Lauren Dana Boynton

  • Apparel Designer

Experienced Childrenswear Designer working in the fashion industry

Experience

Design Manager, Toddler Girls at Garan, Inc.

7/2017 – Present New York, NY

•Lead a team to design, develop and merchandise Toddler Girl’s Garanimals line for Walmart that embodies relevant trends, upholds brand aesthetic and meets target costs and financial performance
•Supervise work flow among design assistants, graphic artists and technical designers to ensure productivity
•Shop domestic and international trends to develop and direct creative concepts and merchandising strategies

Associate Designer, Toddler Girls at Garan, Inc

4/2015 – 7/2017 New York, NY

•Played a key role in the design and development of the Toddler Girl’s Garanimals line to produce a cohesive and successful line
•Responsible for all buyer sample development through communication with domestic and international mills, factories and screen printers
•Developed color stories, concepts and merchandising strategies

Assistant Designer, Boys at Garan, Inc.

10/2012 – 4/2015 New York, NY

•Responsible for carrying out design concepts for Boys Garanimals, Boys polos and Hunting Apparel (mens, ladies, youth) programs
•Submitted all graphic, print and fit approvals
•Prepared all corporate proposal, buyer and trend presentation materials
•Hired and managed seasonal interns

Assistant Designer, Freelance at Aeropostale

4/2012 – 9/2012 New York, NY

•Assisted the Boy’s and Girl’s apparel, accessory and graphic design teams
•Researched trends for concept inspiration and created mood boards
•Designed and generated flat sketches for line development
•Created tech packs, artwork pitch sheets, lines sheets and presentations

Product Development Coordinator, Freelance at Rebecca Taylor

1/2012 – 4/2012 New York, NY

•Created and updated linesheets, sketches and a production calendar
•Collaborated with product development director and team in producing samples overseas, locally and in-house
•Managed sample status and inventory to be used for runway, sales and press

Assistant Technical Designer at Rachel Roy

3/2011 – 1/2012 New York, NY

•Created and updated tech packs
•Assisted with measuring, fitting and evaluating samples
•Scheduled fittings between design teams and model agencies
•Communicated internally with design, production and sales teams and externally with international factories and sample makers

Education

Fashion Design studio Abroad at Prague Institute NCSU, College of Design

2008 Czech Republic

Fashion Design studio Abroad

BFA Art & Design at North Caoline State University, College of Design

2006 – 2010 Raleigh, NC

Awards

Outstanding Student Award, Surface Design Association

An instructor-appointed award recognized for demonstrating innovative use of technique, materials and concepts in fabric surface design.

Exhibitions

fashionSPARK Fashion Show

SPARKcon Raleigh, NC

A creative festival with the most prestigious fashion show in NC.

Art to Wear Fashion Show

NCSU Raleigh, NC

NC State University’s leading fashion show. Juried to design a collection shown for the runway two consecutive years.

Specialties

Adobe Creative SuiteMicrosoft OfficeMerchandisingFlat SketchingFabric KnowledgeSurface DesignScreen PrintingDying Techniques