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STUDIO PROCESS AND SERVICES GUIDE, SELECTED WORKS & PORTFOLIO

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Strategic planning of integrated creative activities. Emotional Storytelling, logo and identity design.

Product innovation, exploration, form development and functional solutions.

SKORA, Inc. From Branding to Design, Development, Marketing and Communications & More.

Prototype development, technical specification and production liaison.

Visual communication of brand and product concepts, packaging, hangtags, sales tools, POS and retail design.

Richard Kuchinsky carrying on business as “The Directive Collective” Ontario Business Registration No. 843796590

SPECIAL FEATURE

CASE STUDY INSIDE

The key to successful product design and development is a structured, well-formed design process. Specializing in an integrated, strategic design method, The Directive Collective effectively manages all projects from design brief to production with a single vision of creative, branded focus.

Above — SKORA SS13 Men’s Collection

The Creative Process From Sketch to Production

The Directive Collective specializes in providing creative process management to match available time, budget and resources goals. From concept design to branding, technical development, graphic design and marketing, we provide all services as a part of a well-managed, integrated approach. Starting with the creation of an overview schedule and planning tool, an integrated creative problem solving process is further developed in-sync with related sales, marketing, design and development departments. Throughout the creative process, sketches, technical drawings, presentation materials and product samples are efficiently managed using proprietary practical planning tools and standardized methods. In addition, thanks to our extended Collective network of global creative professionals, we are able to draw upon fresh resources on-demand for all types of specialty projects, technical needs, and challenges.

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06 Development — Making it Real

07 Marketing — Telling the Story


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Design Management Strategic planning of integrated creative activities includes management of resources, schedules and targets. Strategic Planning is the first step in ensuring a consistent, branded image and focused footwear design. Before any creative design activities, it is important to outline and determine an appropriate brand and product strategy.

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The Directive Collective uses product and brandfocused techniques to guide the entire product design process.

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Working with the client to first determine the strategic goals of a project, collection or brand, we guide strategic planning to ensure that product briefs, brand messages and related goals/targets are on track.

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Through the development of a unique strategic plan in connection with product or brand design activities, we can ensure that a cohesive message is communicated and executed across categories, media and product.

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Logos and Branding Product DNA Creation

We start all branding projects by identifying core brand values and determine a brand architecture that can apply to all product and creative work. We focus on 3 areas of brandingBrand Creation — New brand development focused on establishing a foundation of brand message and identity. Brand Extension — Leveraging of an existing brand to further establish a presence in a new product category or market segment. Brand Development — Management and evaluation of an existing brand to further focus or redefine a brand or product message and position. Does your product reflect your brand, even with the logo removed? Does your brand reflect your product? What is your brand personality? Product DNA Creation considers any new designs in the context of past, existing and future products. In this way, brand values and design language are carefully preserved and/or moved forward for strategic purposes. Establishing and maintaining a consistent Product DNA is key to ensure consistency in design across different product ranges and communicate branding clearly to the consumer. In addition, a solid DNA and product feature matrix can used to quickly bring new products to market by combining existing concepts/DNA with focused innovation and design.

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In developing Product DNA both physical design signatures are standardized as well as emotional product values between and across different categories. The resulting DNA formula and product matrix thereby enables new products to be created using existing family DNA. This enables increased market acceptance and leverages key marketing concepts across multiple categories for improved revenue opportunities. A well formed Product DNA looks at all branded products as related members of a family and creates component genes and personalities that can be expressed and shared across categories and markets. 01 — 02 SKORA 03 Proper Course & Co. 04 Knowledge Cotton Apparel 05 — 08 Power Athletics 09 SKORA R01 Outsole

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Design & Innovation Product innovation, exploration, form development and functional solutions. Concept designs bring the design intent and problem solving aspects of the creative process to the forefront through sketches, renderings and technical exploration. Design & Innovation focuses on providing design concepts and technical solutions. A wide variety of creative directions are explored and all product elements communicated through sketches, illustrations and specifications ready for prototype development.

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SPECIAL FEATURE / SKORA, Inc. CASE STUDY

SKORA, Inc. — CASE STUDY

SKORA is a completely integrated project — involving creating a new performance running brand and product from the ground up.

Running ability is programmed into the human DNA. For millions of years, we have run from danger and towards the things we seek. As a child, we innately know how to run — we Run Real.

