Ayeisha Mesinger

I am a Los Angeles, CA native, of Jamaican descent, living in Boulder, CO.  I draw inspiration from my cultural background, California roots as well as my time spent in New England while at school in Boston, MA.  I have worked in different areas of design/development in the fashion industry in Los Angeles, CA since 2003.  I am a wife and mother of two amazing boys, so am always deep in imaginative play.   I love music and live to dance, and enjoy the outdoors, reading and cooking.

Experience:

Contract Apparel Design: PACT
Boulder, CO - 8/18-11/18

Children’s apparel design, maternity apparel design, women’s & men’s sweater design as well as children’s graphics/textile design. All hand sketched and converted to CAD with photoshop and illustrator.  VLP updates done in illustrator.  

Freelance Print Design: BOGS BOOTS
Boulder, CO - 1/16-2/17

Women and children’s footwear print design with photoshop and illustrator based vector designs and repeats

Morgan Parish llc - owner, designer
boulder, co –7/10 - present 

Morgan Parish is a basics inspired, luxury accessories brand launched by Ayeisha Mesinger in 2010.  It draws on the notion of classically inspired pieces aiming to be as functional in design as they are timeless, modestly elegant statement pieces.  The designs are inspired by simple silhouettes and are interpreted in deconstructed, plush materials.  All pieces are made by hand in the USA.

  • develop and ensure consistency of brand

  • set overall direction in the conceptual development of product line

  • seek out innovation and inspiration

  • manage vendors in all aspects of design process

  • accountable for process improvement, growing business and seeking opportunities to collaborate

  • responsible for making sure product is ahead of market trends for domestic and international markets

  • oversee selection/development of material and trim

  • maintaining and growing client relationships

  • presenting collections at market

  • execute all aspects of design, development, sales and production, marketing

  • pattern making, technical packages

  • coordinating and photographing brand photoshoots

  • managing social media presence and email blasts

  • creating and maintaining brand website

    www.morganparish.com

 

Band Of Outsiders - assistant design/development
los angeles, ca – 05/09 - 07/10 

  • assisted in design/coordinated development of men's/women's clothing & accessories

  • collaborated on concept/development of color, trim, print direction fabric deliveries

  • executed graphic design for various marketing projects/textile designs, executed flat sketches, spec details and completed technical packages

  • created all linesheets and costing sheets

  • participated in fittings and follow up for development samples

  • worked with production/merchant team to transfer development details for production process

  • print design for knit and woven wear

  • worked directly with factories, managing development of sales samples in preparation for market

  • coordinated marketing events with national/international barneys new york locations

  • ss'10 fashion week production

Forever 21 - assistant designer
los angeles, ca - 01/07 - 05/09 

  • assisted in design/designed and supervised production of all categories of apparel, including: outerwear; knit and woven tops and bottoms; and sweaters for twelve by twelve line

  • print concept development and design

Education:

Fashion Institute Of Design And Merchandising
los angeles, ca – Professional Designate Merchandising Product, 2006
Boston University
boston, ma - Bachelor of Arts, Art History, 2003 

Technical Skills:

  • proficient in adobe illustrator, indesign and photoshop, ms outlook (mac and pc), quickbooksdesig