Jocelyn Poulin

Director of industrial design - Product development

New York, NY, USA
Quality, Style and Innovation: the base of a good design

Work Experience

Rival Boxing Gear Inc

R&D Director

Co-founded company with Russ Anber in 2003; oversaw the creation of the company logo and its product offerings

Develop concepts and prototypes for protective equipment, gloves, headgear, footwear, apparel, bags and accessories; includes branding, logo, catalog and advertising peripheral design

Oversee daily operations including product design, sourcing, cost analysis, price listing, sales and market analysis, e-commerce and website planning

Company swiftly became the standard in the boxing industry due to use of cutting-edge design innovation; some designs are now considered some of the best in the industry

Launched the Intelli-Shock series including the RB10 bag glove in 2011; incorporates innovative materials such as d3o™ polyurethane foam; absorbs 40% more energy than most Super bag gloves and is 38% lighter than most gel bag gloves

Revamped Rival’s website in 2013 to allow for SEO; yielded a 100% increase monthly sales
June 2003 - Present Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Sporting Goods Designer

Designed a wide variety of sporting goods equipment including yoga mats, gear bags, hockey gear and protective equipment, as well as a balance bike made specifically for children

Oversaw all facets of branding and advertising for product offerings; clients served include Haina Enterprise, Maji Sports, 511 Capitals, Mission Hockey, Cascade Lacrosse, Vic Hockey and Sphinx Gear

Redesigned the entire image of Vic Hockey including its image, logo, protective line and stick line in 2003
September 2001 - Present Quebec, Canada

Mission Hockey

Industrial designer / Product manager

Spearheaded the design of the company’s line of ice and roller hockey protective wear

Launched innovative items such as Warp EPP expended polypropylene protective equipment and the first three-fingered hockey gloves, designed to protect specific areas of the hands

Designed first and only asymmetrical hockey glove system with articulated locking thumb; patent issued in 2003
January 1998 - July 2001 Santa Ana, California, United States


Head designer

Managed the Research & Development department; included hiring and supervision of three professional staff members, including Designers and one Sample maker

Implemented a communication procedure between the R&D, marketing and production departments; prior to this, a lack of communication existed between key departments; new procedure included weekly meetings, improved paperwork processes and an increase in information gleaned from both Manager and Production Department members

Reduced cost in baseball gloves by reengineering the products; included changing the design, material production and tooling processes

Started work with Daignault-Rolland as a Junior Industrial Designer after completing a school-related project with the company; talents recognized by company president Gilles Bossé, which resulted in immediate hire upon graduation

Became Head Designer in 1995 after only two years at Daignault-Rolland due to boss recognition of accomplishments not only as a designer, but as an efficient interdepartmental communicator
September 1993 - December 1997 Montreal, Quebec, Canada


French (Native),
English (Fluent),


Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Apparel Design, Excel, Industrial Design, IWork, SketchBook Pro, Footwear Design, Sporting Goods Design, Sports,