Bradley Ross

Founder/Director of "Swanky Couch" Global Trend Forecasting / Creative Direction

Bradley's bio

I am passionate about smart design, quality craftsmanship, and thoughtful presentation, regardless of the genre. I thrive on understanding and designing into the trends to ultimately drive sales/profit. In my 25 year career I have been afforded and excelled in positions of Merchandising, Design, and Trend Analysis. My joy is in working for an honest, people-based company that values quality and creativity with a focus on the consumer. My goal is to simplify life, make smart decisions and facilitate, a much needed focus, in the equation of retail.

Manifesto:
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established
Proverbs 24:3

Experience

Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

06 / 2012 Current

swanky couch

Founder/Director of "Swanky Couch"

04 / 2009 06 / 2012

JC Penney

Divisional Trend Director - Men's/Children's

02 / 2007 04 / 2009

JC Penney

Design Director

2004 2007

JCPenney

Sr. Designer

2002 2004

JCPenney

Designer

06 / 2012 Current

swanky couch

Founder/Director of "Swanky Couch"

Trend Forecasting - Creative Direction

04 / 2009 06 / 2012

JC Penney

Divisional Trend Director - Men's/Children's

02 / 2007 04 / 2009

JC Penney

Design Director

2004 2007

JCPenney

Sr. Designer

2002 2004

JCPenney

Designer

Education

See where I spent time studying and gained early knowledge to prepare for my professional life.

1989 1993

University of North Texas

Apparel Design/Merchandising

A Texas native, I attended the University of North Texas, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. While enrolled at U.N.T., I learned the core structure of apparel design, merchandising and art appreciation, while concurrently serving in the United States Army Reserves, as a Tank Commander of Alpha company 49th Armored Division. It is here, in the Army, that I received invaluable strategic training, which I continue to use daily.

1986 1987

Steven F Austin State University

Projects

Take a look at a few of my favorite projects I’ve done during the course of my career.

Trend Article "Entertainment"

Trend Perspectives with Brad Ross for In-Sight.Symrise.com

Trend Article "2016 Color Trends"

Trend Perspectives with Brad Ross for In-Sight.Symrise.com

Trend Article "Home Interiors 2"

Trend Perspectives with Brad Ross for In-Sight.Symrise.com

Trend Article "Home Interiors"

Trend Perspectives with Brad Ross for In-Sight.Symrise.com

Trend Article "Architecture"

Trend Perspectives with Brad Ross for In-Sight.Symrise.com

Trend Article "Retromania"

Trend Perspectives with Brad Ross for In-Sight.Symrise.com

Trend Article "Curated Life"

Trend Perspectives with Brad Ross for In-Sight.Symrise.com

Trend Article "Purpose"

Trend Perspectives with Brad Ross for In-Sight.Symrise.com

Trend Article "Entertainment"

It has been said that the average American is bombarded with over 5000+ advertisements and brand exposures per day, experiencing more than 208 each hour if he/she were awake all 24 hrs.

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Trend Article "2016 Color Trends"

As with the cycle of fashion and trends, so too is the ebb and flow of colors, running short and long seasons.

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Trend Article "Home Interiors 2"

FusionTrend

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Trend Article "Home Interiors"

Trends as they relate to the world of fashion apparel, concurrent to the shifts presently happening in culture.

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Trend Article "Architecture"

Trend Perspectives with Brad Ross for In-Sight.Symrise.com

Trend Article "Retromania"

Trend Perspectives with Brad Ross - In-sight.Symrise.com

Open Link

Trend Article "Curated Life"

Trend Perspectives with Brad Ross - In-sight.Symrise.com

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Trend Article "Purpose"

Trend Perspectives with Brad Ross - In-sight.Symrise.com

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Skills

A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

Line-Building

Macro Trend Direction

Tailored Clothing

Interior Design

Technical Design

Brand Development

Styling

Fashion Design

Textiles

Visual Merchandising

Merchandising

Photography

Private Label

Art Direction

Product Direction

Creative Direction

Footwear

Apparel

Trend Forecasting

Retail

Trend Analysis

Design Management

Team Building

Organizational Design

Creative Strategy

Testimonials

Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Alan Rust

Travels the world

"I have known Brad for years and he is more than a stand up guy. He is a stand up guy with incredible style. He is one of the coolest and most positive people I know. He travels the world and becomes a better person with each trip."

Jet Trubey

Inspired

"Brad Ross is an inspired and interesting person of sterling character. His advice and help have been a genuine blessing in my life. He is gracious, caring and thoughtful, and his choices are always considered and considerate. I would not hesitate to use Brad's services."

Tami Grimmius

Ridiculously cool brother-in law

"Brad is my ridiculously cool brother-in-law. His style has been nothing short of cutting edge since I met him 12 years ago. His laid back personality, coupled with his complete confidence and creativity in fashion design is an incredible combination. I would strongly advise hiring this multi-talented man before you can't afford him."

David Robertson

Sense of Style

"I have known Brad all my life and he has always been one of the most enthusiastic, innovative and trustworthy guys ever. I envy his sense of style and lust for world travel."

Rich Honiball

Trend Hunter

"Brad is a badass trend hunter with a kind heart and wonderful family."

Kelli & Brendan Ahern

Travel

"Brad & Tiff are two of the coolest, loveliest people you will ever meet. They are honest, hard working folks who love to travel as often as they can."

Contact

Get in touch with me if you would like to do business together, share an idea or just say hello.

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