Deborah Carr

Deborah Carr

Product Developer


GMPC, LLC

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Knew I wanted to be involved in product design.
Majored in textile design and merchandising.
Interned at the Seattle Apparel Mart.
My boss recommended me for Asst. Merchandiser at local apparel company.
Quit my job after 5 years and moved to Los Angeles for more opportunities in fashion industry.
Landed job after a few months and been developing product for many different apparel brands since.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
Apparel and Textiles, General
Seattle Pacific University

Career

Product Developer

I develop accessories.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Design
Fashion
Problem Solving

Day to Day

Commenting on samples, strike off's, and lab dips. Communicating via email with overseas vendors. Offering solutions to problems that come about.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Knowledge of sewing construction is key. Any sewing classes can give you an edge.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Find a school with a similar major that offers an internship program.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Apparel and Textiles, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You should go into business or teaching because it's safe."