Manager Footwear 3d Tech
Jun 2019 - Present (1 year 11 months)
Aug 2017 - Jun 2019 (1 year 10 months)
Design and develop new ideas for multiple clients and various brands. Creating trend studies, concepts drawings, and finished renderings and spec sheets to create new footwear styles. Working directly with factories to create prototypes, finished samples, and color stories. Traveling both domestic and internationally to research market trends, work with suppliers and attend product presentation meetings for clients both domestically and internationally.
Senior Product Developer
Jan 2012 - May 2017 (5 years 4 months)
Sr. Footwear Developer for Zoot Sports, worked on both Triathlon and Running specific styles to develop all necessary documents to take designs from concept to final production. Compiled Domestic and International trend research. Worked directly with sponsored athletes for product improvements. Coordinated with multiple suppliers both in the USA and Asia to find and test the best materials for each project. Created, Managed and updated timelines for the entire product development process. Created and distributed design briefs to design team for new projects. Worked directly with in house and outside designers to create new outsoles and new upper designs. Produced 2D drawings for submission to mold shops and reviewed and confirmed all drawings and 3D models for production. Proactively problem solved issues in early stage samples to create the best possible product for production. Coordinated with Sales and Marketing to create catalogs and presentations for sales meetings. Worked directly with the factories in Asia and Quality Control to confirm standard operational procedures for production.
Manager of Advanced Concepts
Brown Shoe Company
Jun 2010 - Jan 2012 (1 year 7 months)
Manager on a small team in the Research and Development department. Worked as an in house think tank for all brands of Brown Shoe Co. Worked to brainstorm innovative ideas, product improvements, and new technology applications across the entire company. Worked on concepts through the entire development process from research to testing and into production. Concept Drawing, 3D model building, Trouble shooting and presentations with Product Development teams both in the US and Asia. Working with all categories of footwear, men’s, women’s, athletic, casual and dress.
Designer, Athletic Footwear
Brown Shoe Company
Jun 2005 - May 2010 (4 years 11 months)
Athletic Footwear Designer. Focusing on Men’s Athletic shoes for major US customers. Working with Sales teams and Marketing to create the most appropriate products for the season. Working both in the US and China office to assure product consistency from concept to final production. Traveling both domestic and internationally to research market trends.
3d Surface Modeler
Bonnette Design Group
Oct 2004 - Jan 2005 (3 months)
Worked in Rhinoceros 3D CAD as a model builder for yachts and small water craft. Design sketching and 3D model building. Built “A” surface models used for tooling fiberglass molds of hulls, decks and cabins for production models od boats for mainstream marine clients.