liz bell

TECHNICAL & CREATIVE APPAREL DESIGNER

LIZ
BELL

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OVERVIEW

Apparel designer with background in technical design, graphic design, production art, and product development

Apparel designer with background in technical design, graphics, production art, and product development.
Highly organized and able to prioritize multiple categories and deliveries at once.
Experienced in working within corporate structures, startup, and fast fashion brands.
Software proficiencies:
Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Browzwear, Microsoft Office Suite, Gmail, Google Drive and web-based style management/PLM systems.

 

Experience

NEW BALANCE, DESIGNER I - TEAM SPORTS APPAREL

boston, ma

March 2017 - Present

Designs uniforms and complementary team training apparel for all New Balance Team Sports categories.
Supports NB's sustainability mission by transitioning garments to recycled polyester whenever possible.
Utilizes 3D rendering tools such as Browzwear to present garment and uniform designs in an accurate and compelling manner.
Implements Standardized Placement Guides for garment customization, helping to successfully onboard new vendors and suppliers.
Partners with inline apparel team to adopt relevant styles and visual cues to maintain a consistent NB design language across all categories.
Assists in development and maintenance of newbalanceteam.com uniform customizer.

FREELANCE TECHNICAL DESIGNER

LOS ANGELES, CA

June 2015 - March 2017

Worked as a technical designer for knits on a freelance basis for companies including Lucky Brand and REVOLVE.

 

VINCE, ASSOCIATE TECHNICAL DESIGNER

los angeles, ca

October 2015 - December 2016

Supports the translation of 2D design concept from sketch into a 3D product by developing measurement specifications that take into account fabric, silhouette, and proportion.
Collaborates with cross functional partners to obtain clear direction and consensus on design aesthetic, fit intent, and construction for women’s knitwear.
Effectively communicates fit intent, balance, and construction to vendors via fit notes, diagrams, and digital photos or directly onto patterns.
Supports product integrity from development through production.

Previous positions at Vince: Freelance Technical Designer




REFORMATION, ASSOCIATE TECHNICAL DESIGNER

los angeles, ca

June 2014 - July 2015

Collaborates with designers, product managers, and sample room to ensure that all designs are translated correctly from concept to completion.
Tracks all garments within the categories of separates and jumpsuits (to include knitwear and soft-wovens) through fitting, pre-production, top of production, and shipping stages.
Establishes production specs and BOM for factory/production teams; follows grade rules, cross-checks patterns, garment specs, and BOM before releasing to marking/grading.
Creates thorough tech packs with complete construction details to include trim and labeling information, sketches, and key measurements.

Previous positions at Reformation: Assistant Technical Designer




NEW BALANCE, DESIGN ASSISTANT - TENNIS

boston, ma

October 2013 - May 2014

Collaborated with lead designers, project managers, and technical designers to develop high quality, performance tennis apparel for men and women.




REEBOK, MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP

canton, ma

January 2013 - July 2013

Collaborated with footwear and apparel design teams, material and trim developers, and product testing teams to ensure organization and integrity of material assets.




WHOLE FOODS MARKET, BODYCARE & LIFESTYLES BUYER

CAMBRIDGE, ma

August 2009 - July 2013

Created purchase orders, requested credits, merchandised product, and maintained relationships with customers and vendors. 
Previous positions at WFM: Customer Service Supervisor, Customer Service Team Member

Skills

Industry Knowledge

 

InterestS

Fabric Structure
Performance Apparel
Environmental Impacts of Fashion
Apparel Innovation
Data-driven Design
Graphics & Production Artwork

Education

FRAMINGHAM STATE UNIVERSITY, MASSACHUSETTS

B.S. FASHION DESIGN & MERCHANDISING cum laude Graduated May 2013

CONCENTRATIONS

ADVANCED APPAREL CONSTRUCTION

FUNCTIONAL CLOTHING DESIGN

FLAT PATTERN DESIGN & DRAPING

COLOR THEORY

STUDIO ART

MUSEUM STUDIES

Contact

Email: LIZ.BELL@ME.COM
Phone: available upon request
LOCATION: WALTHAM, MA