Andrew Parkman

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Working out of Downtown Los Angeles specialized in fashion athletic and action sports footwear design.


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    Metropolitan State College
    Glasgow School of Art

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Metropolitan State College of Denver_ 05
Denver, CO
Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design

Glasgow School of Art_ 03
Glasgow, Scotland UK
Product Design Exchange Student


NG Branding_ Footwear Designer_ 3/09 - Current

_Footwear Designer for Robin\'s Jean Footwear
_In Charge of all Men\'s Design and Development
_Fashion casual footwear focused on vulcanized footwear
_Material sourcing and experimentation
_Working from Fall Winter 2010 to current Spring/ Summer 2011 line

ACI International_ Footwear Designer Diadora Brand_ 6/07- 1/09

_Lead designer for the Men’s Diadora License
_Designed lifestyle product for Fa ‘08, Sp ‘09 and Fa ’09 lines, including Court Classics, Indoor Soccer Lifestyle, Retro Joggers and Trainers, Modern Running Shoes and Youth Takedowns
_Responsibilities included developing technical packs, revising product blueprints, correcting wooden molds, and designing molded footbeds
_Development role involved keeping timelines, travel to China to work with outsole mold shops, last suppliers, leather tanneries and the development facility
_Trend forecasting by shopping, travel and print research
_Brand development functions included working with marketing by developing and designing the marketing materials, catalogs, boxes, and hang tags
_Representing the brand at trade shows, presented and explained the collection to the sales staff during sales meetings

Pony International_ Footwear Designer_ 8/06-11/06

_Designed for the reintroduction of Pony Footwear
_Acted as the lead designer for the proposed men\'s line which included original footwear including classics, basketball, running and sandal designs
_Numerous development trips to China

Forum Snowboards_ Freelance Footwear Designer_ 02/06

_Designed segments of the FA ’08 snowboarding boot line. I designed production versions, concepts and completed technical packs

IPATH_ Freelance Footwear Designer_ 05/05

_Designed lifestyle and skateboard shoes

Boa Technology Inc._ Freelance Designer_ 04

_Design focused on conceptual lacing systems for new and established products. Including a variety of clients in snowboard boots and athletic footwear.

New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc._ Footwear Design Intern_ 03

_Design Internship with New Balance Court Group
_Worked with designers in Basketball, Tennis, Cross-Training, Versatility, and Custom product divisions
_Projects included a series of redesigns of Basketball shoes,
design concept proposals that showcased New Balance technology visually, and designs for the forward-looking Versatility Series
_Working with national shoe retailers on special color-ways of existing New Balance designs.

Marker Rendering
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Logo Design
Packaging Design
GarageBand Beats

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