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StylePortfolios: Georgie Miko 2

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What is your employment status?
GM: Contract Designer

What is your official job title?
GM: Sweater Knit Specialist

Please summarize your professional career in 1 to 3 sentences; what should everyone know about you?
GM: Sweater/Knit Design Developer domestic and overseas with volume better moderate accounts

Describe what you do?
GM: Trend interpretation for volume consumption with sweater and knits

Why did you choose to be a designer?
GM: When I was 16 I read about Calvin Klein in a GQ magazine and was inspired ever since.

What steps did you take to become a designer?
GM: Several years of design and fashion school then started working in Los Angeles as an Assistant till I reached Designer then Sr Designer Lead.

What is the best/most challenging part of your job?
GM: To create garments with enough unique interest and match the price point that will create volume sales.

If you weren’t a designer what would you be?
GM: Pilates teacher

How did you get started in design?
GM: I started as an Assistant Designer and moved up from there.

What do you like about what you do?
GM: It is a very good feeling to make people happy about what they wear. I love the creative outlet it provides my brain.

What’s a common misconception people have about what you do?
GM: That it is so easy and you’re not really working LOL. If they only knew!!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
GM: Still designing for a firm and teaching on the side.

What sparked your interest in design?
GM: The challenge of creating

How has your work evolved since you began your career?
GM: My style in sketching and learning different computer aided design programs are always changing and developing newness.

Are there any types of clothing/footwear/accessories that you avoid wearing?
GM: Not really

What are you fascinated by at the moment and how does it feed into your work?
GM:
New fibers that are antibacterial and sun protecting

What is the biggest lesson that you have learned since you started your career?
GM: Never assume this current job is forever!

What advice would you give to young designers?
GM:
Be a good listener and flexible.

What would you like to achieve before the end of the year?
GM: A good understanding as to where we will be producing sweaters and knits since most of this merchandise comes from China.

What’s your motto?
GM:
Be flexible to change


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