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2006-PRESENT CV studios, Long Beach, Ca, USA
Designer and director of my footwear design studio. Specializing in collection and line building design, my studio services footwear companies, independent
footwear designers, luxury collections, and private label clients for domestic retail.
C.Wonder, J. Christopher Capital, New York, NY USA 2010-present
Designer: Lead footwear designer for the C Wonder footwear collection, Responsibilities include: Conceptual sketching, footwear design, footwear line
drawings, footwear color rendering (CADs), factory sourcing, footwear development, ornament design and development, work closely with overseas China
office, pattern and fit correction, sample specification sheets/tech packs, material sourcing and development, China factory travel, working closely with the
design directors, linesheet development and layout, packaging design, line presentation to directors.
Joes Jeans, Los Angeles, CA USA 2010
Designer: Footwear design and development for the initial Joes Jeans footwear collection. Responsibilities included: Brand direction, factory travel, footwear
design and development, conceptual drawings, prototype development and execution, pattern and fit correction, tech packs, sample specification sheets, material
sourcing, working closely with the brand directors, merchandising, and line presentation to directors
Velvet Angels, Costa Mesa, CA USA 2008-2011
Designer: Footwear design and development for the Velvet Angels footwear collection, Responsibilities included: Brand direction, factory sourcing, footwear
design and development, conceptual drawings, prototype development and execution, pattern and fit correction, sample specification sheets, material sourcing
and development, China factory travel, working closely with the brand managers, lookbook design and development, merchandising, line presentation to
Chainson Footwear Inc., Culver City, USA 2006-2010
Designer: Footwear design director and lead developer for the Pelle Moda footwear collection, and, Footwear design and development director for first
cost/private label client Bakers footwear. Responsibilities included: footwear design and development, conceptual drawings, sample design and execution,
sample specification sheets, material sourcing, China factory travel, prototype development and execution, sales sample execution, working closely with the
brand directors, extensive fashion trend research, presentation story boards, linesheet development, merchandising, line presentation to directors.
Belstaff, Clothing Company s.p.a. Treviso, Italy 2008
Designer: Guest designer for the men and womens luxury collection SS09. Collection design responsibilities included: footwear design, working closely with
the brand directors, conceptual drawings, brand consulting, construction design, merchandising, detailing, and factory travel in Italy.
Nicholas Kirkwood Inc., London, United Kingdom 2006-2009
Designer: design, development, and production of high fashion runway shoe collections. Responsibilities for runway design included: footwear design, material
sourcing, sample development, logo design, factory travel, pattern and fit correction, and working closely with the designers. Successfully executed the design,
development, and production for 20+ global high fashion runway shows. A brief list of designers we worked with: Zac Posen, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Cynthia Steffe,
Chaiken, Tommy Hilfiger, Louise Goldin, John Rocha, House of Holland, Gareth Pugh, Preen, Pringle, Basso and Brooke, and Jean-Pierre Braganza.
C Label, Los Angeles, California, USA 2000-2006
Founder and designer: successfully launched a contemporary womens fashion footwear collection and led the direction for my brand. Collection design
responsibilities included: footwear design, collection building, conceptual drawings, brand direction, story boards and presentations, logo design, look book
design/development, sample development, construction design and development, ornament development, merchandising, detailing, material sourcing, pricing,
sample execution, and extensive overseas factory travel. Managing responsibilities included: brand direction and image, marketing, showroom sales, publicists,
and art direction.
Seven Wins Intl., Santa Maria, California USA
Product development: Responsibilities included working closely with high-end footwear brands, sample production, footwear sketching, and international travel.
Design included: footwear design, designing outsoles, company logos, and package design. Worked closely with the Nordstrom Product Group and developed
the companies first cost business.
- Excellent illustration and sketching skills
- 17+ years experience in footwear design and development.
- Vast experience in luxury, contemporary, and first cost/private label footwear design
- Strong design direction and able to pitch ideas to brand directors
- Strong knowledge in product development and sample execution
- Work travel experience in Europe, Mexico and China.
- Strong knowledge in leathers, fabrics/textiles, and sourcing and novelty material development
- Strong technical shoe construction knowledge and problem solving
- Fluent in Spanish and English.
- Named one to watch by British Elle for 2004
- Gen Art International styles competition finalist for 2004
- Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion alumni for accessories 2005
- Named One to Watch by Footwear News for 2005