Erin K.

Design Consultancy | Softgoods (toys & accessories)

United States of America

Skilled in product design - soft goods, concept generation, sketching / rendering, technical drawing, color correcting, illustration, trend research, material research and development, tech packs, bas...see more

  • Design
  • Fashion & Apparel
  • Professional Services


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Owner / Freelance Design Consultant

Erin Knowlton Design Co. LLC
4 years
Current position
Nov 2018 - Present
Freelance designer specializing in softgoods toys & accessories, layette, trend research, and design strategy. Clients include brands such as SkipHop, Crocodile Creek, 3sprouts, Aden+An...see more

Senior Product Designer

Skip Hop
4 years
Oct 2014 - Oct 2018
Senior Product Designer for soft goods. Focused on design of soft toys, accessories, and apparel. Ideate and sketch new concepts, create specs and drawings for tech packs, communicate w...see more


Emilie Shapiro Contemporary Metals
1 month
Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
Assist with bench work - soldering, sawing, filing, flex shaft work etc. I also did graphic design work, created & updated marketing pieces, edited photos, and other organizational task...see more

Freelance Design Consultant

Erin Knowlton Designs
6 months
Apr 2014 - Oct 2014
Soft goods design for children's accessories company SkipHop. Graphic design and presentation prep for tech startup Personal Black Box. Hard goods design, trend research, technical spec...see more

Product Coordinator

Vera Bradley
2 years
Dec 2011 - Jan 2014
Product Coordinator in the Product Design and Development Department for baby, stationery, and gift lines. Worked with lead designers in the design and development of the Stationery and...see more

Product Design Intern

Vera Bradley
6 months
May 2011 - Nov 2011
Assisted in creative ideation, mock-up construction, technical drawings, renderings, mood boards, trend research, updating Flex PLM materials library, and extensive materials research f...see more

Design & Development Intern for Games

2 months
May 2010 - Jul 2010
Design Intern for the “Next” team developing Scrabble inspired word games, Battleship action games, and games incorporating new technology. Involved in ideation, concept sketching, stor...see more

Teaching Assistant

Rhode Island School of Design
2 years
Dec 2008 - May 2011
Assisted in the sophomore Industrial Design Principles class after hours. Supported students in marker drawing, model-making, and Adobe Illustrator skills. Also co-taught weekend worksh...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Design
  • Fashion & Apparel
  • Professional Services


  • Graphic Design
  • Concept Development
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Drawing
  • Rhino
  • Product Design
  • Illustrator
  • Sketching
  • Model Making
  • Rendering
  • Mood Boards
  • Trend & Color Research
  • Color Correction
  • Flex PLM