Salby Nahapetian

Los Angeles based FIDM grad with a background in men's street wear and men's accessories. I began my career as an Assistant Designer at Black Lineage Inc. and within three years, I was promoted to Head of Operations for Design and Production. I have had the opportunity to grow with the company and learn the entire design process, from research and development; to creating tech packs, CADs, seamless all over prints, trim files, packaging and purchase orders. This entire process was utilized for our six in-house brands; ARSNL, Prolific, Dirty Robbers Denim Co. (DRDC), Gigantics and Hi-Top Fade. Which have been sold on many e-commerce platforms like Karmaloop, PLNDR, Jackthreads & FLASHXHYPE.

I have also been responsible for the management of the Design Department, consisting of six Assistant Designers, as well as the management of three Production Assistants.  As a manager, I had to ensure that all members of the design department were constantly on task, finished all projects given to them on time with minimal errors. I was also responsible in teaching them how to use Adobe Illustrator, how to create tech packs, all over prints, CADS, and purchase orders. As a manager for the Production Department, I had to work with three production assistants and ensure that there was a regular line of communication with our company and our overseas and domestic factories.