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EDUCATION 2001-05 - Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design - Student Merit Award Finalist EMPLOYMENT HISTORY November 2011 to Present SAUCONY Footwear Designer (Running) I work in all categories, aspects, and phases of creating running shoes. I work with developers, project managers, marketing, and sales to create a brief, create a concept, prototype, develop, cost, color, and sell multiple shoes in multiple categories, overlapping from season to season. September 2010 to November 2011 Advanced Design Concepts Footwear Designer We consult for a diverse collection of clients such as Lotto, Diadora, Lowa, New Balance, Wolverine, Etonic, and Vibram, to design, develop,a and oversee production of footwear with an emphasis on detail and technology development. March 2010 to present Flow Studio www.flowstudioinc.com Designer / Freelancer Product, Web, and Graphic Design focused on the Outdoor Industry July 2008 - March 2010 - Denver, CO Denver Design Lab (denverdesignlab.com) Partner / Designer Graphic Design and branding aimed at Denver's small businesses. We pride ourselves on quality and honesty, connecting appropriate design with those who need it most. June 2006 - Aug 2007 - Nashua, NH NEMO Equipment (www.nemoequipment.com) Designer NEMO is a high-end technology development and design company with its own line of tents. - In charge of NEMOï¿½s graphic design including ads, catalogs, promotions, and posters. - Directly involved in marketing strategy and planning. - Worked with a diverse team to brainstorm, develope, and prototype new products. - Responsible for NEMO website redesign - check it out. - Communicated with our Asian manufacturers on construction, materials sourcing, etc. - Oversaw backpack development. Filed 10 patents. - Did all tent studio photography and art directed in-field photoshoots. - Involved in consultancy work for GoLite, MIT, and NASA Winter 2006 - Portland, OR FUSE (www.fuseid.com) Contract Designer - I worked with an amazing team to create one-of-a-kind products that astound clients and consumers. Present in all design phases - brainstorming to client meetings. Spring 2005 - Boulder, CO Fletemeyer and Lee Associates Freelance Industrial / Graphic Designer - Worked with a design team to create a brand and identity for their new line of eco-tourism kit homes. Summer 2004 - Savannah, GA Meadowlark Studio Sculptor Assistant - Worked with a team of artists to design, create, and install large public sculpture; worked directly with clients, other artisans, and suppliers - I worked on a sculpture installed in the Dallas / Ft. Worth Airport at present Summer 2003 - Groton, CT Pfizer Inc. - Creative Services Dept. Graphic Design Intern - Worked individually and in collaboration with Pfizerï¿½s corprate designers to create graphic solutions for internal clients EXTRAS The Bike Depot Denver, CO 9/2008 ï¿½ now Volunteer / Bicycle Mechanic / Teacher - A community-based non-profit that provides free bikes, maintenance help, and safety education to those in need. Nova Scotia www.ahernandowen.blogspot.com East and West 5/2008 - 7/2008 Bicycle Tourist - Bicycled 1500 km, with my brother, from Boston to Cape Breton Highlands National Park. New Zealand www.ahernnz.blogspot.com Literally Everywhere 11/2007 - 5/2008 Surfer / Bicycle Tourist / Hitch hiker / Pear Harvester - I kicked off my lifetime goal of world travel and discovered my second home down south. I supported myself with orchard and farm work. IDSA Student Chapter Blacksburg, VA 2002-05 Vice President / Outreach Coordinator / Graphics Chairman CCFJ Painting Collaboration Blacksburg, VA 2002-05 Cofounder / Oligarch - A collaborative effort of students creating paintings and exhibiting work. VT Outdoor Club Blacksburg, VA 2002-03 Trip Leader - Co-led fellow students mountain biking, whitewater, hiking, and caving trips. Boy Scouts of America Lisbon, CT & Portage, MI Assistant Scoutmaster - Flower Garden Eagle Project included 600 man hours of stone masonry and $2000 in donations I raised. Foriegn Exchange Student Alexandroupolis, Greece Summer 1999 Scholarship Recipient - A seven week imersion program with a Greek family. SKILLS - Adobe CS Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) - 3-D Modeling - Adobe Premier - Adobe After Effects - MS Office - Studio Photography - Sewing (soft goods prototyping) - Woodwork