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  • James Martin

    Senior 3D Design Manager at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

    Springdale, AR

Experienced Senior Level Professional in the 3D Design and Visualization industry. Capable of managing high profile confidential strategies and bringing them to life utilizing the latest in Industry standard software and skill sets. Responsible for managing results driven production that serves as vital visual communication from field operators to corporate officers of the company. Responsible leader that can lead and leverage a team of diversified talent, to accomplish visualization goals.

Work Samples

  • Compliant Vestibule Study

  • Lego™ Friends On the Block

Work History

  • Senior Manager 3D Design and Visualization

    • Wal-Mart Stores inc.
    • Apr 2008 - Present (9 years 7 months)

    Manage provision of visualization of new store formats; merchandise execution; and global associate training modules through the use of 3D Animation tool sets, and real time simulation through use of Epic Games UDK™.

  • Owner; Operator

    • Martin Design Group™ .LLC
    • 2007 - Present (10 years)

    Creative Design Service that tackles Corporate Branding; Concept Ideation; Product Design; and Retail Marketing and Media. Utilization of Current 3D Design Platforms as well as traditional 2D Design and Illustration.

  • Creative Production Manager (Footwear/Softgoods)

    • Wal-Mart
    • Aug 2006 - Apr 2008 (1 year 8 months)

    •Researched, design and development for import children’s (1yr-18yrs) footwear category.
    •Research and won direct boys and girls graphic canvas program while introducing print repeat
    development to footwear and accessories. Resulting 2.7 million unit program in all stores nation
    •Expanded direct program beach totes and coordinating hats f rom one 12’ section to two set
    replenishing 12’ wall in addition to two new end caps of under glass tote and printed mesh totes.
    •Collaborate with Product development, sourcing, and suppliers for backpack development. Follow
    through by traveling to direct import factories to complete the development process.
    • Replaced a domestic supplied acr ylic watch program with import development. Design all aspects of the program. Retain price point netting a higher yield of return on investment.

  • Associate Creative manager (Apparel)

    • Wal-Mart
    • Feb 2003 - Aug 2006 (3 years 6 months)

    Responsible for research, design, and development of +1.5 billion dollar annual category.
    •Left the position with an 80% sell-thru for the fiscal year. Established a strong +41% increase of sales with a maintained margin upwards of 44%.
    •Contributed with establishing a 20% penetration of direct merchandise of house brands.

  • Associate Creative Manager (Hardlines/Sporting Goods)

    • Wal-Mart
    • Mar 2002 - Feb 2003 (11 months)

    •Redesigned Renegade logo and packaging concepts for relaunch of Wal-Mart opening price point
    •Active participant in implementing consistent quality standards, brand profile, and identity
    strategies under private label brands.
    •Developed and maintained integral relationships with category buyers and direct fac tory merchants.
    •Researched trend market with category buyers and product team members.
    •Established effective interaction between merchandisers and product team members by scheduling
    cross-team product reviews then applied revisions based on feedback of these meetings.

  • CAD Manager (Hardlines Seasonal/Home/Lawn & Garden)

    • Wal-Mart
    • Aug 2001 - Mar 2002 (7 months)

    •Assisted senior design manager with projects and presentations for product teams.
    •Exclusive product design and development for seasonal/home, and hardline brands.
    •Designed new solar storage and ambient light display for garden statuary.
    •Added new program of Mother’s Day giftables on a direct import level.


  • University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

    • B.F.A. Graphic Design
    • 1998 - 2001

    I was a None Traditional Student working full-time while maintaining 12 credit hours of the BFA Curriculum. I was honored by appearing on the dean's list both my Junior and Senior years while in attendance.