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About

With 25 years of experience working in softgood product-design & development, Coleman maintains a strategic focus on creating Avant Garde products and brands. Having worked as a designer at Nike, Polo, Gravis, Nixon and owning MEDIUM and VAEL; Coleman blends a diverse entrepreneurial background combining product development and business acumen. Specializing in the wholesale sector with expertise in identifying new business opportunities, Coleman conceptualizes and designs softgoods through hands on product development at the factory level. His creative direction in PHYLA delivers more design-porn. Specialties: An entrepreneurial Creative Director with expertise in product design & development, brand-building, marketing and sales in the fashion, accessories and sports segments.

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17 ISPO Award for GIRO Knit Cycling Shoes 16 Patents awarded for 3D Knitting KOMBI Gloves 15 Multiple Awards for ROTHYS footwear 12 Travel+Leisure Best Travel Accessory Grace Carter. 12 Core77 Design Judge 11 Cycling Magazine Product Award 11 GC Patents awarded 10 LMU Entrepreneurial award 08 Project Tradeshow Award. 06 Stanford Lecturer 05 Paramount Studios, Elizabethtown 03 Footwear News "Brand Launch of the year" award 02 MOMA SF Award "Design Afoot" 96 Nike patents awarded

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