Senior Product Designer
Portland, Oregon Area
LaCrosse Footwear Incorporated
Senior Product Design Manager
2009 to January 2016
Portland, Oregon Area
May 2008 to November 2009
November 2003 to May 2008
December 2002 to November 2003
December 2000 to December 2002
September 1999 to December 1999
Senior Product Designer @ Smith Optics Design innovation to enhance the outdoor experience. Portland, Oregon AreaSenior Product Design Manager @ LaCrosse Footwear Incorporated Senior Product Design Manager: Lead Product Design for both Danner & LaCrosse footwear brands. •Create innovative & functional product solutions for Work, Outdoor, Military/ Law Enforcement, Hunt, & Lifestyle categories.•Collaborate with Product Line Management & Development teams to evaluate & build contemporary product that builds on brand traditions & exceeds performance needs.•Establish aesthetic direction & lead new technology creation based on Market Research•Design 5 leading product families per season while directing team of 5 freelancers to design remaining 15-20 projects. •Organize design calendar, streamline design deliverables, & implement technologies. •Problem solving with Danner US factory & travel to multiple Asia Factories from Beijing to Ho Chi Minh City to realize footwear concepts.•Design with wide range of construction techniques & materials: stitch down, injected PU, premium leather, vulcanized rubber, neoprene, waterproof membranes, cast & stamped metal hardware, injected plastics. From 2009 to January 2016 (7 years) Portland, Oregon AreaFreelance Designer @ amoebicA design Freelance Designer: Generated nuanced footwear concepts for Portland-based clients. •Broadened experience & market knowledge by designing footwear including athletic outdoor, women’s casual, & kid’s. From May 2008 to November 2009 (1 year 7 months) Footwear Designer @ adidas Men’s & Women’s Training, Outdoor, SMU, & Cleated Footwear Designer: Created performance footwear for an industry leader. •Managed footwear design projects through the creative process from concept to manufacture.•Worked closely with Line Management & Development through market research, sketching, rendering, & presentation of concepts, tech packs with upper & tooling details, & development travel to China. From November 2003 to May 2008 (4 years 7 months) Footwear Designer @ Converse Advanced Concepts & Performance Footwear Designer: Created innovative concepts to relaunch performance footwear for an original athletic footwear brand.•Collaborated with Line Management & Development teams through market research, creation & presentation of concepts, tech packs, & development travel to China. From December 2002 to November 2003 (1 year) Footwear Designer @ New Balance Adventure & Walking Footwear Designer: Created footwear focused on technical features, quality, & ﬁt. •Collaborated with Line Management & Development teams through market research, creation & presentation of concepts, tech packs, & development travel to Taiwan. From December 2000 to December 2002 (2 years 1 month) Design Intern @ SRAM, LLC Design Co-op: Interned at a premier manufacturer of bicycle components. •Created concept sketches & built prototype models. From September 1999 to December 1999 (4 months) Chicago, IL
What company does Aaron Barker work for?
Aaron Barker works for Smith Optics
What is Aaron Barker's role at Smith Optics?
Aaron Barker is Senior Product Designer
What industry does Aaron Barker work in?
Aaron Barker works in the Design industry.
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