I offer services for clients at every level of experience, and each project estimate is created based on your individual project so you can get the attention and help you need.
This is a unique service I offer to bring complex designs and functional products to reality. I create a prototype of the product or garment out of various materials to convey the concepts or ideas that are in your head. This visual representation is a building block to your development. It helps you and your team communicate the aspects of the design to move forward with brainstorming and hashing out the features of the product.
Technical sketches are flat sketches of your garment with design call outs to show features and specifications of your products. This could be a tuck, special stitch, desired measurement, etc. Technical specifications include desired measurements taken from a fit model or existing products. The tech pack bundles all of the directions, specifications and expectiations of your product when being workoed on by partnering contractors. This may be used by your pattern maker, sample sewer, manufacturer, etc.
Using your specifications or existing samples, I develop flat patterns, hard paper copy. The patterns are used for prototypes and adjusted through the sampling process to achieve the approved design, fit and function. Upon approval, the hard patterns are sent to partner contractor to be digitized into the computer where they can be graded into multiple sizes and laid out into markers for production.
Using in studio and local work space machinery, I am able to cut and sew your fit samples throughout development. I am able to work with knits, wovens, technical materials, and pretty much every sewable material under the sun.
Sometimes a little background information is needed in order to achieve the best products for your brand. This research may include analyzing competitor products, determining the target market, finding application processes for technical components, or even trend research for your new designs.
It is important to stay on top of new developments in the industry and locate the right materials to convey your designs. I attend multiple trade shows yearly throughout the USA and continue to build a reliable network of fabric suppliers, mills, hardware developers, manufacturers, partners to assist with business launch and more.
Textile Print Design
Sometimes you can't find the exact print you want on your materials or you want to create your own special textile print. I have created textile prints for small business and corporations such as Sears, Kmart and White House Black Market to name a few. I also am able to locate resources to print or sublimate on the materials you choose.
I have worked in many different sectors of the product development process, giving me much insight into the functionality and set up of successful teams. I am able to review your current setup, address existing issues, locate hurdles and introduce new processes for success.
I have worked with brands on styling for different types of shoots including press releases, marketing materials, website images and more. I provide a unique gathering of materials and props or can use your existing apparel to create beautiful imagery showcaing your product and brand.
Working with manufacturers and gearing up for production can be very stressful if you haven't been through the process or have the experience. I am able to set up all of your requirements and expectations prior to production, connect you with manufacturing partners and prepare you for any needs to get your products market ready.
Throughout the years, I have seen many mistakes and success stories from designers of all experience levels and product types. I hold on to this knowledge to better assist my clients to have a successful launch or collection. Throughout the development and production process, there are many moving parts with creates many opportunities for issues or problems. I use my past knowledge to anticipate and avoide these issue, but also to create quick resolutions to continue the process in the most efficient and logical way.
When you are really good at making apparel, you can actually see the pattern, technical or sewing issues with garments when they are on the body. I work with your team and your fit model to review the specs, check the work and determine the proper changes for next sample. I enact these changes in order to achieve the best fit, function and design of your garments.