Head of Design
Calson Investment Ltd.
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sep 2012 - Present (9 years)
Hong Kong based manufacturer producing casual footwear for large American retailers such as: Walmart, Sears, Kmart, Target, JCPenny and Michael Kors. Responsibilities include: Leading a team of designers to produce casual shoes for men, women and kids, trend and color forecasting, trend reports, market research, sourcing and selecting materials, creating custom prints, tech packs, preparing and presenting presentations to clients and traveling to America and to China to meet with clients and oversee production.
Aug 2010 - Aug 2012 (2 years)
Amsterdam based nautical sportswear brand that focuses on integrating high end technical materials into modern fashionable apparel. Responsible for the design and development of sportswear apparel and footwear from conception through to production. Including: trend forcasting, concept generation, illustration, sample fittings, production management, color consulting, technical drawings, and travel to manufacturers.
Sep 2009 - Dec 2010 (1 year 3 months)
Founded a small minimalist knitwear label targeted toward European and American markets. Designed entire collection, conducted market research, developed the brands identity, found retailers, sourced materials in China and arranged sampling and production in Latvia.
San Francisco, CA
May 2007 - Sep 2007 (4 months)
San Francisco based streetwear clothing label. Designed and developed menswear collections. Experience with: pattern making, technical flats, material sourcing, and sample garment inspection.