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Footwear Designer / Illustrator / Comic Artist / Game Designer / Character Designer

Resume:
Visual Prototyping Designer / Footwear Designer / Illustrator / Comic Artist

I am a very motivated person that is willing to learn new things to help improve my work as both an Illustrator and a Designer. I have worked for Three Global companies and have worked on projects for North America, Asia, and European markets.

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Job History:


Anta Kids Team
August 2018 - June 2019
Senior Designer

Created various designs for Anta’s Kids Team along with color design and illustrations for products. Lead the team on color theory/color design to push the teams’ understanding of color.
+ Lead small team of 3 designers + Redesigned Kid’s mascot
+ #1 and #3 Best sold style for Q
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+ Laid out color plans for 2020 and various seasonal color themes
+ Instructed designers on color usage


New Balance:

August 2008- May 2018
Designer 2

New Balance Classic Running Team/PF Flyers (2 years) Created New Balance Elite Edition, seasonal inline colors and materials, New uppers and outsoles, graphic design and promotional illustrations.
+ Helped build “Classics Team” to 1.5 Billion annual income.
+ Created New Balance “Elite Edition” that pushed higher level classics
+ Made in U.S.A. Product / SMU requested product
+ Additional work on PF Flyers for colors/materials on as needed basis
+ Created Men’s and Women’s 501/Ripple styles (sold 2-4mill pair/yr)
+ Colors/Material/Themes on 574 for 7 years (sold 5-10 mill pair/yr)


Fila USA:

April 2003- July 2008
Color-up artist/ Graphic Designer/Photographer

Worked to create photorealistic color-ups/tech packs for Heritage, Strada, Classic Basketball, Value Chain, Football/Soccer and Kids. Designed color and material options for SMU projects. Ran internal footwear product photography and sales force catalog/sell sheet design.
+ Averaged 2000 color-ups in a year
+ Designed/Illustrated 25th Anniversary F-13
+ Illustrated and designed Fila’s top selling football/soccer cleat “Bocca Rabiosa” and “Bocca Magica”
+ “M-Squad Music” designed/illustrated featured in GQ Italy top 10 summer sneakers

D.C.L.S. (Dauphin County Library System): from
2000-2002 Graphic Designer/ Illustrator


Education:
Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts, York, Pa.
GPA: 3.6
Associate Degree in Specialized Technology, June 2000

Major:

Graphic Design / Illustration

Skills:


Footwear Design:
Concept sketching. Working with TPX pantones and materials. Using materials, fashion trends, and market research to develop and push designs for niche, regional, and international markets. Able to use Photoshop and Illustrator to create visual prototypes used for marketing and development purposes. Has created upper designs from sketch phase to completion.

Graphic Design:

Constructing page layouts with images and type or type alone. Using innovative concepts to create fresh logo, package, stationary, and poster design.
Web Design: Basic Knowledge of HTML editing and able to use Dreamweaver to construct basic functional websites.

Computer:

Clip Studio Paint, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Indesign, Acrobat, Word, Excel
and file management skills. Operating systems include OSX and Windows.

Web Design:
Basic Knowledge of HTML editing and able to use Dreamweaver to construct basic functional websites.

Production:

Knowledge of PMS, Pantone Textiles and four color along with paper specifications. Familiar with traditional mechanical and color separations(Print). Working with Developers on creating designs that will be functional and cost effective.

Illustration:
Extensive skill with pen and ink, pencils, colored pencils, acrylic, collage, and marker. Ability to change styles to match impressionist, realistic and cartoon art. Well versed with charcoal, pastel, and computer coloring/ computer illustration.

Communication:
Knowledge of speaking and communicating ideas to individuals and groups. Also able to work solo and complete delegated tasks. Works with development team to see projects through from start to finish. Works with Management to form ideas and projects for upcoming seasons and Limited Editions. Works with factories to answer question and give feedback on samples provided.

Mechanically Inclined:
I love electronics, machines and working with my hands. I have experience building computers, electrical in home wiring, plumbing, automotive repair, rebuilding engines, repairing printers and other small electronics.

 

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