Name

Elisa Marie Dolente

About

Objective: To obtain a full time design position in the contemporary fashion industry

Experience

FINELINE IMPORTS Toronto, Ontario
Designer / Product Development Manager March 2015 – Present
Trend and Market Research
Designing and buying the product line
Attending trade shows in China biannually to buy a portion of the line and work with vendors on new developments
Developing initial tech packs, fitting and sending fit comments
Creating and maintaining; line sheets, look books and selling reports

WHITE HOUSE | BLACK MARKET Fort Myers, Florida
Freelance Designer January 2015-March 2015
Dress design spanning all lifestyle categories
Trend and market research

JOE FRESH – LOBLAW COMPAINES LIMITED Toronto, Ontario
Jr. Designer/Product Developer November 2013- November 2014
Principle Designer Woven Dresses– Market Store with secondary responsibilities in Woven Tops
Responsible for trend research each season and analysis of on brand trends
Responsible for production of the Dress product category gaining a fully rounded view on the product life cycle
Responsible for daily communication with vendors and approvals of trim/fabric/artworks

WHITE HOUSE | BLACK MARKET Fort Myers, Florida
Associate Designer 02/09 – 06/13
Responsible for trend research each season
Designing product that spans daytime lifestyles and seeing that product through the development lifecycle
Experienced with woven and knit fabrications as well as some sweater experience
Creating original embroidery and embellishment layouts
Sourcing and development of new trim each season
Presenting in design driven meetings
Directing the Assistant Designers/Interns in day-to-day activities
Departments: Dresses, Sportswear bottoms and Core Suiting
2013 Winner of the Chico’s FAS & Award – Integrity Category

ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH Columbus, Ohio
Associate Technical Designer, 6/06 – 02/09
Ran fittings and recapped to department heads, wrote comments and made pattern corrections using pattern design
Built initial tech packs and created detail sketches using Adobe Illustrator
Updated trim pages, main sketch pages and marketing pages in the tech packs

ARTHUR MENDONCA INC Toronto, Ontario
Design Assistant, 6/05 – 12/05
Responsibilities included: marker making, cutting samples, quality control and shipping, costing, and minor sewing

Skills
• Accomplished with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
• Advanced skill level using Gerber: Web PDM, PDS and Accumark
• Strong knowledge of garment construction, manufacturing techniques and processes

Education

RYERSON UNIVERSITY Toronto, Ontario
Bachelor of Design; Majoring in Fashion Design, Graduated 2006

Ryerson Fashion Course Union, Vice President 2005
Organized and ran weekly meetings, delegated work and managed a new line of school clothing

Second Place in the Hudson Bay Company’s 2005 DeZigners Competition: Men’s Wear Category