At SKORA, we look at things differently. We believe that running shoes should be built to encourage running performance that is as biomechanically correct as possible, with minimal interference. Our footwear lets people run naturally. Run Real is our philosophy and we stand by it.

The Bentley of Barefoot Running Shoes...

From strategic positioning, to branding, identity, product design, development, packaging, graphics and marketing this project was developed as a cohesive whole with both brand, product, and story closely linked. This project not only involved the design of a new footwear solution, but a brand. From the start, a new concept was developed for SKORA’s strategic positioning as a brand that was unlike other athletic footwear brands in terms of design, DNA and personality.

This product has been specially crafted using the finest Pittards Leathers for premium performance.

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Run Real is more than a statement, it is a way of conducting business. We believe that runners are smarter than most brands give them credit for.

This product features upper and lining leather that has been tanned using the WR100X process. This unique process has been specially engineered to offer improved permanent water resistance properties.

The Upper material on this product is Pittards Armor-Tan® WR100X Goat Skin Leather. Because of the fiber structure unique to Goat Leather (compared to Cow and other types), the leather is naturally more durable and breathable. The unique Armor-Tan® treatment uses microscopic ceramic coatings on the individual leather fibers to enhance abrasion resistance and durability of the leather. High-performance Pittards WR100X leather provides -

Although water is prevented from getting in, WR100X leather is still breathable and will allow perspiration and air to pass through the fiber structure, keeping the foot cool and comfortable. As every fiber of the leather is coated, no additional conditioning is required.

Armor-Tan®

Ordinary leathers take over 24 hours to dry and are usually hard and prone to cracking. WR100X leather dries in around 6 hours, and is as soft and supple as on the first wearing.

HIGH ABRASION RESISTANCE PERMANENT WATER RESISTANCE SUPERIOR SWEAT RESISTANCE

We are free-thinking and challenge conventional wisdom. We believe in common sense, rational principles and challenging the status-quo. Our footwear approaches design and performance from a practical, honest and realistic understanding of a runner’s true needs. We don’t cling to doctrine, new or old. We don't hold ideology over practicality. SKORA is designed for the Real runner, in the Real world.

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PERFECT SOFTNESS

WWW.SKORARUNNING.COM/TECH

The Lining material on this product is Pittards WR100X Sheepskin.

SKORARUNNING.COM

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7.0 GREY/LT.BLUE/WHITE R02-002W02

MADE IN CHINA

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Strategic Design

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While most athletic brands are all about “faster, stronger, better,” and use a lot of technical and marketing jargon to sell product, SKORA was positioned to be a brand that was more rational, honest, straight-forward and personal. The result is a design language that is more refined than most athletic footwear. Patterns, colors, lines and details are very graphic and almost mathematical.

At SKORA we view Real Running as running how nature intended — efficient, effective and with ease. As the foot strikes the ground, contact is made in the middle of the foot, not at the heel. Running with a whole-foot gait results in less impact energy and force shock transmitted through the body. Real Running is not something your body needs to learn, but rather be reminded of. As a child we all Run Real, it is only as we grow up and get used to conventional running shoes we forget how to run naturally.

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Reconnect to your body

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The “Run Real” tagline was created to embody this vision and represent not only the personality but goal of the brand’s reach.

180 /MIN.

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Reposition your body

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Find your Rhythm

The mind-body connection provides important feedback (proprioception).

The position of your body greatly affects your running form.

The rhythm of your stride is an important part of maintaining good form.

Keeping the feet closer to the running surface reconnects the sense of touch and facilitates a light landing that is consistent with a whole-foot gait.

Maintain an upright posture, aligning the hip to head. Land with your feet under your body, not in front. Keep your knees slightly bent, avoid landing with an outstretched, straight leg.

While every body and gait is different, a good stride rhythm is around 180 footstrikes per minute.

Awareness of how your feet connect with the running surface helps give your body greater control and efficiency.

A good running body position enables the legs and feet to naturally absorb impact energy and forces throughout the body.

A shorter stride length, encourages a whole-foot landing that allows your entire body to work as efficiently, and biomechanically correct as possible.

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The SKORA project involved complete brand identity design (logo, patterns, colors, tagline) as well as all packaging and product graphics.

