Douglas Bechler:

  • 8 Kent St. Newburyport, MA. 01950
  • Cell: (978) 609-1255
  • E-mail:


  •   To design and produce innovative, commercially successful footwear.


  • Excellent three-dimensional design skills.
  • Proven ability understanding consumer needs, and footwear construction.
  • Proficient in computer design using Apple computers. (Illustrator, and Photoshop)
  • Experienced developing footwear patterns using Crispen software.
  • Skilled at crafting accurate footwear prototypes.


     Designer / Model Maker / Pattern Maker:    FILA U.S.A., Peabody, MA     January, 1997—Present

  • Designing special make-ups, outsoles, and inline projects.
  • Executing Illustrator drawings, Photoshop rendering, and assisting in developing color ways.
  • Creating footwear models from supplied designs, by hand carving high-density foams.
  • Producing molds for casting duplicate parts, and embossing materials.
  • Making last alterations for specific athletes.
  • Making patterns for Fila’s professional athletes, and new concepts.
  • Finalizing last drafts, grading, altering shell patterns, and retro fitting old designs to new lasts.
  • Hand cutting materials for new samples.

     Sculptor:                                                             Working independently              1980 Đ Present

  • Creating sculpture using various materials.
  • Researching markets, entering competitions, and exhibiting my work.
  • Working with customers and venders to execute commissions.

     Finish Carpenter:                                               Jeff Philcrantz                            1990 - January 1997

  • Responsibilities include Installing interior trim, mainly doors, windows, and stairs. Pricing jobs, ordering supplies, and tool maintenance.


  • Designed and developed the mid-sole / out-sole cleat worn by Barry Bonds.
  • Designed the Stargate for the kidŐs basketball line.
  • Designed and developed the Bella ball 3.


  • Certificate of training in Crispen software.
  • Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA                Night classes in drawing and Foundry.
  • Whittier Tech High, Haverhill, MA                             Boat Building.


  • Ultimate Frisbee, Softball, Boating, Exercising, Playing music, Life Drawing and Hiking.

Group Shows:

Copley Society of Boston   Boston, MA
Currier Gallery of Art    Manchester, NH
New Hampshire Art Ass.   Portsmouth ,NH
North of Boston Group Show    NBPT., MA
Nashua Center of the Arts     Nashua, NH
Newburyport Art Ass.     Newburyport, MA
Churchill’s Gallery     Newburyport, MA
Circa 2000     Newburyport, MA
Grove St. Gallery     Worcester, MA
Allied Artists of America     New York, NY
Gallery At Le Va-tout      Waldoboro, ME
The Federal Reserve Bank     Boston, MA

Collections:   Dana Farber Cancer Institute      Boston, MA
The Wellness Center          Newburyport, MA
Don and Carrol Corbett
Leon Oxman
Thomas Leavitt
Florence W. Patrick
Cynthia Prizant

Awards: 1997




Currier Gallery of Art      Manchester, NH
"Tallix Award"
Currier Gallery of Art       Manchester, NH
"Tallix Award"
Copley Society of Boston     Boston, MA
"Juror’s Choice"
Arts Lottery      Newburyport, MA
"First Prize"
Copley Society of Boston      Boston, MA
"First in Sculpture"    Spring/Summer Show
"Juror’s Choice"       Fall Show
"First in Sculpture"   Winter Show
"First in Sculpture"    Sculpture/Large Work
New Hampshire Art Ass.     Portsmouth , NH
"Third Prize"             Lassonde exhibition
Newburyport Art Ass. Newburyport, MA
"First in Sculpture"   Summer Show
"First in Sculpture"   Fall Show

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Douglas Bechler 5 Perkins St. Amesbury MA 01913 1-978-609-1255
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