NANCY CHUANG | 646.286.4761 | nancy@strangejade.com

EXPERIENCE

Rugby Ralph Lauren, New York. 2/07 - present.
Technical Product Manager, Denim. Responsible for product development in men's and women's denim. Create tech packs in WebPDM. Sketch all flats in Illustrator. Work with designer to finalize trims, fabrics and bodies. Develop washes with overseas vendors. Initiate work with new factories & vendors. Responsible for tech in menšs denim. Create specs, oversee fittings, communicate fit comments with vendors.

Freelancer, New York. 11/06-2/07.
Various Duties. Tech in Walmart department of Kids Headquarters. Denim wash development for men's and women's denim at Tommy Hilfiger.

Paper Denim & Cloth, New York. 8/05 - 11/06.
Technical Designer. Sole technical designer overseeing sportswear (cut & sew, wovens, sweaters) and denim. Responsible for all flat sketching in Illustrator. Created specs in conjunction with in-house patternmaker, built tech packs in Excel, managed fittings and communicated comments with overseas agents. Occasional duties as graphic artist: created colorways and tech packs for graphic t-shirts, CAD prints & colorups for presentation boards.

Peter Som, New York. 6/04 - 12/04.
Design Intern. Source fabrics and trims for various samples and production pieces. Interact with contractors. Created and maintained a fabric database. Assist with fittings, shipping, costing. Occasional hand sewing and pattern tracing.

Freelance Designer based in New York. 11/01 - 1/04.
Web/Interactive Designer. Created various Flash movies for SCIFI.com. Redesigned websites for author Mary Jane Clark and the Laura Dail Literary Agency. Produced graphics and coded HTML for the All Stars Project, Inc.

eCorp, Indianapolis. 5/01 - 2/02. (freelance as of 11/01)
Web/Interactive Designer. Created and designed all aspects of web developments for eCorp. Responsible for site graphics, hand-coding, Flash animation/scripting and some content. Created banner ads for all eCorp developments and HTML e-mails. Designed company website (since altered).

Aquent, Indianapolis. 2/01 - 4/01.
Freelance Graphic Designer. Designed in-store signage for Galyan's Trading Company, a chain of sports outfitters. Projects included large-format department banners, store floor maps, promotional pieces.

Ikelite Underwater Systems, Indianapolis. 11/99 - 10/00.
Graphic Designer. Designed variety of projects for underwater photography equipment manufacturer.Designed and wrote copy for advertising, catalog, instruction manuals. Helped create a point-and-shoot photography program for dive shops. Designed fliers for trade shows, product packaging, t-shirts.

The New York Times Electronic Media Company, Summer 1999.
Intern. Designed "Help Center" layout on nytimes.com. Organized templates, color-corrected photos for magazine.

School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UNC-Chapel Hill, 8/98 - 5/99.
Graduate Assistant. Worked on department website. Managed photojournalism darkroom and graphics computer lab. Assisted beginning photojournalism class with computer design programs. Taught wet darkroom techniques and supervised lab workers.

EDUCATION

Parsons School of Design
AAS in Fashion Design, May 2005.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Completed first year of masters' degree program in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, concentration in Advertising, 1998-1999.

Ohio State University
BA in Journalism, June 1998.

SKILLS

  • Hand sketching/illustration
  • Illustrator flats
  • WebPDM
  • Design programs: Flash, Photoshop, ImageReady, Quark Xpress, Illustrator, HTML, Acrobat.