading retailers, including Federated, JCPenney, Sears,
Kohl’s, Mervyns, Urban Outfitters, Wal-Mart, The Buckle, and Tilly’s. Conceptualize,
design, and merchandise fashionable and color-right lines for young men’s, men’s, boys’,
and junior girls’ markets. Travel internationally on a consistent basis to source yarns and
collaborate with factories and production teams.
• Successfully grew sweater volume from $40 million to $65 million in one season.
Applied unique design sensibility to establish the vision from concept through pre-
• Boosted the boys’ business from 10% to 40% of total company volume. Worked with
value department stores, including Kohl’s, JCPenney, and Sears.
• Created Trash Nouveau, a new high-end contemporary young men’s sweater line
developed for Nordstrom’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Metropark, and
• Oversaw the efforts of the Hurley and Billabong design teams related to sweater
ideas and yarn recommendations, which resulted in continued success over the past
• Developed stone-washed sweaters for The Buckle. Collaborated with sales staff to
ensure designs met with client needs and expectations, resulting in The Buckle’s
becoming one of Michael Gerald’s biggest accounts.
• Conferred with the national sales manager to create programs and packages for
individual accounts based on needs, budgets, and customer demographics. Re-
colored and merchandised each line.
• Devised and established a sophisticated line of rugged outdoor apparel, including
sweaters and sweater jackets, a durable outdoor line sold to Kohl’s, Sears, and as a
private label business.
BCD Winter Wear – Head Designer, Sweaters & Knit Shirts (20xx-20xx)
CDE Fashion – Designer, Young Men’s, Men’s, & Boys’ (20xx-20xx)
Fashion Institute of Technology – AAS in Fashion Merchandising
Portfolio and References Available Upon Request