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Footwear Designer / Illustrator / Comic Artist / Game Designer / Character Designer
Visual Prototyping Designer / Footwear Designer / Illustrator /
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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Anta Kids Team
August 2018 - June 2019
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 Q319
+ Laid out color plans for 2020 and various seasonal color themes
+ Instructed designers on color usage
August 2008- May 2018
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)
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
Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts, York, Pa.
Associate Degree in Specialized Technology, June 2000
Graphic Design / Illustration
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.
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.
Clip Studio Paint, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Indesign, Acrobat, Word, Excel
and file management skills. Operating systems include OSX and Windows.
Basic Knowledge of HTML editing and able to use Dreamweaver to construct basic functional websites.
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.
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
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.
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.