SABRINA FERRAND

 S.FERRAND@ATT.NET

PROFILE

Extensive experience in product design, development and merchandising. Has a demonstrated ability to conceptualize and adapt current trends to express a brands unique identity. Creates complete collections from concept to finished production samples. Inspired by a collaborative team environment, but works well independently. Has a proven track record of working within target costs, meeting deadlines and delivering quality goods on time. Considerable experience with communicating and managing overseas sampling efforts remotely and on-site in Thailand, Indonesia and China.

AWARDS

2nd Place-Best bracelet design in the sterling silver category, “Best of the Best” JCK Jewelers Choice Award 2012, for Lori Bonn Design
1st Place- Best bracelet design in the sterling silver category, “Best of the Best” JCK Jewelers Choice Award 2009, for Lori Bonn Design
2nd Place-Best bracelet design in the sterling silver category, “Best of the Best” JCK Jewelers Choice Award 2008, for Lori Bonn Design

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Trend analysis
  • Concept development
  • Design and technical specification
  • Project management
  • Overseas sourcing
  • Costing and profitability
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Vendor development and oversight
  • Proficient in CS5 Illustrator, Photoshop and Microsoft Word

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

LORI BONN DESIGN, Oakland, California 1998 – Present
Senior Designer- Instrumental in creating the brand identity for Lori Bonn Design by establishing the creative direction of the “Case Collections”, “Bonn Bon’s” slide charm and “Love Letters” programs.  These programs have sold exclusively at Nordstrom’s, Lord & Taylor, Marshal Field’s, Ritz Carlton, Cambria Cove and specialty boutiques nationwide.

  • Conceptualizes and realizes design direction
  • Designs, sketches and illustrates specifications
  • Creates time-lines and result-driven calendar for the season
  • Orders stones and manages price points of finished goods
  • Manages sampling remotely and on-site
  • Review, revises and delivers quality goods on time
  • Prices and merchandises the assortment
  • Collaborates with cross-functional team to ensure compliance
  • Oversees photography of collections to ensure brand identity
  • Represents the brand at trade shows for market research and sourcing
  • Develops new overseas factories

SUNRISE HOME, San Rafael, California   2001- 2004
Interior Designer-Commercial and residential interior design sales and consultation.

  • Space planning
  • Color schemes
  • Storyboarding
  • Product knowledge
  • Sales

CENTRAL CASTING, Berkeley, California 1996 – 1997
Product Designer- Developed concept jewelry and gift items for the mass market.

  • Collaborated with design team
  • Designed, sketched and illustrated specifications
  • Supervised model makers to ensure quality product

ACCESSORIES DU JOUR, Sylmar, California 1995 – 1996
Jewelry Designer- Designed and developed accessories for the junior and missy market.

  • Color and trend research
  • Collaborated with head designer
  • Designed, sketched and illustrated specifications
  • Supervised model makers to ensure quality product

EDUCATION- Bachelor of Art-University of Southern California-Los Angeles, CA