b. 1986, HK.

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I knew I wanted to be a footwear designer at an early age. As a child growing up in the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, I often got lost in fashion magazines. They drew countless hours of my attention, giving me both inspiration and a window into my future. I eventually enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Technology, where I graduated 2006 with an AAS, and in 2008 with a BFA in Accessories Design.

I have since worked for VIDA GROUP, BCNY, E.S. ORIGINALS and COLE HAAN. These companies allowed me to design product for great brands like PARIS BLUES, AIRWALK, BABY PHAT, AVIA and AND1 to name a few.

Based in New York City, I currently work as a Freelancer, and am actively seeking a full-time position. I have extensive experience in all stages from concept sketching to product development, which includes overseas travel and working with Asia-based agents and factories. I’ve worked in fashion as well as athletic lifestyle and performance categories.

In my spare time I also design and construct accessories, softgoods and apparel for friends, family and myself. Design is as much as who I am as what I do.

For work opportunities or general inquiries, please contact me here. I’d be please to make your acquaintance. — TJ