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Work Samples

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Work History

Profile: Elite International Créateur Summary: 8 years experience designing progressive products. Sound knowledge of all aspects of design and development. Thorough background of user-centered research, anatomy, and performance needs. Strong business skills and ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks efficiently. Knowledge of international fashion, consumer, retail and market trends. Excellent presentation skills both visually and verbally. Creatively generated hundreds of millions. Background: Astro Sign: Leo Nationality: American Career Skills: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketching, Solidworks, Engineering, Design, Development, Transportation, Silversmith, Marketing, Entrepreneurship Special Skills: Motorcycle experience Intermediate surfer Intermediate skateboarder Basketball player at the junior national level Gaming: fighting and role playing games Acrylic and silkscreen artist Experienced welder French toast Languages: American English UK English California English French Japanese Formation: Philadelphia University, Bachelors of Science, Industrial Design, 2002 - 2006 - Industrial design and textile training in historic Philadelphia, Pa. Professional Training: Saddleback College, Marketing, Economics, Fine Jewelry, 2009 - 2010 - Professional business courses and metal art in sunny Mission Viejo, Ca. Work Experience: FRANK LOVE® - free expression PARIS, FRANCE Sept 2014 - Present Futuristic Luxury goods handmade in Paris. SILVERSUTRA PARIS, FRANCE Sept 2014 - Present Holistic design studio AIRNESS, PARIS, FRANCE, July 2012 - Sept 2014 Footwear Design, Philanthropy Responsible for creating AIRNESS footwear. End-to-end footwear design responsibilities. Developed line concept influenced by California. Assisted the company owner Malamine Koné in philanthopic projects in Mali. HEARTâ„¢, PARIS, FRANCE, July 2012 - Feb 2014 Founder, Chief Creative Officer Created performance footwear to help creative children play comfortably and be happy. Sold-out at Bonpoint in Paris. Designs featured in DooLittle and Milk magazines. ACI INTERNATIONAL, BEL AIR, CA, Sept 2010 - June 2012 Designer for LA Gear, Starter and Champion Revived LA Gear business with fresh and innovative point of view on footwear. Designed product to a varied array of marketing briefs. AMERICAN SPORTING GOODS, ALISO VIEJO, CA, Apr 2007 - Sep 2010 Designer for AVIA, Ryka and Nevados Responsible for footwear product design from creation through production. Detailed drawings for upper, midsole and outsole mold specifications. Performed sample modification / quality control / shell-pattern revisions. Executed packaging for footwear projects: boxes, hangtags and graphics. Asia travel, product development, keeping projects within timelines. Freehand / digital sketching, digital rendering, graphics, and mood boards. Millions of pairs sold at retail from unique designs. PHILIPS DESIGN, ATLANTA, GA, Oct 2006 - Jan 2007 Industrial Designer Contractor on B.I.C.S (Beyond Integrated Center Stack) project for GM. Served as lead in filming and documenting the creative process. Assisted in design and car installation and created a visual package to be used as a marketing tool for new clients. ADIDAS, PORTLAND, OR, May 2006 - Sept 2006 Footwear Design Intern Full concept and development of casual shoes for new athleisure concept. Led initiative to explore new business opportunities within training category. Detailed Illustrations and color renderings of footwear upper / tooling. Designed adidas original lifestyle concepts geared towards young trendsetters. KARIM RASHID. INC, NEW YORK, NY, June 2005 - Aug 2005 Industrial Design Intern Client projects I worked on include Horm, Artemide, Alessi, Dirt Devil, and Method. Designed lighting, furniture, stick and hand vacuums and other home products. Designed coat hooks for Propper in Germany that went to production and sold at retail. Modeled / rendered ideas in Solidworks and prepared presentations for clients. CORY GROSSER DESIGN AND STRATEGY, PHILA, PA, Oct 2004 - Feb 2005 Industrial Design Intern Assisted in design development through iterative sketching and modeling in Solidworks. Prepared technical furniture drawings for clients. Clients include Textus, MDF italia and Frighetto. Collaborations: NIKE, PORTLAND, OR