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Sr Global Footwear Design Director at CONVERSE
Born in Long Beach California. My way of life has been defined by skateboarding, friends and family heritage and the cultural diversity of Southern California. California’s art, music and action sports has influenced the work I do. My life perspective has allowed me to design in a very creative and highly stylized fashion sense. Product creativity and progression is my passion
Quince Ruark Innovative, Creative, Commercial, well rounded, highly motivated & committed footwear designer with experience & technical skills. 949.610.2160 / firstname.lastname@example.org / quincejoseph.com DESIGN EXPERIENCE CONVERSE - Lead Senior Footwear Designer / Young Adults Footwear Director / Global Footwear Design Director / 2014-17 - My hope is to help shape the future look & feel for Converse product & Converse HQ JOB LIST • Design globally recognized product by Converse • Provide leadership and design strategy for Converse kids 35% of Converse • Focus to build a new brand story for Converse/CONS lifestyle segment with a team. • To see the categories passed failtures and help identify present or future potential wins. • Design products for fashion / casual performance footwear to grow the business. • Help build a team of motivated, creative & smart designers. • Learn as much as I can every day. SUPRA 2011- SUPRA - Lead Senior Footwear Designer / Design Director 2012-14 SUPRA - Senior Footwear Designer / 2011-12 -At SUPRA I have gained extensive experience in the development of technical performance footwear, brand building and market strategy. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES • Design innovative products for fashion / sport / casual performance footwear ranges based on innovation platforms, creative direction, consumer tastes, and retail sales trends • Collaborate with marketing to remain informed on market needs • Gather and translate relevant information needed to design a consumer and market right collection • Managing and directing designers projects • Store checks, market visits, team travel • Create inspiration presentations to show creative process • Focus product designs for market success and finalize technical packages • Create working drawings and colored sketches as needed • Hand off design to development and communicate all relevant information needed for development process to the company sample room and external manufacturers in China VANS 2007-2011 Footwear Designer • VANS OTW Collection • VANS ACTION SPORTS • VANS SURF I was creator of three highly successful brand categories, OTW, Vans Action Sports, and Vans Surf. This includes trend board creation, concepts,colors and material research, execution, development completion, teck packs, wear-test and coordination with the VANS apparel and marketing teams. Creating new custom Pro-Models (last & fit) and working the marketing concepts & sales strategies. Work with the team on all facets of the production & merchandising proses. Hurley - Converse Consultant Footwear Designer / 2005-2007 Footwear Designer Designed Hurley footwear for men, women and kids. Custom artwork & graphic design for product, advertisements & promotional materials. Conceptualized & successfully implemented a variety of unique sales and marketing strategies. Freelance Consultant est. 2001 Hurley Board-short design Roxy T-shirt Graphics APX Women’s T-shirt Graphic Design- Apparel, Custom Furniture , Hand goods, Goggles, Sunglasses, Accessories, Board Bags, Back Packs, Travel Bags Creative Recreation -2004- Concept Sketches Logo Illustrations EDUCATION Fashion Institute Of Design & Merchandising -Receiving a top of the class award -Obtained a degree in Graphic Design 2004 Interests & other Achievements -A proven ability to interact with & coordinate successfully between upper management & creative teams. -Skilled working knowledge with snow, surf, & skateboard cultures & trends for over 15 + years -Fast, accurate, & detailed 3-D conceptual sketching & rendering abilities -Skilled in various mediums including marker, pen, pencil, watercolor, paint, Illustrator, Photoshop & other technical programs....
Interests & other Achievements • Fast, accurate, & detailed 3-D conceptual sketching & rendering abilities • Skilled in various mediums including marker, pen, pencil, watercolor, paint, Illustrator, Photoshop & other technical programs.... • A proven ability to interact with & coordinate successfully between upper management & creative teams. • Skilled working knowledge in action sports culture, lifestyle trends & performance footwear for over 10 + years • Innovative, Creative, Commercial, well rounded, highly motivated & committed footwear designer with experience & technical skills.