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Work Samples

Work History

SOL REPUBLIC, San Francisco, CA Design Director, March 2012 -Present ________________________________________________________________________ Formant Studios, San Francisco, CA Principal, July 2010-Present Founded in 2010. Formant is currently engaged in the creation of Lifestyle Objects, Consumer Electronics, Wearables, and Fashion Accessories. ________________________________________________________________________ Greg McNamara Design, San Francisco, CA Senior Designer, Principal, September 2009-Present ________________________________________________________________________ Lunar, San Francisco, CA Design Consultant, September 2011-January 2012 ________________________________________________________________________ One&Co, San Francisco, CA Design Consultant, Januray 2011-September 2011 ________________________________________________________________________ Astro Studios, San Francisco, CA Design Consultant, September 2009-Present ________________________________________________________________________ The North Face, San Francisco, CA Technical Footwear Designer, March 2006 - September 2009 -Design: designed a wide variety of key styles which have gone on to achieve success as technical products in the marketplace; range includes some of the best consumer-reviewed footwear in the performance category for the North Face. Hedgehog GTX>100,000+pairs, and the Ultra104 franchise>65,000+ pairs in 1st year to market -Advanced Concepts: Researching and developing new technologies for footwear; resulting in 1 patent awarded as well as additional projects in continuing development -Strategic design helped The North Face as they looked to revolutionize their business by creating a category-specific branding campaign -Categories: Performance/Outdoor; responsibility to design and co-develop technical products to aggressive timelines -Working closely with our athletes and the outdoor users to develop footwear that meets their needs -Engaging with factories and vendor partners in Asia _________________________________________________________________________ Ewing Design Group, Inc., Laguna Beach, CA Freelance Designer -Form development/creative iterations for a range of consumer goods and sporting goods products -Optics: Gender specific snowboarding goggle concepts with simple, effective styling/ graphic details to set apart our client from the competition _________________________________________________________________________ Dunham, Boston, MA Contract Designer, Footwear, September 2005 - January 2006 _________________________________________________________________________ New Balance Athletic Shoe, Boston, MA Internship, June 2005 - August 2005 -Contributed to footwear development for Spring 07’ -Fall 07’ projects; developing concept sketches, lineart, colorways, and complete tech packs -Designed more fashion-forward concepts/branding for the Outdoor/Lifestyle category as well as an innovative new non-slip tooling -Compiling style boards and team presentations, as well as presenting my design directions to marketing and development ________________________________________________________________________ TEAMS Design, Chicago, IL Internship, Summer 2004 -Responsible for conceptual development, initial human factors, benchmarking, mechanical details, styling, vendor research, digital renderings, and communicating with model shops. Work included major clients, such as Bosch power tools and Karcher ________________________________________________________________________ Formula SAE student race car, University of Illinois Design Team leader, 2004-2005 ________________________________________________________________________ Awards//Activities>> 2014 IDEA Silver Award Winner 2014 IDEA Finalist 2014 RedDot Award Winner 2014 CES Innovation Award, Honoree 2013 Popular Science, Best of What's New 2013 Stuff Magazine, Headphone of the Year 2012 IDEA Awards Finalist 2009 Backpacker Magazine Gear of the Year 2008 Backpacker Magazine> Best All Around Fastpacking Shoe> Hedgehog Mid XCR 2005 IDSA Merit Award finalist, UIUC 2003 & 2004 Awarded merit-based design scholarship, UIUC 2003 Finalist for ID sophomore of the year, UIUC ________________________________________________________________________ Expressive form development, iterative process/concept generation High level visual presentation skills via>> Sketching/Digital sketching (tablet) Excellent verbal communicator/ presenter. Building functional business relationships. Experienced with Softgoods including design, detailed tech packages, and material selections Strategizing design direction and looking at market trends Adobe Creative Suite, Painter, Alias Sketchbook, Rhinoceros, Solidworks, Keyshot Focus on biomechanics and ergonomics; passionate about new technology/materials and wearable technology of all kinds Experienced engaging all levels of business to achieve design goals Education>> University of Illinois - Champaign, Illinois BFA, Industrial Design May 2005 Transportation design courses> 2010 Scuola di Polytecnica, Milan, Italy> Chris Bangle Workshop 2007 Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA


  • Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD

    • Car Design
    • 2010 - 2010
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    • BFA Industrial Design
    • 2002 - 2005