SENIOR THESIS Spring / Summer 2006 semester Prefab home gym. Collaborated with product designer Scott Wilson and other Philau students to design a new fitness system for the home. GOLDMAN SACHS, NEW YORK, NY GRAPHIC DESIGN Spring 2005 semester Provided senior level print / mail operations. Worked on business cards for employees. Graphic design for client level services. TUTTLEMAN EXHIBIT, PHILADELPHIA, PA STUDENT INTERIOR DESIGN Fall/Winter 2005 semester Displays using advanced texiles. Volunteer Work: Maasai Village, Mombasa, Kenya, Summer 2013. Assisted in concrete masonry and installation of lavatories for the community. Competitions: Cole Haan American Luxury Brand 1st prize, Summer 2011 Won first place in Cole Haan design competition in NYC for 30,000 USD prize. Introduced innovative technical direction for luxury company with futuristic uppers and outsoles with modern architectural details. Cotton Inc. Sustainable Textiles Group project, 2nd prize, Spring 2005 Worked in a team with international design students to develop a marketing campaign to promote innovative products. Dyson Innovation for the Home Student design Competition: Group, Finalist, Fall 2004 Researched relevant technology. Made final design decisions. Helped create presentation materials. Created internal parts breakdown and manufacturing techniques. Executed storyboards of user scenario. Sketches focused on innovation. Philadelphia Museum of Art: Collab Student design Competition: Honorable mention, Spring 2003 Designed outdoor installation to greet visitors. Design Showroom: LUXURY - PRADA: Footwear inspired by Italian 1920's futurism. DIOR HOMME: Innovative wrist watch design. FURNITURE - MAGIS: Portable petty cash safe for Magis. CAPPELLINI: Innovative childrens' furniture for joyful playtime. SPORT - TIMBERLAND: Innovative boots. SPEEDO: Progressive water shoe for many conditions. PUMA: Sporty footwear for trendsetters. HUMMEL: Molded kids' footwear. ELECTRONICS - TOSHIBA: Music player with special features for active lifestyles. ALIENWARE: Futuristic computer console for gamers. LIFESTYLE - JEAN-CHARLES de CASTELBAJAC: Dragonball Z inspired casual shoes. CAMPER: Breast Cancer Awareness footwear for a cure. ACNE: Cool footwear for women. LEVIS: Footwear that captures New York style. MINNETONKA: Dynamic moccasins for women. VEJA: Eco friendly footwear with a outdoor design for multi use. CONVERSE: Classic fotwear design. PHILIPPE MODEL: Handmade Italian shoes with painterly approach to styling. COMME DE GARCON: Perfume bottle with shape reminiscent of a Japanese calligraphy stroke. BLEU DE PANAME: Men's boot made in France. VANS: Kickass skate shoes TRANSPORTATION - DAY IN THE LIFE: Futuristic luxury vehicles for progressives. Publications: MilK - Le Magazine De Mode Enfant, Paris, HEART kids' footwear, featured 2013 DooLittle - Paris, HEART kids' footwear, featured 2013 Dezeen Online - Vase, featured 2012 Vfiles - NYC, Spray, Super Soaker Necklace, featured 2012 500 Silver Jewelry Design Book - Silver Ring Design, featured 2011 Dana Point Turkey Trot Newsletter - Featured Runners Thanksgiving, featured 2010 ConceptKicks Online - Footwear Concepts, featured 2010 The Carrotbox Online - Wysle Ring, featured 2010 Orange County Register - AVIA AVI-Bolt Design Process, featured 2010 Runners World - AVIA Tri-Athlete Footwear, featured 2010 Triathlete Online - AVIA footwear, featured 2010 Guangzhou Press ( Mainland China ) - interview, 2009 Orange County Business Journal - Ryka Design, featured 2009 VogueUK Online - Ryka Footwear Design with Kelly Ripa, featured 2009 Grazia, France - Ryka Footwear Design with Kelly Ripa, featured 2009 Elle - Ryka Footwear Design with Kelly Ripa, featured 2009 Women's Health - Ryka Footwear Design with Kelly Ripa, featured 2009 Shape - Ryka Footwear Design with Kelly Ripa, featured 2009 O, Oprah Magazine - Ryka Footwear Design with Kelly Ripa, featured 2009 Core 77 Online - Featured Portfolio, featured 2009 Car Design News Online - General Motors - Philips, featured 2008 I.D. Magazine Online - Adidas Wrist-Watch, featured 2007 Surface Magazine - NYC, Honorable Mention Nike Senior Thesis, featured 2006 Philadelphia Inquirer - Student Talent, featured 2004 Philadelphia University Magazine - Dean's List, featured 2003 Philadelphia University Magazine - Freshmen To Watch, featured 2002


  • Philadelphia University

    • Bachelors of Science Industrial Design
    • 2002 - 2006