PAMELA W. GARRIS INNOVATIVE & CREATIVE DESIGN PRODUCT MANAGER<br />2007 N. 73rd ST.Wauwatosa, WI. 53213414-475-0945pgarris...
CAREER SUMMARY<br />Innovative and creative Product Designer with diverse experience in brand development through design <...
CAREER HISTORY<br />Freelance photography and creative design studio<br />Freelance Design Consultant & Multi-Media Artist...
CAREER HISTORY<br />HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR CO. MILWAUKEE, WI. <br />(1995 – 2008) <br />Leading manufacturer of heavy weigh...
CAREER HISTORY<br />Art Director/Technical Design, MotorClothes <br />Accessories (2001 - 2003)<br />Art directed and mana...
CAREER HISTORY<br />Technical Design Manager, MotorClothes  <br />Sportswear Technical/Creative Design(2000-2003)<br />Wor...
CAREER HISTORY<br />JOCKEY INTERNATIONAL, INC. KENOSHA, WI.<br />Manufacturer of men’s and women’s intimate apparel<br />D...
CAREER HISTORY<br />MURRAY DESIGNS, CHICAGO, IL.<br />Privately held apparel design/visual merchandising <br />consulting ...
THANK YOU<br />Pam Garris<br />2007 N. 73rd ST.Wauwatosa, WI. 53213414-475-0945pgarris@wi.rr.com<br />
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Pam Garris Portfolio Resume

  1. 1. PAMELA W. GARRIS INNOVATIVE & CREATIVE DESIGN PRODUCT MANAGER<br />2007 N. 73rd ST.Wauwatosa, WI. 53213414-475-0945pgarris@wi.rr.com<br />
  2. 2. CAREER SUMMARY<br />Innovative and creative Product Designer with diverse experience in brand development through design <br />and licensing. Keen sense of visual aesthetic design uniquely combined with strong technical<br />aptitude and business acumen. Judiciously identifies trends, then designs and commercializes new<br />products. <br />Strengths include:<br />High energy, quick thinker with the ability to make quick decisions and apply swift solutions in fast-paced, deadline driven environment<br />Entrepreneurial self starter with a "Can-Do Attitude” and proven track record of driving growth through design in start-ups and new business units<br />Tenacious problem solver who sees challenge as an opportunity - enjoys achieving difficult and near-impossible goals and objectives<br />Outstanding communication and relationship management skills; applies humor and dedication to building internal and external customer relationships<br />
  3. 3. CAREER HISTORY<br />Freelance photography and creative design studio<br />Freelance Design Consultant & Multi-Media Artist <br />Design career apparel and produce design concept art boards.<br />Design and manufacture custom stained glass<br />Design and produce life-size themed Santas for <br /> seasonal interior display use<br />
  4. 4. CAREER HISTORY<br />HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR CO. MILWAUKEE, WI. <br />(1995 – 2008) <br />Leading manufacturer of heavy weight motorcycles<br />Product Manager, Licensing (2003 – 2008) <br />Manage product assortment and royalty revenue for 20 licensees <br />representing over $1,200,000 in annual royalty revenue.<br />Streamlined information flow by creating, improving and implementing processes<br />Achieved a 10% time savings department-wide by consolidating and expediting product development tracking by creating an electronic file-based Approval Form<br />Improved departmental communication efficiency by creating and updating a licensee database, which brought relevant information into a single repository<br />Working with a limited budget, improved, updated and published a user-friendly “2005 Licensing Style Guide” for use by over 100 licensees<br />
  5. 5. CAREER HISTORY<br />Art Director/Technical Design, MotorClothes <br />Accessories (2001 - 2003)<br />Art directed and managed key accessory suppliers from <br />design concept through production for over 175 seasonal <br />styles and 53 core styles per year<br />Assisted Product Manager to reduce SKU’s 8% while increasing sales 18% and increasing margin from an average of 33% to 48%<br />Researched and published sizing and measuring guides for belts and caps which produced fit consistency between suppliers<br />
  6. 6. CAREER HISTORY<br />Technical Design Manager, MotorClothes <br />Sportswear Technical/Creative Design(2000-2003)<br />Working manager in both technical/creative design areas with 4 <br />direct reports<br />Chaired Apparel Fit Initiative improving fit consistency across all categories and decreasing fit complaints. Organized and facilitated cross-functional teams, meetings, conducted fit sessions. <br />Mentored and managed four entry level technical/creative designers and a graphic designer while increasing productivity <br />Reduced time required to fit garments by 20%, number of fit samples by 33% and improved consistency between numerous suppliers by producing sportswear block patterns<br />MotorClothes Sportswear, Creative Design (1995 - 2001)<br />Designed and managed sportswear development process from <br />inception to production for over 100 seasonal styles (four <br />seasons) and 25 core styles<br />Coordinated and directed the design process for 100th Anniversary sportswear apparel (over 50 styles), increasing Sportswear sales $13.4M in wholesale dollars<br />
  7. 7. CAREER HISTORY<br />JOCKEY INTERNATIONAL, INC. KENOSHA, WI.<br />Manufacturer of men’s and women’s intimate apparel<br />Designer, Jockey For Her<br />Sole creative designer for both Jockey For Her Intimate and Hosiery Divisions<br />Defined role as Jockey For Her designer in newly created position<br />Collaborated with textile engineers developing fabrics<br />Designed and launched the first Jockey For Her sock line at JC Penney, <br /> generating 10% hosiery sales increase<br />O’BRYAN BROTHERS, CHICAGO, IL.<br />Manufacturer of women’s sleepwear and loungewear<br />Private Label Designer, Sleepwear and Loungewear<br />Built and managed all creative aspects of a startup Private label Sleepwear Division<br />Worked with Private Label VP in producing and implementing product line plans, sales presentations and detailed management through supply chain<br />As member of 2 person team, increased annual sales within three years from $0 to $8,000,000. Created, developed and launched Gloria Vanderbilt and private label lines at Wal-Mart, Target, JC Penney, Sears, and Fredericks of Hollywood.<br />Managed staff of six<br />
  8. 8. CAREER HISTORY<br />MURRAY DESIGNS, CHICAGO, IL.<br />Privately held apparel design/visual merchandising <br />consulting company<br />President, Owner, Design Consultant<br />Established and managed all aspects of operations including <br />sales, marketing, design and manufacturing.<br />Major accounts including:<br />Indianapolis 500 pit crew uniforms for Budweiser, Red Roof Inns, and Vermont American teams.<br />Leading Lady Companies, maternity sleepwear and intimate apparel manufacturer, Cleveland, Ohio<br />Montgomery Ward, Managed traveling team of fifteen visual merchandise specialists designing and installing displays in prototype stores, Chicago, Il. <br />EDUCATION and PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT<br />University of Cincinnati, Bachelor of Science-Fashion Design, Concordia College, Class “Entrepreneur, How to Start a Successful Small Business”, Small Business Association, Class “ How To Start a Small Business”, SBA course, American Management Association, Finance for Non-Financial Manager and Public Speaking<br />TRAINING and SPECIAL SKILLS<br />Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Gerber Technologies<br />
  9. 9. THANK YOU<br />Pam Garris<br />2007 N. 73rd ST.Wauwatosa, WI. 53213414-475-0945pgarris@wi.rr.com<br />

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