BIO

As an independent design consultant, I work with top-tier brands and new companies to help shape consumer-driven products from concepts and construction to innovative final products.

Some of the exceptional brands I’ve worked with include Keen Footwear, Samuel Hubbard Shoes, Chrome Industries, Wenger, Swiss Gear, and more.

10 years experience as an independent design consultant and 10 years as an in-house designer, I bring decades of knowledge from leading design consultancies and footwear brands. Most recently, I helped build Samuel Hubbard shoes through all stages of footwear design and development, branding, graphics, fit testing, last development, trend research, outsole/midsole design, a dozen trips to factories in Europe, and much more.

In collaboration with friends, designers, engineers, and clients I have won awards from Red Dot, the Industrial Design Society of America, Price Pfister, and the Oregon Manifest. My creative and innovative designs have been featured on CNN nationwide and local Fox News, published in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Co., ID Magazine, and the LA Times.

Efficient and organized, with deep experience in rapid design research & long-term strategy, concept design, tooling, hands-on prototype sewing, and development in:
• Asia – footwear and action sports materials, molding and production
• Europe – footwear, leather, and molding sourcing and production
• USA – domestic leather, fabric, hardware sourcing, printing, laser, and sewing