Mackenzie Walton

Mackenzie Walton

Technical Designer at ECI New York

Location
Greater New York City Area
Industry
Apparel & Fashion

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Mackenzie Walton's Overview

Current
  • TECHNICAL DESIGNER - LADIES WEAR SPORTSWEAR AND DRESSES at ECI New York
Past
  • ASSOCIATE TECHNICAL DESIGNER - LADIES WOVENS at Macy's Merchandising Group
  • TECHNICAL DESIGNER - MENS WEAR at MENSWEAR - Sears Canada Inc
  • TECHNICAL DESIGNER - CHILDREN'S WEAR at Hudson's Bay Company
Education
Connections

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Mackenzie Walton's Summary

I have 7+ years of experience in technical design in various categories, including children's, men's and ladies wear. My experience encompasses many different fabrications with a specialization in wovens and cut & sew knits. I have worked for both small companies and large corporations. Through these positions I have become adept at using an array of software programs and tools to optimize my workload and communicate more effectively with both my internal and overseas partners. I pride myself in being a pro-active designer, anticipating problems and cost saving opportunities early in the development process.


Specialties: Apparel - Wovens and Cut & Sew knits.
Children's Wear.
Women's Wear.
Technical Design
Technical Illustration
Technical development

Mackenzie Walton's Experience

TECHNICAL DESIGNER - LADIES WEAR SPORTSWEAR AND DRESSES

ECI New York

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Apparel & Fashion industry

March 2013Present (1 year 7 months) new york, ny

- Technical package development and evaluation of fit samples on live models for Ladies Woven and Knit Dresses, Tops and bottoms
- Collaboration with private label customers to fulfill their individual requirements for fit, workmanship and merchandizing.
- Daily communication with overseas vendors and domestic partners to ensure adherence to calendar deadlines.
- Proactively make suggestions to cut costs, improve customer value, and avoid production challenges during style development and first fits.

ASSOCIATE TECHNICAL DESIGNER - LADIES WOVENS

Macy's Merchandising Group

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; M; Retail industry

April 2011November 2012 (1 year 8 months) new york, ny

- Technical package development and evaluation of fit samples on live models for Ladies Woven Dresses, Skirts and Bottoms, including Denim.
- Proactively make suggestions to cut costs, improve customer value, and avoid production challenges during style hand-off meetings.
- Daily communication with overseas vendors and domestic vendors to ensure adherence to calendar deadlines.
- Participation in weekly cross-functional team meetings with Design, Product and Color teams
- Management of model budgeting, booking, scheduling and expense reporting.
- Designed and implemented new spreadsheets for more efficient fitting schedule creation, model budget tracking, and for calculating season approved-style percentage across categories on a weekly basis.
- Undertook market research projects to streamline labeling practices, improve fit and grading standards
- Presented lesson on thread and seam technology, introduced stitch type codes, and helped to streamline and standardize construction verbiage within the department.
- Participated in numerous training opportunities to improve my business, software and leadership skills

TECHNICAL DESIGNER - MENS WEAR

MENSWEAR - Sears Canada Inc

May 2010April 2011 (1 year) Toronto, ON, CANADA

- Technical package development and evaluation of fit samples on live models for Men's Activewear, Swimwear, Golf, Sports Shirts and Sleepwear.
- Daily communication with overseas vendors and domestic vendors to ensure adherence to calendar deadlines
- Undertook market research to improve fit, especially concerning raglans in our activewear category
- Participated in training courses provided by Coats Threads for Thread, Colour and Embroidery technology

TECHNICAL DESIGNER - CHILDREN'S WEAR

Hudson's Bay Company

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Retail industry

September 2007May 2010 (2 years 9 months) brampton, on, canada

- Technical package development and evaluation of fit samples on the form and live models, including monitoring safety regulation compliance for all categories of girl's daywear and dresswear, sizes 2 - 6X.
- Proactively make suggestions to cut costs, improve customer value, ensure safety regulation compliance, and avoid production challenges during style hand-off meetings
- Daily communication with overseas vendors and domestic vendors to ensure adherence to calendar deadlines
- Undertook continuous market research maintain up-to-date fit, market consistent safety regulation, and to ensure accurate grading across size ranges

Mackenzie Walton's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Education
      • Environment
      • Human Rights
    • Organizations I support:

      • Publicolor
      • GLAAD
      • New York Cares

Mackenzie Walton's Courses

  • Certificate, Entrepreneurial Studies

    Seneca College

    • Intro to Business Law
    • Importing and Exporting
    • Intro Marketing
    • Intro to Business Planning
  • Advanced Diploma, Fashion Arts

    Seneca College

    • Patternmaking I, II, III, IV
    • Fashion Design I, II, III, IV
    • Textiles I, II, III
    • Knits I, II
    • Fashion Construction I, II, III, IV
    • Menswear I, II
    • Quality Control
  • TECHNICAL DESIGNER - MENS WEAR

    MENSWEAR - Sears Canada Inc

    • Coats Threads Technology of Thread and Seams
    • Coats Threads Technology of Colour
    • Coats Threads Technology of Emroidery
  • ASSOCIATE TECHNICAL DESIGNER - LADIES WOVENS

    Macy's Merchandising Group

    • Technology of Woven Fabrics
    • Technology of Knit Fabrics

Mackenzie Walton's Skills & Expertise

  1. Apparel
  2. Technical Design
  3. Fashion
  4. Sewing
  5. Fashion Design
  6. Sportswear
  7. Fitting
  8. Fashion Illustration
  9. Denim
  10. Pattern
  11. Web PDM
  12. PDM
  13. Momentis PDM system
  14. Microsoft Office
  15. Knitwear
  16. Wovens
  17. Dresses
  18. Adobe Illustrator
  19. Adobe Creative Suite
  20. Illustrator
  21. Private Label
  22. Adobe Photoshop
  23. Pattern Making
  24. Garment Construction
  25. Women's Wear
  26. Photoshop
  27. Custom Design
  28. Quality Control
  29. Children's Wear

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Mackenzie Walton's Education

Seneca College

Advanced Diploma, Fashion Arts

20042007

Seneca College

Certificate, Entrepreneurial Studies

20042007

York University

Specialized Honors BA, Art History

20002004

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