- 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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