RESUME

Nora Iknadossian

(646) 537-5757

noradossi@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL FULL TIME EXPERIENCE

VIGOSS

2018-2019, New York, NY

Design Director

-In partnership with and reporting to the President of Vigoss

-Responsible for planning and setting a strategic vision of the design team from all apparel categories

-This includes defining, interpreting and driving the creative direction (design, color and print) for seasonal product assortments

-Travel to Toronto, Canada regularly for internal meetings, presentations and Vendor Fair

- Work closely with the Design Manager during the development process.


JOE FRESH

2015-2018, New York, NY

Senior Designer

-Handle all hard woven ( Outerwear, Denim, Bottoms and Active)

-Handled all Dresses in Woven and Cut and Sew Knits from Q4 2016 - Q4 2017

-Took on the Bottoms and Denim Categories starting Q1 2017- Q1 2018

-Travel to overseas factories for development, production and cost negotiations

-Travel to Toronto, Canada regularly for internal meetings, presentations and Vendor Fair

- Work closely with all cross functional teams during the development process.


G-III APPAREL GROUP

2013-2015, New York, NY

Senior Designer

-Private Label Senior Designer for Men’s and Women’s Outerwear

-Specific customers handled by myself: Express, Anthropologie, Macy’s INC, Aeropostale

-Have in house sample room to execute perfect product for customers

-Constant communication with all aspects of development with counterparts ranging from PD to Technical

-Daily communication with overseas factories for development and production

-Shopped competitive markets for best trend and future product inspiration


BAGATELLE INTERNATIONAL

2009-2011, New York, NY

Design Director

-Design Director for all Women’s & Men’s Woven and Leather product

-Travel to overseas factories for development and production

-Travel to Europe for inspirational shopping

-Travel to Paris for Premiere Vision


DKNY JEANS (DOMESTIC “LIZ CLAIBORNE”) 2002-2006

DKNY JEANS (INTERNATIONAL “COMO DESIGN/CLUB 21”) 2006-2009

2002-2009, New York, NY

Senior Designer

-Woven/Denim Senior Designer for all categories in Women’s

-Launched the new International license for DKNY Jeans International

-Put through entire design collection from inspiration to production

-Have two people on my team- Associate Designer and an Assistant Designer

-Travel to overseas factories for fittings: (Hong Kong, Vietnam, India, Mexico, Los Angeles)

-Travel to Europe and Asia for inspirational shopping


PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

EXPRESS

2012-2013, New York, NY

Senior Design Consultant

-Design Dressy Dresses, Soft Dressing and Outerwear while Designer was/is going on Maternity leave

-Travel to Columbus, Ohio for Sales/Merchandising meetings

-Work closely with Merchants for cohesive communication and fast requested sample turnaround


PERRY ELLIS

2011-2012, New York, NY

Senior Design Consultant

-Designed all denim for Perry Ellis Men’s

-Designed all denim for Original Penguin Men’s and Women’s

-Launched Anchor Blue denim collection


MARIMEKKO

2009-2010, Helsinki, Finland

Design Consultant (Outerwear)

-Design Director for all Women’s Outerwear

-Put through entire design collection from inspiration to production

-Handle all fittings from 1st prototype to Production in Helsinki

-Correspond with Helsinki on a daily basis