Director of Design
May 2015 - Present (7 years 1 month)
As the head of Design at Boa since 2015, I've been responsible for setting clear and ongoing design vision for product and application across a wide variety of footwear categories. Leading and mentoring by inspiration and example, I've dived into the running, cycling, utility, and outdoor spheres aiding some of the top footwear brands across the globe to envision and realize possibilities for enhanced fit and performance.
Sr Director | Global ID Personal Care | NA Creative
Aug 2011 - Present (10 years 10 months)
Director of a multi-national design team that blends Industrial Design, Packaging Engineering, Package Design, Visual Brand, Web & Social Media into successful product design and promotion strategies for fast-paced global consumer product brands.
Global Creative Director
Spectrum Brands, Inc.
Aug 2005 - Aug 2011 (6 years)
In my first 6 years at Spectrum Brands I led the development of an all new Visual brand language for men's and women's products; creating an internal design and package/branding team with efficiencies that cut operating costs by more than half. To enable faster product development cycles, I created and directed an additional team of Industrial Designers, Packaging Engineers, and Color/Material/Finish experts in China. Careful nurturing and mentoring of those teams led to a 25% decrease in implementation cycles across projects . Led and directed internal design and external design agencies for the successful implementation, manufacturing, and launch of 100+ successful products over 5 years.
Manager, Innovation Studio
2003 - 2005 (2 years)
Led multi-disciplinary design and engineering teams to combine latent consumer needs and developing technologies into viable long-term consumer product solutions.
Brooks Stevens Design
1997 - 2003 (6 years)
Helped clients such as Herman Miller, GE Healthcare, SC Johnson, and HP achieve success through effective design and innovation development strategies.
Senior Industrial Designer
Raytheon Appliances - Amana
1992 - 1997 (5 years)
Focused primarily on high-end home appliance design development including full responsibility to design the 84" Integrated Refrigeration line (now part of Viking's lineup).
1989 - 1991 (2 years)
Design development of the Boeing 747, 767, and 777 interior configurations.