Juana-María Salvá

Creative design and product development of footwear and accessories with a business aproach
Previous Brands
Farrutx Vert Inversiones S.L
Unisa Europa Sa
Inditex Tempe
Inditex Tempe
Work Experience
Creative Design and Product Development of Shoes and Accessories. Senior Designer
May ‘13 - Now
Self employed

-Trends analysis -Translation of fashion trends into design concepts -Line building collections based on client's target market, brand's identity and production viability. -Development of projects (making and selection of lasts, heels, soles, accessories, materials and others) -Sourcing of materials and components -Styling (technical designs and material/color combinations) -Consultancy

Creative Director. Responsible of Design and Product Development
Apr ‘11 - Apr ‘13
Farrutx Vert Inversiones S.L

Line Building and mood boards Responsible of Design and product development of Woman shoes, Man Shoes, Handbags and Small Leather Goods Leadership of design and product development team (6 person), freelance designer collaboration and supervision of samples development in factories in Spain, Italy, Rumania and India National and international Research Collection planning Material selection of leather, fabrics and ornaments attending international fairs of Premiere Vision/Le Cuir and Lineapelle Supervision of construction elements development (last, heels, soles, molds for ornaments..) Technical designs Supervision of first prototypes and samples follow up Introduction to sales department of final collection

Senior Designer - Design and Product Development of Footwear and Accessories Collections
Sep ‘08 - Mar ‘11

Collection plan, sourcing of materials and components, development of constructions (last, heels, soles, buckles...), technical designs, supervision of first prototypes and samples follow up.

Senior Designer. Trend forcasting and Design of Women's Footwear and Handbags Collection
Jun ‘07 - Aug ‘08
Unisa Europa Sa

International research, submission of projects, color card, attendance to International fairs of components for footwear and accessories (Premiere Vision ,Lineapelle and Anteprima), selection of material, technical design, supervision of construction development and samples and presentation to sales team of collection.

Senior Designer. Responsible of Woman Footwear and Accesssories of Tribeca Project–Uterqüe Chain
Dec ‘06 - Jun ‘07
Inditex Tempe

Design and supervision of development of the collections of footwear, handbags, small leather goods, clothing and jewelry. Store construction, collaboration with the interior design y atmosphere (music and fragrances).Team leadership (footwear technician , external team of pattern making, and four factories)

Senior Designer. Responsible of Footwear Design Dept. of Zara Woman, Inditex - Tempe, S.A
Sep ‘03 - Dec ‘06
Inditex Tempe

Worldwide research (Paris, Milan, New York, Honk kong...), fashion and market trends' analysis for sales dept. folow up, coordination of footwear collection with clothing dept, attendance to international fair of components Lineapelle, sellection of materials, supervision of construction development (heels, lasts, soles...), technical design, control of samples production in Spain, China, Brazil and India and new designers' tutoring.

Senior Designer. Design and Product Development of Women's Footwear Collection
Sep ‘96 - Aug ‘03

Internship of 3 months, at DBA (Alberto Del Biondi Studio Design, Italy),attendance of International fairs' of components such as Premiere Vision and Lineapelle,worldwide research, presentation of projects, selection of materials and components, development of constructions, technical designs and follow up of prototypes.

Location Preference
Open to relocation
Work Pattern
Employment Preference
Freelance Assignments
Hourly Consulting
Permanent Positions
Education & Training
Parsons School of Design - The New School
‘92 - ‘96
BBA Fashion Marketing
BBA, Fashion Marketing
Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain