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I am: - a driven and motivated creative - an Adobe Illustrator geek - constantly looking for new and innovative ideas - always striving to design the best product
University of Maryland Pride Uniforms
Welsh Rugby Union
- Lead a group of 10 cross functional product designers, each an expert Adobe Illustrator user, to create and implement drawing standards, trainings and efficiencies to Under Armour's product department, over 300 employees.
- Collaborate with Adobe user experience professionals to develop innovative design systems.
- Trained over 100 designers to use Adobe Illustrator in courses ranging from beginner level to expert.
- Organized templates and teaching tools which have become the training manual for all apparel designers and UA.
Drive innovation for men's, women's and youth team apparel including uniforms, training wear, and lifestyle product. Design M/W lacrosse, and women's basketball. Travel domestically/globally and utilize market research to select and develop fabric and trims for seasonal collections. Present seasonal aesthetic design direction with digital presentations of new CAD designs, color and fabric boards. Conduct product weartests with professional and collegiate athletes to test fit, fabric, durability, and functionality. Partner with UA Inline Graphics team to create cohesive on-field and retail brand stories. Manage one assistant designer - responsible to set his goals, monitor progress, critique work, and develop career path. Effectively collaborate and communicate with technical design, sports marketing, and product management teams to produce market relevant product ranges and concepts. Maintain six overlapping production calendars, meeting deadlines for approximately 300 styles and 2,000 SKUs.
Worked with product development team and technical designer to create new silhouettes for future collections Created a fabric library researched competitors and analyzed market trends Used Adobe Illustrator to update and develop tech packs and colorways
Collaborated with men's and women's lead apparel designers to create styles for upcoming collections Constructed trend and inspiration boards Worked in Illustrator and Photoshop to update and produce mini sheets, colorways, tech packs, and technical flats