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JESSIE SILBERT

SUMMARY

An accomplished women's apparel designer with over a decade of experience creating collections for womenswear luxury and better design brands.  With extensive knowledge of product creation from concept to commercialization.  Poised to transition strong aesthetic sensibility and outstanding technical skills to create, ideas and deliver innovative designs for apparel.

SKILLS

ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD

Illustrator/Indesign/Photoshop/Substance

3D SOFTWARE

CLO/Browzwear

PRESENTATIONS/STORYTELLING

Keynote/Powerpoint

Mood Boards

Hand Sketching/Rendering

Research

SEWING/CONSTRUCTION

Industrial/Strobal/Serger/Draping/Patternmaking/Specing/Tech Packs/Garment Fitting

FABRIC/MATERIALITY

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

DIGITAL PRODUCT CREATION APPAREL FABRIC ARTIST

- Drive virtual material creation for 3D apparel design creation.

- Utilize digital tools to enable the creation of innovative concepts and designs.

- Capture physical characteristics of materials using Browzwear FAB and CLO Fabric Kits.

- Scan, edit, manipulate visual characteristics of materials with xTex and Vizoo.

BOLY:WELCH

ON SITE AT NIKE

July. 2021-Present

DIGITAL PRODUCT CREATION APPAREL FABRIC ARTIST

- Drive virtual material creation for 3D apparel design creation.

- Utilize digital tools to enable the creation of innovative concepts and designs.

- Capture physical characteristics of materials using Browzwear FAB and CLO Fabric Kits.

- Scan, edit, manipulate visual characteristics of materials with xTex and Vizoo.

DIGITAL PRODUCT CREATION APPAREL FABRIC ARTIST

- Drive virtual material creation for 3D apparel design creation.

- Utilize digital tools to enable the creation of innovative concepts and designs.

- Capture physical characteristics of materials using Browzwear FAB and CLO Fabric Kits.

- Scan, edit, manipulate visual characteristics of materials with xTex and Vizoo.

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

DEPARTMENT OF PRODUCT DESIGN

Sept. 2020-June 2021

PRO TEMP INSTRUCTOR

- Elevated innovative work and excellent performance in the MS SPD program led to an offer from the department to instruct subsequent classes.

-  Guided and mentored BFA students through concept to creation of capstone thesis projects.

- Taught basic use of industry equipment, fabric and material properties as well as soft product prototyping and creation to MS and BFA students.

DIGITAL PRODUCT CREATION APPAREL FABRIC ARTIST

- Drive virtual material creation for 3D apparel design creation.

- Utilize digital tools to enable the creation of innovative concepts and designs.

- Capture physical characteristics of materials using Browzwear FAB and CLO Fabric Kits.

- Scan, edit, manipulate visual characteristics of materials with xTex and Vizoo.

Ann Taylor INC

Sept. 2015-July 2018

SENIOR SPORTSWEAR DESIGNER

- Led the sportswear and suiting divisions in conceptualizing, design and developing original concepts for the jacket, outerwear, pant and suit categories.

- Managed a team: responsible for directing workflow, performance and development.

- Researched and identified trend inspiration, silhouettes, materials and sketched product to present design intent to leadership members.

- Utilized extensive knowledge of construction to create tech packs and generate specs.

-  Communicated and collaborated with overseas contractors on new concepts, construction and costing.

- Re viewed and fit all prototypes on fit model and provided revisions in accordance with tight deadlines.

- Acted as design point person for cross functional partners in merchandising, productions/sourcing and R&D to ensure design deliverable and timeline were met.

DIGITAL PRODUCT CREATION APPAREL FABRIC ARTIST

- Drive virtual material creation for 3D apparel design creation.

- Utilize digital tools to enable the creation of innovative concepts and designs.

- Capture physical characteristics of materials using Browzwear FAB and CLO Fabric Kits.

- Scan, edit, manipulate visual characteristics of materials with xTex and Vizoo.

COACH

Nov. 2009-Aug. 2015

WOMENS READY TO WEAR DESIGNER

- Created and delivered womens' apparel aligned to the seasonal direction.

- Coordinated delegation of tasks to design assistants.

- Developed elevated finishing and construction for leather apparel and functional outerwear.

- Collaborated with overseas factories to ensure design deliverables and timelines were met.

- Partnered with development, materials, sales and marketing teams to review, fit and refine garments for runway, press and commercialization.

DIGITAL PRODUCT CREATION APPAREL FABRIC ARTIST

- Drive virtual material creation for 3D apparel design creation.

- Utilize digital tools to enable the creation of innovative concepts and designs.

- Capture physical characteristics of materials using Browzwear FAB and CLO Fabric Kits.

- Scan, edit, manipulate visual characteristics of materials with xTex and Vizoo.

YIGAL AZROUEL

Mar. 2008-Nov. 2009

ASSOCIATE DESIGNER

- Contributed designs and worked with in-house factory in creation and execution of runway collections.

DIGITAL PRODUCT CREATION APPAREL FABRIC ARTIST

- Drive virtual material creation for 3D apparel design creation.

- Utilize digital tools to enable the creation of innovative concepts and designs.

- Capture physical characteristics of materials using Browzwear FAB and CLO Fabric Kits.

- Scan, edit, manipulate visual characteristics of materials with xTex and Vizoo.

PETER SOM

Oct. 2004-Feb. 2008

ASSISTANT DESIGNER

- Assisted the creative director in all aspects of the design process to produce and present two runway collections a year during New York Fashion Week.

- Manage delivery of local factory product and oversaw the studio of patternmakers and sewers.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON: Portland, OR
June 2020

Master of Science, Sports Product Design

GPA 4.01

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY: Middletown, CT
May 2004

Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art Major

GPA 3.74

DISTINCTIONS

HONORS & AWARDS

- ITAA Annual Conference (Virtual) - French European Inc. Innovation Design Award, Nov. 2020

- Koehn Award, June 2020

- RAINmaker Award, June 2020

- ITAA Design Exhibition, Las Vegas, NV - French European Inc. Innovation Design Award 1st Place, Oct. 2019

- ITAA Design Exhibition, Las Vegas, NV - Innovative Design Scholarship Graduate Student Level 1st Place, Oct. 2019

PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

- Founded Celestial Buddies LLC in 2010 with a global consumer base.  Created all designs and brand assets.

- 2x Boston Marathon Finisher, 7 marathons completed (4 BQ's), JKF 50 Mile Finisher, 4x half Ironman Finisher.