Senior Industrial Designer with 13 years of experience specializing in Footwear Design. Passionate about creating world-class products, I have designed and engineered footwear solutions for global industry leaders like Converse, Li Ning and Adidas. Proficiently balancing multiple projects in fast-paced environments with challenging timelines. Leading design initiatives from conception to refinement to production. Strengthening partnerships with overseas manufacturing to bring quality products to market in a timely manner. Building relationships through positive collaboration with directors and teammates, as well as mentorship. Giving consumers enriched experiences based on functional design aesthetics and detail-oriented execution.

 resume-icons-experience Work Experience

TESH Sports [11/2015 – 01/2017] – Oakland, CA
Senior Footwear Designer

  • Analyzed development costs and proposed product line changes that would save over half-million dollars.
  • Revamped footwear aesthetic to be more market-relevant, innovative, cost-efficient and align cross-categorically.
  • Orchestrated the creation of marketing materials to be used in sales meetings and partnership acquistion.

Duane A Lawrence [08/2011 – 04/2015] – Portland, OR
Footwear Design Consultant

  • Designed top-selling product in emerging Chinese market for Li Ning Basketball and their Dwyane Wade signature series.
  • Branding, Product Design, Development, and Packaging for launch of startup athletic company founded by NBA player.
  • Art Direction for product photography, website development, and social media marketing tools.

Adidas [03/2010 – 05/2011] – Portland, OR
Footwear Designer

  • Revitalized mid-market product offerings worn by NBA All Stars such as Dwight Howard, Tim Duncan, Jimmy Butler and Chauncey Billups.

Li-Ning USA [01/2009 – 02/2010] – Portland, OR
Sr. Footwear Designer

  • Designed advanced concepts for track, running, basketball and t’ai-chi categories at Global Innovation Center.

Converse [07/2004 – 12/2008] – Portland, OR
Designer (Lead Designer for Wade Signature)

  • Reinstated Converse Basketball, selling millions of pairs at double-digit sell-through in consecutive years.

Nike [Summer 2003] – Portland, OR
Adrenaline Intern, Footwear

  • Rotation through categories resulted in design of Alate mule. Mentorship under the industry’s leading design team knowledge from different aspects of the business.

Miami HEAT [1999-2001 Seasons] – Miami, FL
Team Attendant (Ballboy)

resume-icons-skills Special Skills

Project Management
Time Management
Written & Verbal Communication
Research & Development
Innovative Thinking
2D Sketching and Rendering
Technical Drawing
Visual Communication
Graphic Design
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Office
Mandarin [Beginner]

resume-icons-educaton Education

College for Creative Studies – Detroit, MI
BFA in Industrial Design
Graduated: May 2004

Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH) – Miami, FL
Graduated: 2000


Sports Fitness & Entertainment
Songwriting & Music Production
Travel & Adventure
Community Outreach

resume-icons-accomplish Achievements

2009 DASH Creative Minds Award