S.Finch Design  
  • S.FINCH Design : Grand Rapids, MI : 2004 - Current
    Freelance Footwear Design & Development, Textiles and Illustration
  • Nucraft Furniture : Grand Rapids, MI : 2018 - Current
    Product Application Specialist
  • 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

  • Design & Project Management
    Proficient in all steps of the product design process from conceptualization, to prototype development and on through commercialization of final product for manufacturing.
  • Market & Material Research
    Trend & color forecasting, material and component sourcing. Mood boards and presentations for seasonal design inspiration & direction.
  • Technical Packages
    Sketches and renderings along with dimensioned drawings, color & material specifications and detailing in preparation for prototyping and production of product designs.
  • Manufacturing Partnerships
    Working with external partners on development and production schedules through routine communication and travel abroad.
  • Graphic Design & Illustration
    Hand Drawn, Digital and Vector. Gallery exhibits, papercraft, cover art and character design concepts for small press and businesses.
  • Textile Design
    Hand Drawn and Vector. Created as part of design projects as well as separately on a freelance basis.
  • Range & Versatility
    Efficiently transition between different design disciplines, product categories, consumer focus and individual customer needs. Ability to quickly adapt to new design software and other forms of technology.
  • Solidworks CSWA Certified

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  • ARS Sutoria School : Milan, Italy
    Footwear Modelista / Stylista Certificate
  • Grand Rapids Community College
    Currently pursuing Mechanical Design Degree


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