01 Packaging and Graphics 02 Inner Box 03 Design Inspiration Board 04 CROE Design Concept Sketch 05 R02 IBR Outsole 06 Stainless Steel Slatwall Shelf 07 Last Tape up and First Pullover 08 R02 Technical Drawing 09 Website Design 10 Model Photography Creative Direction 11 SS13 CORE Women’s

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Working closely with the brand as well as key weartesters, designs were developed from sketch to last tape-up, to first pullover through several rounds of prototypes, consulting throughout with manufacturing partners and suppliers.

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Development Footwear Development, technical specifications, production liaison. Development concerns the realization of a product concept and includes production-ready technical drawings, specifications and prototype review. Footwear Development encompasses all aspects of taking a product concept to production; specifications, technical drawing packages, prototype development and review with suppliers in Asia, technical product solutions, production review and confirmation.

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Graphics & Marketing Visual communication of brand and product concepts, packaging, hangtags, sales tools and retail graphics. Graphic design services help communicate the product and brand to the consumer by effectively positioning the product for retail sales. Graphic Design and Illustration services take the product to the next level. Tuned to manage the entire sales/consumer experience, we can deliver all product graphics, packaging, POS, catalog and accessory branding and communication to ensure that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

01 SKORA Trade Show Booth Design 02 hummel PIO Packaging 03 Knowledge Cotton Apparel Academy Book Illustration and Graphic Design 04 Gas Turbine Illustration - GE Research Center 05 Power POS 06 SKORA SS12 Catalog 07 hummel Technology Logos and Matrix 08 Power Finger Football Illustration 09 Power Quantum ION POS Illustration and Design

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PET IS POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE, A TYPE OF PLASTIC DERIVED FROM PETROLEUM USED TO MAKE SOFT DRINK BOTTLES. USING RECYCLED PET BOTTLES, WE CREATE PET POLYESTER. POLYESTER IS VERY RESILIENT, QUICK DRYING, AND IS EASY TO WASH WHILE KEEPING ITS SHAPE. 05 Raw Fabric

Translucent Blue Acrylic

Did you know? In the USA, 2.5 Million bottles are tossed out every hour!

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Plastic bottles are collected from land fills. It takes 500 years for a PET bottle to decompose if not recycled.

100% RECYCLED PET BOTTLES

Metal Shoe Support Pegs

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For years, we have been sold technology that is supposed to make the running process better than nature has intended. Despite the millions of marketing dollars spent, and countless studies, there has yet to be any conclusive proof that bags of air, gel, shock absorbers or fancy support systems work or decrease instance of injury. In fact, there are many studies that show the opposite.

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Run Real is more than a statement, it is a way of conducting business. We believe that runners are smarter than most brands give them credit for. We are free-thinking and challenge conventional wisdom. We believe in common sense, rational principles and challenging the status-quo.

CUSHIONING

SKORA is a new company with new vision and philosophy. This means that we can do things differently and are not in a position of trying to undo all the marketing and design practices that are the foundation of conventional athletic brands and products.

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WHO? WHY? At SKORA,, we look at things differently. We believe that running shoes should be built to encourage running performance that is as biomechanically correct as possible, with minimal interference. Our footwear lets people run naturally. Run Real is our philosophy and we stand by it.

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PADDING

LINING

There is indeed now a movement towards products that encourage more natural running form. Some call it “barefoot”, “minimal” or “natural” or “free”. If you look closely however, you will find most of these products are little different than the running shoes built and sold with “advanced technical features” for years. “Natural” shoes that have thick heels and TPU shanks? Proprietary technical cushioning systems? Doesn’t sound so “natural”, does it? At SKORA, we reject the terms “minimal”, “natural”, or “barefoot-style” when it comes to running. We believe there is only one way to run that respects our bodies — simply put, it is Real Running. Nothing more, nothing less. At SKORA we view Real Running as running how nature intended. As the foot strikes the ground, contact is made in the midfoot/forefoot at the ball of the foot. Compared to running in conventional running shoes (that favor a heel strike supported by large amounts of cushioning, support and a thicker heel), there is less impact energy and force shock transmitted through the body through the bones.

