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Photographer and Digital Artist
Owner and operator of Chorus Creative, LLC, a full service photographic and illustration art house. We provide, on and off-site photography, specializing in product imagery for online use. We also specialize in small and large quantity corporate image editing, including clipping paths for item isolation, color correction, and specialty image manipulation. Some of our clients have included Michaels Arts and Crafts Inc where we were instrumental in the successful launch of their 2014 ecommerce website, and many others including Report Footwear Inc, and Meraj Custom Guitars. We also specialize in fashion illustration and design with an emphasis on footwear and accessories. We create and deliver technical drawings and tech packs with complete specifications including color swatches and materials. In addition, we provide unique and custom visual media and presentation materials based on the individual clients needs, customer base and product category. Some of our clients have included Tommy Hilfiger, Nine West, and Kenneth Cole Productions.
W- Dress (Illustration + Photoshop)
SKILLS: -- Product photography, lifestyle imagery, MSDS -- Image manipulation -- Photographic restoration -- Illustration -- Product development OWNER/OPERATOR Chorus Creative, LLC -- "Art in Harmony" Photographic Art House CONTRACT FOOTWEAR DESIGN -- Senior Designer -- Design and manage womens', mens' and childrens footwear -- Research and interpret seasonal trends (themes, color, materials, etc.) as related to line's overall direction; present to sales staff, buyers and other team members -- Conceptualize, sketch, illustrate and spec all seasonal designs, including technical designs, cross-sections, etc. -- Manage product development process, including visits to Dongguan, China, to execute product in factory sampling facilities -- Direct team members, vendors and factory liaisons (in-house and overseas) to ensure excellent product BROWN SHOE COMPANY -- Linebuilder 2008 - 2010 -- Designed and developed women's, juniors' and children's specialty branded athletic lines, including Marvel license (Spider-Man, Iron Man, Marvel Heros, Super Hero Squad), Champion, Buster Brown, Zodiac, Go Diego Go, Backyardigans, Barbie and iCarly -- Co-managed and designed all specialty seasonal and EVA product for women's, children's divisions -- Designed and developed women's athletic product for Fergie and Fergalicious -- Worked directly with licensors and buying and sales teams to achieve significant mass retail sales -- Trained other designers in advanced Photoshop color CAD techniques REPORT FOOTWEAR -- Senior Designer 2007 - 2008 -- Designed and coordinated women's and children's lines, including Old Navy, Style & Co., Target, Gap Outlet and Limited Too -- Managed product development process, including visits to Putian and Dongguan, China, to execute product in company sample room and factory sampling facilities -- Contributed design, sketching and CAD work for other Report brands and licenses, especially Roxy, R2, Aldo, Pacific Sunwear and Aeropostale KENNETH COLE PRODUCTIONS -- Linebuilder 2005 - 2007 -- Designed Reaction brand's women's collections for first cost/discount retailers, including DSW, Famous Footwear, MarMaxx and Ross -- Directed multiple vendors, suppliers and office personnel in China to develop successful collections -- Collaborated closely with buyers to create specialized lines and groups each season -- Developed and presented training sessions in Photoshop color CAD techniques for other designers -- Interviewed, trained and managed 1-2 intern personnel per season REPORT FOOTWEAR -- Assistant Designer 2001 - 2005 -- Assisted in sketching, designing and developing women's and men's lines for Report, Roxy, Quiksilver, Pacific Sunwear, Aldo and Aeropostale -- Traveled to Dongguan, Putian, Shenzhen and Shanghai 6-8 times per year to develop samples -- Planned and instituted file management system for all digital artwork within the branded division -- Trained other designers in Photoshop color CAD techniques