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Sketching and drawing visually pleasing concepts, then making concept ideas into real product via hands on development.
Employment: AL&S | New York, NY May 2010-Present Footwear Designer May 2012-Present Leading design and development for Levi's footwear, Pony, and Etonic. Designing original silhouettes, lasts, and outsoles for multiple lifestyle footwear categories. Heavy involvement in overseas development of new concepts, responsible for the design process from hand sketches to physical prototyping in factories. Responsible for spear heading image based projects to position the brands in upper tier footwear categories. Junior Designer May 2010- May 2012 Designing footwear, graphics, packaging, POP, and marketing for multiple licensed brands such as, G-Star, Adio, Bob Marley, Cadillac, and Phat Farm. Head designer for skate shoe brand Adio, and surf brand Bob Marley. Worked on shoes from concept sketch to development, including multiple trips to China to develop uppers, outsoles, and lasts directly with factories. Burton Snowboards | Burlington, VT Summer 2009 Freelance Developed snowboard boot concepts, colorways, and patterns for their company “Forum.” Multiple designs were sampled for their 2011 line of boots. Catapult Concepts | Brooklyn, NYC Summer 2009 Toy Design Intern Invention and development of toy concepts Clients included: Hasbro, Spin Master, Mattel, Fisher Price Marvel Entertainment | New York, NY Spring 2009 Creative Services Intern Created images to be branded on merchandise to be sold with upcoming Marvel movies. Assist the creative service team with production of a cohesive sereis of products Seismic Designs | New York, NY 2008 - 2009 Illustration and Concept Development Contracted work for Lavi Industries, crowd control. Development and illustration of various hinges and connections for their Beltrac system. Redesign of the Directrac signs. Woodshop, Pratt Institute | Brooklyn, NY 2006- 2010 Woodshop Monitor and Student Assistant Distribute tools and service machines Assist in student projects Ecboardco. | Fairfax, VA 2005 - 2007 Graphic Design, Product Photography, Assistant Management, Data Entry Original design of skateboard deck graphics, and t-shirts sold in store and online. Produced point of purchase and sale signs within store. Designed advertisements in Concrete Wave magazine. Opening and Closing Manager (responsible for both money and employee management). Provided buying assistance for bringing new products into the store. Education: Pratt Institute | Brooklyn, NY 2006-2010 Bachelor of Industrial Design – Major in Transportation Industrial Design GPA 3.41
Studied Industrial Design with a focus in Transportation Design as a subject of studying the visual properties of 3D objects. Large focus in aesthetics.