Experienced designer currently seeking new opportunities in footwear industry.Locked Pro Plan feature
Directly working with the Creative Director, assist with direction of brand and products from the inception of theme, material research and mood boards throughout the design process, which includes hand drawing, 3D experimentation and computer aided drawings and color ways, for women’s dress and casual shoes. Then following up products through multiple prototype stages and fittings at factories.
Designed and managed men’s and women’s sport and casual shoes for retail, wholesale and outlet collections. Began design process with extensively researched trends, themes, materials, accessories and applications as guided by the Creative Director of the brand. Interpreted merchandising brief in order to sketch and develop multiple themes of sport shoes. Coordinated ideas and research alongside other categories, as well as, merchandising and buying teams. In the process of regulating the collection with the product development team, gained first hand factory experience during development phases of the models.
Cooperated with the studio team regarding the design and production of women’s shoes. Responsibilities include researching concepts, using the concepts to create initial designs and developing the ideas further for production with the use of mock-ups and 3D experimentation. Worked in tandem with production team in Italy regarding the prototype of shoes and hardware. Designed and followed production of special requests demanded from press and merchandising teams. Created commercial products within trend and research parameters stipulated by the marketing team.
Collaborated with all members of the studio and production teams regarding men and women’s shoes, sneakers, bags, small leather goods, scarves, jewelry and store design. Tasks included designing and developing from initial drawings to final products as well as developing material and color options of each item. Responsibilities also included studio management, special project with the commercial and press teams and creation of seasonal prints, materials and hardware.
For the Kurt Geiger London label, interacted between factories and design team, organization of colors and materials, technical application of materials and women’s shoe designs
Major in Accessory Design
Cordwainer's College Footwear Design