Victoria is an experienced Designer / Technician, with over 25 years in the field of home interiors, surface design and manufacturing. Victoria has a vast technical background that encompasses; a strong sense of color, education in art history and architecture, printing processes & surface design, mill production, furniture manufacturing and communication with production sources. She is very comfortable with construction methods and environmental design.
In 2009, she started her own consulting design & decorating business; Oval LLC. Over the last six years she has partnered with some of the most respected factories & designers in the industry – creating collections that have taken me around the globe: Turkey, China, India and North America. In 2010, Victoria received her Leeds GA Certification in environmental design & construction materials.
Victoria has now partnered with BIOS to bring environmental design to our customers and for our development projects such as BIOS Centers.
From 1997 to 2009, I was Executive Vice President of Design – at P/Kaufmann inc. Victoria traveled extensively: sourcing, overseeing manufacturing & quality, and designing products distributed through our various corporate divisions. In 2008 she initiated the: P/Kaufmann Outdoor, an ecological collection of textiles and decorative soft furnishings, with Green Textiles certification. Currently, Victoria is Dir. of Design at Heritage Fabrics LLC. in North Carolina – she commutes back and forth during the month.
Create, Innovate & Design: with extensive experience in international sourcing, textile design, production, quality control, converting and finished products – the studio can offer you the services & experience of more than 25+ years of working in the Textile & Home Furnishings industry. Freelance, Contract & Full Time opportunities available.
Proven capabilities: all levels of fabric design & development, woven and print, color & trend forecasting, mill production, engineering, supplier communication with an emphasis on “Lifestyle” brand collections. Excellent skills in building relationships with vendors, manufacturers, retailers, trend research, and future clients.
Oval llc. Studio
Work in progress
– Present (6 years 8 months)
Highly creative and detail-oriented Design and Product Development Individual with extensive accomplishments in textile product development and color and trend research in the home decorating and fashion industries. Proven ability to manage all phases of product design from concept through completion with attention to performance, budgets, time frames, quality and product specifications.
– Present (23 years 11 months)Greater New York City Area
Designer – Furniture, Fabrics & Environments. Speciality: antiques & ethnographic fabrics. Extensive experience in designing, merchandising, and selling exceptional finished product. Some of our wonderful eclectic discoveries are on ETSY: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Keavija
Keavija – At Home
Keavija – Etsy shop
– Present (6 years 6 months)Grenada
Camp Kayak is a Grenadian Non-profit and a certified USA non-profit 501c/3 – Located in Carriacou, Grenada, WI. This summer camp is a scholarship based activity for local children ages 8-12…a daily schedule of arts, crafts, fitness, nutrition, and fun! 100+ children attend each summer for 2-3 week sessions each. Our mission is to enlighten, educate, and inspire through various forms of Creative Arts, Natural Sciences, Sports, Music and Drama.
All the Team summer 2013
– (12 years)Greater New York City Area
Responsible for all woven product design & development. Corporate Board Member from 2005. Executive Design Director for the following Divisions: P/Kaufmann, Braemore, Bloomcraft Home, Western Textiles & various licenses within the brands. Extensive international travel for Sourcing, Design & Development. Established and managed staff in our Shanghai sourcing offices. Developed & Launched sustainable products line within P/Kaufmann inc., involving the restructuring and engineering of new mill technologies overseas & modified warehouse practices domestically. Responsible for corporate Quality Control.
– (3 years)Greater New York City Area
Responsible for the development of dobby and Jacquard fabrics for the decorative furnishings market, working directly with the converters, jobbers and manufactures, merchandising new/fashion-forward fabrics. Regular mill travel to work on novelty yarns, new blends, and aid in the manufacturing of critical projects. Reports on travel and trade shows.
– (5 years)Greater New York City Area
New development for apparel and home furnishings greige goods, piece dye, and yarn dye fabrics, Extensive computer design, Trend research and forecasting, Internal yarn development, involvement in all areas of mill manufacturing. Instrumental in the development of the their home furnishings fabric collections, apparel & fashion designs – new yarns, qualities, and marketing. Technically involved on government spec programs & contracts
Honors & Awards
Honoree – October 2013
L’Esterre Youth In Action Organization, inc. Brooklyn, NY
“In recognition of your unselfish dedication, thoughtfulness and untiring efforts in your support for the children of Carriacou and Petite Martinique”
Guest Panelist – June 2009
MBF Trend Consulting
Round table Discussion “live” Web-cast: Moving Sustainability Forward
Guest Lecturer / Discussion Leader – 1995, 1996
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Lecturer on the subject of: Textiles, various weights, constructions, uses, methods of manufacturing and textile history.
Volunteer Experience & Causes
Chief Advisor to the Board
I have been an integral part of the development of our brand, media marketing, newsletters, social media and website design. Camp Kayak has been operating for more than 4 years, and I have enjoyed involvement in the organization of volunteers, student curriculum, classes and summer events. We have had more than 400 children attend our program for free during our past summers. I am currently only…more
Advisory Member to the Board
– (3 years 1 month)Arts and Culture
Advisor to the board of directors on matters of Social Media, Board events, fundraising, artists membership, and juried admission.
– (2 years 9 months)Children
Taught tailoring, mending, and sewing & crafts to adolescent mothers in need of vocational skills.
Opportunities Victoria F. is looking for:
- Joining a nonprofit board
Textile Consultant / Archivist / Interior Design to Julian’s Interiors – Madison, CT
Research and development of new textile collections, management of all dealer collections in Wallpaper, Carpet, Textiles and Drapery. Integral part of the design team sourcing case goods, lighting and accessories for the home.
Merchandising, PR, personal, customer service, events, advertising and marketing liaison – to Arti B. Mehta and the regional store locations in New York, and Connecticut.
- Brand Devlopment & Designer for D’Decor Fabrics, Mumbai India
Developed / Designed woven & print products for export collections.
- Brand Development & Designer for Kucukcalik Texstil, Inegol Turkey
Developed / Designed Woven & Printed fabrications for local and export markets.
- Brand Development
- Product Development
- Interior Design
- Trend Analysis
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