• HIGHLY EXPERIENCED IN DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF ATHLETIC FOOTWEAR COLLECTIONS AND MARKET ANALYSIS. TEACHING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS. KEEN UNDERSTANDING OF CUSTOMER NEEDS AND TEAM MOTIVATION.
Freelance Footwear Designer currently working for SPASA (TOPPER brand - Brazil) Focused on Running, Soccer and Tennis products.
NEW BALANCE ARGENTINA MAR '10 – JUN '10 Product Line Manager for Footwear and Apparel (Performance/Lifestyle).
NIKE INC. – CASA (FOOTWEAR CREATION CENTER) – BRAZIL MAR ’06 – MAY ’09 Sr. Footwear Designer; working mainly in Tennis – Outdoor – Training – Running – Urban. Specially focussed on the markets of the region, as Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Interaction with key categories for the Americas region (Garage, Tennis, Basketball, Running, S.C.); to understand the way the global studio works. Interaction with labs, NSRL, digital studio, materials library, design library. Reaching new friends and partners from different cultures and professional backgrounds. Immersion course in NIKE WHQ ( Beaverton, during 6 months).
LE COQ SPORTIF - Distrinando SA – Footwear Division – ARGENTINA JUL ’05 – DIC ’05. Head of footwear design of LE COQ SPORTIF Argentina, for the lines Style De Vie (Fashion/Vintage) and Active Sports (Performance). Design and development of the footwear collection.
TOPPER - Alpargatas SAIC – Footwear Division – Argentina NOV ’91 – JUN ’05. Development of sport footwear collections in the Far East (Korea - Taiwan – China – Indonesia – Hong Kong). Visits to factories and footwear suppliers for TOPPER. Design and development of TOPPER men’s footwear; mainly: Tennis –Basketball – Cross training- Running - Soccer.
Industrial Design, Univesidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina, 1991.
Automobile engineer, ENET N° 1 “Domingo Faustino Sarmiento”, Argentina, 1986.
PC/MAC, Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch Book and Maya Lite.
Fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.
Reading (comic’s books, sci-fi), action figures, movies, music, etc.
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS:
“Portfolio 08” Industrial Design Exhibition in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Octubre 2008. Performed at seminar on “Nike Design” at 4th year in the Industrial design Career at Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires (U.B.A.) November ’07. Performed at seminar on “Design and development of Sport Footwear” at 4th and 2nd year in the Industrial design Career at Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata. February ’02. “Professionals Works from graduates ” - Biblioteca Nacional de Mar del Plata. February ’99. “Design in Alpargatas ” - Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires. October - November, ‘92. “Athletic shoe of the year” 2003 - Sporty, (Business Footwear Magazine)
ROCK & ROLL HISTORY Alfredo Rosso . September ‘04.
FOOTWEAR PATTERNS DEVELOPMENT Taller de Diseños y Oficios. April ’04.
MARKETING TRENDS Salsipuedes trend| designer. April ’04.
SPORTS AND MEDIA Marcelo Gantman (Sports Journalist). April ’03.
FILM REVIEWER Sebastián Tabany. September ‘04.
SEMINAR ON GENERAL MANAGEMENT IAE, Alpargatas SAIC. August, ‘93.
SEMINAR ON TRAINING FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Alpargatas SAIC. May, ‘93. SEMINAR - WORKSHOP “
NEW TRENDS IN DESIGN” Universidad Nacional de La Matanza. November, ‘93. SEMINAR ON “SPORT FOOTWEAR DESIGN” Mario Tornini (Head of the design department TOPPER) Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata. August, ‘91.