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Footwear, handbag and accesories designer
Suitable for Europa, USA, Worldwide, Spain
Suitable for Europa, USA, Worldwide, Spain
Senior Employed and Freelance Footwear and Accessories Designer I am specialized in women's evening and casual shoes Luxury and Urban Fashion. I have also the ability to handle women's sports, men's and kid's any categories. I am available for freelance or full time footwear design work worldwide. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +34 625586636.
Adidas Originals Task
Lola Cruz SS 2011 - Clog Collection
Lola Cruz SS 2011 - Chain Collection
PERSONAL SKILLS After working in the industrial design (furniture and interior) industry for 7 years as a full time designer, I started my fashion career 3 years ago, because fashion is immediate, I enjoy the prediction trend forecasting task itself and I love to see people wearing the shoes I have designed. I am highly organised, committed, hard working, unselfish, confident, proactive and versatile. Available for freelance projects too. Interest in new challenges. Multicultural attitude. PROFESSIONAL SKILLS * Extensive development experience in China and India. Also have worked with Brazil, Taiwan, Mexico and Spain. * Responsible of organize and attend to international travel for research shopping, consumer retail, and market trends. * Shoes featured in the companies campaigns in international (Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Italy...)Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle... as well as in the most relevant international fashion blogs and TV shows. * Proven success in designing fashion footwear and building lines with high sales power. * Manage motivate & train junior designers. * Extended knowledge of women’s, men’s and kid’s footwear constructions, product development and manufacturing techniques. * Presentations of the collection to salesmen and in the international trade shows to our customers. * Acknowledged team leader with communication, time-management and organizational skills. * Responsible of organize and attend to international travel for research shopping, consumer retail, and market trends. * Responsible for sourcing and ordering lasts, leathers, fabrics, soles & trims design. * Excellent liaising with clients and overseas factories. * Strong fashion and trend forecasting relevant to market and brand identity. * Excellent hand and computer sketching: with call outs and specifications. * Basic pattern making knowledge. * Sample development: upper pattern / last / outsole / heel / hardware design and correcting. * Fit testing and final sample approvals. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 2012-present SENIOR FOOTWEAR DESIGNER Worders Shoes, Alicante, Spain http://wonders.com/ 2011-2012 SENIOR FOOTWEAR AND ACCESORIES DESIGNER Lola Cruz and Bibi Lou brands, Valencia, Spain www.lolacruz.com * Responsible of managing the building two Ladies footwear brands, Lola cruz and Bibi Lou ,of the company. * Lola Cruz is a top-end brand of footwear and accessories that is currently supported in 10 countries, through some high profile stores including Liberty, Harvey Nichols (London), and Bloomingdales (USA). * Bibi Lou is a fast fashion range that is sold to their high street independent clients. Bibi Lou has a young-trendy target and is currently supported in 4 countries. * Presents the collection at MICAM (Italy) and FFANY (USA) trade shows. * Responsible of design process from research and trend predictions through to working with the factories to get the samples ready for the product launch. * The footwear is produced in Spain and the Far East. * Managed 5 overseas colleagues in China and India. 2010-2011 JUNIOR FOOTWEAR DESIGNER Bershka-TEMPE, Alicante, Spain www.bershka.com www.tempe.es http://www.tempe.es/tempe/web/10136/42 * Employed to work on the ladies Bershka footwear brand, in the TEMPE company, designing casual and evening shoes for this international retailer for the SS 2011season. * Work closely with the controller, buyer and product manager team to develop designs, concepts and ideas and deciding the final collection. * Follow the buyer plan, target costings and product manager info about retail, when designing range. * Responsible for researching materials and developing new lasts, soles and hardware. * Sketching and prepare technical packs for factories overseas (China, India, Taiwan, Mexico). * Fit testing and final sample approvals. * Presentations of the collection in-house team and to the retail INDITEX head Office team in Barcelona. * Total control and guidance of information about product sales (not only about Bershka, also about the other brands colleagues; Zara, Pull and bear, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, ...). 