RESUME

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

  • Fashion Design: Designed a wide variety of head-to-toe looks for dolls, including clothes, accessories, hair and makeup that are stylish, whimsical and appealing to girls.
  • Product Innovation:  Collaborated with a team of inventors to create Pony Royale. Conceptualized and designed several successful lines for Barbie Collector, including Dolls of the World – The Princess Collection, The Style Set Collection and The Birthstone Collection.
  • Experienced Toy Designer: Responsible for creating concept boards, designing product, supervising prototype creation, communicating ideas to production team in China, providing technical specifications and follow up. Traveled to Hong Kong and China to direct development and observe operations.
  • Visual Communication: Strong sketching and fashion illustration skills.
  • Project Coordination: Collaborated effectively with a diverse group of professionals, including sample-makers, sculptors, hair stylists, costing engineers and marketing to deliver projects on schedule and at cost.
  • Computer Expertise: Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office.

EXPERIENCE

Heather Fonseca: Doll and Toy Design

Los Angeles, CA. 2003 to present – Invent, design and illustrate dolls for various toy companies including MGA Entertainment, JAKKS Pacific, Spin Master, and Playmates Toys.

Mattel Toys: Senior Project Designer

El Segundo, CA. 1993-2003 – Designed dozens of dolls and fashions, from the entry-level bathing suit line to trendy outfits for Barbie fashions to glamorous evening gowns and historical costumes for Barbie Collector.

Passport USA Clothing Company: Assistant Designer

Los Angeles, CA. 1992-1993 – Designed clothing and crafted patterns for women’s contemporary sportswear company.

Zoology: Assistant Designer

Los Angeles, CA. 1992-1993 – Illustrated line sheets and created presentation boards for elegant knitwear company.

Reebok: Intern

Stoughton, MA. Summer 1992 – Created a new line of in-line skating apparel after winning the 1992 International Reebok Designovation Contest.

Cerrutti 1881: Intern

Paris, France 1991-1992 – Assisted menswear design team with developing designs, creating concept boards and coordinating presentations.

EDUCATION

Parsons Paris School of Art and Design, Paris, France

1990-1992 Bachelor Fine Arts, Fashion Design

Designed and constructed garments under the direction of designers from Esprit, Cerrutti 1881 and Rochas.

Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

1988-1990