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JAMES BUFORD
Fashion + Design
t. 617.834.3327
e. jamesbuford@jbwuf.com
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EXPERIENCE
2013 to Present - Levi Strauss & Co. - New York, NY
Tailoring Assistant
Supervise all repairs, denim alterations and hemming. Carry all restoration work on vintage clothing. Assist Master Tailor with all aspects of denim prep, pattern cutting and construction of Levi’s custom made to order Jeans.

2012 to Present - Freelance Fashion Designer
Recent clients include :
Stall & Dean, Janji, Pink by Victoria’s Secret, and Verizon.
Project tasks include designing cut and sew, providing fit
comments and spec sheets to aid in final production, and buidling
boards with research and developement surrounding seasonal
inspiration.

2011 to 2012 - Reebok International - Canton, MA
Reebok Men’s Sports Training Designer 1
Managed men’s high-end Core Performance and Activewear.
Created tech packs for product development. Researched and
developed apparel for Reebok X-Tech, ZigTech, and
EasyTone technology.
Responsible for weekly fittings and amending tech packs. Attended
costing meetings to ensure margins were met.
Inspected samples for approvals and modifictions prior
to production.

2010 to 11 - Reebok Classics Lifestyle Assistant Designer
Designed Retro-Sport Classics and Heritage product. Created
Classics tech packs for product development. Responsible for
research and development of knits and color approval.
Art directed and shot FW10 Classic product video for internal PR
and marketing collateral. Worked simultaneously with Lifestyle
and Sport Calendars (12-month and 18-month).

2010 - Men’s Basketball Assistant Designer
Designed sports essentials and fundamental apparel for Reebok
Basketball categories. Primary Tech Designer for Basketball.
Produced graphic art and pattern applications for apparel.

2009 - Women’s Tennis Assistant Designer
Perform duties as Cirque du Soleil Apparel Tech Designer.
Developed and designed running, tennis, and performance
tech packs.

2008 - Reebok Intern/Freelance
Work with Womens and Men’s apparel to develop tech packs. Filed
fabrics, researched trends, color, and new sport
fabrications.Tended to overall needs of the team.
Work with Womens and Mens apparel to develop tech packs.

2007 - Save-the-Manimals - New York, NY
Production Assistant
Commissioned to produce suede and leather moccasins for
independent designer. Assembled moccasins and developed
technical designs by hand.

2006 - Liz Claiborne - New York, NY
Men’s Knitwear Intern
Compiled and developed new patterns. Cut patterns and
duplicated patterns. Purchased new seasonal fabrics and trims.
Modified measurements and fit for local clientele.

EDUCATION
2003 to 2007 - Mass. College of Art & Design. Boston, MA
BFA in Fashion Design & Fine Art
Specialization: Couture & Sports Apparel
Concentrations: Film/Video, Printmaking, and Textiles

SKILLS
Pattern-drafting, tailoring, sewing construction, garment
printing (graphic applications), drawing, illustration, and
lithography
Software: Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, InDesign,
Flash, U4ia, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office
Web: CSS, HTML, and CMS

PERSONAL PROJECTS
2009 to Present - Infashuated.com
Founder and Writer for Infashuted.com, an online fashion blog
which promotes fashion design, art and lifestyle. I maintain and
design all Infashuated blog content, and orchestrate all fashion
interviews, street photography, and web design for the blog.

ACCOLADES
2007 - MassArt Best of Fashion Design
2007 - 3rd place National CFDA Finalist Target Competition
2006 - Jean Shohan Scholarship (Departmental Honors)
2004 - Ron Brown Scholarship
2003 - Four-Year Masonic Scholarship Award

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