Senior Footwear Designer
Jack Schwartz Shoes Inc
New York, NY
Jul 2018 - Jul 2020 (2 years)
Senior designer for men and some women's footwear, for brands Lugz, British Knights, Emeril Lagasse, & Guy Harvey. Design new uppers & bottom constructions for women & men. Did some international & domestic research trip. Discuss future ideas & footwear projects with the design team. Presented USA market research report, costumer analysis, and footwear line collection to managers and director. I also travelled to China to overlook brands development & samples.
Perry Ellis & Margaritaville, ACI International
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 2017 - Apr 2018 (5 months)
Corrected Perry Ellis leather line for fall 2018, design PE mens spring 2019 line and help out on Perry Ellis Portfolio spring 2019 collection. Design new casual, hybrid, sporty outsole constructions and new uppers for Margaritaville men collection spring 2019.
Footwear Designer, outdoors products (in house freelance)
Studio Ray, Gerry & Zeroxposur brands
New York, NY
May 2017 - Oct 2017 (5 months)
Design new outdoor footwear collection for fall 2018 to match with Gerry Outerwear collection & women swimwear collection. Designed knit slipper unisex collection for Costco and similar stores.
Shoe Designer (freelance)
Apr 2017 - May 2017 (1 month)
Design new dress/casual bottoms construction and new uppers for
men collection and help out on pattern corrections. Presented the
design collections and worked with Mattias (dress shoes design director).
Sport Leisure Footwear Designer
Jul 2014 - Sep 2016 (2 years 2 months)
Lead designer for kids & work on men sport leisure North America & European line. Design new upper & bottom constructions for women, men & kids, international & domestic research trip. Discuss future discovery projects with the design team. Presented Europe market research report, costumer analysis, and footwear line collection to managers and European distributors. Traveling to China to overlook brands development & samples.
Jul 2012 - Dec 2013 (1 year 5 months)
Jambu Footwear & J-41 Footwear, develop men's boots, women boots, outdoor casual, outdoor athletics, & some women outdoor through design development & research. Study new materials, upper & bottom constructions, China development trip, international & domestic research trip & discuss future line with the design team. Work & direct the J-41 & Jambu men's footwear line for all seasons. Travel to China to overlook both brands development & production.
GAC (Coogi, NBA Footwear & Troop)
Aug 2008 - Jun 2012 (3 years 10 months)
NBA Footwear & Troop Footwear GAC Corp. Lead designer, develop men's boots, casual, and athletics through research and design development. Study new materials, styles, China development trip, and discuss future line with the design team. Worked & directed the Coogi footwear line for 2009 & 2010. Travel to China to overlook Coogi development & 2009 production. Worked on price sensitive NBA basketball shoes, both classics & technical. Worked on the Troop classic footwear line for 2008 & 2009 (retro movement).
Perry Ellis America & Michelin licensing, Geoffrey Allen Corp.
Nov 2002 - Jun 2008 (5 years 7 months)
Perry Ellis America, Michelin Footwear designer. Line drawings, render uppers, outsoles, trimming, and construction sheet packages for over seas sampling. Attend WSA shows in Las Vegas and GDS show in Germany for research and buyer interactions. Constructed research boards, inspiration boards, sketch boards, material boards, & color palette. Responsible for samples, color-ways and material correction before the show. Render life size footwear sketches up to scale for patterns accuracy. Follow up on initial upper pattern and outsole construction with production. Design Perry Ellis and Kangol point of purchased display.
Graphic designer, industrial designer
Span, Pratt Institute
Aug 1999 - Jun 2002 (2 years 10 months)
Span design firm, and studio manager. Maintain computers during work hours. Created design for premier pack, Crayola. I worked on ten concept sketches for a soft product. Freelanced for planter design. I provided a series of concept sketches for a new line of planters. Designed awning graphics for three businesses in Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NYC.
Kimary Food Corp
Jun 1996 - Dec 2001 (5 years 6 months)
Accountable for incoming inventory. Handled monetary transaction. Provided excellent customer service. Placed orders for new products. Interviewed people who wanted to work in the store.