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Sole Proprietor: Inspired 2 Design Inc.
After graduating from Syracuse University in 1985, I chose to transplant to the Pacific NW and I’ve never looked back.
Over the past 20 years I have enjoyed creating a host of products. This has given me a both a broad spectrum and comprehensive view to our industry.
I believe I offer a unique compilation of skills, experience, insight and passion, which will make a positive contribution. I appreciate your time and interest and look forward to hearing from you.
Just for fun
Teva Toachi 2
21817 NE 104th Street
Vancouver, Washington 98682
To be an inspirational influence of design, vision & strategy,
through an upper level leadership role within a fun,
innovative, challenging and creative environment.
Co-Create new strategies for business growth.
Leadership by experience and example.
Mentor and develop young design talent.
Excellent concept sketching, computer rendering, drafting &
Generate innovative concepts in design aesthetics, technology,
process effectiveness, & utilization of materials/ colors.
Exceptional design versatility.
Proficient at Photoshop & Illustrator CS.
Enthusiastic and diverse presentation & facilitation skills.
Analytical with keen problem solving & organizational skills.
Experience in budgeting resources.
Strong supply chain knowledge.
Develop synergistic relationships for greater operational efficiency.
Syracuse University: Bachelors of Industrial Design 1985. B.I.D
Deans List: 1980 - 1985
The Art Institute of Portland: Adjunct Professor 06/10 – Present
Inspired2Design, Inc: President and sole proprietor 01/08 – Present
“ Making the Ordinary Extraordinary “
Design Director 12/03 – 12/07.
Re-define / co-create strategies with Marketing counter parts.
Manage staff of 3 - 6 designers.
Create seasonal product direction.
Organize & conduct plans for design off sites & inspirational vision.
Manage critical dates for the process of developing 20-25 seasonal
projects from inception to production.
Achievements: Created “debut“ product showcasing new Trinity
the “Mystique Mid” spring ’06 and the “Spotlight Mid” fall ‘06
Co-Created “Pinned Air” technology, which developed into new
marketing platforms for product.
Senior designer 01/02 – 11/03
Concept sketching … marker/computer renderings…drafting…graphics
Meet rigorous design deadlines.
Participate in product presentations to top management of
Merchandising & Sales, and to Buyers @ Footlocker Inc.
Achievements: Awarded: Lead scorer award for the shoe called:
“The Rise Mid”.
Lead designer with Stephan Marbury to create signature product:
“The Starbury Mid” 2004.
Nike, Inc: Senior Footwear Designer 11/96 – 07/01
Concept sketching … marker renderings … drafting … graphics …
Designed for ACG, kids and Cross training.
Design lead for Women’s running.
Meet critical deadlines to ensure process flow & effectiveness.
Participate in product presentations to top management.
Created & managed concepts through to production.
Achievements: Awarded Nike “Shoe Dog Award” for the “Air
Co-developed new women’s running last.
Awarded “Best Update” from Runners World for the “Air Span Triax”.
Selby Design, Inc: President and sole proprietor 008/89 – 11/96
Avia Int’I : Designer / manager 03/86 – 08/89
Walter Dorwn Teague Associates: Illustrator 08/85 – 03/86
References available upon request.
Avid snowboarder 10+years, Backpacker, Keen ability & interest in
learning new computer software, Motorcycles, watercolors, Mt. Biking,
Kung-Fu 15+years (MoDukPai.com) Award for excellent contributions
through the years 2000 & created new system seal