© 2023 by NOORISM LLC

NOOR BCHARA

PROFILE

Experienced in both independent and corporate design organizations, founder and creative director of NOORISM, a women's wear brand that produces clothing and accessories using repurposed jeans. Highly creative with a strong sense of color and trends. Excellent problem solving skills. Extensive knowledge of all facets involved in the design, production, and sales process, from initial sketch to final garment.

EXPERIENCE

2018-PRESENT           KATE SPADE

DESIGNER, DRESSES/OUTERWEAR/EMBELLISHMENTS NEWYORK, NY

- Creating artwork and layouts on Adobe Illustrator for embroidery/embellishment development

- CAD’s and updating sketches on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

- Creating layouts for print placements in Adobe Illustrator

- Creating and updating tech packs in Web PDM

- Embroidery and embellishment mock-ups.

- Draping

2015-PRESENT           NOORISM

DESIGNER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR, BROOKLYN, NY

- Created brand concept, logo, built website

- Design styles, source materials, drape, make patterns, cut & sew samples each season

- Direct photoshoots, marketing strategy, and social media strategy, press outreach

- Sales outreach, trade shows, line sheets, costing, follow up, collecting payments

- Manage production, fittings, pattern corrections, oversee design interns & consultants

- Sold at boutiques, Anthropologie, and on brand website, increased sales quarterly

- Achieved Made in NY Fashion certification

- Awarded by the NYCEDC a gifted trade show booth at D&A in 2016 

- Current Venture Fellow at the BF+DA accelerator, a Pratt Institute initiative

2010-2013          ELLEN TRACY

ASSOCIATE WOVEN DESIGNER, NEW YORK, NY

- Created initial tech packs to hand off to technical designers and kept trim info updated

- Communicated with factories, sourced and developed novelty trims, attended fittings

- Designed and developed embellishments and embroideries, flats, researched trends

- Created CADs on Illustrator, sketched, rendered hand illustrations for Macy’s buyers

- Supervised and delegated tasks to design interns

- Participated in monthly merchandising lock-in meeting with Macy’s buyers

2006-2009          TAHARI ASL

ASSISTANT WOVEN DESIGNER, NEW YORK, NY

- Designed exclusive line for Lord & Taylor

- Worked with Italian mills to source fabric, researched trends, sketched                       

- Managed a team of 5 sewers, pattern maker and cutter to create samples in house

- Designed and developed embellishments and embroideries 

- Designed sweaters and handed off to technical knitwear designer

- Worked with senior designer to aid in all aspects of design process

2004-2005          ZAC POSEN

DESIGN INTERN, NEW YORK, NY

- Sketched flats, design ideas and research, sourced fabrics and trims, creative projects

- Assisted pattern makers, cutters, sewers, rendered ‘Z’ graphic logo in Illustrator                         

- Embroidery and embellishment design and placements

- Assisted team in all areas of creating collection/show and kept studio organized

2003-2005          MARC BY MARC JACOBS

DESIGN INTERN, NEW YORK, NY

- Created line plan presentation boards and kept office organized

- Sourced trims and ran errands in the garment district

- Helped with fashion show preparation

EDUCATION

FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

     - BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE, 2004

     - ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE, 2004

     - MAJOR: FASHION DESIGN

POLIMODA, FLORENCE, ITALY ONE-YEAR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM, 2002-2003

SKILLS

Highly proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, CAD's, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, hand illustration, technical flats, presentation boards, mood boards, draping, pattern making, sewing, fittings, line sheets