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Head of Design & Brand at San Antonio Shoemakers
20 Years Experience
San Antonio, Texas Member
Jesse is the Head of Design and Brand at San Antonio Shoemakers. San Antonio Shoemakers was born in 1976, in the Southside of the city. Starting small, with just 13 shoemakers and no marketing beyond word of mouth. Today, the line features everything from walking and athletic shoes to pumps, flats, sandals, and even a new boot for women. The men’s line has expanded to include walking and athletic wear to dress shoes like the Ambassador and Diplomat to a new casual shoe, the Move On, featuring S Motion Technology™. As the company remains family owned, Jesse comes in with 20 years of experience as a designer with credits under his belt that include Puma and Converse, bringing SAS into the next decade, winning the 2018 San Antonio Fashion Awards in the Retailer of the Year Category.
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