Senior Footwear Designer
XTRATUF and The Original Muck Boot Company
2016 - Present (6 years)
Honeywell- Rocky Brands, MA
Creating seasonal color, trend, and print direction for both The Original Muck Boot Company and XTRATUF telling the relevant trend stories through each brand’s lens.
Designing the Muck women's FW18 Liberty Boot Collection of casual waterproof leather and rubber boots. Utilizing waterproof bags, neoprene underfoot, and slip resistant lug designs. Combining the utilitarian Muck heritage with a more casual aesthetic made for everyday use.
Collaborating with PM’s to determine future opportunities for Muck Collection which led to designing the Apex Zip upper which was one of our top performing new products for Fall 20 combining a waterproof rubber boot with an athletic design.
Designing the Outscape Collection which was our best intro for Spring 21 with 70,000 pairs ordered blurring the lines between athletic footwear and waterproof performance.
Working closely with Developers innovating new waterproofing, abrasion resistance, and slip-resistant design solutions, such as XTRATUF Kiata Collection for XTRATUF introing in Spring 22.
Senior Footwear Designer- Regional Creation Center
2009 - 2016 (7 years)
Designing across categories from men’s and women’s athletic styles to children’s footwear and from high end, limited collaborations to introductory priced items.
Continually studying market trends, analyzing new opportunities, and proactively designing new styles for USA market.
Working cohesively with development to provide detailed tech packages and deliver price sensitive styles both in the office and overseas.
Leading design with our first introductions new upper woven, knitted, and kurim upper technologies and fast tracking development quickly into the market.
Managing a team; consisting of a junior designer and up to 3 rotating interns for three years, as well as mentoring junior designers.
Senior Footwear Designer- Keds Women's and Kids
Stride Rite- Collective Brands
2007 - 2009 (2 years)
Designing and developing footwear for Keds Women's, Girl's, Toddler's, and Infant's. * Researching trend directions abroad for women's and children's footwear and building color palettes. Contributing to Keds brand building by creating trend right, original styles that stay true to Keds authentic heritage and target a youthful consumer.
Vida Shoes International
2005 - 2007 (2 years)
Designing and line building for Unionbay, UB, Southpole, Oshkosh, and Carter's footwear brands. * Developing product line from the initial concept stage through to production. * Communicating with overseas developers and collaborating during overseas travel. Presenting trend analysis and footwear line to buyers.
Assistant Watch Designer
E. Gluck Corp
2004 - 2005 (1 year)
Designing watches for Anne Klein, Nine West, and Jennifer Lopez brands. Using hand drawing and SolidWorks rendering techniques, proficient Illustrator and Photoshop skills, as well as developing fashion trends from market research materials.
Automotive Design Intern
2003 - 2003
Designed interior for a Saturn concept vehicle. Worked with a team of interns (modeler and engineer) to develop an interior based off a specific platform. The interior was milled full-size by the staff at General Motors.