I have worked in the fashion industry for a decade starting as a CAD application specialist with Lectra in 2000. I supported clients on u4ia as well as Primavision. While trouble- shooting software issues, and work flows, I provided advice on best practices. I accepted a role at The Apparel Group Ltd in the spring 2001, a men's dress and sport shirt manufacturer. I worked with clients such as Dillard's, Kohl's, Nordstrom, Jos A Bank's and Men's Warehouse. As a CAD designer, I developed yarn dye woven, knits, prints, presentation boards, technical sketches and product catalogs.
In 2004 I was promoted to CAD Manager and brought a new era of design to the company. In 2006, TAG was one of 4 companies chosen to participate in Lectra's beta testing for Kaledo. Lectra's new software is the next generation in advanced textile software which is replacing U4ia. I was able to implement the software within 6 months while working closely with Lectra's R&D team to trouble-shoot the software. I excel in creating life-like samples that are true to actual specifications such as construction, yarn size, yarn content, yarn twist, and color. This applies to knits as well. I am able to create Damask (jacquards), dobbies and simple weave structures with ease. The hand looms and CAD's are almost identical and this leads to better decision making.
Over the years I have acquired extensive color management skills that cross many design platforms. I am able to manage color from Kaledo to Adobe products and predict its output. This is important in the design world because we all struggle with color, and we use many different applications. When we are able to predict the outcome of the final product, it saves time and money. In the end we can focus on what we do best...Design!
I am currently freelancing for and B-W-A. BWA is the premier provider of men's, women's & children's woven shirts & sleepwear for private brands. I have also freelanced for Land's End .
Christopher J. Cec | Designer
Provide CAD/Graphic Design services
Build and manage CAD services within design department, providing technical direction, design direction and project management.
Collaborate with product development and sourcing teams to develop new design concepts.
CAD Application Specialist
Provided technical telephone support for Lectra customers
Deck Yeoman, LSE
The North Texas Amateur Baseball League
Basic college courses
Graphic Design & Web Master Certificate
BS-Apparel Design & Merchandising
National Defense Medal
An accomplished CAD department manager with expertise in developing client services and streamlining delivery of products/services seeks position as a designer or manager. Proven ability to develop a productive business unit. Demonstrated solid experience creating strategies to enhance design development and strengthen department. Deep understanding of how technical implementations and business functions are impacted during organizational change. Strong management and leadership skills, with ability to motivate and maximize productivity. Excellent communicator, with emphasis on building teams and strong relationships and over twelve years of business experience.
Technical Skills: Expert in Kaledo & U4ia, prints, wovens, knits, tech-sketches & texture mapping. Proficient in NedGragraphics. Able to troubleshoot and define Color Management (CMM) work flows in conjunction with Kaledo, U4ia and Adobe products. Color management software used; CGS Oris Color Tuner and Certified Proof, the i1 IO and Colormunki. Proficient in Adobe Creative suite 5.5, In Design, In Design for Digital Publishing, Digital Photography, Dream weaver, Fireworks, Flash, After Effects, HTML5, CSS3, Java Script.
Management: Developed and organized design department, implementing standardized procedures to increase productivity and achieve predetermined deadlines. Created and implemented improved guidelines for work flow and delivery systems that helped to reduce risks and inefficiencies. Hired and trained new team members, developing a team approach that met or exceeded all time lines. Strong proven ability to develop creative solutions to business challenges. Seven years of supervisory experience.
Customer Relations: Strong ability to collaborate with others in the implementation of design concepts and solutions. Demonstrated ability to develop and lead product presentations to customers. Strong skills in problem solving and finding solutions to meet customer requirements while maintaining business procedures.
Graphic Design & Web Master Certificate Series-Collin Community College SP/2012
Photoshop Level 1&2-New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
Excelling as a First-Time Manager or Supervisor-Skill Path Seminar
Supervisory Skills Part I-Beacon Training Services
Vice President North Texas Amateur Baseball League 2011-present
Each year the NTABL participates in charity work, and the events hope to raise at least $5,000 for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC). The league also gives to the Prostate Cancer Foundation through a partnership with Men's Senior Baseball League (MSBL) and Major League Baseball (MLB) and participates every year with the Reverchon Roundup, a park cleanup effort managed by the Friends of Reverchon Park and TSRHC.
Member of MSBL/MABL Adult Baseball League since 2001
Christopher J. Cec
I am veteran apparel and graphic designer whose career spans more than a decade and crosses numerous design disciplines including textile design. I hold a Bachelors of Design & Merchandising from Colorado State University one of the nation’s highest ranked fashion design and merchandising programs. www.news.colostate.edu