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  • Frank Hart

    Product Director

    Swansea, IL

I have over 10 years of experience in product development and design, specializing in athletic and casual footwear for Men's, Women's, and Children's. I have extensive experience working in China, and a strong understanding of production processes, sourcing, and pricing. I manage a team of designers and developers, and oversee the development of licensed, private label, and branded athletics and active casuals. Specialties: Illustrator, Photoshop,free hand drawing skills. Branding, materials, trends, production, licensed product, sourcing, pricing, management, line planning

Work Samples

  • Footwear

  • Licensed footwear

  • Illustrations

Work History

  • Product Director

    • Calson Investment Ltd
    • Aug 2012 - Present (5 years)
  • Owner

    • Creative Cage
    • May 2009 - Present (8 years 3 months)

    Creative Cage is a full service goalie mask painting company specializing making your vision come to life on your mask.

  • Senior Linebuilder

    • Elan Polo, Int
    • Jan 2012 - Jul 2012 (6 months)

    Manage the design and development of Licensed, Branded, and Private label athletics in the Children's footwear category.

  • Manager of Product Development - Athletics and Active Casuals

    • Brown Shoe Company
    • Sep 2004 - Mar 2012 (7 years 6 months)
  • Designer - Buster Brown & Co - athletics and active casuals

    • Brown Shoe Company
    • Sep 2004 - Aug 2011 (6 years 11 months)

    Developed footwear for all genders including Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s including licensed product, athletics, casuals, and seasonal constructions.Duties included all processes of development including: drawing line art and technical drawings, developing molds, creating detailed cads for presentations, allocating and selecting materials, overseeing final sales and production samples, and working directly with and traveling to China for sample development. Work with licensors and buyers directly on product, and give product and trend presentations.

  • Caricature Artist

    • Caricature Connection
    • Aug 2003 - May 2004 (9 months)

    Caricature artist at Walt Disney World parks and resorts

  • Cast Member

    • Walt Disney World
    • Sep 1999 - May 2004 (4 years 8 months)

    Cast Member at Space Mountain and Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom.

Education

  • Ringling College of Art and Design

    • Bachelor's of Fine Arts Illustration
    • 1999 - 2003

Specialties

Awards

Captain of Soccer and Hockey teams; Led Soccer team to first league Championship in school history

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