Design Director Resume Samples

Design Director is hired to oversee the designer and drafters’ team who basically use CAD for product designing. Common roles and responsibilities that are executed by these design directors include – developing and implementing company’s design strategy; ensuring that the designs and drawings are completed on time, inspecting to ensure that the designs adhere to specified standards and regulations, monitoring bids and proposal processes, developing and designing concepts, directing and motivating designers, conveying designs to external and internal audience, and leading overall design project.

Talents and skills to exhibit in a Design Director resume include hands-on experience in creative designing, knowledge of related software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign; exemplary analytical and interpersonal abilities. Most of the eligible candidates have to their credit a degree in the field of fine art, advertising, design or related.

Design Director Resume

Summary : Energetic, Positive Product Development and Design Professional with the ability to creatively and systematically manage several product lines and staff members to meet rigorous deadlines and deliverables. Independent self-starter, yet a team-member who also takes direction well and initiates collaboration.

Skills : AUTO CAD, CAD, Illustrator, Photoshop

Description :

  • Led the creation of products to uphold brand image and oversaw execution including aesthetic and quality, brand identity system and graphics for in-house and licensed design across all categories in men and women's functional riding gear and casual apparel, accessories.
  • Led a team of twenty across apparel design, technical design, graphic design and research development.
  • Collaborated with creative director and merchandising to establish seasonal collection statements by customer target.
  • Directed domestic and overseas production of all design samples and prototypes to finalize each collection for manufacturing.
  • Managed the technical design team establishing standardized tools including fit blocks, optitex digital pattern library, and flex plm specification.
  • Led US and overseas focus groups on fit evaluation, partnering with Alva insight to create a clear fit architecture for each customer segment.
  • Established rd role focused on technology prospecting and forward-looking disruptive trends in product design and UX.
  • Created a product testing framework to ensure riding gear met durability, quality, functionality, compatibility standards and roadworthiness.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
MA Organizational Leadership


Design Director Resume

Summary : Enthusiastic and creative Menswear Design Director with exceptional flexibility, resourcefulness, and experience. Built strong relationships with cross-functional teams which led to better product execution. Launched a 100 million dollar Outdoor Life brand.

Skills : PLM, PDM, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Outlook, Excel, Word

Description :

  • Launched outdoor life brand for the outdoor enthusiast which included outerwear tops, and pants. Achieved over 100 million in sells and became the best performing brand.
  • Developed close relationships with cross-functional teams by setting up weekly touch.
  • Oversaw all creative aspects of projects with an emphasis on complete experience focusing attention on addressing stakeholder/consumer needs.
  • Prepared trend analysis from competitive shopping and fashion research.
  • Monitored the design/fashion industry regarding global and consumer trends.
  • Fashion/trend/fabric research and development including fit wash, line planning, factory/laundry development visits and production follow up.
  • Consistently drive sales by working closely with sales and buyers to develop marketing plans and merchandise assortment for juniors plus.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Fashion Design

Design Director Resume

Summary : Senior level design director with 15+ years of global experience in textile design and art direction for some of the worlds most successful designers and retailers. Proven management skills that enhance the product, drive profitability and cultivate effective and creative design teams.

Skills : Adobe Creative Suite, Marketing Communications, Creative Direction, Art Direction, Manager, Social Media Management

Description :

  • Group director of the textile design department of the jones group for apparel and accessories, supporting over 30 brand labels.
  • Design and develop textile design projects taking into account brand design sensibilities, vendors manufacturing capabilities and budget constraints.
  • Collaborate with design/merchandising to produce production-ready artwork that supports design and technical needs.
  • Manage and art direct the team of 12 design staff in the creation of seasonal trend and color boards for specific brands, utilizing information from market research, forecasting agencies, publications, retail explorations and trade shows.
  • Instigate and art direct the creation of original print designs (for wovens, cut and sew, and knits) using concepts from trend boards, overseas samples, purchased artwork, established color palettes and information from the brand "best sellers" meetings.
  • Lead in the re-coloration and redesign of existing textile prints to fit seasonal trends.
  • Direct internal and external designers, and manage the workflow of projects, ensuring staff is organized for optimal quality and productivity.
  • Lead in the creation of an extensive print design library, using existing dormant print files from the art department server and utilizing for designs needs.
  • Ensure clear communication of direction, priorities, and timelines between design and art departments.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA Art & Textiles


Senior Design Director Resume

Summary : Creative Design Executive with wholesale and retail experience. Motivated and resourceful, with a commitment to product excellence and a keen sense of what it takes to build brands, implement strategies and lead teams. Broad experience across multi-classifications and global markets. Proven results for generating profitability.

