- S.FINCH Design : Grand Rapids, MI : 2004 - Current
Freelance Footwear Design & Development, Textiles and Illustration
- Jones Group : New York, NY : 2013 - 2014
Footwear Designer, Nine West Private Label
- LF USA / Jimlar : New York, NY : 2011 - 2013
Footwear Designer for Sport & Outdoor, Land's End
- Dynasty Footwear : El Segundo, CA : 2008 - 2011
Women's Footwear Designer & Line Builder
- Wolverine World Wide : Rockford, MI : 2004 - 2007
Women's Footwear Designer, Hush Puppies
Early Work Experience:
Brown Shoe Co. - Footwear Designer, Naturalizer & Private Label
IXL Enterprises - Website Design and Development
Stride Rite - Footwear Designer, Tommy Hilfiger
Hand Drawn, Digital and Vector. Gallery exhibits, cover art, design and character concepts for small press and self publishers.
- Textile Design
Hand Drawn and Vector. Created as part of design projects as well as separately on a freelance basis.
- Product Design & Development
Footwear, ornament and accessory design. Proficient in all steps of the process including conceptualization, prototype development and commercializing final product.
- Market & Material Research
Trend & color forecasting, material and component sourcing. Mood boards and presentations for seasonal design inspiration & direction.
- Technical Packages
Dimensioned drawings, color & material specifications and detailing product in preparation for prototyping and manufacturing.
- Manufacturing Partnerships
Working closely with international partners on development and production schedules through routine communication and travel abroad.
- Range & Versatility
Efficiently transition between different design disciplines, product categories, consumer focus, individual customer needs and working within various price points from discount to department store.
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