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Senior Design Manager, Colour & Materials. adidas
I am a graduate of Cordwainers College at University of the Arts London with a degree in Footwear Design. While in my third year I spent a year working abroad at adidas within the Sports Style department. I returned to adidas in 2011 to work as a colour and materials designer within the Running team. Examples of my work have been featured on HypeBeast, Sneaker News, Forbes, Complex and Runners World.
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SENIOR DESIGN MANAGER - COLOUR & MATERIALS October 2015 to present: adidas AG DESIGNER COLOUR - CREATIVE DIRECTION April 2015 to September 2015: adidas AG KEY RESPONSIBILITIES > Manage the technical Design team for Global Running category > Lead contact between Design, Marketing and Development > Contribute to the creation of the Running color palette and maintain a consistent strategic application > Create cross functional color merchandising and roll out's across both APP/FTW and cross category > Colour CAD work including uploading to relevant internal systems > Factory and market travel > Liase between design, marketing and development to set deadlines and ensure all work is completed to timelines > Presentation of seasonal colour concepts to Global markets (APP & FTW) twice yearly TECHNICAL DESIGNER - CREATIVE DIRECTION April 2011 to March 2014: adidas AG KEY RESPONSIBILITIES >Trend Forecasting >Build color stories and color theories that can be presented and communicated back to individual markets >Color and material work on multiple ranges within sports performance categories. >Work with materials, marketing, developers and footwear designers to produce fresh and innovative products. >Execute material and color stories to align to global direction >Graphic design and application to CADs and shell patterns including direct communication with factories on graphic projects