Skills : Creative Direction, Creative Problem Solving, Brand Strategy, Art Direction, Project Management, Brand Development, Asset Management, Trend Forecasting, Social Media Marketing, Time Management.

Description :

  • Oversee the direction of design for various lifestyle brands. Manage a design team comprised of various levels of design talent. Launched a highly successful new label and a brand called "soft by avenue". The collection includes sportswear, outerwear, woven tops and bottoms, sweaters, cut and sew knits, intimate apparel, jewelry and footwear.
  • Design director for avenue body which includes intimate apparel, loungewear and foundations.
  • Maintain accountability for $400 million division volume. Manage assortment balance and conceptual design process.
  • Liaise with chairman/CEO, president, and VP of design, VP of marketing, divisional merchandise managers, buyers, technical design and visual merchandising.
  • Support financial goals, quality standards and vendor matrix for product sourcing.
  • Manage a full design staff to achieve a focused and balanced assortment with a high level of design integrity.
  • Conduct seasonal trend presentations relating to color, fabric and silhouette direction.
  • Research fashion trends, fabrics, and color through biannual travel to Paris, London, Florence, and Milan.
  • Direct technical design on the creation of first samples followed by monitoring of fittings to final approved pre-production sample.
  • Liaise with visual and marketing team to create a seamless flow of initial design concept to store presentation.
  • Direct color manager on original print-work, color concepts, and distribution of all color related materials.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA Fashion Design

Design Director Resume

Summary : Design Director with 15 years of experience and extensive knowledge in trend research, line development, design, and product development in outerwear, wovens, knits, sweaters, and activewear. Dedicated to achieving beautiful marketable product by being a strong partner and visionary leader.

Skills : Adobe Creative, Microsoft Office, PLM, WebPDM, U4ia

Description :

  • Teams with the factories and cross-functional partners from the point of tech pack send out through to receipt of sales samples with an eye to problem-solving.
  • Oversees a full team of senior designers, assistants and print department.
  • Merchandises each line to facilitate the creation of strong catalog books to aid in the market week.
  • Leads team to facilitate the design of all lines by selecting silhouettes, fabrics, finishes.
  • Manages the color and quality approvals from sales samples to bulk production, with a heightened awareness of commercial acceptability vs. Substandard product.
  • Collaborates with the marketing department to develop cohesive product presentations for packaging concepts.
  • Collaborate with photographers and stylists to effectively portray the most famous brand and merchandising standards.
  • Seasonal trips to Korea/China for design and production follow-up and to shop sample and fabric market.
  • Oversee the sketching, tech packs, fittings, fabric and print development.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Fashion Design

Design Director Resume

Summary : Design Director who consistently completes several projects to the satisfaction of clients within tight time frames. A creative, hands-on professional with expertise in textile design, art direction and project management.

Skills : Advertising, B2B, Color Theory, Dreamweaver, Product Packaging Design, Graphic Design, Print Production, Brand Strategy, Adobe Creative Suite, Marketing Communications

Description :

  • Handle all aspects of creative development and problem-solving in a fast-paced environment for a variety of clients and projects.
  • Work with writers and marketing managers to develop ad campaigns, commercial storyboards, and sales promotions. 
  • Coordinate printing and mailing. Art direct photography and illustration.
  • Coordinated with project stakeholders to ensure timely execution of creative deliverables while providing insight into best practices and current UI / UX design trends.
  • Performed lead role in the design and production of a monthly magazine, print, identity, display and web design.
  • Oversight of internet, social media, traditional print and email creative efforts.
  • Collaboration with outside agencies, print, graphic, digital, and sign contractors.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BS Graphic Design

Design Director Resume

Summary : A Design Director with over 10+ years of experience who is passionate about design and leading teams in a way that enables everyone to be extraordinary in themselves and the work they produce.

