I am very passionate about design and love the process of making, discovering and innovating.My experience and inspiration comes from my African traditions, my hands on studies and curiosity on all the major craft backed by industrial design theories.

Work Samples

  • SETS

  • Casual Shoe Sets SET ONE

  • Tribal inspired Moken Prints

Work History

KENNETH M NUNGA Mokennunga@live.com 1502 Milby St, Houston, TX, 77003 Tel: 832-857 6069 EDUCATION College for Creative Studies,Detroit, Michigan USA B.F.A Craft/Fiber Design 2008 2 years of Industrial design course work C.C.S STUDIO WORK THE TIP TOE SHOE PROJECT .Design a shoe integrating traditional African basketry technique .materials used included:wax linen, leather and suede THE SPORTS HIGH FASHION SHOE PROJECT .Design a one of a kind shoe that combines the unexpected worlds high fashion and sports resulting in a futuristic cross-cultural footwear .Materials used included:leather, hand patina patterns and dunlope TEXTILES FOR FASHION AND SHOES (INDEPENDENT STUDY) .Selected key processes to concentrate on and develop expertise in .Processes focused on included tapestry,double weave,shibori/fabric manipulation,hot vat dyeing,discharge dyeing, pole rapping and sreenprint scouring. .Materials used included:silk,denim,velvet and leather. JAPANESE TRADITIONAL AINU ROBE(EXTENSIVE RESEARCH) .Created a linen replica in plain weave,classic stripping and embroidery. SPIN-OFF PROJECT (TO ACHIEVE AN AINU HIGH FASHION LINEN/LEATHER PANT AND SKIRT) . Applied creative weaving weaving,random stripping in plain weave resulting in a casual meets classic,tradition meets contemporary and craft meets meets high fashion piece. HAND BAG FOR MEN Conception from:(Color and light,paper/trim and graphic design) Inspired by the effect of color contrast between brown and blue, the re- flective grounds of red and orange and making one color look like two, I was motivated to create a fashion forward sports appeal bag,integrating a fabric contrast of suede,linen and cotton. INDUSTRIAL DESIGN CONCENTRATION. .Enhanced my craft work by studying industrial design theories and techniques for two years and also completed the Industrial design Martini Mini-bar project. PROFICIENT IN: English/French Photoshop Pattern/Textile design (reading,writing and speaking) Illustrator Screen-printing Sketching and rendering Alias Last/shoe making WORK EXPERIENCE Tip Toe shoes Apprenticeship Tom Caborne shoes Apprenticeship .Familiarizing myself with hands-on shoe machine work and crafting .Learning all aspects of the shoe making process and techniques, including pattern work, welting,soles and sewing. JOANN FABRIC SUPPERRSTORE Customer assistant Hobby Lobby craft super store General customer assistant and product display Novi MI May 2008-July .Assisted costumers with solutions to their textiles,accessories and design projects . Gained insight into many types of fabrics,supplies,techniques and trends Zapato Shoe recrafters Houston Shoe Hospital PUBLICATION CCS review book, 2007 "Traditional Basketry Shoe," Detroit, Mi,page 67

Education

College for Creative Studies Detroit

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Publication CCS Review book,2007 Detroit, Mi, page 67 "Traditional Basketry Shoe."

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