This is a selection of design work by Gerard Smith. Currently living in Portland, Oregon.  I'm an award winning design leader, that thrives on inspirational projects for exceptional brands.  I spend a lot of time outdoors and draw inspiration from my experiences and those of others, I like to trail run, drink coffee, and climb mountains, I'm currently a volunteer with Portland Mountain Rescue.

What I do 
Apparel Product Design - Advanced Concepts and Innovation - Rapid Prototyping - Brand Strategy - Product Line Planning - Design Thinking - Material and Industry Trends - Strategic Foresight

Who I've worked for
Columbia Sportswear, Icebreaker Merino, GLG - Gerson Lehrman Group, Berghaus Ltd, Crux, Maharishi , Macpac and others.

Kuhlhaus Creative/ VF Corp
GLG - Gerson Lehrman Group
Aarn Packs

Best Women's Mid Layers 2021  -  Columbia Sportswear -  Outside Magazine
Freeskier Editor's Choice Awards 2021  -  Columbia Sportswear - Freeskier Magazine
ISPO Award 2015/2016 - Icebreaker - ISPO
Outdoor Industry Award 2014 - Icebreaker
Trail Runner Gear of the Year 2013 - Icebreaker -Trail Running Magazine
Gold Award Editors Choice 2011 - Icebreaker - Backpacker Magazine
Gear of the Year 2011 - Icebreaker - Outside magazine

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