SPIRIT LEATHER WORKS
Owned the product development life-cycle from ideation to production hand off for Nike, Wrangler, and Lee brand accessories. Partnered with merchandiser to develop a seasonal product strategy. Created and ﬁnalized the design of all products and packaging. Sourced, developed, and approved production materials and trim. Ensured product assortment met company quality and margin requirements. Partnered with production team to ensure on-time product delivery. Key Achievements: * Successfully built and launched Wrangler Small Leather Goods program from scratch. *
Revitalized Nike Belt assortment with new technologies
constructions, and material ﬁnishes. * Re-launched Lee product assortment with higher quality and heritage design to reﬂect brand direction.
Senior Designer / Men's Accessories
Designed, developed and commercialized all men's small leather goods and gifts. Partnered with merchandising and sales to analyze current and future opportunities. Sourced vendors for leather, hardware and trim. Managed and mentored assistants and interns. Traveled to factories seasonally for product development and sourcing. Worked closely with factories to ensure timely delivery of new product and troubleshoot cost or quality issues Key Achievements: * Created standards to train new factories in Fossil-speciﬁc construction techniques. * Created a plan to incorporate dedicated product developers to the Fossil Leather goods department.
Designer / Men's and Women's Accessories
ELLINGTON LEATHER GOODS
Designed, developed and commercialized all men's and women's bags, small leather goods, and gifts. Traveled to factories seasonally for product development and sourcing. Worked closely with factories to ensure timely delivery of new product and troubleshoot cost or quality issues. Key Achievements: * Led company re-branding.
Designer / Footwear
Designed men's outdoor footwear and sandals. Executed highly detailed midsole/outsole drawings for entire team. Partnered with factories to ﬁnalize production mold blueprints. Developed and applied footwear color palette to seasonal designs. Key Achievements: * Trained Senior Designers in Adobe Software.
Design Director / Belts
Implemented corporate goals to create category innovation across all licensed brands. Aligned product development efforts with sales initiatives. Contributed to the development of seasonal brand stories through the implementation of design briefs, color palettes, print direction, and leather/materials development. Ensured licensee brand values were translated through the developed product assortment. Partnered with Merchandising and Sourcing teams to ensure efﬁcient and cost effective material usage and factory allocation. Managed a team of ﬁve designers. Key Achievements: * Created a strategic plan with Merchandising and Production to shift production and development when a crucial factory suddenly shut down. continued. . JAMES STINSON PAGE 2
Creative Director / Men's Accessories
JACK MASON BRAND
Responsible for visual identity and product for the launch of the Brand. Developed compelling product assortment and production strategies that advanced design, merchandising, and sales goals. Sourced factories. Designed, developed, and commercialized all product and packaging for watches, bags, and leather goods. Conceptualized and directed the build out of an iconic Airstream mobile showroom. Developed Private Label accessories programs for NCAA, Star Wars, and Disney. Key Achievements: * Created early cash ﬂow by designing, developing, and delivering by boat, production of small leather goods for "The Chive" in less than 90 days. * Designed and developed "NCAA" Licensed leather goods and watches that resulted in $1.75-$2.0 million in sales the ﬁrst calendar year.