Senior Apparel Designer
Apr 2004 - Feb 2014 (9 years 10 months)
Played a key role in the direction and design for the USA Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics team. Designed Gymnastics uniforms for the 2012 London Games for Team USA, France, Australia and Greece. Establish design direction for US Team Sports focusing on Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, Football, Track and Field and sideline for our NCAA and high school partners. Direct factory development is part of designing for these categories. Driving designs from concept through final product. I have also been the senior for Men's and Youth Training responsible for designing Men's Clima365 range, Dynamic ID range, adidas Equipment apparel line as well as adidas Nascar range which included Men’s and Women’s fan gear.
During my tenure, I have supervised a number of designers. This ranged anywhere from three to five designers in various categories. My job is to encourage the design team to reach their full potential in designing their portion of the line. To ensure that appropriate technical levels are maintained throughout the entire range of product. Ensure visual integrity of each section of the Training and Team and License ranges.
Oct 2000 - Apr 2004 (3 years 6 months)
Key designer for Multifunction portion of Men's Training, which was the most technical portion of the range. Responsible for setting the design direction, fabric selection, and design detailing. Ensure designs were appropriate for the market and still maintain a high level of technicality.
Played a key role in designing 2004 Olympic product. I was responsible for designing all of Men's and Women's training product and collaborated in designing the podium suits for the games in Athens. adidas sponsored the US Team and this included Olympic, Paralympic and Media apparel. This was a project I asked to contribute to in addition to my normal design responsibilities. Designing for the needs of our Olympic athletes is the reason I am a designer.
On-field designer for the USA Gymnastic men's team from 2001-2004 including the Athens Games.
Director of Design and Development
Mar 1996 - Oct 2000 (4 years 7 months)
Direct team through the entire design and development process of creating apparel/product for Men's running and fitness, Men's and Women's Cycling, Men's and Women's Triathlon apparel and accessories appropriate to the market.
Source vendors, manufacturers, fabrications, and trims used throughout entire line. Communicate detailed specification information for each garment/ accessory to merchandising, development, and production teams. Determined graphic concepts and design directions consistent with the market. Create all-over prints, engineered prints and T-shirts throughout InSport's line.
Establish creative direction and design for all collateral material such as letterhead, logos, posters, and selling materials including the seasonal catalog. Created the look of the catalog as well as establishing the product presentation and flow. Oversee the entire project from inception, through photo shoots, to pre-press, to press check.
Product Line Manager
Sep 1994 - Mar 1996 (1 year 6 months)
Conceptualize and design apparel/product for Men's and Women's Cycling, Multisport and accessories appropriate to the market. Design and develop all graphics for T-shirts and all-over prints to be used in those categories as well as Men's and Women's Running and Fitness.
Designed apparel and product for all categories. Involved in vendor, manufacturer, fabric and trim sourcing used throughout entire line. Communicated detailed specification information for each garment/accessory to merchandising, development and production. Determined graphic concepts and design directions consistent with the market. Created all-over prints, engineered prints and T-shirts throughout InSport's line.
Product Graphic Designer
Jan 1988 - Mar 1994 (6 years 2 months)
Design graphics to create cohesive, well merchandised packages for apparel, accessories and footwear. Establish graphic concepts and design directions appropriate to the market. Originate graphics and see them through the final product. Generated designs for variety of fabrications, working within the limitations of different printing techniques, yet constantly striving for the best print quality. Designed all-over prints, engineered prints, T-shirts, embroideries and logos for a wide range of categories.