jillgottschalk

WHAT SETS ME APART

While there are many freelancers out there to choose from, I truly believe my experience and communication skills set me apart. I have over 15 years of experience in the textile industry, primarily as a designer, but also as a product developer and merchandiser. My recent focus has been on printed patterns for mass markets, e-commerce, and specialty retailers, but I've also worked with jacquard, dobby, terry, tufted, knitted, and non-woven constructions. Familiar with both overseas and domestic manufacturing processes, I have a strong knowledge of the textile supply chain all the way through to point-of-purchase. My experience in the industry allows me to "hit the ground running" on client projects, while effectively managing my work load to keep projects on schedule.

BASED IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

My studio is located in Charlotte, NC, USA, but the blessings of technology (Skype, Dropbox, etc.) allow me to effectively provide design services anywhere. For US-based clients, periodic face-to-face meetings are always a possibility. Should time-sensitive strike-off approval be needed, my location has the added benefit of being in physical proximity to a number of US manufacturers located in the Carolinas and surrounding area. 

EDUCATION

Rhode Island School of Design

BFA in Textile Design

 

Winthrop University

MFA in Sculpture, Minor in Art History

 

PROFESSIONAL WORK

Freelance Textile Designer

Jill Gottschalk Studio

 

Designer/Studio Manager

Springs Creative Products Group

 

Senior Designer/Bedding

Springs Global, Inc.

 

Associate Merchandiser/Bedding

Springs Industries

 

Product Development Manager/Bedding

Springs Industries

 

Home Products Manager

Cotton Incorporated

 

Woven Designer

Cotton Incorporated

 

Jacquard Designer/Upholstery

Burlington Industries