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shoes and bag designer/Textile
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.
Casual Shoe Sets SET ONE
Tribal inspired Moken Prints
Kenneth Momha Nunga 30534 Mystic Canyon Dr.
Accessories and product Designer Spring. Tx 77386 USA
College for Creative Studies,Detroit, Michigan USA
BFA Craft/Fiber Design 2008
2 years of Industrial design course work
CCS 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 foot
.Materials used included:leather, hand petinaed patterns and dunlop.
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
.Materials used included:silk,denim,velvet and leather.
JAPANESE TRADITIONAL AINU ROBE(EXTENSIVE RESEARCH)
.Created a linen replica in plain weave,classic stripping and
(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 cottton.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN CONCENTRATION.
.Enhancedd my craftwork 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
Tip Toe shoes Apprenticeship
Detroit,Michigan summer 2007-present
.Familiarizing myself with hands-on shoe machine work and crafting
.Learning all aspects of the shoe making process including pattern work,
welting,soles and sewing.
JOANN FABRIC SUPRSTORE Customer assistant
Novi MI May 2008-July
.Assisted costumers with solutions to their textiles,accessories and
. Gained insight into many types of fabrics,supplies,techniques and
CCS review book, 2007 "Traditional Basketry Shoe," Detroit, Mi,page 67
College for Creative Studies Detroit
CCS Review book,2007 Detroit, Mi,
"Traditional Basketry Shoe."