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  • Franck Boistel

    Footwear designer.

    San Juan Capistrano, Orange County., CA

SENIOR FOOTWEAR DESIGNER – COMMERCIAL PRODUCT DESIGNER - CREATIVE DIRECTOR Action sports, Athletic, Fashion, Outdoor, Lifestyle, Urban Footwear design - Men, Women, Children– Pro shoes design - Trend forecasting - Line building - Creative management – R&D –Concept - Inspiration trips - Graphic design – Art direction – Brand direction - Creative direction - Architecture concepts and renderings.

Work Samples

  • FBDESIGN promo.

  • Ipath Darius

  • Puma boot

Work History

Sep 2017 to present: Footwear Designer lead at 5.11 Tactical. Feb 2016 to August 2017: Footwear Designer Lead at FIVETEN-ADIDAS. January 2016 to present. Lead footwear designer for the Bike, Outdoor and Climbing categories. Men's and Women. Achievements: Achieved best selling status for the following produced shoes: -Es Chad Muska -Etnies Czar -Etnies Callicut -Etnies lo-cut II -Etnies Cyprus -Etnies Mike Vallely -Etnies Arto Saari -ES Scheme -ES Koston's 2-3-4-5 -Emerica Tilt -Emerica Reynolds (became the boss) -Emerica Marc Johnson -Emerica templeton's -Emerica Erik Elligton -Thirty Two snowboard boots "The team two" series. -Thirty Two snowboard boots "The lashed" series. -Ipath Centennial. -Ipath Fred Gall -Ipath Darius. -Ipath Dayak -Ipath Bob Burnquist -APRIL 2005 to February 2016 Free-Lance footwear designer, creative director and product manager in the action sports, lifestyle, outdoor, fashion footwear industries. Past and present clients are: ROADRUNNERSPORTS - San Diego, Ca. BATA group - SG FIVETEN Brand of the Braves - Ca DAHU - Switzerland CLAE Footwear - Ca TOMS One For One - Ca SALOMON - France CHROME Industries - Ca LEVIS - NY IPATH -Ca ALMOND footwear - Germany BURTON SNOWBOARDS - Va O’NEILL- Ca ROXY- Ca KAMPAJ - Italy SANUK - Ca HONG KONG STUNT TEAM- Ca WORLD INDUSTRIES - Ca FLOW SNOWBOARDS - Ca BEBE shoes - Ca ZIPZ shoes - Ca MANITOBAH MUKLUKS - Canada VINTAGE 1 - Ny MOCACTIA - Ca THE PEOPLE'S MOVEMENT, Ca PRAXIS, Or JULY 1997 – MARCH 2005 - SOLE TECHNOLOGY INC - LAKE FOREST - CA Action Sport Footwear Manufacturer. LEAD SENIOR FOOTWEAR DESIGNER FOR THE ES-EMERICA-ETNIES AND THIRTY-TWO BRANDS. JULY 1995 - JULY 1997 SELF EMPLOYED NANTES, FRANCE. GRAPHIC DESIGNER - ART DIRECTOR FREE-LANCE FOR: - STUDIO AND CO ADVERTISING - A COMME AGENCE ADVERTISING - DDB ATLANTIQUE ADVERTISING OCTOBER 1991 - JULLY 1995 - CATIMINI - ST MACAIRE EN MAUGES - FRANCE CHILDREN FASHION CLOTHING COMPANY SENIOR ART DIRECTOR, GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND COMMERCIAL PRODUCT DESIGNER. MARCH 1990 - OCTOBER 1991 -JOGUET ART DIRECTION- CHOLET-FRANCE. Advertising agency. ART DIRECTOR AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER. NOVEMBER 1988 - MARCH 1990 -RAUTUREAU APPLE SHOES - CHOLET- FRANCE -MANUFACTURER OF FOOTWEAR FOR FASHION AND SPORT. (creator of the Etnies brand). ART DIRECTOR - GRAPHIC DESIGNER - COMMERCIAL PRODUCT DESIGNER. MARCH 1986 - NOVEMBER 1988 -JOGUET ART DIRECTION - CHOLET- FRANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER. MAY 1984 - MARCH 1986 -CAFEINE GRAPHIC ARTS - NANTES - FRANCE. GRAPHIC DESIGNER. - Education VOCATIONAL TRAINING CERTIFICATE - NANTES - FRANCE GRAPHIC DESIGN AND COMMERCIAL PRODUCT DESIGN - interests - Married, two children. - Skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, kayaking, hiking….outdoors - Photography. Fine art painting, sketching, drumming. - French nationality - Permanent resident of the United States. - French and English speaking / reading.


  • St joseph La Joliverie, Nantes, France.

    • Bachelor Graphic design
    • 1982 - 1984

    Graphic Design, Product Design and Visual Arts.



Publications Footwear news Transworld skateboarding Business.transworld Theridechannel Rippedlaces Fashionboss Shop-eat-surf The daily habit Malakye Graduated from Connect San Diego in 2011 for Mocactia footwear business plan.