Elaina Jacob       Los Angeles, CA        269-317-5072

Education: Savannah College of Art and Design, June 2014BFA Fashion Accessory Design, Minor Industrial Design

Skills: Idea mining for innovation, Research and Development, Sustainability strategies and ethical environmental solutions. International communication, Project Management and Inventive problem solving.

Software: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office, Rhino 3D 

Work Experience:

Loungefly: Product Development Assistant February 2016- Present

Loungefly is a private label accessory brand specializing in licensed products. Collaborate daily with buyers and licensors through CAD’s and technical specs; utilizing experience in solid and soft goods to bring products to fruition under strict deadlines. Daily tasks include: Delegating, managing and creating spec packs, CMF selection, reviewing pre-production samples and communicating corrections and revisions to factory correspondents. - Approve patterns and prints for material, packaging and 3D drafts for sampling and production. - Strategize cost reduction methods to maximize profits and retain style quality. - Submit concepts to licensor and buyers for approval and revisions. - Designer of new packaging for new products - Created products which balanced both the licensed brand and retail market.

Fabrique Ltd.: Jr. Soft Goods Designer July 2015- February 2016

Fabrique produces protective cases for laptops and related technology for customers such as: HP, Dell, Belkin, Kensington, Logitech, Ingram, Showers Pass, Leapfrog and Defibtech. I applied my experience in cut-and-sew soft goods to design internationally appealing products and market verticals through the use of conceptual design and collaboration with international and domestic teams developing products through spec packs, sample revisions and production strategies. - Lead design innovation and trend development; creating a weekly presentation of materials, manufacturing techniques and visual trends in tech, science and fashion. - Collaborated with the in-house design team to create a multifunctional line of protective; briefcases, messenger bags, backpacks, sleeves, totes and travel rollers for white label use. - Designed women’s bags to securely carry technology and daily essentials without the bulk of a traditional briefcase - Represented Fabrique at the Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Technology - Communicated daily with domestic, Chinese and LATAM manufacturing teams - Experienced in giving detailed product presentations to top technology brands. - Worked tirelessly to meet strict deadlines and project objectives

Additional Experience:

Interned with Fuel Clothing; applying my graphic design and research skills to outerwear, socks and shirt designs. Attended the Orlando Surf Expo as the buyer’s assistant.

Founded and managed a small business creating fire safe clothing and accessories for performers. This exemplifies my initiative to expand upon my interest in raw materials and design, while serving a market in need.

Regular gallery volunteer at Art Share, Downtown Los Angeles

Personal Interests:

Long drives, travel, fine art, fitness, reading and the great outdoors.