VICE PRESIDENT, CREATIVE
KEENE, United States
_Drove discovery, curation, creation, and application of trend relevant global art for lifestyle Brand _Responsible for deﬁning Brand vision, managing marketing assets, and increasing consumer reach _Key component of senior management team reporting directly to CEO
VICE PRESIDENT, CREATIVE
J!NX is the world's premier lifestyle brand for video game apparel and accessories. The Brand is a leader in the video game industry with successful products and longstanding relationships with many of the top video game brands in the world. _Increased design productivity and adoption rate 500+% through process streamlining and improved presentation for Apparel, Accessories, and Toys _Partnered with the President and CEO to lead Creative initiatives and manage the global product planning and merchandising of multimillion dollar global businesses through development and execu- tion for J!NX Licensing, J!NX Brand, J!NX Pro, and eSports _Collaboratively strategized with Sales Team to maximize assortments for multi level distribution in- cluding Mass (Walmart/Target/Old Navy), Mall Specialty (Hot Topic), and International (EU/SA/APAC) JOHN NITE
THE NORTH FACE
SAN LEANDRO, CA
_Research and Development Team Leader responsible for global Mens and Womens Action Sports: technical ski, snowboard, bike, and surf functional outerwear and sportswear. _Extensive international and domestic travel for Design market research, Product Testing and feedback with athletes, Product Development with manufacturing partners throughout Asia, and Sales related activities including seasonal presentations and trade shows.
SANTA CRUZ, CA
MERCHANDISE MANAGER, Skateboard Apparel and Accessories
MORGAN HILL, CA
Mountain Bike and BMX Apparel and Equipment
Outerwear, Golf, and Lounge/Sleepwear
Training, Fleece, Tees, and Outerwear
"PRODUCER" - YEEZY
_Working directly with Kanye West on various product, creative, and retail business projects
FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING (FIDM) SD
_Lead and lecture industry related courses including "Contemporary Business Strategies"
VICE PRESIDENT, MEN'S DESIGN
SAN DIEGO, CA
2019 - 2019
The leading global licensed apparel wholesaler with over 100 of the top brand licenses in the world in- cluding Disney/Star Wars/Marvel. _Restructured and supervised 20 in multiple teams consisting of Design Director, Art Director, new Merchandisers, and on site and remote Graphic Artists for Men's, Boys, and Lounge categories _Successfully brought in new category (Lounge) and built new Team to support and grow business _Teamed with Sales Executives and respective Teams to maximize high volume assortments for primar- ily Mass distribution in Walmart, Kohl's, and JC Penney's _Position eliminated in ﬁnancially driven department reduction
2011 - 2013 (2 years)
Under Armour, Inc. is a leading inventor, marketer and distributor of branded athletic performance apparel, footwear and accessories. Under Armour's innovative products and experiences are designed to help advance human performance, making all athletes better.
-Responsible for bringing the vision of key categories of Training, Golf, and Outerwear to life through innovative, trend-right and brand-right designs that are cutting edge and fresh.
-Lead the product team and push to elevate the design aesthetic while subscribing to the athletic mantra.
-Maintain authenticity of the Brand and push the envelope with innovation.
-Partner with creative peers to create—from concept to reality—compelling and fresh products for athletes.
-Providing design leadership for 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic event products for athletes.
NEW YORK, NY
1992 - 1996 (4 years)
Outerwear, Bottoms, Swimwear, and Accessories,