The Best of Women in Business 2021: Amy Berkowitz

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Retail Visionary, Ready-2-Launch Branding, Inc.

For eager entrepreneurs wanting to launch their design dreams to commercial fame, Amy Berkowitz tells them, “It’s a very risky business, but if you are serious and dedicated, my program, Ready-2-Launch Branding, will transform your ideas from a mere sketch to a lucrative enterprise with brand name recognition.”

Amy grew up in the fashion industry. After earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts she soon began working in the film and television industry. Notable assignments included working on special effects for Marks and Marks on the first “Star Wars” film and at Duck Soup Productions, creating animated television commercials for such famous brands as California Raisins, Foot Loops and Levi Strauss.

A Master’s Art of Teaching degree followed before Amy then went on to create her own branded private label company named Artgear. The ready-to-wear collection had worldwide distribution and was worn by many celebrities on the red carpet, leading to a licensed private label program for major US department stores.

For the last 25 years, she has taught at both the secondary and university level in art design and textile fashion design, at the art school at the Boca Raton Museum, at Miami International University of Art and Design, and serves as professor at Istituto Marangoni in Miami Beach.

Amy speaks from experience and unyielding tenacity, having branded various fashion and accessories collections into the boutique market and mass market audience, and bringing her expertise globally in direct market and mass consumer sales.

610/405-8884; ready-2-launch.com

This sponsored content is from the March 2021 issue of Boca magazineFor more from this year’s Ask the Experts special section, click here.