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Footwear Consultant and Graphic Artist
Co-owner and operator of Chorus Creative, LLC, a boutique style art house that provides all levels of design illustration, photographic/image manipulation and enhancement, product design, style and trend forecasting, and web design.
Athletic & Lifestyle Footwear
Women Dress Footwear
SKILLS: -- Illustration/ graphic design -- Image manipulation -- Photographic restoration -- 3D modeling -- Web design OWNER/OPERATOR Chorus Creative, LLC -- "Art in Harmony" Boutique Art House FREELANCE 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
U.S. Department of Defense Photography School