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Footwear Innovation Design Director NIKE
early footwear concepts
TOMfoolery - http://www.linkedin.com/in/tomfoolery British OBJECTIVE Skilled professional with 10 years of footwear design experience within the performance sports market looking to put to use my original ideas, PASSION and strong creation skills, for the implementation of footwear within a forward thinking, dynamic, global leader. At the same time to be able to develop my skills enabling me to strengthen my role within the company and the companies role in the market place. EMPLOYMENT Senior Footwear Designer NIKE GOLF 2011 - present Creative Directing Manager performance Footwear PUMA 2010 - Feb 2011 SENIOR Footwear Designer PUMA 2008 - 2009 Footwear Designer II- Motorsport 2006 -2008 Puma, Germany Footwear Designer 2002 - 2006 Decathlon, France. Freelance Footwear Designer 2000 - 01 Speedo International, Nottingham, UK 3rd Year Mdes Placement 2000 DCA International, Warwickshire, UK 3rd Year Mdes Placement 2000 Smallfry Industrial Design, Warwickshire, UK SKILLS Ability and experience to oversee and participate, in all aspects of the, creation to production process. Ability to work to stringent deadlines and price points whilst maintaining the products integrity in the market place. Successful evolution of product season to season increasing sales growth and margin for each case Close liaisons with suppliers and manufacturers in Asia and overseas. Ability to adjust quickly to changing environments and situations. Concept orientated, with strong sketching and rendering skills. Creation of feasible, short/long term footwear solutions, created and developed either as a team or solo. Extremely strong Photoshop and illustrator skills as well as the production of 3D renders in Rhinoceros 3D In-depth knowledge of technical aspects concerned with footwear construction, manufacture, and production. Indepth knowledge of leather, synthetics and process' Working closely with HQ prototyping lab to work through initial design ideas and to conceptualise initial style constructions. Stage 1 and 2 French management training QUALIFICATIONS 2:1 Master of Design, - Consumer Product/ Transport Design. Coventry University, UK 1998-2002 Final project ï¿½ The future solution to inner city commuting and vehicle ownership. References will be furnished upon request.