If any of the thousands of times spent surfing and the sun hitting the water in a certain way and you can see at once a thousand mirrors each reflecting a different shade of light and dark of colors brought from so far it is hard to grasp all combined with sounds that can break your heart a song sent from a storm in an ocean you have never been to and never will and so soon in such a short journey laying in a frozen tundra thinking I can actually see the cold as it cuts and holds and whispers but for the things I bring that were made full of hard edges and seams of purpose and strength for men a reminder of jutting rooftops mirrored glass and the streets below a perfect canvas for the one who speaks on its walls at the place I call home and somehow these places are so foreign to each other this wild and this industry but I always see them together a compliment an old friend. A life spent in nature. A love of art and architecture. A master of design. Daniel Coleman was born of these mothers and fathers and lives for them. His art is a tribute, his song to them. Specialties: Bag Design, Shoe Design, Watch Design, Technical Illustration, Graphics & everything else in the accessories area A little story a friend wrote about my history. Daniel Coleman was born into the world of backpacks, bags, and accessories. He is the son of Peter and Dale Coleman, who owned P&D Coleman Bags, which was started in early 1978. Dale made Peter a surfboard bag as a present. One day, at Sharks Cove in South Santa Barbara, Peter broke the fin out of his surfboard. The waves were so good Peter decided to make a quick stop at Surf N Wear surf shop to get a new fin. Owner Bruce Fowler saw the bag Dale made, and had to have one. Peter and Dale decided to order enough materials to make 200 bags. A few weeks later Peter got into there old yellow Dodge van and headed south to sell bags. As an apprentice for his mother Dale Welsh, Daniel developed a passion for product development and extensive knowledge of the complicated logistics of international accessories production. His design influence began as a youngster when Daniel participated in surfing, skate boarding and snow boarding. Daniel soon became the head accessories designer for several of the most prominent companies in the action sports market. Gaining his love of design and art. Working for these companies furthered his technical design skills and sparked his confidence in his design/art abilities. After designing products & Graphics that were warmly received by his peers and the action sports market, Daniel decided to spread his wings and become a freelance designer. Once Daniel hit the market, he became one of the most sought after accessories designer in the apparel business. Working with major fashion labels that are responsible for many current trends outside of the action sports market Daniel's eyes were opened to a new world of quality accessories, art, design, and inspiration. In the past few years Daniel has broadened his love of art and painting creating works that are inspired by his travels, friends, and the love of color....

