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DESIGN CONSULTANT, Newburyport, MA 2008-Present Clients: Champion Shoes Marketing By Design DRD SAUCONY, Lexington, MA 2006-2008 Senior Footwear Designer • Expert Senior Technical Footwear Designer: Managed a partnership between design, technical development and sourcing to ensure shoes in the line are well - engineered. • Traveled to enhance design trend/ knowledge while understanding the brand’s consumer’s lifestyle and expectations i.e. buying habits and identifying trends that were brand appropriate. • Expert on product detailing, shoe proportions, aesthetics and materials that translate into market-right products for the brand while able to successfully build a brand commercially through product design and innovation. • Fostered creativity throughout the design team. • Organized, prioritized and participated in the overall design effort while ensuring the process of design, sampling and adoption and knowledgeable of costing and shoemaking to develop cost efficient product • Planned and managed presentations with audience in mind giving solid business rationale for ideas and inspirations while communicating product vision in order to influence and motivate. • Knowledgeable of materials, pattern making, and the fitting of footwear • Mentored junior designers. REEBOK INTERNATIONAL, Canton, MA 1999 – 2006 Senior Footwear Designer Successful in Performance and Core Volume Product: • Executed and designed product for the Reebok Premiere Running Division. • Implemented designs for “Premier” and Athletic/Contemporary product. • Managed and designed for a “Running Base” division of advanced concepts included: mid-sole, outsole and upper technologies. * Designed a foamless mechanical mid-sole, which was patented. Soccer Division: • Managed junior designers in Soccer, Tennis and Basketball. • Ensured that designs met performance standard criteria, assigned projects, managed designers in development and design, also conducted performance reviews. • Liaison between Footwear Design and Marketing Departments managed and implemented communications between the Corporate HQ and England. • Traveled extensively conducting market research design trends and knowledge and enhanced top-quality implementation of design at manufacturing facilities throughout Asia and Italy. *Designed Key Products for Soccer including the “Baleni” boot for Ryan Giggs. The Baleni was the top selling boot in England for several months and was noted as ‘Innovative Product’ by United Kingdom’s magazine’s: Maxim and FMX and was chosen as a ‘Best Buy and Most Durable’ by United Kingdom’s magazine, Match Magazine. The Reebok Soccer line was the fastest growing Soccer line in United States for 2001. Soccer sales in United Kingdom increased by 34% in 2001. Tennis Division: Designed key products for Tennis including Andy Roddick’s Signature Tennis shoe. • Assisted in re-establishing Tennis as an integral line at Reebok. The Tennis line increased by 200% in the 3rd quarter of 2002. • Collaborated with professional athletes researching, developing and designing new shoes. Basketball Division: Designed new NBA and WNBA lines of basketball shoes. • Researched and developed composites and performance attributes for future lines. • Assisted the Cross-Training, Running, Walking, CFD and American Football Divisions during crunch dead lines. ADIDAS INTERNATIONAL, Portland OR 1997-1999 Senior Lead Footwear Designer Cleated Division: • Directed, Developed and Managed designers in Cleated Footwear Division. • Directed Development, Drafting and Pattern Engineering Departments to ensure the correct execution of designs. • Presented Marketing Department with product knowledge and assisted in development of design briefs. • Traveled extensively throughout Asia to monitor product fabrication. • Designed first Cleated shoes to be included in the high-end Equipment/Feet You Wear Product Line. • Football Division increased by 100% as a result of new products. • Researched aesthetic trends that were brand appropriate and created designs that were unique and innovative. • Collaborated with professional athletes while researching and designing new products. JACK SCHWARTZ SHOES, New York NY 1994 -1997 Senior Designer/Product Line Manager EWING ATHLETIC, NEXT INC., Great Neck NY 1993-1994 Designer for Ewing brand LEDAN DESIGN, New York NY 1993 -1994 Freelance Designer / Designed for Point of Purchase DESKEY DESIGN ASSOCIATES, New York NY 1991-1993 and 1995 -1996 Intern/Junior Designer/Design Consultant Dr. Sholl’s Material, engineering and concepts EDUCATION: 1988-1992 Parsons School of Design, New York N, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Product Design COMPUTER SKILLS: • Illustrator, Photoshop, SketchBook Pro, Keynote

Designer

Newburyport, MA

About Me

Industry:

Arts, Entertainment & Gaming

Occupation:

Designer

Ideal Companies:

Nike, Adidas, Karhu
 

Education level:

Bachelor

Will Relocate:

No

Location:

Newburyport, MA