Nov 2015 - Present (6 years 7 months)
Freelance design and consult for brands and companies.
Drive direction for footwear, apparel and accessory. Input to product planning. Market research. Organize design brainstorm and mood board. Hands on initial conceptual drawing and graphic. Manage a team of 7 designer, 3 footwear designers, 1 graphic designer, 3 apparel designers. I report directly to GM. Keep design fun and interest within team. Inspire designers by leading design project with brainstorming and sketching initial concept. Take them to factory giving them ﬁrst hand factory experience.
Rockport Footwear Designer
CANTON, United States
Responsible for design and development of Special Markup Unit for both men's and women's footwear. Day to day responsibilities including concept design drawing, technical and functional CAD completion, speciﬁcation deliverables. Directly work with manufactory in China during entire development.
FREELANCE DESIGN &CONSULTING
Freelance design and consult for brands. * FILA China: Providing creative footwear concepts. * Brand 90 for Xioami: Design, development for brand 90 of Xioami in China * Covestro: Shanghai based Germany chemical company. Providing ﬁrst-hand footwear creation knowledge, giving team lectures and interviews. * BIION: Project Coordinator. A Canada based footwear brand makes direct injection golf footwear. Overseeing the entire development, production in China. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCES
Umbro Senior Footwear/Equipment Designer
Manchester, United Kingdom
Work on Umbro brand footwear and soccer equipments designed for Asia market. Footwear ranges from lifestyle casual to off-court recovery. Work with Umbro
FRYE BOOTS COMPANY
NEW YORK, NY
Design and development of a handmade shoe/boot footwear, reporting directly to Design Director. Design responsibilities included trend/color forecasting, footwear design, handmade shoe construction, and development trips to Asia.