Art Director with a deep understanding of American design and how it relates and influences global design trends. Manage design teams in developing big product ideas that can scale creative concepts locally and internationally, to
deliver maximum profitability and global brand value. Works with category team leaders in development, and merchandising to ensure feasibility of designs, meeting price points, merchandising needs, product creation dates are met, design tools are effectively utilized, and cross-functional teamwork occurs as appropriate. Communicate and present design concepts; produces presentation materials in conjunction with design and category teams that effectively communicate the concept behind the line for internal and external audiences. Builds awareness of current trends, color, technology, and lifestyle related products through research and travel.