Senior Footwear Designer Innovation Team
Jun 2012 - Jan 2014 (1 year 7 months)
Created and explored innovative white space within the sports performance industry.
Evaluated consumer insight and applied emerging technologies to enhance athletic
performance capabilities. Pursued alternate methods of manufacturing leading to
aesthetic differentiation through construction. Involved with engineering and marketing to
create fresh perspectives that guided Adidas in future directions.
Samsung Design America
Jul 2010 - May 2012 (1 year 10 months)
Involved in research and design for key advanced concepting projects in the mobile
division of Samsung Electronics. This was established by understanding appropriate
design per segment while satisfying the needs of carriers and end users. Continually
looked for fresh, cheaper manufacturing methods with a higher perception of quality that
would differentiate Samsung as a brand in an otherwise oversaturated market.
Principal Designer | Co Founder
Knot Design LLC
2009 - Jul 2010 (1 year)
Collaborated with a diverse range of clients to create products that gain market share in
their respective fields. Studied companies needs to asses emerging market opportunities.
Invoked appropriate concepts from research to elevate brand perception and user
experience. Followed process from initial exploration to manufacturing liaison. Ensured
accurate design translation for final product while gaining experience in working with and
presenting to outside clients and design directors.
Stuart Karten Design
2009 - 2009
In house contract designer working on various projects.
2005 - 2008 (3 years)
Project lead on internal concepts while interacting with in-house and external teams to
create appropriate vehicles for projected market. This was guided through a strong
knowledge base in advanced surface development and emerging technologies while
working within the confines of target production budget. Also responsible for invoking
fresh design perspective while keeping Honda brand recognition.