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Josh Herr

Senior Designer

Nurnberg, Germany
As a designer my goal is to be involved and surrounded by a passion for creating. I feel confident in my ability to communicate ideas, translate concepts, and create emotions through pictures and words. I am not afraid to make decisions or work towards them in a team environment. I love to be enrolled in the process of design with others and view design as a series of solutions. In the future I hope to continue my passion for translating my school-boy-like excitement for inspiration and research into compelling and inspirational products that are consumer relevant.
Work Experience
Herzogenaurach, Germany
May 2009
Adidas Originals
Senior Footwear Designer
› Focus on updating iconic silhouettes for a contemporary global market. Extensive knowledge in execution of color, material, and construction updates. Additional proficiency in design of new uppers and toolings.
› Responsibilities have included the design and overview of global categories including: Superstar, Basketball, Adicolor, Running, Casuals, Modern Lifestyle, Goodyear, 523, and Mega.
› Designed for special projects such as Originals Star Wars collaboration and 10th Anniversary O-Store collection.
› Manage Men’s footwear materials which includes material briefing, seasonal selection, new developments, and supplier relationships. Additionally implemented intensive material consolidation that successfully reduced cost, maximized efficiency, and created product consistency.
› Established new conducive working processes for creation and collection overview.
› Create color and trend direction for the multiple distribution channels and categories.
› Determine and institute relevant silhouettes for emerging market opportunities and consumers.
› Selected participant of inaugural class of MiCareer, a multi-event off site training program for future leaders of Adidas.
› International travel for supplier fairs, product development, market insight, and inspiration research.
Canton, MA, USA
Sep 2005May 2009
Reebok
Graphic Designer 2
› Worked on all product silos including Mens/Womens, Footwear/Apparel, and Performance/Classics.
› Lead Graphic Designer for the successful launch of the Woman's Initiative, including apparel and footwear.
› Designed for successful Reebok Classics programs such as Pump 20 and Freestyle 25th Anniversary.
› Worked directly with Basquiat foundation to establish collaboration and was responsible for design of all apparel and footwear products.
› Participated in the creation of the Global design direction with Color and Trend team.
› Assisted in the launch of Sports Licensing footwear for NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB leagues.
› Designed graphics for RBK Entertainment division, such as S. Carter, Pharrell William’s Ice Cream, and G-Unit.
› Completed extensive class in footwear creation, from pattern making to lasting.
› International travel for market insight, office collocation, and inspiration research.
DC, USA
May 2005Sep 2005
Fox Architechts & Graphics
Graphic Designer
While working at Fox I contributed to company presentations and collateral for in house and out of house clients.
Education
Kutztown, PA, USA
Sep 2001May 2005
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Communication Design