Living Design


With a love of design and over 10 years of experience, I am constantly looking at different aspects of my surroundings to achieve well thought products, ideas and designs. Researching, analyzing and studying the market and user will get me to an innovative stage where I can experience great results.

April 2016 – Current – ACI International – Los Angeles, CA           

Children’s Design Developer and Line-builder

Design and develop each season lines for our Private Label and License 

business at Target and Belk. Brands under my direction: 

Perry Ellis, Maui and Sons, High Sierra, LA Gear, Cat & Jack, Art Class, 

Crown & Ivy, Disney and Nickelodeon for Ross and Burlington accounts

Feb. 2015 – April 2016 – Sears Holdings – New York, NY           

Senior Footwear Designer and Graphic Artist

Design children’s and women’s athletic, seasonal and vulcanized footwear

Develop graphics and prints based on latest trends 

Communicate with pattern/sample makers and factories

Meet with buyers to create line, present trends and development samples

Dec. 2011 – Feb 2015 – ACI International – Los Angeles, CA           

Senior Footwear Designer / Merchandiser

Designing children’s footwear: athletic, skate, boots, sandals, casual and slippers

Opening outsole tech-packs, technical sketches and preparation of line sheets

Communicate with pattern/sample makers and factories

Licenses designed for: Disney and Nickelodeon

Designs placed: Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Sears, Target, Kohl’s, Payless, 

Famous Footwear, Burlington Coat, DSW, Marmaxx, Ross

Travel to meet with buyers for presentation of line and trends 

research for each season

Aug. 2010 – Dec 2011 – Vida Shoes International – New York, NY           

Footwear Designer / Line-builder

Responsible for the Pastry Kids®, Pastry Pop Stars® and Barbie SIS® brands: 

design and development for the US and Europe markets. 

Involved in all aspects of the process from research, shopping and planning 

to line building and presentation of the line to buyers.

Design, development and coordination of licensed children footwear line and 

private label brands.Working on the development of shoes with overseas 

partners and factories.

Nov. 2008 – July 2010 – Fresh Footwear – Miami Beach, FL       

Footwear and Graphic Designer 

Design and development of Hush Puppies®, Brooks®, Calpany® lines.

Conceptualize and develop product from start to finish including 

packaging, tags and toy design. Oversee samples and work closely 

with our partner office in China throughout all processes, 

Travel to meet with buyers in South America.

Feb. 2006 – Nov. 2008 – Cross Country Healthcare – Boca Raton, FL       

Art Director– Advertising Department

Feb. 2004 – Nov. 2006 – Zimmerman & Partners – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Art Director– Advertising Department

Oct. 2003 – Jan. 2004 – Nancy Brown Studio – Boca Raton, FL       

Assistant Photographer

Apr. 2002 – June 2002 – Hands-on Design – Miami, FL       

Internship – Toy Design Department

Apr. 2003 – June 2003 – The Sports Authority – Fort Lauderdale, FL       

Internship – Visual Department

Education and Skills


Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

Associates of Arts Graphic Design 2003

Bachelor of Science Industrial Design 2002

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana,  Bogota, Colombia 

Bachelor of Science Industrial Design 1999

Knowledge Area:

• Freehand sketching • Computer rendering         

• Pattern and artwork design 

• Experience with China agents and factories.

• Excellent understanding of footwear trends, color and material combination.

• Organizational, multitasking and negotiations skills with agents and buyers


Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Microsoft Office

Language Skills:

English, Spanish


Designed styles which have sold more than 300.000 pairs

US Patent on reversible slipper with ACI Int.

2007 Two Addy Awards for Cross Country Healthcare

2005 - 2006 Addy Silver Award for Nissan Advertising Campaign