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Design Directors are in charge of creative teams and their responsibilities include developing the creative strategy, supervising and guiding team members, assigning tasks, taking part in key client meetings, and providing ideas which increase department productivity. The most successful resume samples highlight leadership, creativity, supervisory skills, strong communication and presentation abilities, and computer proficiency. Those seeking to work as Design Directors should be able to display a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field of study in their resumes.

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Design Director

Responsible for managing the design process from seasonal concept and trend, color palette, print and fabric development to final prototype through production.

  • Led, inspired and actively participated in the conceptual development of women's private label Contemporary, Modern Classic, Leisure, Plus and Maternity product with integration of seasonal trends and business needs.
  • Oversaw the design of related separates, dresses, cut & sew knits and woven tops for private label accounts including Target, Avon, NY & Co, and Macy's.
  • Conducted global seasonal shopping and consumer research, analyzed runway shows and trend service information to identify new trends, silhouettes, fabrics, trims and embellishments.
  • Created, merchandised and presented seasonal trend presentations that featured current trends, key looks, and color, fabric and print direction.
  • Developed, implemented, monitored and adapted annual strategic business plans.
  • Traveled to Asia to initiate fabric and trim research, sample development and help to build and train overseas teams.
  • Developed and ensured adherence to seasonal time & action calendar.
  • Increased department sales by 12% by using smarter design focus given current retail climate.
  • Collaborated with Target on execution of Liberty of London, Calypso, and Missoni limited time offered collections.
  • Recipient of Target's "Partner Award of Excellence" from 2007 to 2011.
Candidate Info
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Applied Science
Bachelor of Science

Design Director

Led environmental design across all sports categories.

  • Drove design and execution of consumer experiences which set brand standards through close collaboration with category (marketing and business) and retail (finance, buying, and visual merchandising) teams.
  • Developed concept, in partnership with Footlocker, which provided consumers with access to footwear, apparel and equipment from Nike Basketball, Brand Jordan, and Converse, all presented together for the first time.
  • 21 Mercer, NYC: Designed for launch of Nike Sportswear.
  • Nike ID Studio at NTNY: Launched digital footwear customization.
  • Air Force 1 store concept: Capitalized on iconic status shoe has in youth culture.
  • Remodel of NTNY: Focused on making store more accessible and functional in order to increase traffic, conversion, and profitability.
Candidate Info
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Bachelor of Arts
Master of Arts

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