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									                                     Elizabeth MURPHY
                       122 N. Riverside Ave, Apt 2G, Red Bank, NJ 07701
                            (717) 818-8673 / efetterman@gmail.com

Apparel designer with background in better lifestyle brand childrenswear and athletic knitwear with
strength in novelty developments, sense of color and computer skills.
      Responsible for newly added yoga capsule that booked 237% to plan in Fall 2010 season, and
           increased assortment by 57% for Resort 2010 season.
      Accountable for 42% of booked Women’s product in Fall 2010 season.
      Redeveloped major polo shirt investment in several fits and fabrications.
LILLY PULITZER, King of Prussia, PA                                                      July 2005 - Present
Associate Fashion Designer, Women’s Cut & Sew Knits, Sweaters & Swim                    Nov 2008 - Present
      Design for several target customers according to seasonal direction, sales needs and market trends
      Direct product development and technical design teammates on quick spec and SMS requests
      Follow up on knit, sweater and swim product through all stages from design to tech pack
           completion through on-sale and pre-production fit approval
      Travel to Hong Kong to work with factory on salesman sample development.
      Review weekly selling and seasonal booking reports and maintain relationship with retail
           associates
Associate Fashion Designer, Girls’ Sweaters, Knits & Swim/Infant/Layette               Sept 2007–Nov 2008
      Conceptualized seasonal print and pattern designs for children’s line
      Communicated with overseas factories daily to assist in product accuracy to spec requirements
      Directed technical design on execution of knit and sweater product
      Responsible for fitting girl’s sweaters and knits and infant styles
      Initiated and executed product package design for layette classification styles
      Prepared children’s line for on-sale in collaboration with Merchandising team
      Trained and mentored Childrenswear Assistant Designer
Assistant Fashion Designer, Girls’ and Infant Wovens, Knits, Sweaters & Swim Sept 2006-Aug 2007
      Gained responsibility for designing entire girls/ infant woven, knit and sweater assortment
      Responsible for new novelty developments in smocking, screen-printing, appliqué and embroidery
      Created and updated seasonal line plans to work within a corporate calendar
      Organized and maintained all seasonal information
      Managed the Lilly Pulitzer company vintage collection
Assistant Fashion Designer, Women’s                                                   July 2005 - Sept 2006
      Responsible for evaluating and communicating with mills on all knit/woven lab-dips, building and
           allocating seasonal color palettes
      Created flat sketch presentations using CAD systems
      Engineered all original artwork for embellished styles and communicated to overseas vendors
      Used hand-beading and embroidery to mock-up technique swatches for development
      Designed and developed new trims and treatments that added interest and value to silhouettes
      Assisted with seasonal silhouette development for woven product
LELA ROSE, New York City, NY                                                        Internship, Winter 2005
Helped prepare line for Fall 2005 runway show; assisted with pattern making, cutting and sewing of
samples, participated in fit and styling meetings, designed custom beading layouts.
DAVID’S BRIDAL, Conshohocken, PA and NYC                            Bridal Design Internship, Summer 2004
Developed bridal and flower girl dress designs for production, created presentation boards, attended line
plan, fit and buyer meetings; worked with buyers to create product information booklet.
RISD MUSEUM, Providence, RI             Costume and Textile Department Assistant, January 2003 - May 2005
Documented, cataloged, handled, cleaned, and stored museum inventory of historical costumes and textiles,
conducted related research.
      Proficient with NedGraphics Fashion Studio; Fashion Storyboard, Design and Repeat,
           AdvantaPlan, Web PDM, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
      Highly skilled in hand and machine sewing and novelty crafting. Draping and pattern making
      Travel experience, domestically, to Western Europe and Hong Kong
      Vintage shopping, trade shows, trend research
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (RISD), Providence RI
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Apparel Design 2005, concentration in Art History. GPA 3.6

								
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