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  • Bode Oluwa

    Footwear and Accessories Designer

    Xiamen, China

An enthusiastic and highly motivated designer who adapts fresh aesthetic and technical attributes to design. A genuine passion for athletic sports and the insight involved for achieving peak performance in products. Strong interest in solving design problems and inventing new ways of advancing technology and comfort of footwear and accessories.

Work Samples

  • Footwear

  • Bags Accessories

  • Equipment

Work History

Umbro International: Manchester 2005 - 2009 Global Cross Category Footwear and Product Designer • Design/development performance running/cross training shoes for China domestic and international markets. • Leading statement Football boot design • Entry-level Football boot design 500,000+pairs (one style) • Football Equipment design and Bag accessories design. • Lead seasonal and inspirational direction • Taking initial sketches to finished product. • Far-east design/development travel. ----------------------------------------------------------- Puma International London 2004 - 2005 Global Product Designer • Specializing in design and development of all performance running and sports accessories. • Design and development of technical Motorsports bags. • Statement Track Training concept that involved interviewing Jamaican Olympic Sprinters including Usain Bolt on performance insight before Athens 2004 Olympics. • Conceptual statement accessories range for Ferrari Enzo and BMW. • Created design direction and trends. ----------------------------------------------------------- Puma International Leatherhead 2000 - 2004 Global Teamsports Equipment and Accessories Designer • Design of all soccer accessories globally including Shinguards/Glove/Balls/Bags. • Product placement in the critically acclaimed movie ‘Shaolin Soccer’ • Scottish and Italian FA Official Soccer Balls. • Factory liaison and development in Germany. • Travel to Germany to discuss product with Line Managers on a regular basis. • Conducting own product research on location in America and Europe. ----------------------------------------------------------- Skills • Communicate complex designs through technical specification details. • High-level hand sketching and final rendering presentation skills. • Excellent ability to quickly sketch original concepts and creative ideas. • Good knowledge of materials and manufacturing. • Strong creative and innovation design with a commercial eye for detail. • Excellent interaction and motivational skills with team members. • Creative Suit Illustrator and Photoshop. • Double award language qualification Level 1 in Chinese Mandarin Education Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design 2.1 Personal Projects I have worked on getting patents for new footwear concepts. • Developing a concept to be the lightest cushioning system for running shoes. • Developing a concept shoe that interacts with the wearer’s movement. ----------------------------------------------------------- Sports achievements • Sprint Member in the South of England sprint squad. • Ranked 6th position in the Great Britain under 20’s 100 metres. • Achieved medals at National, County and Regional Track and Field Championships. Activities • Track and Field Athletics: • Attended the 2008 Beijing Olympics • Attended World Athletics Championship Canada. • Japanese Manga Animation and Japanese and Chinese music. • Playing Piano / Film and Cinema. • Painting and Portraiture: Contact: bode.oluwa@me.com


Central St. Martins College of Art & Design



Awarded a three-year Athletics Sports Scholarship