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  • mark porter


    Derry, United Kingdom

Skilled professional with 6 years of footwear, clothing and luggage design experience within the high-end performance market. I have the ability to produce innovative products that are true to a brands DNA and exceed consumer expectations.

Work Samples

  • product design

  • annex footwear designs

  • under armour designs

Work History

<p>Mark Porter Email: mporter4@hotmail.com EDUCATION: University of Ulster, Magee December 2011 to present. Phd research student University of Ulster, Magee 2005-2006 Masters Degree in design communication (specialised in product design) University of Ulster, Magee 2001-2005 BDes Honours Degree (upper 2-1) in Design communication (specialised in product/graphic design) NWIFHE 1999-2001 Distinction in GNVQ Advanced Art &amp; Design EXPERIENCE: Dubarry of Ireland Footwear and accessories Designer September 2005 &ndash; November 2011 &bull; Creation and development of; 4 annual ranges for Marine, Country and Domestic: Men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s footwear and accessories. &bull; Trend prediction and analysis. &bull; Manufacturing tech packages. &bull; Travel to suppliers and manufacturers in Europe and Asia to oversee range execution and development issues. &bull; Daily liaison between Suppliers and design Director to ensure brief execution, through to store implementation. University of Ulster May 2008 (2 days) Product Design Consultant. Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) funded project: Better Design for Better Wellbeing. 2 day design workshop to generate concept packs for new IP development in collaboration with Dr J Magee, Mr S McGilloway, Mr M Evason, Mr A Birch, and nursing staff from University of Ulster and regional trusts. Projects included: &bull; Logroll technique &bull; Limb dressing and support &bull; Bed side furniture University of Ulster Undergraduate demonstrator, ashler vellum Cobalt Technical drawing and modeling package. December 2004 - May 2005 (6 months) University of Ulster Undergraduate demonstrator in media studies December 2004 - May 2005 (6 months) SKILLS: &bull; Ability and experience to oversee and participate in all aspects of design from brain storming to production. &bull; Ability to work to stringent deadlines and price points whilst maintaining the products integrity in the market place. &bull; Successful evolution of product season to season increasing sales growth and margin for each case. &bull; Close liaison with suppliers and manufacturers in Europe and Asia. &bull; Ability to adjust quickly to changing environments and situations. &bull; Strong Hand sketching and rendering skills. &bull; In-depth knowledge of footwear construction, manufacturing and production. &bull; Indepth knowledge of leather and synthetic materials. 3D Studio Max (intermediate) Adobe Photoshop (expert) Adobe Illustrator (expert) Ashlar Vellum Cobalt (intermediate) Ashlar Vellum Graphite (intermediate) Adobe Flash (intermediate) Solidworks (beginner) Microsoft Office (expert) INTERESTS: Skiing, water sports, Golf, Concept art, video games, cooking and technology. AWARDS: 2006 UUtech seed fund, short listed, clinical motion capture device. 2005 Mobus footwear design competition, futuristic category winner. 2002 Tyrone and Tipperary crystal national design competition, finalist, crystal speaker.</p>


University of Ulster university of ulster (magee)