Heather Barksdale

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Heather Barksdale

Senior Designer Accessories and Ready to Wear at Tara Jarmon Officiel

Current Location

Paris, France

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.

  • Brands Heather has worked with
    • Tara Jarmon Officiel
    • Apostrophe
    • Heather Barksdale
    • Banana Republic, Gap Inc.
    • Elie Tahari
    • Nicole Miller
Work Preference
Location Preference

Open to relocation

Work Pattern

Open to Full time or Part time work

Employment Preference
  • Permanent Positions
Experience

Senior Designer Accessories and Ready to Wear

Tara Jarmon Officiel

Feb 2018 - Present

Sr Designer/ Design Studio Manager

Tara Jarmon Officiel

Jan 2011 - Jan 2015

Responsible for concept creation and direction in collaboration with the design team, including fabric research and development, color pallette, embroideries and trims. Design Studio team management, ...

Sr. Designer/ Design Director

Apostrophe

Jun 2009 - Jul 2010

Responsible for creating seasonal concept, color and design direction for collection including fabric research and development, embroideries, trim development, sketching silhouettes Designed all produ...

Creative Director /Design Consultant

Heather Barksdale

Jul 2008 - Dec 2018

Womenswear Design Director and Consultant for international companies such as WGSN, Banana Republic, Ethical Fashion Initiative, and Crème Fraiche NYC. Created original concepts, mood boards and brand...

Sr. Designer Women's Wovens /Women's Knits

Banana Republic, Gap Inc.

Jan 2002 - Jun 2008

Responsible for concept direction and design of dresses, tailored jackets, and skirts Seasonal research and product development through travel to international factories, including fittings, fabric an...

  • Creative Direction

    (Advanced)

  • Design Direction

    (Advanced)

  • Team Management

    (Advanced)

  • Product Development

    (Advanced)

  • Fashion Design

    (Advanced)

  • Apparel Design

    (Advanced)

  • Leadership

    (Advanced)

  • Accessories Design

    (Advanced)

English

Native

Italian

Work Proficiency

French

Fluent

Rhode Island School of Design

BFA

Apparel Design

1994 to 1998

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