Senior Designer - Socks and Accessories
Apr 2019 - Present (2 years 5 months)
Senior Designer for REI Co-op Brand socks and accessories for Mens, Womens and Kids/Tots product.
Nov 2018 - May 2019 (6 months)
Provided design, trend research and production expertise for a global product development firm that manufactures accessories with a focus on sustainable materials. Main category focus is socks, hats and knit cold weather accessories for fashion retail clients.
Oct 2015 - Nov 2018 (3 years 1 month)
Worked as an accessory specific freelance designer for various local companies including Nordstrom and Kavu. Projects included design, development, print/pattern creation, trend research, brand development, vendor relations, assortment building and retail strategy.
Senior Designer - Men's Accessories & Men's Footwear
Feb 2010 - Jul 2015 (5 years 5 months)
- Conceptual direction for men's accessories and footwear.
- Domestic and overseas travel for trend research and competitive shopping.
- Design and development of MACC and footwear private label items.
Designer - Men's Accessories
New York, NY
Jan 2006 - Feb 2010 (4 years 1 month)
Categories include Bags, Hats, Footwear, Socks, Cold Weather. Also responsible for the design of the Gap Product (RED) accessories
Extensive travel to Asia for design development and sample revisions.
Freelance Designer, Mens Accessories
New York, NY
Sep 2005 - Jan 2006 (4 months)
Was brought in to design the line of Fall '06 bags and various miscellaneous items (wallets, ipod cases, etc.) Worked on design development, product sketchs, materials selections and final design packages.
Jan 2003 - Sep 2005 (2 years 8 months)
Responsible for concept direction, design, production spec drawings, production follow up and revisions, packaging and overall brand direction. Designed and developed various private label projects for clients including Urban Outfitters, Wet Seal, Hot Topic and Marshall''s. Other work includes a line of licensed accessories for the Andy Warhol Foundation.
University of Cincinnati
2001 - 2002 (1 year)
Brooks Running Shoes - Sep 2002 - Dec 2002
Pitney Bowes - Mar 2002 - Jun 2002
Interbrand - Sep 2001 - Dec 2001
Smart Design - Mar 2000 - Jun 2000