Joe Johnson

114 hummingbird place

berthoud, co 80513

mobile:  760-212-6960



Organized, detail oriented product designer/developer/coordinator. Over 20 years work experience in the action sports and fashion  industries.  Creative thinker.  Skilled Communicator.  Independently motivated to find the right solution.



Apparel and Accessories Design

·   Trend direction, market and competitor research, trend forecasting

·   Color palette development

·   Illustration

·   Fabric Design and Fabric Finishes

·   Technical package creation and maintenance

·   Participation in QC and approval of quality, fit, construction and color through development sample, SMS, pre-production, TOP, and receipt of bulk inventory


Product Development

·   Product Line planning and maintenance

·   Development Calendar planning and tracking

·   Materials and vendor sourcing

·   Adherence to fit and construction standards

·   Building and maintenance of organized style files, reference materials, approval submits, and samples.

·   Organized, accurate and accessible maintenance of computer files

·   Domestic and Asia vendor communication and travel to effectively translate design concepts to viable products

·   Work in coordination with design, marketing and sales to create margin conscious, quality product for on time delivery


Product Coordination

·   Organized maintenance of reference samples and salesman samples

·   Facilitate product line organization for efficient photo shoots

·   Accurate compilation and editing of product data for PLM systems, sales and marketing

·   Powerpoint and presentation board preparation

·   Product meeting planning, facilitation and follow up

·   Purchasing, receiving and re-distribution of samples to sales reps, distributors and team

·   Merchandising and maintenance of on site show room and meeting areas

·   Actively research and initiate new ideas and processes to make the entire team experience more efficient and rewarding


Software Proficiency

·   Creative Suite - Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop

·   Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Entourage, Outlook

·   Product Line Management (PLM) systems familiarity



·   Jan 2016-Apr 2017

Apparel and Accessories Designer, Developer, Production Manager

-    Bohnam Supply Co

Oversee and Maintain the Design, Development and Production of Cut and Sew Apparel line including pants, shorts, knit and woven tops, jackets and technical outerwear. Oversee development and production of entire printables line from tech pack stage to delivery of bulk production.  Assist in design development and production of Headwear and Accessories

Footwear Development Facilitator, SMU Colorway Designer

-    Sugi International USA dba C1RCA Footwear

Work in coordination with footwear designer as liason to Asia factories in development of footwear line on seasonal basis. Review samples with designer and accurately communicate changes to vendor through proto, photo, and salesman sample stages, ultimately finalizing specs for bulk production. Update and maintain accuracy of technical packages via DropBox. Maintain and organize in house sample lines for easy reference and efficient photo shoots.  Create SMU color ways in accordance with direct communication with major clients


·   Mar 2012-Jan 2016

Freelance Apparel and Accessories Design


·   Mar 2012-June 2012 

Lead Apparel and Accessories Designer

- C1RCA Clothing, San Clemente California


·   July 2010-June 2011 

Men’s Apparel Designer - In House Independent Contractor

 - Elwood Clothing, a Division of Topson Downs, Culver City California


·   May 2008-October 2008

Men’s Apparel & Accessories Designer

-Fallen Footwear, Carlsbad, CA


·   May 2006-October 2007      

Design and Development Director, Planet Earth Street Wear

-Earth Products, Carlsbad, CA


·   January 2003-May 2006

Men’s Apparel Designer, Planet Earth Street Wear

-Earth Products / Atlas Distribution, Carlsbad, CA


·   1999-2003

Product Coordinator

-Atlas Distribution, Vista, CA  


·   1994-1998

Hard Goods Purchasing / Soft Goods Product Development / Domestic Soft Goods Production                                                            

-Planet Earth Skateboards, Carlsbad, CA


·   1991-1993

Warehouse Manager, Shipper                                                                                                                                                                                          

-Planet Earth Skateboards, Carlsbad, CA


·   1985-1991

Professional Skateboarder, Vision Skateboards, Vision Street Wear                                                                                                                  

Costa Mesa, CA


·   1984-1987         

Retail Associate - Action Sports and Apparel

The Wright Life, Ft Collins, CO                                                                                                                                                                                          



Ft. Collins High School, Ft Collins, CO