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OBJECTIVE- ACCESSORIES DESIGNER/GRAPHIC ARTIST EXPERIENCE- APRIL 2011/CURRENT LIFTED RESEARCH GROUP, IRVINE, CA DESIGN ALL MEN’S BAGS INCLUDING COMPLETE TECHNICAL PACKAGES DESIGN ALL MEN’S HATS INCLUDING COMPLETE TECHNICAL PACKAGES DESIGN ALL MEN’S BEANIES/SCARVES INCLUDING COMPLETE TECHNICAL PACKAGES DESIGN ALL MEN’S WALLETS INCLUDING COMPLETE TECHNICAL PACKAGES DESIGN ALL MEN’S BELTS INCLUDING COMPLETE TECHNICAL PACKAGES DESIGN ALL MEN’S SOCKS INCLUDING COMPLETE TECHNICAL PACKAGES DESIGN ALL MEN’S WATCHES INCLUDING COMPLETE TECHNICAL PACKAGES FEBRUARY 2007/APRIL 2011 FREELANCE- FABTECH MOTORSPORTS GRAPHICS & APPAREL LINE 2009/2010 PRIMO BEER GRAPHICS/WEARABLES PROGRAM 2010 VANS (VF) FALL 2009 MEN’S CORE BAG DESIGN, COLOR, SPEC. EMERICA (SOLE TECHNOLOGIES) FALL 2009 MEN’S CORE BAG DESIGN, COLOR, SPEC. ALTAMONT (SOLE TECHNOLOGIES) FALL 2009 MEN’S CORE BAG DESIGN, COLOR, SPEC. EZEKIEL FALL 2008 MEN’S ACCESSORIES (HATS, WALLETS, BELTS) DESIGN, COLOR, SPEC. SEPTEMBER 2005/FEBRUARY 2007 RVCA CLOTHING, COSTA MESA, CA HEAD ACCESSORIES DESIGNER(MEN’S & WOMEN’S)/SPECIAL PROJECTS DESIGNER DESIGN OF ALL MEN'S, WOMEN’S ACCESSORIES FROM CONCEPT THROUGH PRODUCTION DESIGN OF ALL SPECIAL PROJECTS (CO-LABS WITH REEBOK, BOOST MOBILE, ETC.) DEVELOPMENT OF ALL MEN’S & WOMEN’S ACCESSORIES SOURCING OF ALL ACCESSORIES FOR BAGS, HATS, KINT BEANIES, WALLETS, BELTS, SCARFS, SOCKS, SANDALS, MISC. ACCESSORIES ALL MERCHANDISING FOR MEN’S & WOMEN’S ACCESSORIES JUNE 2004/AUGUST 2005 FLESHGEAR (division of FOX Racing), HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA DESIGNER, & MARKETING DIRECTOR (FLESHGEAR, FLESHGIRL) DESIGN OF ALL MEN'S, BOYS, & JR'S TECHNICAL RIDING GEAR DESIGN OF ALL MEN'S, BOYS, & JR'S T-SHIRT GRAPHICS AND LOGOS MARKETING DIRECTION, TEAM RELATIONS, PRINT DIRECTION, PRODUCT PLACEMENT DESIGN ALL CATALOGS, STICKERS, ADS, POP, LABEL PACKAGES, BRAND IDENTITY ALL ASPECTS OF THE OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS FROM CONCEPT THROUGH SAMPLING 2002/2003 VEZIX, COSTA MESA, CA OWNER/ DESIGNER/MARKETING DIRECTOR/PRODUCTION MGR. 2002 DECEMBER-MARCH AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS, NEW YORK, NY FREELANCE FOOTWEAR DESIGNS AUGUST 2001/SEPTEMBER 2002 O’NEILL SPORTSWEAR, IRVINE, CA HEAD ACCESSORIES DESIGNER (O'NEILL SPORTSWEAR and LOST CLOTHING) DESIGN OF ALL MEN'S, BOYS, & JR'S ACCESSORIES FOR O'NIELL SPORTSWEAR DESIGN OF ALL MEN'S ACCESSORIES FOR LOST CLOTHING ALL ASPECTS OF THE ACCESSORIES DEPT. UP THROUGH PRODUCTION DESIGN & MERCHANDISING WORK IN THE FOLLOWING PLACES THAILAND, VIETNAM, CAMBODIA, CHINA, KOREA, HONG KONG, TAIWAN MAY 1999/AUGUST 2001 QUIKSILVER, INC., HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA HEAD ACCESSORIES DESIGNER DESIGN OF ALL FOOTWEAR (SANDALS)-MERCHANDISING FOR YOUNG MENS, BOYS, & SNOW ACCESSORIES DESIGN OF ALL MEN'S, BOYS, SNOW, & HAWK BAGS & ACCESSORIES-DESIGN & MERCHANDISING WORK IN THE FOLLOWING PLACES, CHINA, KOREA, HONG KONG, TAIWAN, JAPAN, LONDON, NYC JULY 1997/MAY 1999 SMP USA, INC., SANTA ANA, CA HEAD APPAREL & ACCESSORIES DESIGNER ALL DESIGN OF MEN'S CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES MERCHANDISING OF SMP AUSTRALIA, USA, EUROPE DESIGN & MERCHANDISING OF MOTOCROSS OUTERWEAR -DESIGN & MERCHANDISING WORK IN THE FOLLOWING PLACES PARIS, AUSTRALIA, FIJI OCTOBER 1995/MARCH 1997 KATIN INC., COSTA MESA, CA DESIGN ASSISTANT ALL CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES SAMPLE PRODUCTION TRIMS AND FABRIC BUYER TECHNICAL GARMENT SPECS. AND FABRIC YEILDS LIMITED CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES DESIGN EDUCATION- 1995 GRADUATED MONTE VISTA HIGH SCHOOL 1996 TEXTILE, FASHION HISTORY, FASHION DESIGN & MERCHANDISING COURSES AT ORANGE COAST COLLEGE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS- ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS3, ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS4, FINAL CUT PRO HD, ALL MICROSOFT APPLICATIONS, & QUARK, CREATIVE SOLUTIONS, QUICKBOOKS

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