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After 17 years gaining experience in the Dutch footwear-industry I started to develop and sell my own collection in 2004 with the help of my friends in shoebuisiness. This cöoperation came to glory with the typical Dutch Design shoes you see on my webpage www.hestervlamings.com. End 2011, I took part in a strong and very capable team an we build, design and devellop the complete footwear collections in a company of the ARA-group in Germany.
GAASTRA SS-2011 - AW2013
MARUTI - SS2012
Indian Eagle - Private Label SS-2012
Objective: Results driven all-round Senior Designer / Line Builder and Product Developer with exceptional achievement in ladies, (mens+kids) fashion and sports footwear used to a position which can fully utilize fashion forward thinking. Twenty two years of design experience and highly finessed marketing, management and product presentation skills. Career Summary: -Innovative thinker with proven ability to understand evolving consumer footwear needs and able to identify cutting edge marketing opportunities -Skilled product developer with an international understanding of trend footwear designs, products and (handcrafted) manufacturing technologies including last improvement, sole development, moccasin, stitch down, san crispin, california, goodyear, vulcanised -Highly knowledgeable in all aspects of footwear design and creation, including: trend spotting, research, sourcing, presentation, handdrawings, Illustrator, specifications, tech-packs, fit-testing, and final sample approvals. -Experienced in recruiting, training, and managing design and development staff Qualifications: As a senior designer/range builder/product developer I use rather a classic approach in fashion. My goal is to locate a trend in an early stage and use my skills to translate the trend properly into the brand style of the company. Like I have experienced at Bronx (www.bronxshoes.com ), Mag Megamoks (www.mag.nl), Wrangler Footwear (www.wranglerfootwear.com) and Yellow Cab (www.yellowcabstreet.com) Professional Experience: 2007 Bronx Footwear - Street Fashion - Research, source, design and develop seasonal collections Loints.com - Ladies artistic comfort shoes - Research, source, design and develop seasonal collections Hub Footwear.com - Ladies sportsfashion - Research, source, design and develop seasonal collections Livingstone - Ladies comfort fashion - Research, source, design and develop seasonal collections Donkervoort - handmade dutch car brand - style-police Bimakon - Semi-orthopedic - Research, source, design and develop seasonal collections 2006 Body Glove Freelance Designer - Surf brand - Research, source, design and develop seasonal collections Highroad Freelance Designer - Private label, sportswear - Research, source, design and develop seasonal collections 2005 Yellow Cab Freelance Senior Designer Ladies - Casualwear brand - Research, source, design and develop seasonal collections 2004 Rucanor Freelance Senior Designer - Sportswear brand - Research, source, design and develop seasonal collections Mag Megamoks Freelance Designer - Casual brand - Research, source, design and develop seasonal collections Yellow Cab Freelance Designer - Casual brand - Research, source, design and develop seasonal collections Hi-Tech UK Freelance Designer - Sportswear brand - Research, source, design and presentation trends Hester Vlamings - own collection Designer/Developer/Sales - Design brand, no fashion - Produced in Portugal - www.hestervlamings.com 2002- Ferro Footwear Waalwijk 2003 Senior Designer - Sportswear Private label - Product lines for Mexx, Le Coq Sportiv, Bristol etc. - Researched, sourced, designed and developed seasonal collections 2000- Wrangler Footwear/ Kingsway Waalwijk/Leichester 2002 Senior Designer/Line builder - Researched, sourced, designed and developed seasonal collections - Introduced sportswear into the formally basic collection - Production trips to Spain, Italy & Portugal 1999 - Napolina / Jimmy Joy, Kaatsheuvel 2000 Design- & Markteting Manager - Managed design & product development for womenï¿½s & kids comfort shoes and special sizes - Refreshed the target group with a new image and strategy - Successfully developed branded line with an appeal to specialty boutiques and high end retailers - Production trips to Spain & Italy. - Invented new footwear technology based on traditional ones. 1997 - UFA United Footwear Association, Leimuiden (MAG ï¿½ Adamï¿½s Boots ï¿½ Marlboro) 1999 Concept Developer / Product Developer - Redefined the collections of Adams Boots, Marlboro Classics & Mag - Designed, developed and sourced all categories of fashionable comfort Footwear - Sole- & last development, handcrafted. - Production trips to Spain 1995 - Bronx, Dijkmans, Waalwijk 1996 Assistant Line Builder for Branded Division - Assisted line builder with seasonal designs, sketches and colour boards - Created individualized line sheets and detailed specifications for high end retailers - Production trips to Italy 1991 - Freelance designer 1995 Gained experience at: - Zoo, Dr. Martens, Trend design, Memo, Bad Boys, McGregor, - Sacha, Cinderella, Shoebaloo, Catja, Tiramisu, Fred de la Bretoniere Education: 1996 - 1997 Fashion Management, TMO, Doorn Marketing, International Trade, Line Building. Speciality: Shoes & Sportswear 1986 -1990 Technical Education, SVBO, ï¿½s-Hertogenbosch Handcrafted shoes, Sole- & Last Development, Patternmaking, Stitching, Clicking. 1984 - 1989 ARTEZ Art academy, Arnhem Fashion Design, Industrial Design. Internship at head office Cinderella Amsterdam Computer and Language Skills: Photoshop, Canvas, Adobe Illustrator, Exell, Word German, Dutch, English Accomplishments - SEM supports starting young fashion designers, member of board - SLEM Shoes & Leather Business association, member of board - Fashion Centre Nieuwegein ï¿½ input Young Fashion, - Teaching footwear design
ARTEZAcademy of Art University Fashion Management, Doorn - Academy of Arts (fasion & industrial design) Arnhem