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Michael Cook Jr
I TRULY enjoy the process of conceptual design. With a main interest in footwear, my background holds a variety of shoe design projects. Overall, I believe design & art is the foundation of all that you can physically see, smell, hear, taste or feel. Highly interested in shoe customization (hand painting, etc). Pay very close attention to detail.
Recent professional experience assisting in multiple aspects of footwear design for brands such as Mountrek, Land's End and Zoo York.
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From a family of multi-talented individuals, Michael Cook Jr began to explore the arts at a very young age. He found his niche in 'design' when he discovered he could take the clay from the very ground and bring his inner thoughts into a 'reality.' Michael discovered Savannah College of Art and Design in high school and pursued his passion in Industrial Design. Inner going the experiences Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and PENSOLE Footwear Academy have offered him, Michael was and is able to continue his journey as a great designer.
Design is everywhere. Design is in everything. Take a second to look around and 'observe' how this world operates. Now, 'rethink' your environment and begin to notice the thought process of every product, every experience, every way of life, and imagine it never existing. How does it look now? Interesting right? Strange? Well, design is what makes your life an 'experience,' and not just an inevitable timeline. Love Thinking. Love Creation. Love Design.
-Proficient in both Mac and PC
-Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
-Final Cut Express
-Working with Leather
-Keen Eye For Detail
Doux Yacht Tender
-Drive forklifts to receive incoming parts from Honda manufacturer.
-Scan appropriate labels into computer system to allocate the destination of parts.
-Take parts carefully to their destinations and place them on appropriate shelving and stacks.
-Allocations: Search through 'pre stage' area to find parts that are requested, retrieve and deliver to destination.
Online Shopping Mall
-Manage all aspects of pre production including spec sheets, materials, and confirmation samples.
-Fit and communicate corrections as needed for prototype samples.
-Daily factory communications regarding all style details and follow up, including confirmation samples.
-Create and issue production spec sheets to factories.
-Review and approve confirmation samples.
-Work on multiple projects through time management / Attend market team plan meetings
-Ensure line sheet is correct and up to date.
-Manage material library.
Provide solutions for customers to create the most ultimate and personalized home theater experiences.
-Collaborate with 9 other hand-selected students from around the world
-Learn from various professional designers from Nike, Jordan, Adidas, and Converse
-Develop, refine, and build final shoe concepts
-Deliver final presentation and professional design process book
Worked as a Sales Floor Associate. Responsible for maintaining outstanding customer service and keeping sales floor presentable. Measuring foot sizes accurately while suggesting sales and responsible tips.
Worked as a Cashier, responsible for receiving and disbursing money. Responsible for maintaining outstanding customer service within Company standards, processing sales quickly, accurately and efficiently, cash register operations and safeguarding company assets. Worked as a cook; prepare and cook food with a limited menu. Preparation of a few basic items, operating large-volume cooking equipment.
Worked as a salesperson, Cashier responsible for receiving and disbursing money. Responsible for maintaining outstanding customer service as per Company standards, processing sales quickly, accurately and efficiently, cash register operations and safeguarding company assets.
-Collaborate with 9 other hand-selected students from across the globe -Learn from various professional designers from Nike, Jordan, Adidas, and Converse -Develop, refine, and build final shoe concepts -Deliver final presentation and professional design process book