Footwear Designer 2
May 2012 - Present (9 years)
Driving force in establishing new design language within DC footwear, introducing´Mountain Collection’ boot program and progressive lifestyle driven models. Design of ‘Mikey Taylor 2’ and ‘Nyjah Huston Vulc’ pro-models for 2014. Worked with Tom Cruise in London on Exo-skeleton boot for upcoming feature film ´Edge Of Tomorrow´
Global Snowboard Boot Designer
Aug 2010 - May 2012 (1 year 9 months)
Responsible designing entire Snowboard boot line of sixteen uppers for 2013 and eleven uppers, two sole units for 2014 season. Design and development of three liners, majorly improving fit and comfort. Worked closely with Travis Rice on first two pro-models ever for DC. Multiple advanced concepts on closing systems. R&D travel to the US, Europe and Asia. Close work with Athlete team.
Junior Product Designer
May 2010 - Aug 2010 (3 months)
'Falco Mito' motorcycle touring boot design. Concept footwear 'Heels On Wheels' for Merrell & 'Vasque' Multisport & Trail Running footwear. Blue Sky project for 'Wolverine' footwear.
Product Design Intern (extended)
Sep 2009 - Jan 2010 (4 months)
Design of five snowboard boots for 2012, advancing into final line review with ‘Hi-Standard’ placed in the market. Member of Vans social responsibility team, pioneering efforts towards corporate sustainability in product design.
Product Design Intern
May 2009 - Sep 2009 (4 months)
Design of ‘Johnny Layton’ pro-model. Shoe box R&D project driven by sustainability guidelines. Advanced snowboard boot closing concepts. On-snow product testing, trade shows, product launches.
Snowboard Instructor (B-License)
Hessischer Ski Verband
Dec 1998 - Feb 2009 (10 years 2 months)
Teaching in youth snowboard camps. Co-ordination, planning and group leadership responsibilities.
Apr 2008 - Aug 2008 (4 months)
Design & Development of snowboard binding and boot concepts. Ergonomic studies & functional prototyping established first steps in a two year R&D program, sponsored by the German state.
Retail Sales Associate in Footwear
Biggera Waters, Australia
Oct 2006 - Jan 2007 (3 months)