I'm the Design Director of Kids, Golf, and Professional footwear at Crocs. My past experiences include specialization in footwear, product [electronics, medical, transportation, and toys], and graphics. I have an extensive knowledge of the footwear creation and line planning. I have produced multiple million pair-seller shoes and collections for global brands. I have a love and passion for innovation and surprising the market.

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Work History

<p><strong>::focus </strong></p> <p><em><strong>A creative role in the designing and developing fresh innovative products</strong></em></p> <p><strong><br /></strong></p> <p><strong>::education georgia institute of technology '97</strong></p> <p>'02 bachelor of science in industrial design [BSID]</p> <p>-2002 IDSA student merit award winner</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>::experience</strong></p> <p><strong><em>*crocs may 09' - current boulder, co</em></strong></p> <p>design director - responsible for driving new innovations in molded footwear</p> <p>-created new business by designing the Hover sneaker line to penetrate the casual sneaker market - over 1 million+ shoes booked since Spring 2011 launch across mens, womens, and kids businesses</p> <p>-create seasonal design direction and key market stories</p> <p>-manage design team across 4 footwear categories -focused on brand expansion and new technological innovations in footwear</p> <p>-revived the brand with new fresh innovative point of view on footwear</p> <p>-expand core products to strong key brand collections [Duet, Sneakers, Boat, Translucents, Yukon, CrosMesh, and CrocsWeld]</p> <p>-key role player in other disciplines such as merchandising stories and development innovation</p> <p>-extensive knowledge on molding technologies and new footwear constructions</p> <p><em><strong>*adidas april '04 - june '08 portland, or</strong></em></p> <p>performance footwear designer</p> <p>'07-'08 Running Category</p> <p>-designed entry level and bounce footwear product -designed new entry level running technology [boost] with the advance innovation team [AIT]</p> <p>- [500,000 + pairs] -designed and developed new concepts for microbounce 09</p> <p>-assisted with presentations and concept renderings</p> <p>-developed new material concepts with Korean supplies '06-'07 Special Make-Ups Category</p> <p>-sole footwear designer for Footlocker accounts -created new footwear concepts and presentations -designed over 20 different production footwear</p> <p>-increased Footlocker business by over +200% -created a design relationship with Footlocker</p> <p>-multiple domestic trips to Footlocker [NYC] and Finishline [Indianapolis] for presentations</p> <p>'04-'06 Basketball Category</p> <p>-designed performance basketball footwear -signature footwear design apprenticeship with Kyle Pulli TMAC VI, KG III, C-Billups I, Gil Zero I</p> <p>-assisted with presentations and concept renderings</p> <p>-designed KG Lite midsole with over 1 million pairs sold with multiple uppers -raised the level of design and presentation expectations</p> <p>-developed new materials with oversea suppliers -numerous trips to Asia factories for development</p> <p>-worked closely with the Advanced Innovation Team [AIT] to integrate technologies to inline products Sketching and Rendering Instructor</p> <p>-developed specific sketching and rendering technqiues for the footwear designer</p> <p>-instructed the entire footwear studio in multiple sessions</p> <p>-created easy and effective work flow for old and new school designers</p> <p>*ignition aug '03 - april '04 plano, tx product designer</p> <p>-designed an array of products [toys, medical, electronics, furniture, automotive]</p> <p>-developed strong creative multi-tasking skills -created and assisted with product presentations</p> <p>-clients included Texas Instruments, PLUS projectors, Lumileds, Radioshack Compaq, and AMX</p> <p><em><strong>* irwin industrial tools jun '03 - jul '03 huntersville, nc</strong></em></p> <p>freelance product design -designed new soft good concepts for footwear and gloves</p> <p><em><strong>* fila sport oct '02 - feb '03 montebelluna, italy</strong></em></p> <p>freelance footwear designer</p> <p>-designed new footwear concepts for multiple categories philips design atlanta atlanta, ga product design internship summer 2001</p> <p>-assisted with design concepts for large screen televisions</p> <p>-designed new point of purchase for Best Buy</p> <p>-on design team to rejuvenate Magnavox into a relevant brand again</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>::computer skills</strong></p> <p>proficient in both mac and pc</p> <p>adobe creative suite [photoshop, illustrator, acrobat, indesign]</p> <p>alias sketchbook</p> <p>pro painter</p> <p>autodesk alias (level 2 certification)</p> <p>rhino</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>::activities</strong></p> <p>IDSA - industrial designers society of america [member since 1998]</p> <p>MetroFlow - georgia tech breakdancing club [member since 1999]</p> <p>Building custom motorcycles and autos</p>

Education

Georgia Institute Of Technology

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

2012 PGA Show – Golf Best Overall Product Introduction - Crocs Golf 2002 Georgia Tech Student Merit Award 2002 Rockstar Designer Award

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