Deborah Kaplan

Textile Designer, Portland, OR

Deborah Kaplan is an illustrator, textile and fashion designer.


Deborah Kaplan is an illustrator, textile and fashion designer based in Portland Oregon.
She attended Parsons School of Design and graduated in 2008 with a BFA in Integrated Design Curriculum.

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-Strong computer based illustration skills utilizing Adobe applications including:
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
-Textile print design and creation of apparel production flats, specifications and
technical packs.
-Microsoft Word, Excel,Powerpoint, and Quickbooks.


Filter- contracted to Nike// Athletic Apparel
Color Designer Bags and Socks-current role
-Researches seasonal color direction and trend.
-Conceptualizes color strategy for product relating to
different sport categories.
- Applies color to technical product sketches.
- Works with business partners to define commercialism
of color across product categories.

Nike Swim (Portland)// Athletic Apparel
Textile Designer
- Creates textile designs and repeats for swim
product using original and Nike prints.
- Develops textile spec sheets for production.
- Creates print colorways using seasonal color trends.

Fred Meyer Stores (Portland)// Department Store
Graphic Designer
- Develops original graphics for children’s apparel.
- Uses Adobe Illustrator and hand drawing to create elements for prints.

Joan Sherman Arts (NYC)// Fine Arts and Textile Studio
Textile Designer
- Designs textile prints based on original handmade artwork.
- Develops textile repeats using Adobe Photoshop and
Illustrator in multiple colorways.
- Maintains fabric design library and color code system.
- Works closely with fabric printers to assure quality control,
design intent, and on time delivery

Alfred (NYC)// Tee-shirt Brand
Graphic/Apparel Designer
- Works with photographs to create original graphics
for apparel.
- Edits photos in Adobe Photoshop.
- Creates flats and specs in Adobe Illustrator.

MyMo (London)// Mobile Product Design Company
Graphic Designer
- Designs packaging, web banners and mock-up images for
web using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Polkadot What (NYC)// Kids Apparel Brand
Textile and Apparel Designer
- Creates original textile prints and repeats for apparel.
- Develops flats and specs for tech packs.
- Researches trends in color and design.
- Creates promotional materials/line sheets.

Little Honey Design (Portland)// Children’s Textile Studio
Textile Designer
- Designs original textiles for children’s clothing, home goods, and
- Hand illustrates graphics or creates designs in the Adobe Suite.
- Creates textile repeats.
- Designs apparel and creates technical packs.
- Communicates with local and overseas factories for production.


Messy Little Monkeys (Australia)// Baby Product Line
Origany (San Francisco)//Children’s Clothing Line
Jay Designs (NYC)// Textile Design Studio
The S Group (Portland)// Design Co-op
Laundry Design (Portland)// Surface Design Studio
Kanu Surf (NYC)// Children’s Swimwear Company
Modern Love Design (Portland)// Children’s Print
Alice Alan Designs (NYC)// Footwear Company
DRU New York (NYC)// Footwear Company
Death By Drone (NYC)// Specialty Apparel Line


Parsons School of Design (NYC)
2004-2008 // Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Integrated Design
Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC)
2007 // Select Continuing Education Courses


WeAr Global Magazine // April 2009
“Next Generation” article/interview
Frankie Magazine // Fall 2009
Audrey Magazine // Fall 2009
Featured Designs
Planet Magazine // Winter 2008
Featured Designs
Lucky Magazine // October 2008
Featured Designs
Daily Candy NYC // July 2008
Featured New Designer
Daily Candy Sweeties Awards // 2008
Nominee for Best New NYC Designer
All Japan Fashion Teachers // 2007
International Color Coordination
Poster Contest-second place
award recipient.