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

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.
May 2009 - Herzogenaurach, Germany


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.
September 2005 - May 2009 Canton, Massachusetts, United States

Fox Architechts & Graphics

Graphic Designer

While working at Fox I contributed to company presentations and collateral for in house and out of house clients.
May 2005 - September 2005 District of Columbia, United States


Kutztown University Of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Communication Design

September 2001 - May 2005 Kutztown, Pennsylvania, United States