Doni Conner

Owner Doni Conner Illustrations

San Francisco, CA, USA
Illustrator, art and design lover, cat snuggler, friend maker, movie watcher, fun dancer, cake baker, food eater, music appreciator, furniture painter, footwear colorer, DIYer, traveler....

Work Experience

The North Face

Footwear Color Designer

Identify seasonal color standards and directions based on collaboration with Footwear Design Director and through global trend research from tradeshows, exhibitions, retailers, print and web.

Determine direction for color usage on all footwear. Color direction must align with other ABM’s (activity based models), based on constant communication with apparel and hardgoods teams.

Responsible for management of physical color pallets: Duties to include management of pantone books, conversion of apparel color standards to pantone standards, and creation of pantone color chip palettes for design and PLM teams.

Responsible for SMU (special make up) program coloration. Duties to includes coordinating timelines with SMU development manager for colored cad delivery.

Primary liaison with all ABM’s for color alignment and any keep footwear team apprised of color changes through PLM process.

Maintain color reference library for footwear. Materials to include, leathers, meshes, EVA and Rubber color standards.

Support Design Director and Category Director in creating color/ theme / trend related presentation materials for meetings, presentations, sales materials and trade shows.

Responsible for the majority of color cads for new and carry over colorways.

• Excellent color / print sense
• Strong ability to differentiate color and accurately and consistently describe color differences.
• Capable of making sound judgments on color deviations while providing the footwear team advice on how to achieve required colors for textile and leather goods.
• Independent, resourceful and able communicate effectively with Sales Team, Retailers, and external Development Team
• Sound organizational and administrative skills
• Exhibit effective interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to work and interact with others
• Ability to work independently
• Computer experience to include: Adobe Illustrator /Adobe PhotoShop on Mac platform
March 2013 - Present California, United States

Portfolio Center

Illustration Instructor

Taught character design, retail illustration and storybook to illustration students
January 2012 - July 2012 Atlanta, Georgia, United States


Collins College

Associate of Arts in advertising design

January 1990 - December 1991 Tempe, Arizona, United States

Portfolio Center

Master's Certificate in Illustration

October 2001 - September 2003 Atlanta, Georgia, United States


Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Traditional Illustrator - Mixed Media Mainly Gouache And Acrylic,