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JOSHUA WONG

Footwear and Accessories Designer/fashion illustrator
 
 
 
 
Telephone:  949-293-7690 
Email: joshwong@mac.com 
www.linkedin.com/in/joshuawongstudio
Television interview: http://www.garygarver.com/entertainment/JoanQuinn/joanquinn16920.html
 
 
 
 
Experience:  
Feb 10 – Present:   
Creative Director for Footwear and Accessories Design
Los Angeles and New York
 
Job Description: Product Design and Creative Vision/Direction, Merchandising development, Strategic Brand Development, Production Advisor/Management.
Clients include:
-Charles David, Marchez Vous, UGG Australia for Deckers Corp., Coye Nokes Collection, NYC, Patricia Green slippers, Kardashian Kollection,  ECTU handbags, Fiona Kotur Footwear, Palter DeLiso and Russian Pointe.
     
May 09 – Feb 10
Chainson Footwear - Los Angeles
Women’s Footwear Creative Design Director
 
Job Description: Product Design and Development, Merchandising development, Strategic Development (Design Vision), Production Management, Team Management.
Clients include:
· Designer for in house brands: Pelle Moda and Moda Spana
· Designer for Nordstroms private labels: Glint and Classique
· Designer for Off Broadway, DSW, K&G, Shoe Barn, Bakers
· Trend development
· Sketch and Spec design packages
· Correct all samples at factory in China or via Photoshop
· Collaborate with merchandising team to build product line    
 
Oct 04 – May 09
Creative Design Consultant - New York City and Los Angeles
 
Job Description:  Product Design and Development, Merchandising development, Strategic Development (Design Vision), Production Management, Team Management.
 
Clients include:
-Banana Republic, Taryn Rose, Pelle Moda    
Sept 02 – Oct 04
Banana Republic - New York City
Vice President, Men’s and Women’s Shoes
 
Job Description:  Product Design and Development, Merchandising development, Strategic Development (Design Vision), Production Management, Team Management.
· Re-built the shoe business by improving quality, fit and comfort without
raising prices
· Rebuilt product image by offering a more covetable fashion style
· Led team to design and produce men and women’s collection four seasons a year
· presented each season’s shoe line to GAP Executives
· Support the company’s vision for the men’s and women’s apparel by creating    shoes that complete a wardrobing concept
· Guided factory representatives in Italy, Spain, Brazil and China to produce new quality merchandise and styling
· Partnered with Merchandising to build a strong selling line each season
· Trained field sales associates in seasonal “trunk show” seminars
· Increased shoe sales profits almost entirely from “regular” price selling.  No longer a destination for sale items
· Created tremendous exposure in the industry with editors. Coverage in magazines alone increased six times
· Received very positive customer feedback with the new improvements resulting in multiple sales and selling out of some products      
 
Sept 97 – Sept 02
Creative Design Consultant - New York City
 
Job Description:  Product Design and Development, Merchandising development, Strategic Development (Design Vision), Production Management.
Clients include: 
-Polo Ralph Lauren (collection shoes, handbags and small leather goods); DiMana of Dissandro (collection shoes), Italy;  Mondi (collection shoes), Munich, Germany; Saks Fifth Avenue Private Label (shoes); Mark Eisen (collection shoes); Halston Signature (collection shoes); St John Knits (collection shoes) Anne Klein & Company (collection and A-line shoes); Nina Footwear (shoes); Tommy Hilfiger (shoes and handbags)  Banana Republic (shoes)     
 
July 96 – Sept 97
Polo Ralph Lauren - New York City
Designer, Women’s Footwear
 
Job Description:  Product Design and Development, Merchandising development, Strategic Development (Design Vision), Production Management, Team Management.
 
  • Designed the women’s collection Purple Label line
  • Developed annual collection including Cruise, Spring, Fall 1 and Fall 2, Spring Runway and Fall Runway
  • Worked closely with Mr. Lauren with his inspiration and direction
  • Designed, sketched and worked with licensees to build lines
  • Supervised work with the technicians and factories in Italy
  • Involvement with sales and merchandising teams
 
 
Feb 95 – July 96
Creative Design Consultant
– New York City
 
Job Description:  Product Design and Development, Merchandising development, Strategic Development (Design Vision), Production Management.
Clients include:
-Charles Jourdan; Stephane Kelian
 
Sept 93 – Feb 95
Freelance Art Director/Fashion Illustrator -New York City
Job Description:  Illustration Work
 
Clients include: 
-GAP, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Bloomingdales, Chanel, Redken Cosmetics,
Chase Manhattan Bank, IBM, Woman’s Day Magazine  
 
Advertising History:
 
May 88 – Sept 93
Brierley & Partners, Advertising
– Los Angeles
Senior Art Director
 
Accounts include: 
-United Airlines, Continental Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Hertz Rent-a-Car, Hilton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Neiman Marcus, The Disney Channel, Warner Bros, and the U.S. Olympic Committee  
 
Sept 81 – May 88
Art Director in various advertising agencies– Los Angeles
 
Accounts include: 
Numerous; references available upon request  
 
Education
Art Center College of Design
– Pasadena, California BFA, Advertising/Illustration, 1981
 
Language Skills
Native fluency in English and Cantonese; fluent in Mandarin
 
Computer Skills
Microsoft Word and Excel.  Photoshop and Illustrator
 
Awards

Echo Award; Pioneer Award; Caples Award
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