Captain of Industry
David Lewin Industrial Design LLC
Apr 2005 - Present (16 years 6 months)
Multi-disciplined ID visionary. Currently developing intellectual properties for top tier footwear, consumer products and custom automotive design.
20 years in consumer products, car crafting and athletic footwear.
Provides design insight, problem solving and ultimately visualization services to various industries and private individuals.
Adjunct Instructor of Industrial Design at Art Institute of Portland.
Clients: Leupold & Stevens optics, Redfield optics, Leatherman Tool Group, COAST/LED lenser, Lacrosse, Danner, Keen, Caterpillar, Dunham, Clarks, Polliwalks, Columbia, Iwata, SR Suntour and many others.
Automotive design and custom styling of domestic hot rods, contemporary imports and more — including Fortune 500 Companies and SEMA show winners.
Senior Design Director
Aug 1996 - Apr 2005 (8 years 8 months)
Senior Design Manager of Cleated (football/baseball) ‘00-‘05.
Helped grow business to rank Second in Cleated Industry.
Developed Clima Technology for Baseball.
Awarded “Footwear Business Unit of the Year” for 2003 by Adidas sales force.
Senior Design Manager of Skateboarding/BMX/Originals ‘98-‘04.
Created signature footwear for Lance Mountain, Mark Gonzales, Dave Mirra and Ryan Nyquist.
First laser-etched shoe (M. Gonzales skate shoe) ‘02.
Designed key projects from ‘account’ level, ‘signature’ level and advanced concepts.
Authored successful products in Basketball, Training, Kids and Originals. ‘96 - ‘98.
Responsible for setting direction, merchandising, and managing design issues.
Extensive domestic and international travel for research and focus groups.
Reported on trends, feedback, and external/internal design promotion.
Assisted with apparel design and direction for product synthesis.
Completed tech packs (drafting, patterns, material specs and color)
Mid-level Design staff
Jan 1996 - Jun 1996 (5 months)
Technical running with DMX Technology, and signature Cross training.
Reported on trends and collected focus group information domestically.
Executed complete tech packages.
Jan 1995 - Jan 1996 (1 year)
Designed performance outdoor and "athleisure" skate/casual product lines.
International & domestic travel to trade shows for presentations.
Completed styling and tech packages.
A D Concepts
Jun 1994 - Dec 1994 (6 months)
Footwear design consultancy.