Born in Long Beach California. My way of life has been defined by skateboarding, a rich 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 / email@example.com / quincejoseph.com DESIGN EXPERIENCE CONVERSE - Lead Senior Footwear Designer / 2014 - My hope is to help shape the future look & feel for Converse product & Converse HQ JOB LIST • 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 -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....