Cycling apparel Product Developer
Dec 2014 - Present (6 years 5 months)
Responsible for developing new products or improving existing products for part of the Castelli line and others capsule lines linked with Castelli brand.
Manage the development relationship and communications with the USA partner which redevelops part of Castelli items for US market.
Research of new material, accessories and tech processes visiting suppliers and sector trade shows.
Carry out or supervise detailed design work, preparing tech drawings, completing with suggestion and alternative design proposals and with a prototype if required.
Collaborate with the Pattern engineering and technical specialists to ensure that the design takes advantage of the latest materials or technologies, ensuring a proper fit.
Propose materials and accessories suitable for each style and develope new ones if necessary.
At each stage of the project, advise management on the status of the active projects and offer suggestions for time line improvements when necessary.
Maintain product specifications, publish, and keep all records, tech drawings, and samples associated with the product and related programs for the manufacturing team.
Final cost estimate when the design is finalized.
Apr 2008 - Nov 2014 (6 years 7 months)
Identification and forecasting trends, colours, silhouettes and future market demands.
Designed performance cycling apparel and ready to wear garments, focused on light cycling activities,mtb and performance cycling.Sketches and technical drawings.
Coordination for woman footwear collections for NORTHWAVE brand.
Gaining in depth knowledge of materials and processing.
Development with direct contacts with suppliers.
Visits to a sector trade-shows.
Snowboard bindings designer
Apr 2008 - Aug 2010 (2 years 4 months)
Working group and relationship with design-team and development to prepare new innovative products functionalty and aesthetics.
Direct contacts with Chinese and Italians suppliers developping defined innovation projects.
Research work into trends, materials, graphics, colour schemes man and woman styles for several collections.
Visits to several trade-shows on different countries (Spain, Germany, Italy).
Bussiness trips to several contries: China, Germany, Spain.
Snowboard boots designer
Feb 2005 - Mar 2008 (3 years 1 month)
Working group and relations with design-team to prepare new collections with synchrony ,speed and efficiency.
Working group and relations with development and model making team to innovate products functionalty and aesthetics .
Direct contacts with foreigh and Italians suppliers developping defined innovation projects.
Research work into trends, materials, graphics, colour schemes man and woman styles.
Contact with marketing to defined new concepts.
Visits to several trade-show on different countries (Spain, Germany, Italy).
Bussiness trips to several countries: China, USA, Germany, France, Spain, Austria.
Jan 2004 - Jan 2005 (1 year)
Internship as footwear accessories designer, swimmingpool flip-flops, outdoor footwear and outsoles designer.
Oct 2003 - Dec 2003 (2 months)
Internship as graphic designer.