Skills : Package Design, Branding, Brand & Design Strategy, Brand Architecture, Brand Identity, Environmental Design, Marketing Communications, Marketing TouchPoints, Retail Point-of-Sales, Print & Digital Design, Corporate Standards/Guidelines

Description :

  • Identified and addressed the creative needs of clients, lead and managed the design team workflow and established innovative creative processes.
  • Consistently developed winning strategic concepts, designs, and refinements that meet.
  • Meet and exceeded expectations by consumers for the new always discreet boutique packaging for impact at the shelf and intention to purchase.
  • Improved the quality of photography for the brands by taking a food styling course to improve my food photo-shoot directing skills.
  • Gained insights and learnings that focused our design directions for new innovative products.
  • Helped improved sales for pg by 31% by elevating the always discreet brand/packaging.
  • Developed design direction and style while considering potential customer impact and brand image for private label accounts.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA Arts Design

Design Director Resume

Summary : Interior Designer with more than 20 years in the contract furniture industry; expertise in listening to and understanding client needs, collaborating on problem solving, and delivering effective, organized, and attractive work environments on budget.

Skills : Illustrator, InDesign, MS Office, Graphic Design Web Design, Web Development

Description :

  • Managed and executed all design work to support a Los Angeles area Herman Miller furniture dealership in its sales efforts.
  • Participated in client meetings, created designs and furniture plans based on client needs.
  • Developed furniture specifications and suggested and specified building finishes. Created comprehensive furniture budgets and prepared formal furniture and service proposals.
  • Renovation of their 4-level student activities building, and the Los Angeles county department of child and family services new offices in the historic la merchandise mart.
  • Designed the "working showroom" for m3, an inviting and productive workplace for both employees and visitors.
  • Transformed the building from a concrete slab and wall studs into a fully furnished and accessorized space. Selected building materials and finishes. Specified and customized all new furniture, fixtures, and artwork.
  • Present assortments and marketing information in support of clients specific requirements.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA Interior Design

Design Director I Resume

Summary : Accomplished design director with proven results in the creative development of products & fabrics for apparel, accessories, gift, home, and textile markets.

Skills : Excel, Microsoft Word, Photoshop., Word

Description :

  • Design development of products and fabrics from creative vision through delivery.
  • Created the American terry co. Product line: quality accessories for baby, kids family.
  • Established a personalization service for custom embroidery of products, retail wholesale.
  • Website development with graphics team, e-commerce products wholesale fabrics.
  • Organized trade shows; built direct customer relationships in partnership with the sales team.
  • Managed diapers.com account with 50% growth in sales; key retailers include sacks. com.
  • Products featured in the Oprah magazine o list, events, specialty stores and hotels.
  • Developed managed custom fabric programs exclusively for major accounts, achieving.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA Textile

Design Director Resume

Summary : With an emphasis in digital, I have 17+ years of experience in design and creative management within the digital agency and full-service advertising industries. I am now looking to move into a client-side position where I can leverage this experience to directly help develop and strengthen a brand.

Skills : Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, AUTO CAD, CAD, Creative Direction

Description :

  • Support all facets of mission-based organization: emphasis on graphic design, marketing, photography, audio/visual support, digital media, IT coordination, event production, strategic planning, corporate sponsorship procurement/fulfillment and stakeholder relations.
  • Cultivate a reliable network of skilled designers and photographers for contract opportunities.
  • Facilitate leverage vendor partnerships to reduce costs and maximize sponsor exposure.
  • Produce detailed sponsorship requests and reports for fortune 500 companies.
  • Facilitate website planning, development and content creation/deployment for multiple subsidiaries.
  • Collaborate with the third party media placement specialist to secure optimal value: including print, video (web/tv), radio, customized digital outreach (social, email and website content).
  • Contribute to planning/promotion of memorable community-building events through a variety of media including paid, earned and strategically placed city-managed assets throughout uptown earning 100m+ sponsor impressions.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA Graphic Design