My aim as a designer is excellence, attention to detail, care, communication and a clare strategy for getting the job done.

Work Samples

Work History

TYSON JAMES PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY: Deeply inventive footwear designer with ample knowledge of executing all product details including: materials, fit, color, trend and manufacturability EXPERIENCE: ATHLETIC FOOTWEAR DESIGNER: ES ORIGINALS, INC. New York, NY 10001 [ February 2012 - January 2016 ] DESIGNED FOOTWEAR FOR AND1, TREDSAFE, AVIA DANSKIN AND STARTER BRANDS – Sketched, product prototyping and development across genders. – Developed footwear for specific sport categories like running, sandals, basketball, cross training and seasonal. – Frequently traveled overseas to oversee R&D departments to insure product time lines are met. – Checked blueprints and wood, clay and 3d printed mold development. Corrected for specific details. – Researched and trends analysis for coming seasons and created concepts and boards for presentation. – Envisioned the design and implementation of brand graphics to be used across gender categories. ASSISTANT DESIGNER: BCNY INTL., Hicksville, NY 11801 [ March 2010 - October 2011 ] DESIGNED PARIS BLUES, STUART WEITZMAN AND AIRWALK – Traveled to China to oversee product integrity and efficiency. – Checked blueprints for flaws and inconsistencies before final sampling. – Communicated with factory personnel maintaining a professional relationship and building trust. – Researched domestic market to help drive direction for the coming season. – Designed casual footwear for both boys and girls. ASSISTANT DESIGNER: VIDA SHOES INTL., New York, NY 10019 [ May 2008 - May 2009 ] WORKED ON BABYPHAT, K1X AND PHATFARM – Designed athletics f or men, women, boys and girls. – Researched and designed footwear that met trend requirements. – Refreshed old outsoles with a modern insight for reintroduction in meetings. EDUCATION: BFA, ACCESSORIES DESIGN: Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, NY [May 2008 ] AAS, ACCESSORIES DESIGN: Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, NY [ May 2006 ] SKILLS: – ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR, PHOTOSHOP and SKETCHBOOK PRO – Pattern Making. – Pattern development on last. – Tech packing and outsole development. – Windows and Mac operating systems. – Good presentation and storytelling skills. – Work efficiently both as a team member and individually. INTERESTS: – Music production (music software). – Design/prototype of bags, shoes and small leather goods. – Problem solving for mechanical and soft goods [fashion]. – Pattern making problem solving. – Sewing denim and leather.


  • fashion institute of technology FIT

    • BFA Accessories design
    • 2004 - 2008