Heather is open to new work opportunities
Heather D'Addona is a design professional with over 20 years of experience, working for International brands such as Tara Jarmon, Banana Republic, Elie Tahari, Nicole Miller, and Apostrophe. As a creative head with assured skills in forecasting trends, she brings the ability to create a strong brand identity with a proven track record in promoting company growth. Her experience as an innovative leader managing design teams, sourcing development and working collaboratively, creates unique and brand-right concepts that result in incredible fashion collections.
Open to relocation
Open to Full time or Part time work
Creative Director / Creative Consultant
Jan 2017 - Present
Led development of luxury handbag collection, made in Italy, from design concepts, material sourcing, to visual identity and branding
Awarded place in Creative Link business mentorship program, Creati...
Senior Designer Accessories and Ready to Wear
Tara Jarmon Officiel
Feb 2018 - Mar 2023
Lead the conceptualization and design of leather goods, footwear, and jewelry, including the creation of a new line of premium leather handbags
Sourced production partners and materials to ensure hig...
Sr Designer/ Design Studio Manager
Tara Jarmon Officiel
Jan 2011 - Jan 2015
Managed work flow of designers to create and develop full ready-to-wear collection, involving line plan creation and product analysis
Conducted fabric research and development, selected color palettes...
Sr. Designer Women's Wovens /Women's Knits
Banana Republic, Gap Inc.
Jan 2002 - Jun 2008
Directed the concept and design of dresses, tailoring, skirts, and cut-and-sew knit collection
Conducted seasonal research and product development, including fittings, fabric, and trims
Achieved 50 p...
Jan 2001 - Jan 2002
Designed collection including outerwear, jackets, dresses, pants, denim, & leather
Managed design team on embroidery layouts and swatch development direction
Collaborated with cross-functional teams ...
Rhode Island School of Design
1994 to 1998