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Stephanie Anzalone

Design Director
Portfolio website
https://www.StephanieAnzalone.com
About

15 years of experience partnering with executive teams to drive growth by implementing innovative concepts and creative strategies that align with the brand's core values. With my ability to successfully lead teams through profitable design seasons, from concept to production, I look forward to contributing my skillset within the European market.

Previous Brands
Brand Collaborations
Talbots
Dennis Basso
AMAZON PRIVATE LABEL
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Work Experience
DESIGN CONSULTANT
Jan ‘20 - Now
Brand Collaborations

Independently partnering with executive teams to successfully drive growth by: • Implementing innovative and creative concepts that align with the brand's core values • Mobilizing advanced strategic planning for target markets • Engaging in competitive cost negotiating to maximize sales profits • Driving the expansion of customer vs. brand interaction • Projecting consumer needs based on current market trends • Strengthening brand identity • Creating visual marketing presentations • Nurturing/enhancing team and client relations

FREELANCE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT/PRODUCTION MANAGER
Jan ‘21 - Jan ‘23
Talbots

• Provided innovative products to counterparts that maintained the profitability of the category through the review of sales data, material costs, freight calculation, and consumer feedback • Managed the tech pack process with Design, including creating BOMs, sample requests, reviewing all design details for accuracy, completeness, quality, and afordability. • Coordinated with manufacturing partners and cross-functional teams to deliver product within timeliness for all protos, SMS, and bulk approval samples • Implemented creative strategies to resolve issues regarding product development, cost or delivery • Reviewed prototype samples with a focus on product execution, consistency of details, and an understanding of Design's aesthetic intent for product approval • Established strong collaborative relationships with cross-functional teams to ensure product success

DESIGN DIRECTOR - Outerwear
Jan ‘18 - Jan ‘20
Dennis Basso

• Developed innovative fabric, color and trend presentations • Interpreted seasonal concepts into brand-appropriate designs through hand and illustrator sketches • Merchandised and lead all presentations to buyers, pitched new products and highlighted all selling features • Established new protocols with ftys and cross-functional teams • Collaborated with the owner on the different ways to efficiently run new division • Built a calendar that allows time for development, proper distribution of fty workload, and meets all I/H deadlines • Created preliminary YOY buy plan in order to manage and ensure good development ratio • Ran weekly cross-functional meeting to review work in progress, address concerns and manage timelines • Cultivated team to better understand development/construction and enable peak performance • Attended all fittings to approve fit and design intent • Regular interaction with both new and existing global manufacturing partners to increase efficiency and improve quality • Negotiated costs on all fabrics, trims, and novelty items to ensure we developed products to meet our margins • Traveled to China during peak season to review all photos and guide fty on development

HEAD OF DESIGN - LARK & RO READY TO WEAR
Jan ‘16 - Jan ‘18
AMAZON PRIVATE LABEL

• Researched current trends to develop a collection that is in line with both current market and brand identity • Partnered with the client to identify season over season best sellers and needs for brand growth go forward • Provided innovative and trend competative fabrics, styling, constructions, print patterns, and color concepts • Explored ways to lower overall garment costs by sourcing/developing fabrics and trims that meet client standards as well as their specified pricing tiers, all while maintaining internal company profitability • Supervised, directed, and delegated assignments to assistants, freelancers, tech design, and pattern room to ensure the collection is being executed accurately in order to translate properly for overseas fty • Communicated with overseas vendors/fty daily to monitor completeness and accuracy of tech package information concerning color, model, size, fabric and trim quality, and construction • Analyzed and assessed proto designs to come up with enhanced solutions for showroom presentation • Presented collection to buyers detailing fabric, construction and salability to their target market consumers • Partnered with the production team to ensure we make all delivery deadlines on a very tight production schedule and monitor any potential delivery slides • Participated in fittings with the technical designer to manage all corrections and alterations necessary for the design intent

FREELANCE SENIOR DESIGNER
Jan ‘12 - Jan ‘16
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Karl Lagerfeld - Women's Outerwear 2015-2016 Andrew Marc - Women's Ready to Wear Cut and Sew Knits/Woven's 2014-2016 Cole Haan - Mens/Womens Outerwear 2012 - 2014

Languages
English - Native
French - Work Proficiency
Location Preference
To be discussed
Work Pattern
Full-time
Part-time
Employment Preference
Freelance Assignments
Hourly Consulting
Permanent Positions
Education & Training
Savannah College of Art and Design
Unknown - ‘08
Bachelor of Arts