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TOM Rushbrook
+49.1766.304.6506 ľ Mobile

Skilled professional with 9 years of footwear design experience within the performance sports market looking to put to use my original ideas, PASSION and strong creation skills, for the implementation of footwear within a forward thinking, dynamic, global leader.
At the same time to be able to develop my skills enabling me to strengthen my role within the company and the company�s role in the market place.

SENIOR Footwear Designer PUMA 2008 - present

Footwear Designer II- Motorsport 2006 -2008
Puma, Germany

Footwear Designer 2002 - 2006 Decathlon, France.
Creation and development of ; 4 annual ranges of highstreet fashion footwear; men and women
Technical running and athletic footwear
Current mission also includes; Concept creation/development 2008/09.
Trend prediction and analysis.
Production of complete manufacturing tech packages.
Travel to suppliers and manufacturers in Asia 4 times per year to oversee range execution and development issues.
Daily liaison between product manager, developers and design manager to ensure brief execution, through to store implementation.

Freelance Footwear Designer
2000 - 01

Speedo International, Nottingham, UK
o Creation and development of;
Pool shoes � launch 05/02
Technical leisure shoes � launch 05/02

3rd Year Mdes Placement

DCA International, Warwickshire, UK
o Creation and development of automotive and product design solutions.
o Working closely as a team to create, research, sketches and final renders.

3rd Year Mdes Placement 2000
Smallfry Industrial Design, Warwickshire, UK
o Product design and development of household products. Had input into marketing strategies for overseas projects.


Ability and experience to oversee and participate, in all aspects of the, creation to production process.
Ability to work to stringent deadlines and price points whilst maintaining the products integrity in the market place.
Successful evolution of product season to season increasing sales growth and margin for each case
Close liaisons with suppliers and manufacturers in Asia and overseas.
Ability to adjust quickly to changing environments and situations.
Concept orientated, with strong sketching and rendering skills.
Creation of feasible, short/long term footwear solutions, created and developed either as a team or solo.
Extremely strong Photoshop and illustrator skills as well as the production of 3D renders in Rhinoceros 3D
In-depth knowledge of technical aspects concerned with footwear construction, manufacture, and production.
Indepth knowledge of leather, synthetics and process\'
Working closely with HQ prototyping lab to work through initial design ideas and to conceptualise initial style constructions.
Stage 1 and 2 French management training


2:1 Master of Design, - Consumer Product/ Transport Design.
Coventry University, UK 1998-2002
Final project � The future solution to inner city commuting and vehicle ownership.


Rare and vintage kicks, Downhill mountainbiking, road cycling, golf, snowboarding

References will be furnished upon request.

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