Graphic Designer, Product Developer

Rate, USD
$40 / hour
Work schedule
Full Time,
Language skills
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About me

I’m Taylor Sandell, a seasoned designer with over a decade of diverse experience in design and development. My goal is to join a collaborative team, where I can use my skills and educational background to contribute significantly to the organization’s success.I’m proficient in a range of tools including Illustrator,Photoshop, InDesign,Microsoft Word, Excel,PowerPoint, and Canva.

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2012-2015 Certificates @ Long Beach City College


2021-2023 Graphic Designer @ Spirit Jersey

Conceptualize resort and e-commerce concepts.
Create digital art for seasonal look books.
Develop sales proposals into production tech sheets, sizing art and ink details.
Supervise up-to-date line sheets for ready-to-wear and resort collections.
Design branding items such as woven labels and hang tags, and oversee their creation and implementation.
Craft custom trims using AI (snaps, buttons, zippers).
Oversee the launch of the inaugural Disney ears, managing pre-production.
Manage tech sheets and sizing for ready-to-wear lines.
Coordinate photoshoots, themes, styling, and makeup.
Contribute to collection themes with trend research, colors, fabrics, and presentations.
Organize the showroom.
Generate CADs for new styles directed by the art director.
Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
Update Pantones and oversee salespeople’s purchase orders.
Design styles for e-commerce and licensed products (Warner Bros., Coca-Cola,MillerCoors).
Created comprehensive branding materials such as woven labels, hang tags, etc.
Developed the company’s brand guidelines for both internal and external applications.
Utilized a PLM (FileMaker) for efficient project management.
Collaborated closely with artists, providing oversight throughout projects to ensure successful completion.

2016-2020 Senior Designer, product Developer @ Harveys Seatbelt Bags

Generate concepts/strategies for new collections (mood boards, color ways, prints) in line with the creative calendar.
Design collection mock-ups, create comps, and assist in collection merchandising with Sales. Develop comprehensive presentation sheets for each season and Disney deliveries, including relevant specifications.
Collaborate with the sample maker to produce actual samples for finalizing collections, tech sheets, look books, and product shots. Efficiently manage time and workflow.
Style all photo shoots and assist in selecting locations to uphold brand integrity.
Manage Soft Rolls and Hard Rolls to relay all pertinent collection details to the team.
Foster vendor relationships and seek out new vendors meeting company standards and deadlines.
Act as a liaison for collaborations like Disney and new partnerships.
Stay updated on market trends and offer valuable suggestions for new products.
Approve tech sheets to ensure production items align with approved samples.
Oversee Design milestones.
Maintain the sample room’s organization, cleanliness, and sample integrity foreach delivery. Manage sample locations.
Assist in loading and submitting Disney items into OPA for approval and follow-up. Aid in influencer relations.
Organize seasonal and Disney swag samples for marketing and approvals, ensuring appropriate allocation.
Coordinate orders from Sales for swag, DCP samples, Disney parks samples, andHarvey’s samples. Finalize sales orders.

2014-2016 Assistant Designer @ Baldwin & Son/RnB Division

Aid in Pre-Production tasks.
Manage inventory tasks such as tagging and inputting styles and fabrics.
Update style book with current sample photos. Coordinate sending packages to Vietnam and follow up with both production and buyers.
Delegate tasks to sample makers and determine priorities for cutting and patterning. Create duplicate samples when necessary.
Handle sample requests for salespeople.
Assist in current line design efforts.
Generate line sheets and create CADs. Support showroom merchandising.
Draft purchase orders (POs) for sample fabric.
Conduct trips to acquire fabric, trims, and deliver samples.
Ensure new samples are distributed to buyers, salespeople, and the showroom.
Assist in problem-solving.
Manage incoming phone calls.
Participate in meetings with buyers and fabric vendors.
Offer assistance in pattern-making when required.

2018-2023 Assistant Designer @ Olima Studios

Aid in client fittings.
Perform pattern making.
Create samples and produce final garments.
Source fabrics for clients and special projects.
Serve as an on-set tailor.
Assist in conceptualizing concepts.

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