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  • Nick Pappas

    Technical Designer at The Kayo Corp

    Carlsbad, CA

I am passionate designer with a life long appreciation for great design. Proven leadership, teamwork and innovation in design, creative direction, graphic design, and product production. As a highly detailed, focused, self motivating, quick learner, I am looking for a challenging career opportunity that will allow me to develop as a designer and grow as a person. In this niche market, the action sports business actually is responsible for defining and driving the youth culture of today. Having lived this cultural my entire life, this is where my expertise lies. Those that eat,sleep, and breathe this cultural, this lifestyle, that's who I design for.

Work Samples

  • Fallen

  • NikeSB


Work History

  • Technical Designer

    • The Kayo Corp
    • Sep 2012 - Present (5 years 2 months)
  • Senior Footwear Designer

    • Fallen Footwear
    • Jan 2008 - Sep 2012 (4 years 8 months)

    Full concept, design, and development of footwear for one of the most revered skate brands in the industry. I work closely with sales and marketing teams, athletes to create footwear solutions for the brand. Worked with numerous professional athletes on signature products that reflect their performance needs as well as their personal style. Create footwear stories anchored by materials, color and graphics to bring to market compelling story telling and brand insights. Frequent Asia development, North America, and East Coast market travel focusing in on product development, future trends and keeping production timelines. Proficient in Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketchbook Designer, and all MS Office programs.

  • Inhouse Sales Representative/Customer Service

    • NIKE SB
    • Jul 2005 - Jan 2008 (2 years 6 months)

    Managed both the East and West coast sales territories
    Worked with outside sales reps to insure the needs of all accounts were being managed.
    Maintained all futures orders for entire Nike SB account base.
    Input all sales orders into SAP system.
    Managed all At-Once orders, including Quikstrike product as well as re-orders placed by accounts.
    Coordinated special product releases with top tier accounts such as Supreme and Huf.
    Responsible for all promo orders, both team rider as well as marketing requests.
    Created bi-weekly sales reports to send to outside sales reps to determine trends and manage inventories.
    Made outbound sales calls to accounts to obtain reorders.
    Worked with Clearance Team to move prior seasons unsold product.

  • Specialty Footwear Buyer/Assistant Shop Manager

    • Active Ride Shop
    • May 1999 - Jul 2005 (6 years 2 months)

    Placed all seasonal buys for both mail-order and retail locations for all non-skate specific footwear.
    Managed inventories and placed re-orders when necessary.


  • Art Center College of Design

    • Graduate Level Certificate Industrial Design
    • 2011 - 2012
  • California State University-Fullerton

    • Bachelor of Science
    • 1997 - 2002



-Designed 3 of Fallens all time best selling footwear models. -Designs have appeared in both vertical publications as well as global publications.