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NYC based designer/filmmaker with 13 years of experience in footwear ranging from athletic to fashion in both men's and women's.
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Cole Haan - G Series
Polo Ralph Lauren
JOHN VARVATOS, New York, (December 2010 - preset)
Design Director Footwear
OVERLAND SHOES, London, (March 2010 - December 2010)
G Star Raw Footwear
STEVE MADDEN, New York, (April 2008 - March 2010)
Director of Design, Men's
POLO RALPH LAUREN, New York, (October 2006 - April 2008)
Sr. Designer, Casual and Rugged Footwear
PRATT INSTITUTE, New York, (September 2005 - May 2007)
Visiting Instructor, Footwear Design Class
Staff instructor of full credit senior and graduate level design studio course.
MARC ECKO COLLECTION, New York, (Aug 2004 - March 2005)
Director of Design, Footwear and Accessories
Brought on to start up and manage high-end line of shoes and accessories from inception,
manufacturing in Italy and Asia.
G-SERIES COLE HAAN, New York. (Aug 2003-Jan 2004).
Director level designer for G-Series brand footwear
Design, creative direction and materials research for men's and women's fashion footwear line
involving Nike technology and iconography.
PUMA INTERNATIONAL, Boston, MA./ New York (April 1999- June 2003).
Footwear Designer international product.
Categories include: Lifestyle, Running, Basketball, Cross Training, Action Sports.
Part of 360? project planning for footwear, apparel and accessories.
Extensive international travel.
NEW BALANCE ATHLETIC SHOE COMPANY, Boston, MA. (Sept 1997- March 1999).
Categories include: International, Hiking, Kids, Special Makes.
FREELANCE DESIGN, New York
Contract design work for: Tommy Hilfiger, Aravon, Dunham, Puma, Champion, Sperry, Jour & Nuit, LayerCake Corp., Ralph Lauren Collection
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, MI. BFA Industrial and Graphic Design, graduated 1997
Collaborative projects with L.L. Bean, Herman Miller, Reebok; Schools of Architecture, Business, Engineering.
Tage Award for Industrial Design, Architect Alumni Association Honorary Award, University of Michigan School of Art and Design Scholarship, Dean's list.
University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI.
Attended on varsity basketball scholarship, NAIA.
Mac user: Professional level experience in Illustrator, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro. Fluent with all Adobe software.
Conversational in Italian and German.
Filmmaking: Wrote, directed, art directed, and edited numerous short films and promotional videos.
University of Michigan