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MIDSOLE

UPPER

CNTR

High Abrasion Rubber Durable and high density

COUNTER

Low Profile Tread 4MM nominal rubber thickness Curved Heel/Forefoot Allows natural motion

Natural Arch Shape Matches the foot shape Zero Drop No heel stack increase

VAMP

QUARTER

VAMP

Concave Forefoot Matches natural foot shape

LINING

SOCKLNR

MIDSOLE

ANATOMICAL LAST

OUTSOLE

OUTSOLE

REALFIT

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R01 SYSTEM

Concave Forefoot Matches natural foot shape Anatomical Flex Grooves Allows natural movement

Generous Ball Girth Matches the foot for comfort Curved Last Bottom Edges Matches the natural foot shape

Zero Drop 5MM midsole nominal thickness Ortholite® Sockliner Anti-microbial and breathable

Wide Toebox Allows toes to spread for comfort Natural Bottom Profile Anatomically correct fit Generous Heel Cuboid Anatomically correct fit

Minimal Cushioning 4MM nominal thickness Raised Top Bumps Increased biofeedback and foot feel

The Upper material used on FORM is Pittards® Armor-Tan® WR100X® Goat Skin Leather. Because of the fiber structure unique to Goat Leather (compared to Cow and other types), the leather is naturally more durable and breathable. The unique Armor-Tan® treatment uses microscopic ceramic coatings on the individual leather fibers to enhance abrasion resistance and durability of the leather. High-performance Pittards Armor-Tan® WR100X® leather provides HIGH ABRASION RESISTANCE PERMANENT WATER RESISTANCE

SUPERIOR SWEAT RESISTANCE PERFECT SOFTNESS

PITTARDS

®

Throughout its 185 year history, Pittards® has been at the forefront of leather tanning and raw material procurement. Known for extremely high standards and quality products, Pittards PLC is a premium supplier of high performance leather to the world’s leading brands of gloves, shoes, luxury leathergoods and sports equipment.

hmlFIT

Although water is prevented from getting in, WR100X® leather is still breathable and will allow perspiration and air to pass through the fiber structure, keeping the foot cool and comfortable. As every fiber of the leather is coated, no additional conditioning is required. Ordinary leathers take over 24 hours to dry and are usually hard and prone to cracking. WR100X® leather dries in around 6 hours, and is as soft and supple as on the first wearing.

hmlFIT

hmlFIT. Created through close collaboration with professional athletes and technicians, hmlFIT encourages a tuned performance fit focused on comfort, balance and protection.

FORM also features upper and lining leather that has been tanned using the WR100X® process. This unique process has been specially engineered to offer improved permanent water resistance properties.

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DURIUM

3Di

DYNAsymm

hTCS

hGRIP

DURIUM. Using high quality materials and reinforced components we create products that last. Designed with durability in mind, hummel teamsports footwear encourages maximum performance without compromise.

3DI. Dispertion, Diffusion, Direction. Unique dual density midsole design and material Disperses shock on foot-strike while Diffusing impact and managing energy Direction. Improved comfort and responsiveness.

DYNAsymm. Created to support natural active motion, DYNAsymm is engineered to balance dynamic asymmetrical forces for improved stability and performance.

hummel Temperature Control System. hTCS footwear construction uses select material and construction methods for increased breatheability and thermal property management.

hGRIP is grip. Using traction elements specifically designed to enhance maneuverability and control, hGIRP maximizes performance by controlling surface contact and response.

SS12 BASE R01-001

- REALFIT™ last - Full Sockfit - High tensile stretch upper - Nylon X-strap system - Elastic heel strap - Reflective details - 4mm Ortholite® sockliner - High abrasion rubber - Zero-drop construction - 9mm Forefoot/heel stack height

SKU

R01-001M01

R01-001M02

COLOR

BLUE/WHITE/BLACK

SILVER/GREY/BLACK

SIZE (US MENS)

8 — 12

8 — 12

WEIGHT

7.9 oz / 225 g

7.9 oz / 225 g

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FORM R01-002

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- REALFIT™ last - Pittards® Armor-Tan® Goat upper - Pittards® WR100X® Sheepskin lining - Asymmetrical lacing - Anti-slip microfiber heelpad - No-tongue design - Elastic heel strap - Reflective details - Ortholite® sockliner - High abrasion rubber - Zero-drop construction - 9mm Forefoot/heel stack height

SKU

R01-002M01

R01-002M02

COLOR

BLACK/WHITE/BLUE

NATURAL/BLACK/RED

SIZE (US MENS)

8 — 12

8 — 12

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THE DIRECTIVE COLLECTIVE / ABOUT It’s easy to think a creative project is all about meeting design, time, budget and market needs. But there’s more. All projects play an important role in the strategic direction of a brand, company or product. Not just product design. Not just giving “creative direction” for others to do the work, but being creatively involved in all aspects of the product to focus the direction of the brand. This is The Directive Collective.

