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Full name

Christopher Maracha

Title

Menswear Designer

Location

San Francisco, CA

Biography

My work spans from menswear to womenswear with a style reminiscent of mod fashion and '80s retro to futuristic and modern. I began designing as an illustrator and soon found myself fascinated by clothing construction and the aspiration to bring my creations to life. I am adept in sewing, draping, patternmaking, and screen printing.

I enjoy the early conceptual stages of fashion design where the mind is most creative and free. I have a good sense of designing a full collection while still maintaining true to the inspirational source as well as the ability to effectively communicate these ideas through my illustrations.

I am a proficient fashion illustrator, having had my work displayed in galleries and published. I am skilled in various traditional media such as color pencil, marker, charcoal, and watercolor.

In addition to traditional media, I am also capable of creating detailed technical flats as well as sleek and modern graphic design and presentations with design software such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Indesign. Other programs I am experienced in include AutoCAD, NedGraphics, and Gerber.


Contact me at cmaracha@gmail.com


Experience

In-House Designer

Fashion For Globe

San Francisco, CA · September 2013 – January 2014

  • Develop concepts and designs for various collections based on target market

  • Research and compose mood/inspiration boards

  • Illustrate technical garment flats and call outs

  • Create detailed fashion illustrations of full collections

  • Design striking visual layouts for each collection using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Assistant Designer

Rampant Fashion

San Francisco, CA · June 2013 – October 2013

  • Custom designed and tailored garments for various customers

  • Constructed seasonal collections ranging from outerwear to active wear

  • Patterned various pieces for seasonal collections

  • Created tech packs consisting of technical flats, call-outs, measurements, construction and garment details

  • Assisted in grading patterns using Gerber software

Associate Boys Designer

Pottery Barn Kids

San Francisco, CA · – Present

  • Product development for in-house samples

  • Present new concepts and designs ranging from inspiration-boards to rough sketches

  • Develop and design products for licensing accounts including Marvel, DC, and Star Wars

  • Create CADs using Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Create tech-specs for over-seas manufacturers including CADs, Call-outs, and Product/Color/Fabric Details

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fashion Design

Art Institute of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, CA ·

Awards
StyleWOW Fashion Show (2013) Most Creative (Runner Up) , StyleWOW Fashion Show
2013 Pretaporter SF '13 (Fashion Show) , Pretaporter SF (2013)
KALTBLUT Fashion Editorial (2013) Editorial Featured Designer , KALTBLUT Fashion Editorial (2013)
Mercedez Benz Fashion Week (2014) Capsule Collection , Mercedez Benz Fashion Week (2014)
Buzz Cut Magazine (2015) Featured Designer Editorial , Buzz Cut Magazine (2015)
Skills

Sewing, Fashion Design, Illustration, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fashion Shows, Tech Packs, Pattern Making, Fashion Illustration

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