Lauren Dana Boynton

  • Apparel Designer

Experienced Childrenswear Designer working in the fashion industry

Experience

Toddler Girls Designer at Garan, Inc.

10/2012 – Present New York, NY

Design, merchandise and manage the Toddler Girls’ Garanimals program. Prepare trend analysis and line proposal presentations. Communicate internally with graphics, production, costing and technical design teams and externally with international and domestic mills, screen printers and sample makers to complete necessary tasks for implementing designs. Promoted from managing Boys, polos and hunting apparel.

Assistant Designer, Freelance at Aeropostale

4/2012 – 8/2012 New York, NY

Worked with boys and girls design, color and graphic design teams to research and develop concept and trend inspiration. Designed and sketched flat drawings. Composed line sheets, tech packs, presentation and mood boards.

Product Development Coordinator, Freelance at Rebecca Taylor

2/2012 – 3/2012 New York, NY

Created sketches and line sheets. Maintained development department calendar. Collaborated with director and managers to produce samples overseas, locally and in-house. Managed sample status and inventory for runway, sales and press.

Assistant Technical Designer at Rachel Roy

3/2011 – 1/2012 New York, NY

Assisted with fittings and evaluating samples, updating spec and production information. Managed fitting schedules among technical design, design teams and model agencies. Tracked, managed and measured samples. Communicated with factories overseas to achieve desired samples.

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