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Love the world of Sport Meets Fashion. Strong interest in customization.
Enjoy exploring various material and color combinations for fashion / lifestyle products and being hands on throughout the process from conception through production. Strong in styling, especially feminine designs.
:: experience ::
Senior Designer, Asia Pacific :: 03.11 - Present
Eagle Ottawa (Shanghai)
Color and product designer at automotive leather company.
Owner :: 04.09 - Present
Building new brand from ground up. Currently an online retail shop specializing in eco-friendly products for crafts + DIY, will eventually grow to include in-house designs of house wares and furnishings.
Design Consultant :: 01.09 - Present
Designed travel accessory inclusive of custom hardware, brand identity and other creative work including packaging and ads.
Designer :: 05.08 - 11.08
Hugo Boss Ticino SA
Working with a team of four other designers, proposed a future collection for the HUGO brand under its Creative Director: designed, developed and prototyped collection, especially footwear and a laptop bag, helped develop jewelry and clutches.
Designer :: 11.06 - 04.08
Gregory Mountain Products
Responsible for majority of Japan-specific bags and lead on domestic and international color palettes, designed new line for active women in Japan, updated existing product lines with new colorways and prints, direct communications with vendors and field research.
Color Design Intern :: 01.06 - 05.06
Nissan Design America
Create color and material palettes for ‘07 Detroit showcar: research in new color and material trends, propose and analyze concepts appropriate to the vehicle and its market, work with interior and exterior car designers to ensure a uniform vision.
Design Intern :: 08.05
Design line of women’s technical bags under the Axio umbrella: 3 designs inclusive of research, concepts,
technical Illustrator drawings, material specs, hardware design, color palettes and suggested retail price.
Samples to be made.
President, Design Student Association :: 2005-2006 academic year
California State University, Long Beach
Coordinate and manage this official school organization including fundraising, senior show, increase student involement and spearhead DSA website.
Lamont Brown + Thomas Turner
Freelance :: 06.04 - 08.04
License plate frame redesign - working with prototype and license plate specs, produced CAD files and mechanical drawings of new design.
:: skills ::
Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
Beginner in Alias Studio Tools
California State Long Beach
Camper Lotus, Mobility category
OPUS Design Awards :: 2005
Gobi, Winning Work
Cortona Design Retreat :: Spring 2005
Scholarship, Milan Furniture Fair
Solteras Inc. :: Fall 2004
Placed third, "Next Generation of Wireless Connectivity" sponsor project