To obtain a position where I can utilize my experience, knowledge and passion for
fashion and design to help with company success, while providing a quality product
to our consumer
Adobe Creative Software
Strong project management skills and MS Office Software
DC SHOESFootwear Developer II | Huntington Beach, CA | January 2012 - Current
Take ownership for the entire project management process for assigned products, with an emphasis on quality product development and timely completion of all tasks in accordance with the applicable operating calendar Successfully managed production activities so all orders were shipped on time Investigated and implement ideas for quality improvement and cost savings suggestions to our Merchandise Team each season to help increase productivity and exceed profit margin Drive the inception of new and innovative footwear designs, components, processes and materials into manufacturable and a marketable finished product Perform thorough market research and competitive analysis to understand and effectively communicate the product value proposition Independently manage own time and show good judgment in prioritizing work to meet deadlines Build strong, positive working relationships with others and maintain them over time Act with ethics and integrity, ensuring that all aspects of work meet or exceed professional standards Oversee and manage the workload and product allocation of 3 Junior Developers Proven record of accomplishment in the field of footwear development and project management.
VANSFootwear Developer | Cypress, CA | January 2007 - January 2012
Collaborate with design, merchandising and Asia development to deliver product objectives and meet calendar timelines Responsible for sample tracking to ensure timely receipt, processing, and hand-off Worked with merchandising and material team to develop product that met or exceeded profit margin Developed footwear for Men's, Women's, and Kids genders Developed in-line product which included Syndicate, California Collection, and Vault limited edition models Communicated with the Far East to ensure all development and material changes are correctly reflected before confirming final product Traveled internationally to meet with vendors, and to visit company factories to focus on special projects and gain knowledge and understanding of product creation from beginning to end Initiated and managed the development of the new Special Projects channel that effectively positioned company as market share leader.
VANSFootwear Product Coordinator | Cypress, CA | January 2005 - January 2007
Track, unpack, pack and log all samples throughout the development process Create and maintained the Product Development seasonal line report Managed salesman sample procurement, receipt and distribution in alignment with the seasonal calendar Prepared weekly reports for upper management Coordinated work between multiple departments.
STUSSY LA / UNION LASales Manager | Los Angeles, CA | January 1999 - January 2005
Instrumental in increasing brand awareness by educating customers on store product, assisting customers, and addressing customer concerns Placed product orders each season based on what was trending and customer needs Managed and monitored product inventory ensuring product was correctly priced and displayed Implemented store marketing, and collaboration campaigns to help promote brand identity and drive business Hire, trained and managed staff of 5 sales associates.
ASSOCIATE OF ARTSGraphic DesignAcademy of Art UniversitySan Francisco, CA | 2000Graphic Design
Coursework in Graphic Design and Typography
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE Fire Science
Coursework in Fire Fighting and Fire PreventionRio Hondo Community CollegeWhittier, CA | 1998