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Joseph Clark
Professional Summary
Dedicated Designer with 8 years of experience combining design and production expertise. Currently looking for a good fit in a company where growth and development of creative skills can be utilized.

Creative Design; Technical Design; Pattern Making; Lab Dips; Time Management; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign)

Draper's & Damon's Irvine, CA Designer May 2009Present
  • Design women's apparel with fresh image while keeping their DNA to protect the identity of the brand.
  • Partner with Product Development/ Production Team throughout the development process to the production stage by finding the solution to the challenges we encounter.
  • Shop the current market for inspirational pieces and research purposes.
  • Sketch rough and detailed drawings of apparel designs, and write specifications such as color schemes, construction, material types, and trim requirements.
  • Select materials and production techniques to achieve the best result for the aesthetic and cost/ profit requirements.
  • Approve garment fits and trims for production.
  • Create/ Select graphics/ art works and collaborate with artists.
Los Angeles, CA Designer/ Consultant Jan 2016Present
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Los Angeles, CA; May '07), America's Next Top Model (Los Angeles, CA; June '07), Nick Verreos (Los Angeles, Aug.
  • 07), Pierce Jeans (Los Angeles, CA; Aug.
  • 08), Testament (Los Angeles, CA; Jan.
  • 13), Kiss It Fashion.
CA Designer Mar 2009Dec 2010
  • Started a women's contemporary apparel company.
  • Sourced quality jersey, modal, and pima cotton fabrics.
  • Built strong relationships with local sample makers/production companies.
Tustin, CA Designer Sep 2008Mar 2009
  • Designed trendy high end dresses.
  • Managed sample room and oversaw the flow of sample making.
  • Worked closely with pattern makers and seamstresses to make sure the samples are on time and up to the expectation.
Torrance, CA Assistant Designer May 2007Aug 2008
  • Worked closely to the head designer as her right hand by contributing design work of innovative apparel products to meet the needs of the target customers.
  • Created flat sketches and tech packs, and effectively communicated with overseas manufactures/ agents to ensure the garments meet company expectations.
  • Conducted fitting sessions to determine required modifications to garment construction and communicated changes to productions manager and manufactures.
Union Bank Los Angeles, CA FX Advisor/ Assistant Vice President Aug 2003Mar 2005
  • Promoted to Assistant Vice President within 6 month as a result of goal-focused and persistent attitude.
  • Managed and maintained total revenue of $4M/ year worth corporate client accounts, and developed new accounts worth $370,000.
  • Provided consultative advice and trading services to Japanese corporate clients seeking to hedge currency risk.
  • Executed FX transactions, seamlessly with customers in a teamwork environment.
  • Partnered with Relationship Managers to seek, identify and expand new business opportunities by cross selling bank products and services.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp Los Angeles, CA FX Assistant Trader/ Treasurer Mar 2002Aug 2003
  • Built strong client relationships with Japanese corporate clients by providing them consultative advise on FX products and financial markets.
  • Worked with bank account officers to maximize profitability by cross selling bank products and services.
  • Passed highly competitive license exam (CFA Level 1).
Bridge International Systems New York, NY Sales Executive Jul 2000Jul 2001
  • Prospected for Japanese corporate clients and presented products of various financial information to develop new accounts.
  • Partnered with marketing team to conduct product demonstrations, and provided outstanding customer experience.
  • Worked Closely with client support team to provide existing clients excellent follow-up to preserve client satisfaction.
BNP Paribas New York, NY Sales Assistant Apr 2000Jun 2000
  • Acquired competitive license (Series 7 & 63) within 3 months as a result of result-oriented mind and strategically approach.
  • Provided clients with Japanese equity markets and general financial information.
Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ New York, NY Junior FX Trader Jul 1998Mar 2000
  • Promoted to Junior FX Trader from Senior Administrator within 3 months as a result of positive attitude and high motivation.
  • Contributed to successful client maintenance by providing in depth financial market information and seamless currency trading services.
Marubeni America Corporation New York, NY Traffic Coordinator Apr 1996Jun 1998
  • Promoted to Traffic Coordinator from Administrative Assistant within 6 months as a result of quick learning and enthusiasm.
  • Assisted Sales Team of commodity department in various aspects of business including providing clients financial market reports, besides coordinating logistics.
Los Angeles, CA Designer Aug 2008
  • Designed contemporary women's clothing.
Los Angeles, CA Intern Apr 2007
  • Helped the design house organizing samples and trims.
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising AA: Fashion Design Mar 2006 Fashion Design
San Diego State University BA: International Business Dec 1995 International Business
Advanced Fashion Design Program in FIDM (Selected as one of 10 Students) Mar. 2007
Additional Information
  • Honor/ Awards Received Highest Honors (San Diego City College) June 1993 Received Scholarship Award (FIDM) June 2006 Showcased in the FIDM 2007 Runway Mar. 2007 Received President Honor (FIDM) Mar. 2007 Won Debut Award (FIDM) Mar. 2007 Nominated for Fashion Design Award Mar. 2007 Highlighted on The Beverly Hills Courier Mar. 2007 License/ Skills CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Level I Series 7 (General Securities Registered Representative License) & Series 63 (License to sell securities)
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Previous Companies:

  • Drapers & Damons
  • Union Bank
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp

Previous Job Positions:

  • Designer
  • Consultant
  • Assistant Designer
  • FX Advisor
  • Assistant Vice President


  • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
  • San Diego State University

Level of Education:

  • AA
  • BA
  • Advanced Fashion Design Program in FIDM (Selected as one of 10 Students) Mar. 2007

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