Gustavo A. Gonzalez
- Fashion Designer
- New York
Men’s-wear Designer at Sears Holding Corp.
09/2015 – Present New York
Fully responsible for the entire product design process including market research, mood board creation, designing, sketching, “specing” and fit. Responsible for researching global markets and identifying new trends, fabrics & techniques. Participates in the conceptual development of product lines. Providing insight regarding style and fit of product during presentation. Interprets international/domestic concepts and fashion trends as it relates to market demands, company image and business strategy. Recommending revisions/color ways on stripes, plaids and prints. Responsible for silhouette, color, print and pattern, fabric and trim selection. Communicate on a daily basis with overseas offices through WEB PLM.
Assistant/ Associate Designer for Dresses & Jumpsuits at Macy’s
06/2014 – 09/2015 New York, NY
Assisting in the design of exclusive products and development of trends for a new brand that launched in Spring 15. Support Director & Senior in managing the needs of the Design Team. Participate in research and development of seasonal trends. Assist in developing flat mechanical sketches for design development packages (to technical design and overseas.) Assist in reviewing development samples. Assist in the tracking and approval of fabric samples, lab dips, strike-offs and other development materials. Participate in fit sessions. Communicate on a daily basis with overseas offices through WEB PLM.
Assistant Designer for Menswear at Grown and Sewn
06/2012 – 05/2014 New York
Assisting designer in creating line sheets, technical packages, trend research, fabric research, washes research. Responsible for creating flats in Illustrator for the whole line. Product development: hand sketching for inspiration and line sheets. Assist in merchandise & sales meetings. Creating mood boards in photoshop and illustrator. Research for concepts, trends, fabrics and trims in the Garment District and Forecast Websites. Assisting in photo-shoots for the e-commerce line & Photoshop pictures. Visual merchandising for the Tribeca store and department store (Barneys NY), providing customer service, account management and managing inventory.
Intern/ Assistant Designer at Adjmi
06/2012 – 08/2012 New York, NY
Collaborate with the Designer to design tops for Dream Out Loud for Selena Gomez. Creating mood boards, concepts, researching for trends, fabrics and trims in the Garment District and Forecast Websites. Work involved work in Flats with Illustrator and photoshop and fashion sketching.
Intern/ Design Assistant at Isaac Mizrahi
01/2011 – 11/2011 New York, NY
Collaborate with the Patternmaker & Marker to create patterns for Outerwear. Collaborating with the designer in creating mood boards, concepts, researching for trends, fabrics and trims in the Garment District and Forecast Websites. Work involved work in Flats with Illustrator and Photoshop and fashion sketching.