PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Swimwear / Surfwear / Offshore Production Manager

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

[CEO]

August 2008 - Current

YEARN SWELL
[Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia] [Hong Kong, China] [Los Angeles, California]

CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

SWIMWEAR DESIGNER

MANUAL PATTERNMAKER

August 2008 - Current

MISS MANEATER designer swimsuits

[Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia]

All aspects of garment design, print design, garment production, pattern-making, marketing, eCommerce and social media

International travel, tradeshows + sourcing trips - Hong Kong, China, Philippines, New York City, Swim Collective, CURVE tradeshow, MAGIC Las Vegas, Miami Swim Show and Hammock show, Florida.

GLOBAL DESIGN / PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Jan.2007 - Aug.2008

HOT TUNA International PLC

[Sydney, New South Wales, Australia _ 4 months] [Shanghai, China _ 10 months]
[Cooper Building, Fashion District, Downtown Los Angeles, United States _ 3 months]
[Costa Mesa, Orange County, California _ 3 months]

Design of swim/surfwear fashion pieces for seasonal retailers all over globe (USA/UK/EU+AU market), create yardage + placement prints, offshore manufacturing liaison (Turkey, Peru, USA + China production), specification sheets, technical drawings, catalogue layout.

 

International travel, tradeshows + sourcing trips - ASR San Diego, MAGIC Las Vegas, Miami Swim Show, FL.

HEAD OF LADIESWEAR DESIGN / PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Nov.2005 - Nov.2006

CULT INDUSTRIES   [Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia]

Design of swim/surfwear fashion pieces for seasonal retailers all over
Globe (USA/UK/EU+AU market), create yardage + placement prints, offshore manufacturing liaison (India, Sri Lanka, Fiji + China production), specification sheets, technical drawings, measuring garments for grading, approval of samples/lap-dips + strike-offs.

 

International travel, tradeshows + sourcing trips - ASR San Diego, MAGIC Las Vegas, Miami Swim Show, FL.

PRODUCT DEVELOPER ASSISTANT / PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Aug.2005 - Nov.2005

TRACKMASTER PTY LTD  [Sydney, New South Wales]

Production of fashion pieces for Australian retailer chain The Just Group

(Just Jeans, Jay Jays + Portmans), offshore manufacturing liaison (China), specification sheets, technical drawings, measuring garments for grading, approval of
samples/lapdips + trims/fabric submissions for primarily woven, knit + true knitted Ladies fashion garments.

DESIGN ASSISTANT / LOCAL PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Dec.2004 - Aug.2005

JETS Swimwear  [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia]

Production of fashion pieces for Australian based swim brand, local manufacturing liaison (local production), specification sheets, technical drawings, measuring garments for grading, approval of samples/lapdips + trims/fabric submissions for primarily woven + woven Ladies fashion garments, dresser & assistance in-house fashion shows.

SWIM + SURFWEAR DESIGNER / PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Jan.2004 - Dec.2004

2CHILLIES Swimwear  [Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia]

Design of swim/surfwear fashion pieces for retailers (AU+NZ market), create yardage + placement prints, design swimsuit styles, offshore manufacturing liaison (China production), specification sheets, technical drawings, measuring garments for grading,
approval of samples/lapdips + strikeoffs.

 

International travel, tradeshows + sourcing trips - London, Interfiliere MODE CITY France, Barcelona Spain)

PRODUCT DEVELOPER ASSISTANT / PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Aug.2001 - Dec.2001

HIPPIES PTY LTD  [Brisbane, Queensland, Australia]

Production of fashion pieces for Australian retailers, offshore manufacturing liaison (Fiji production), specification sheets, technical drawings, measuring garments for grading, approval of samples/lapdips + trims/fabric submissions for Ladies fashion garments.

BUYING ASSISTANT / ADMIN MANAGER

Aug.1998 - Aug.2001

CITY BEACH  [Brisbane, Queensland, Australia]

Buying assistant, shipping and transferring stock between company retail stores, visual merchandising assistant, working alongside surf brands such as Quiksilver, Billabong, Rip Curl, Rusty etc