VP of Design & Product
I am a Boston based VP of Product Design / Creative Director in the apparel and footwear industry looking for the next creative revolution.
I am looking to forge connections with talent acquisition and recruiting teams looking for an executive design leader with unique global design management experience. I am eager to discuss permanent roles or consulting opportunities you need to fill.
Visionary, results-driven Creative Executive with global footwear and apparel design success including leadership for premium fashion/lifestyle/performance brands.
Adept in directing high-level, cross-functional creative projects, overseeing strategy and ensuring quality management throughout the development cycle. Leverage strong organization skills and keen design sensibility to foresee creative and business trends, translating insights into actionable plans. Able to enroll and motivate teams in a creative vision, providing effective management to meet desired deadlines. Culturally savvy with experience working with diverse people across multiple countries.
Areas of Emphasis
EXECUTIVE CREATIVE & DESIGN DIRECTION
COLLECTION BUILDING / PRODUCT STORYTELLING
CROSS FUNCTIONAL PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION CREATION
MACRO CONSUMER TREND ANALYSIS
BRAND DNA AND DESIGN GUIDELINES
REVENUE & STRATEGIC THINKING
I encourage you to read further about my skillset and discover how I can complement your organization leadership team. I welcome the opportunity to speak or video conference to discuss my resume.
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2009 - 2012
Managed development and built Timberland Earthkeepers®, an ecologically conscious casual and innovative outdoor performance women’s footwear product line.
1997 - 2009
Marketing & Product
Brand Creative Director
Global Creative Director
Urban Footwear Team
Invention Factory Senior
Men's Casual Footwear Designer
1993 - 1997
Inline and Advanced
Design - O - vation
Combined peer endorsements in key areas of expertise.
Footwear Design and Development
Industrial Design &
Consumer Trend Analysis and Forecasting
Apparel Design Management
Knitwear / Sportswear / Outerwear
Creative Direction Product
Brand DNA / Branding
Textile and Color Direction