Able to solve complex design problems and quick at generating ideas with superb sketching and rendering skills.
Strong team player with the ability and desire to support, challenge and inspire my colleagues.
Able to produce upper and outsole tech packs, communicating effectively to product developers and factories.
Effective in meeting deadlines with strong planning and organisational skills with the ability to improve processes.
Able to implement a strong and coherent design language showcasing a clear understanding for brand empathy.
Skilled at interpreting, contributing to and challenging product briefs.
Effective at working to different price points and target FOB’s in order to achieve the desired margin.
Proficient in presenting ideas and design work to design teams, range teams, marketing and function directors.
Extensive experience working with Leathers, Synthetics, textiles and knitted constructions.
Place the consumer at heart of the decision making process, with good knowledge of global markets and trends.
Decisive eye for detail and refinement, with an acute understanding of shape and proportion.
Excellent technical shoemaking knowledge including frequent overseas factory experience.
Efficient and technically skilled at using Adobe Illustrator, photoshop and Sketchbook Pro.
10 simple statements...
I love to create, it's when I’m most happy, I'm lucky to do what I do daily.
My best ideas often occur whilst in solitude, or, from a being in nature, this is when my mind is most free.
I believe things that are acceptable to the masses are generally mediocre, I never settle for mediocre.
I detest loud mouths, know-it-alls and a closed mind mentality.
I like to question the status quo and challenge conventional thinking. I see things from perspectives others do not, I also seek to look at things from others point of view.
I am sometimes guilty of pursuing perfection, I can obsess over the smallest detail, but I know how to get things done.
I attribute curiosity as one of my greatest assets, and look for inspiration in many different places.
I like to help and see others succeed; my ambition is to make a positive and lasting impact on our industry.
Failure has not stopped me from trying again; I’ve learned that sometimes when we lose we can also win.
All of this has allowed me to become the person and designer I am today.