Steve Chang

  • Creative
  • Los Angeles, CA

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Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Southern California, Steve received his degree in Product Design from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena in 2001. His experiences and success lie on research, ideation, concept generation, and various product design & development.

Steve has worked with various brands in different sizes as an in-house designer and as a design consultant past 20+ years. His 20+ years of design experience includes many domestic assignments, but also many foreign market assignments.

Some of the categories that Steve has designed include:
• Various Footwear Categories
• Logos / Graphic Design
• Accessories: hats, watches, socks, eyewear, body care, backpack, etc
• Marketing Piece Designs

FREELANCE / CONTRACT WORK AVAILABLE

Clients

Adidas, Caliber Marketing Group, Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers, And1 Basketball, Kryptonics Skateboard, Vilebrequin, Body Glove, Focus Concepts, Kravar Footwear, Bucardo, Push Creations, POME, Diff Footwear, Speedrank Football, CTRL Wakeboard, Messenger 841, Celsius Snowboard, Old Guys Rule, Ark Collectiv Backpack, ision shoes everything, Myrtle footwear, Beloe footwear, Soulsoles flip flops, Kairos by Spencer Dinwiddie, Vans, T.C.G. Footwear, P.U.S.H, Kazar Footwear, Shadow Athletics, Aces, Common Enemy, Campgrnds, Bungee Footwear, Giesswein Footwear, Big Guards

Skills

Product DesignFootwear DesignPOP DesignLogo/Graphic DesignBrandingBrand DevelopmentProduct Development

Specialties

Footwear DesignSnowboard Boots DesignVarious Bag DesignSoft Goods DesignVarious Product DesignLogo DesignBrandingSourcingMerchandisingGraphic DesignPackaging DesignProduct Development

Experience

Creative Director at MOSA Enterproses/Dizm Eyewear

May, 2009 – December, 2010 Hermosa Beach, CA

Responsibiities:

  • Eyewear Design
  • Packaging Design
  • POP Design
  • Managed the designs/designers involoved in the design process
  • Sourced out the factories and worked directly with the factories
  • Traveled to far east for sample revisions and confirmation of the samples
  • Attend the tradeshows

Senior Product Designer at Vans

November, 2003 – November, 2008 Cerritos, CA

Responsibiities:

  • Designed the entire Vans winter footwear/Snowboard boot category from 2003 – 2006.
  • Designed 90% of the line from 2006-2008 and managed the design team and the process
  • Traveled to far east for sample revisions and confirmations
  • Worked with sponsored-riders on their signature Models
  • Attended sales meetings to receive the feedback from the market place
  • Attended tradeshows
  • Seasonal inspiration trips

Principal/Creative Director at CinnaDesign

Present Anaheim Hills, CA

  • Branding
  • Product Design
  • Innovation
  • POP
  • Illustration
  • Graphics / Logo

Product/Footwear Designer at Sole Technology

August 2001 – November 2003 Lake Forest, CA

Responsibiities:

  • Managed the seasonal Emerica Footwear Designs
  • Traveled to far east for sample revisions and confirmations
  • Worked with sponsored-riders on their signature Models
  • Attended sales meetings to receive the feedback from the market place
  • Attended tradeshows
  • Seasonal inspiration trips
  • Helped out with Etnies and ES footwear and sandal designs
  • 32 snowboard boot designs

Part Time Footwear Designer at K Swiss

July 2000 – January 2001 Westlake Village, CA

Responsibiities:

  • Started out as a 3 month footwear intern but it was extended to another 3 month part time footwear designer.
  • participated in seasonal footwear design projects.
  • participated in finishline SMU footwear projects
  • participated in Running/Lifestyle/other Athletic footwear category

Intern Footwear Design at K Swiss

May, 2000 – July, 2000 Westlake Village, CA

  • Participated in seasonal footwear design projects
  • Foot Action SMU projects

Education

BS in Product Design at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena

1997 – 2001 Pasadena, CA

Major in Product Design
Minor in Entertainment Design

BA in Kinesiology at Occidental College

1992 – 1996 Eagle Rock, CA