My new logo, look and feel of my website has been a LONG time in the making, and I'm so excited to launch this and share with you! I had taken a long time off from regular blog posts and site updates over the last TWO years, all the time still busy working with clients and other activities. Allow me to take this opportunity to catch you up and re-introduce myself!
2017 is already half over, and it's been a whirlwind working as The Chicago Pattern Maker, which is my #1 love outside of my family: my almost 2 year old daughter Eva Jean, and husband Tim. In addition to running around after an active toddler, I am currently serving as Co-Regional Director for Fashion Group International of Chicago.
Although I keep myself very busy, I enjoy every minute of it. Honestly. Even when it sometimes means late nights, or working on an occasional Saturday. I love working with designers and brands on their patterns and product development, and I really love when I can share a new resource or skill with someone that helps them in their business. Which brings me to share my goals for my blog going forward.
I plan to write two posts each month, sharing with you snippets of my work and the teachable moments that occur, as well as sharing resources whether they be material vendors, upcoming events or trade shows, or recommending books or articles that I have enjoyed recently.
In addition to my re-branding, I'm also very happy to share that what started as a reach-goal for the end of the year, is now a reality: I have upgraded my pattern services to digital, with my recent purchase of StyleCAD pattern design software. This will create more efficiency for my clients and allow for faster turn around on projects, particularly with revisions between prototypes. I can also easily send files to factories and other CAD service providers.
With that, I am excited to embark on this new chapter with my company, and am looking forward to the journey ahead. I hope you'll join me, and I look forward to working with you!
Special THANK YOU! to the team of amazing people who helped me with this re-branding journey:
Branding & Social Media Strategist: Alex Duffy
Web Programmer: Derek McKenzie - McScheer Group
Graphic Design: Jessi Adrignola
Prop Stylist: Amanda Wolfson Productions
Photography: Christopher Macsurak