About

Richard Kuchinsky

Awards

Richard Kuchinsky is the Principal, Owner and Directive Creator of The Directive Collective.

2013 Core77 Design Awards Notable, SKORA CORE 2013 Gear Junkie OR Show Best in Show, SKORA Phase-X 2013 ISPO BrandNew Finalist, SKORA SS13 Collection 2011 FPO (For Print Only) Award Winner, Letterpress 2007 Volvo SportsDesign AWARD Nominee, Personal Design, at ISPO, for hummel 8.4 PIO FGX 2006 Silver Papyrus Award for hummel 2007 Football Catalog design/printing 2005 Nominee for Footwear Collection of the Year, Global Sportstyle Award, ISPO 05 2005 Nominee for Designer of the Year, Global Sportstyle Awards, ISPO 05 2001 LG Electronics Design Competition, Honorable Mention, connecTOUCH 2001 Life By Design Competition sponsored by Dupont Canada, Finalist, THIN Kettle

Directive Creator

Unlike most footwear design consultants that only provide raw design, The Directive Collective offers integrated product and brand design services. Because of our unique integrated approach to design, branding and development, our workflow can maximize the efficiency of resources to deliver a comprehensive package of results in minimal time. We work with our clients to learn, understand and develop their brands through a strategic creative process. From initial strategic planning consultation to final specifications, the most important driver in our work is the development of a cohesive, branded approach. A full selection of services are available either as a custom package or individually, depending on the specific client and project needs. What makes The Directive Collective unique, is the integrated and strategic approach to all aspects of the product creation process. While many design offices have a set menu of services or pre-packaged solutions, we prefer to carefully craft a bespoke approach for each client to keep projects focused on key goals and targets. From start-up brand to multinational sportswear giant, we custom tailor each project brief to provide a balance of creative and strategic services that is in keeping with the focus and direction of the brand and individual project. Working in tandem with existing in-house resources, suppliers and product lines, The Directive Collective will ensure a smooth product integration and handoff of final deliverables and samples.

Viewed holistically, our services are designed to overlap and compliment your needs to provide a seamless workflow. We can also develop brands from the ground up, establishing new business, creative, and positioning strategies and product. For each unique problem there is an unique solution. The Directive Collective is based in Toronto, Canada and works with an international selection of clients, colleagues and suppliers. The Directive Collective 31 Brock Avenue Studio Nº 106 Toronto, Ontario M6K 2K9 Canada info@directivecollective.com +1 647 802 3472 www.directivecollective.com

With an extensive experience of over 12 years in the footwear industry and a cummulative total of more than 700 days in Asia, he has driven the creative design and development process focused on integrated branding and innovation. Most recently, Richard was Footwear Department Manager for hummel International A/S based in Aarhus Denmark and is credited with developing the Footwear Product DNA Strategy and company-wide “Character” concept. www.hummel.dk Richard is also the creator of First Pullover, the premiere industry footwear resource blog offering a unique insight and perspective to the design/ development process from footwear concept to production. www.firstpullover.com Richard is also highly involved in design education and advocacy, lecturing and leading workshops on design practice, innovation and strategy. He is currently a contributor, mentor and moderator at Core77 and is also the founder of First Pullover, the premiere footwear design resource blog. Richard was previously the Chair for the National Design Collections Committee. Richard believes that good design does not exist in a contextual vacuum, but rather, it is the personality of the brand that serves as the foundation for the emotional relationship between object and owner.

Honors & Mentions

Press ARENA Homme+ GQ FHM Euroman M! Mann Sportsfan YRB SneakerMarmalade Wired Popular Mechanics Men’s Health Footwear Insight Running Insight

Luxist.com Trendhunter.com Coolhunting.com 7inch.dk Core77 Studio Bullits Core77 blog Businessweek Innovation Hypebeast.com Competitor.com notcot.org Core77.com Gear Junkie SGI Intelligence SGB Weekly

Featured Clients EPM Exhibits for GE Research Center USA Etonic USA hummel Denmark Knowledge Cotton Apparel Denmark mashii Saudi Arabia Pelé UK Power Athletics Canada Proper Course & Co. USA Rome Snowboards USA Royal Elastics USA SKORA USA Spira USA Umbro UK

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