Chloe Kennedy-Cloutier

Freelance Experience:

Designer, P Dock Apparel Fremont, CA 2012
Designer for start-up beachwear and accessories line.  Responsible for hand-drawn and CAD illustrations as well as sample specifications.

Designer and Illustrator, PhoneBagZ Palo Alto, CA 2011
Designer and illustrator for start-up accessories line.

Designer/Illustrator, ShirtZ Los Angeles, CA 2011
Design and illustration for young men’s shirt line.  Creation of sample spec packages.

Designer, Outrage Fashion, Inc. Palo Alto, CA 2010
Design and illustration for women’s contemporary handbag line.  Execution of sample specification packages.

Designer, Luft LLC Oakland, CA 2009 – 2010
Handbag and accessory design for Sephora and tokidoki lines.  Completion of sample specification packages for overseas factories.

Designer, Mixed Bag Designs Burlingame, CA 2009
Textile design for reusable bag line.

Freelance Designer, Stanford Business School Palo Alto, CA 2008
Design and illustration of contemporary men’s tie line, for student project

Designer, 24 Seven Talent San Francisco, CA 2007 - 2011
Multiple design projects with a variety of companies in the bay area, including Pottery Barn Teen and J. Hensler.  Projects included leather handbag design for Nordstrom private label, and CAD design for Bebe line.

Design Associate, Blue Marlin San Francisco, CA 2007 – 2008
Green Collective Line, Young Men’s:  Stylist for “Project” tradeshow booth.  Also responsible for garment sketches, technical factory specs and presentation boards.  Worked directly with Sr. Designer on all projects.
Blue Marlin Line, Young Men’s:  Knit jackets & tops design

Freelance Production Artist, Magenta Berkeley,CA 2007
Preparation and layout of photos (and text), including clipping paths and color balance, for print catalog, using Photoshop and InDesign CS2

Freelance Designer, Mulberry Neckwear Richmond, CA 2007
Textile design for BCBG Attitude neckwear line

Other Experience:

Designer, Big Accessories Petaluma, CA 2005 - 2007
Design and illustration of hats, bags, and embellishments for custom division.  Worked closely with Owner, Design Manager and salespeople on both group and independent projects.  Designs sold to clients such as REI, Planet Hollywood, Hot Topic and more.

Owner, Chloe Kay Accessories Oakland, CA 2004 - 2009
Design, sales, sourcing, sampling and production for fashion leather handbag line.  Products sold online and in several boutiques all over California.  Sales doubled from 2005 to 2007.

Design Assistant, Levi Strauss & Co. San Francisco, CA 2001 - 2003
Specification packages for seasonal product, including CAD sketching, construction specifications, and bill of materials.   Colorway design for knit tops line.  Management of graphic tee shirt development, including approval of strikeoffs and working with designer on graphics inspiration.

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Design, University of California at Davis
Minor in Textile Science.  Graduated with Honors

Skills:  Hand Sketching, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign & Photoshop CS5, Quark. Speak some Spanish.