Shane Kelley
48-21 40th St. Sunnyside, Queens New York 11104 • (929) 275-2224 •

American Eagle Outfitters, New York, NY
Men’s Senior Designer, Knit Fleece & Activewear (Tops & Bottoms)  April 2023 – Current
Men’s Designer, Knit Fleece & Activewear (Tops & Bottoms)  March 2020 – March 2023
- In charge and manage two direct reports, one Associate Designer & one Assistant Designer.
- Ensure the growth and development of my direct reports by encouraging ownership and responsibility for their categories.
- Partnering with my Production and Merchandising teams to develop seasonal calendars and establishing process driven milestone dates.
- Working with Knits Director and VP of Men’s Design to establish seasonal key items, new ideas, and experimental programs by handling seasonal inspiration / competitive shopping and thorough market trend research.
- Leading all design processes from new Wash Development, Fabric Development, Trim Development, and the handling of program / category driven linesheets for our Production and Merchandising partners.
- Attending all fitting and all cross functional meetings to ensure the quality of the product.
- Comment and approve Shade Bands before the product is set into stores.

Ralph Lauren, New York, NY                                                                     March 2019 - February 2020
Men’s Designer, Cut and Sew Knitwear
- Individual Concept Designer, designing into seasonal “Concepts” that derives from the Ralph Lauren Concept team.
- Leading design meetings with VP of Design to show seasonal inspiration from relevant market trends, to present full seasonal “Concept” design sketches, and to finalize artwork with our Graphic Design Team & our Print Team.
- Working together with our Graphic Design partners to communicate business needs and trend research.
- Visited factories overseas to ensure proper execution of samples and bulk orders, to brainstorm and develop new fabrications, and to learn facility capabilities.
- In charge of handling direct communications with our Product Development partners domestic and overseas.
- Attended fittings and communicated proper fit manipulations and aesthetic changes to our Tech Design team to ensure the correct fit and style for the customer.

Kith, New York, NY    
Men’s Apparel Designer, All Categories                                                           March 2018- February 2019
- Lead Designer for all KITH apparel categories. Designing Outerwear, Swimwear, Knitwear, Shirting, Denim, & Bottoms.
- Designed into collaborations with Mastermind Japan, Columbia, New Balance, Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger, Russell Athletics, & Coca Cola as well as Kith seasonal inline product.
- Overseeing and mentoring the growth of Junior Designer, with leadership and guidance throughout the entire design process.
- Handling fabric and trim sourcing prior to seasonal kick off.
- Helping to standardize workflow for maximum clarity and efficiency of communication to our manufacturing partners.
- Working with Head of Design on seasonal inspiration for concepts and garment ideas.
- Daily communication with our CEO for fit manipulations and important factory submits.

J.Crew, New York, NY
Men’s Designer, Cut and Sew Knitwear & Loungewear                                           May 2017 - March 2018
Men’s Associate Designer, Woven Bottoms                                                      November 2015 - May 2017
Men’s Assistant Designer, Shirting, Neckwear, & Loungewear               September 2012 - November 2015
- Involved in every step of the design process, from fabric selection, seasonal inspiration and concepts, sketching new silhouettes and styles, seasonal color selection, garment fittings, deciding trim, and partnering with the merchandising team on perfecting our in-store assortment.
- Daily managed time to handle production issues, meetings with the merchandising team, sketching, and finding time to do market research to stay current and relevant with market trends.
- Each season starts with deep market research, buying vintage garments, and vintage fabric swatches to foster inspiration and ideas for each design season.
- Working directly with textile weights, constructions, patterns, & prints to develop new woven & knit fabrications to create innovative ideas for the brand.
- Decided proper fit manipulations during fittings with our Tech Design team to guarantee the best fit for each individual style.
- Sketched Garment Flats using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to emphasize new silhouettes, garment details, colors, & patterns.
- Handled detailed Design Cards/Tech Packs for each season that went to our manufacturing partners for seasonal sampling and bulk store orders.
- Controlled Color, Trim, Thread, & Wash approvals for sampling and bulk store orders.

Ralph Lauren, New York, NY                                                                           June 2012 - August 2012
Rugby Men’s Concept Design
- Conceptualized themes for upcoming seasons with VP of Design Team.
- Picked assorted vintage garments and imagery for concept boards that was presented to Ralph Lauren and executive team.
- Participated in fit sessions with fit model to discuss sample garments and composed ideas for patternmaking changes.

Todd Snyder, New York, NY                                                                            January 2012 - May 2012
Design Intern
- Handled model styling for Fall/Winter’12 Fashion Show.
- Designed detailed flats and tech packs for production.
- Assisted in concept/presentation boards with head designer.

Highly skilled in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, & Microsoft Powerpoint
Strengths: Bringing forth new ideas, thinking outside the box, working in a team setting, organization & multi tasking.

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY
December 2012: Associate in Applied Science, in Fashion Design, Focus: Menswear
Curry College, Milton, MA
December 2008: Bachelor of Arts, in Communication, Minor: Management, Politics & History
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