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Work Samples

Work History

  • Lead Designer

    • VIDA Corp.
    • Jul 2012 - Dec 2013 (1 year 5 months)

    Jambu Footwear & J-41 Footwear, develop men's boots, women boots, outdoor casual, outdoor athletics, & some women outdoor through design development & research. Study new materials, upper & bottom constructions, China development trip, international & domestic research trip & discuss future line with the design team. * Work & direct the J-41 & Jambu men's footwear line for all seasons. * Travel to China to overlook both brands development & production.

  • Lead Designer

    • GAC (Coogi, NBA Footwear & Troop)
    • Aug 2008 - Jun 2012 (3 years 10 months)

    NBA Footwear & Troop Footwear GAC Corp. Lead designer, develop men's boots, casual, and athletics through research and design development. study new materials, styles, China development trip, and discuss future line with the design team. * Worked & directed the Coogi footwear line for 2009 & 2010. * Travel to China to overlook Coogi development & 2009 production. * Worked on price sensitive NBA basketball shoes, both classics & technical. * Worked on the Troop classic footwear line for 2008 & 2009 (retro movement).

  • Designer

    • Perry Ellis America & Michelin licensing, Geoffrey Allen Corp.
    • Nov 2002 - Jun 2008 (5 years 7 months)

    Perry Ellis America, Michelin Footwear designer. * Line drawings, render uppers, outsoles, trimming, and construction sheet packages for over seas sampling. * Attend WSA shows in Las Vegas and GDS show in Germany for research and buyer interactions. * Constructed research boards, inspiration boards, sketch boards, material boards, & color palette. * Responsible for samples, color-ways and material correction before the show. * Render life size footwear sketches up to scale for patterns accuracy. * Follow up on initial upper pattern and outsole construction with production. * Design Perry Ellis and Kangol point of purchased display.

  • Graphic designer, industrial designer

    • Span, Pratt Institute
    • Aug 1999 - Jun 2002 (2 years 10 months)

    Span design firm, and studio manager. * Maintain computers during work hours. * Created design for premier pack, Crayola. I worked on ten concept sketches for a soft product. * Freelanced for planter design. I provided a series of concept sketches for a new line of planters. * Designed awning graphics for three businesses in Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn.

  • Manager

    • Kimary Food Corp
    • Jun 1996 - Dec 2001 (5 years 6 months)

    * Accountable for incoming inventory. * Handled monetary transaction. * Provided excellent customer service. * Placed orders for new products. * Interviewed people who wanted to work in the store.

Education

  • Pratt Institute

    • Graduate Industrial Design
    • 2002

Specialties

Awards

- Dean List at Pratt. - All conference basketball for Division 3, 2000

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