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paula bonnafant

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Accessory designer

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Fort Myers, FL 33916
United States

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18

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Small & large fashion accessory companies in need of design, technical design and cad design on a contract or part time basis.

About My Business:

 

Contract designer for handbags, functional bags, small leather goods, & belts. My strengths include accurate computer renderings, detailed tech packages, and heavily embellished designs/layouts. Clients have included; Chico's, Skip Hop, Lulu Handbags, The GAP, Ralph Lauren, Aeropostale, New York & Co, G Hensler, Sears, Old Navy, Minkee Blue and Lowe Pro. I have also worked with many startup brands. Categories have included; handbags, belts, scarves, backpacks, slg's, socks, casual shoes, flipflops, ties, keychains,novelty sunglasses hats, cold weather and more. I design from concept to retail sample and create detailed production packages, specs, and linesheets. I have been responsible for sample approval, fittings, lab dips, vendor relations, material and hardware sourcing. I have a Textile design for apparel and home furnishings. Woven design background as well as surface design. Plaids, stripes, and prints in repeat. colorways, lab dips, pitch sheets. Can thread a loom, and draft a knit, even knit a cable when necessary. CAD. Over fifteen years of Photoshop and Illustrator experience. Very computer savvy - can pick up cad programs quickly. Taught Photoshop and Illustrator to clients including designers at: Liz Claiborne, Tommy Hilfiger, and Eddie Bauer. Specialties: Embellished accessories, handbags, diaper bags, belts, computer sketching and rendering.

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