2006 - Present (16 years)
Consultant work for Advanced Design Concepts. Translate client briefs into rapid concept ideation, product renderings and detailed technical packages for various footwear categories including running, cross training, tennis and hiking shoes. Clients include Lotto, Pro Specs and Spyder.
Freelance design for Stryker Footwear assisting in identifying open market opportunities and trend relevant information to co-ordinate design for plyometric cross training platform specifically built for athletic weight training exercises.
Freelance design for Anchor Accessories including concept ideation, foam prototypes and mechanical illustrations for iPhone case accessories.
Footwear Designer I
Lawrence, United States
2006 - 2009 (3 years)
Athletics Inc Footwear Designer I * Lead designer responsible for producing multiple lines of performance price point oriented footwear for men's and women's cross training and tennis categories. * Traveled to numerous domestic manufacturing facilities and participated in video conference meetings with international engineering team members. * Active involvement in key account off-site training, retail partner meetings, material/vendor fairs/tradeshows and events. * Conducted brain storming activities and market research with designers, marketing team members and target consumer groups. * Oversaw design co-op program for training team.
Footwear Designer I
Daniel Richard Design LLC
Portsmouth, United States
Jan 2004 - Dec 2005 (1 year 11 months)
* Designed range of products and soft goods for basketball, running, tennis, cross training, lifestyle and outdoor shoes, sports equipment and accessories. * Established modern design language and promotional treatment to enhance global brand awareness facilitating a production agreement between Chinese sporting goods manufacturer Li-Ning and DRD. * Created graphic treatment for products used in 2008 Beijing Olympics. * Facilitated recruitment of DRD design team and collaborated with Asian engineering team.
Reebok International Ltd
Canton, United States
Jan 2002 - Nov 2003 (1 year 10 months)
* Assisted designers in creating concept ideation, product rendering, and model prototypes for men's on-field training, casual shoes and sandals. * Designed The DMX Quick-Step officially licensed NFL training shoe.
North Reading, United States
1999 - 2000 (1 year)
Provided design options and fabricated foam prototypes for men's helium running line. Collaborated with recording artist Master-P to assist in the creation of co-branded Soldier footwear line.
Joss Design Group
Chicago, United States
1999 - 1999
Delivered rapid concept ideation and model fabrication to clients including Alsons, 3M, Proctor-Gamble and Gillette.
East Aurora, United States
1999 - 1999
Imagined and refined various concepts for Little People toy line. Produced technical illustrations and foam prototypes for Axiom safety guidelines.
Stamford, United States
1998 - 1998
Designed point of purchase displays, graphics, corrugated cardboard models and packaging for clients Snapple, Coppertone and Polaroid.