Footwear Designer & Developer
A highly dynamic FOOTWEAR DESIGNER & DEVELOPER with a key eye for merging trends with innovative and creative designs. Experienced in low, mid and high-end footwear markets. Able to work on own initiative or in a cohesive team. Strong hand & CAD drawing skills. My success is created via hard work and determination, obstacles are transformed into achievements.
FREELANCE FOOTWEAR DESIGNER & DEVELOPER – Food4thasole – London, UK
Role: Footwear Designer, January 2015 – Present, FT
I design and develop footwear across mens/womens / Junior & preschool boys for Global and start up brands.
FOOTSOLDIERS DESIGN CONSULTANCY LTD (LONDON) – Design Consultancy based in Shoreditch.
Role: Footwear Designer, Jan 2013 – Jan 2015, FT
My Role within a team of 9 designers was to design and develop footwear ranges for Global Companies within various catergories that include Sports Lifestyle, Highstreet, Performance, Fashion, Back to school, Casual and High End. I designed across mens, womens and kids.
POP VILLAGE LTD – New Start-up Footwear Company Based in Rotheham UK.
Role: Freelance footwear Designer, Feb 14 - March 2014, PT
Designed 11 Slim-on plimsole concepts.
LE COQ SPORTIF (FRANCE)/ MESH01 – mesh01 is a co-creative platform which links global brands to designers.
Role: Freelance footwear Designer, Nov –Dec 2013, FT
I designed a new concept for SS15 Mens Urban Fixed Gear Cycling.
KRUEL LONDON- New Start-up Footwear Company Based in New York/ LA USA
Role: Freelance Footwear Designer & developer, Feb 2013 –Present, PT
My Role within a team of four was to create a new innovative luxury womens footwear line produced in Italy.
KOPPEN (USA) MESH01 – mesh01 is a co-creative platform which links global brands to designers.
Role: Freelance footwear Designer, Nov –Dec 2012, FT
Worked on new categories for the KOPPEN female consumer.
FIELD AND STREAM (USA)/ MESH01 – mesh01 is a co-creative platform which links global brands to designers.
Role: Freelance footwear Designer, Sep-Nov 2012, FT
Designed a rugged, lightwieght field-hunting range that appealed to the passionate sportsman who is looking to remain agile while out on the hunt.
UNDER ARMOUR (USA)/ MESH01 - mesh01 is a co-creative platform which links global brands to designers.
Role: Freelance footwear Designer, feb-march 2012, FT
I was given the task of designing UA’S (Under Armour’s) entry into the womens outdoor industry.
UGG AUSTRALIA (UK/USA) -
Role: Product Coordinator, July 10 – Jan 12, FT
I was working closely with US product team while on placement year. This role was created for UGG Australia European office after my graduation
Playing basketball is a strong hobby of mine. I enjoy going to design museums and hanging out with friends. I like Surfing the net for fashion trends and overall style. I keep a blog for all the inspiration I find, I’m inspired everyday, Small things in life are all I need. Musically I listen to anything that has a cool and catchy beat, it has to be live as well, especially in the summertime. I’m easy to get on with, always smiling and positive. I’m your guy a team player someone that will add value and a different dynamic.
London College of Fashion ‘Cordwainers Footwear and Design’ (LONDON) - Sep 06 – July 2010: BA Honors in Footwear & Development.
Hackney Community College (LONDON) – Sep 05 – July 06; Foundation in art and design; grade distinction.
Max the Mutt Animation School (CANADA) – Sept 02 – Apr 03; Visual arts literacy certificate.
Paint Branch high school (USA) – Sept 97 – Jun 01; High School Diploma.
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