2010 FOOTWEAR AND HANDBAG DESIGN INTERNSHIP Mustang Inter, Elche, Spain www.mustang.es/portal * Assistant Footwear and Handbag Designer Casual Women. * Design support through trend & material research and prepare trend reports and specification sheets. * National presentation to customer, supporting the Women’s shoes and bag collection for the company. 2009 JUNIOR HANDBAG AND LUGGAGE DESIGNER Nobuck S.L. Company www.nobuck.info * Designed bags, luggage and small leather goods for Men’s and Women’s Accessories collection. * Responsible for communication with China supplier to check production to oversee sample production, and work with agent and factories on prototype development. * Materials sourcing, development calendar maintenance, sample approvals, collaboration with outside designers. * Co-managed in-house colleagues at the samples factory. *Suppliers to: Zara, Massimo Dutti, Stradivarius, El Corte Inglés, Barrats... 2001-2008 SENIOR FURNITURE AND INTERIOR DESIGNER Several Companies * Employed to work as Industrial/Product designer developing Furniture and Interior designs. * Interior designs as: trade shows Stands, Shops, El Corte Inglés corners, International events... * Sourcing new customer. Establish & maintain strong customer relations through meetings to discuss the briefing. * Managing the assembly team for every project. * Responsible for researching and developing every project, from briefing to customer presentation of the project already built. QUALIFICATIONS 2008 - 2009 MA, Footwear Design INESCOP Institute (Footwear I+D Institute of Spain) Elda, Spain Specialization Course 1200 hr degree program in Footwear Design. * Technical footwear mass production. * Footwear materials. * Cutting footwear patterns. * Sketching, computer design and fashion style focused on footwear design. 2000-2001 Fashion Design, Vantaa University of Helsinki, Finland Specialization Course degree program in Urban Fashion Design. * Emphasis on: fashion forecasting, trends research, fashion mass production,textile materials, pattern making computer design. 1997-2000 BA, Industrial Design Engineer, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain Specialization Course 1200 hr degree program in Footwear Design * Specialized in Fashion/Textile Design 1999 * Specialized in Furniture/Interior Design 2000 AWARDS 2008 INJUVE (Youth Instute of Madrid) *Best youth design studio of the year" 2003 International furniture Fair of Valencia *Press selection “Best Design Collection” CLASSES / WORKSHOPS / INTERNSHIPS 2011 Social Networking Management 150 hr Instructor: Francisco Bellver (Project Manager at Canica Company valorestrategico.es) *Manager of Lola Cruz brand Facebook *Manager of Lola Cruz brand Twitter 2011 Coolhunter Spanish National Association of Coolhunting www.aecoolhunting.com * Learning tools for managing online reputation of the company 2010 Footwear Design Internship Mustang Inter, Elche, Spain * Assistant Footwear and Handbag Designer Casual Women * Design support through trend & material research and prepare trend reports and specification sheets * National presentation to customer, supporting the Women’s shoes and bag collection for the company 2001 Technical Drawing Teacher Assistant Grant in San Juan University of Argentina *Internship as Technical Drawing Teacher Assistant 3rd year of Industrial Design in the AECI exchange student program. COMPUTER AND LANGUAGE SKILLS *Proficient on Macintosh/PCs in: Illustrator, Photoshop, Corel Draw, InDesign, Office * Advanced in 3D Studio, Autocad, Sipeco, Flash, Porengineer. * Spanish mother tongue. * Advanced (CAE) Cambridge English. * Basic French. URL Follow me on: http://olayanavarro.wordpress.com/ for footwear information http://olayacollection.wordpress.com/ to see mi Degree Project on Footwear Design http://olielidesign.wordpress.com/ for previous and nowadays design projects not related to fashion References or resume in other language, will be provided upon request.
Escuela Superior de Diseno de Valencia-Universidad Politecnica de Valencia Politechnic University of Valencia, Spain