EMILY BUTCHER

elbutcher@gmail.com

213.447.9110

 

EXPERIENCE

PINK 

New York, NY

Design Director: Sport, Seamless, Lounge (JUNE 2018 - Present)

• Develop design strategies through consumer research and conceptual storytelling

• Manage design teams through personal development and mentoring

• Deliver brand-right designs that follow overall concept and business strategy

• Create commercial designs that reflect the conceptual direction and business strategies

• Strategize upcoming seasons and floorsets with Merchant partners

• Ensure deliverables meet budget, FOB targets, and calendar commitments

• Responsible for the creation of visual tools used in presentations and Merchant alignment

• Travel: global industry tradeshows and inspiration shopping

 

REEBOK 

Boston, MA

Global Design Manager: Outerwear, Running, Swimwear (JULY 2016 - JUNE 2018)

Senior Designer: Global Outerwear (MAR 2015 - JULY 2016)

• Develop seasonal design direction of $70mil global outerwear, running, and swim apparel business

• Global lead on sustainability initiative; established first-time targets across all apparel and footwear

• Influence key stakeholders to ensure ideas translate from concept to implementation

• Consistently surpass margin targets, generating a $7.5mil go-in margin surplus between FW16 and SS19

• Keen awareness of retail landscape for trend and new product opportunities

• Familiar with best and worst sellers across categories and adjust development accordingly

• Mentor designers, contributing to the development of the team through professional leadership

• Partner with footwear and marketing teams to introduce new product packs for professional athletes

• Travel seasonally to Europe, Asia factories, global tradeshows + core markets including Russia

VINCE

Los Angeles, CA 

men’s wovens designer (MAY 2013 – FEB 2015)

• Worked under VP to develop concept through production on men’s wovens + women’s denim

• Directly responsible for establishing outerwear and leather businesses

• Managed interns and all in-house development

• Continually improved sell-in of categories while raising overall margins; 10%+ average increase

• Responsible for design and execution of highest profiting style across the company for Fall 2014

• Presented seasonal collections to brand President and wholesale + retail accounts

• Partnered with tech, merchandising and research + development teams to achieve calendar deadlines

• Responsible for establishing fit intent, from first proto through bulk approval

• Sourced progressive fabrics and trim components that were brand appropriate and innovative

• Cognizant of development ratios and adhering to merchandising line plans 

CONSULTANT

Los Angeles, CA

men’s and women’s outerwear, tops, bottoms, accessories (NOV 2012 – MAY 2013)

• Worked with Design Directors of Aether and Brooks (separately) to align designs with company needs

• Created detailed technical sketches of jackets, knits, pants, accessories

• Worked on silhouette development, creating color palettes, and line plans

• Created seasonal silhouette boards for account presentations

 LANDS’ END

Dodgeville, WI

men‘s outerwear designer, associate (JAN 2011 - AUG 2012)

• Worked under Design Director to develop men’s outerwear including lifestyle and performance

• Managed design assistants and seasonal interns

• Flat sketching in tech packs using IPLM and maintained BOM specs

• Managed multiple lines and seasons at varying stages of development

• Responsible for fit approval from first proto through bulk approval

• Partnered with cross-functional teams to consistently achieve and surpass target margins

• International and domestic tradeshow travel for seasonal research

DKNY

New York, NY

men’s designer, associate (AUG 2008 - DEC 2009)

•  Worked under VP to design men’s outerwear, tops, bottoms, blazers

•  Managed design assistants and interns

•  Presented seasonal sketches, fabrics, protos to VP and Senior Management

•  Developed original fabric patterns with domestic and international mills

•  Played an integral part in team organization and calendar commitment

 

REGATTA

New York, NY

men’s designer, associate - Todd Smith & Karl Lagerfeld (NOV 2006 - AUG 2008)

•  Worked under VP to design premium menswear lines for LL Cool J + Karl Lagerfeld

•  Supervised assistant designers, freelancers, interns

•  Extensive flat sketching, tech packs, fabric selection, artwork + strike-off approval

•  Traveled to Hong Kong factory for seasonal development

•  Specialized in denim design, wash techniques, fabric treatments

 ORIGINAL PENGUIN

New York, NY

men’s designer, freelance (JUL 2006 - NOV 2006)

•  Worked under Senior Designer to design outerwear, knits, sweaters, wovens

•  Regularly met with VP and Design Directors for seasonal alignment


 

EXPERTISE

  • concept development

  • design management

  • process improvement

  • talent management

  • consumer insights

  • brand consistency

  • market analysis

  • effective presentations

  • mentorship

  • development processes

  • Illustrator

  • Photoshop


 

EDUCATION

University of Cincinnati, BS - Fashion Design


 

INTERNATIONAL WORK

INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE SCHOOL - Daegu, South Korea, JAN 2010 – JAN 2011

English teacher- Kindergarten through high school students

 

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