As a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, with a B.F.A in Industrial Design, I am no stranger to hard work, sleepless nights, and an incomparable work ethic. During my time at SCAD I developed an infatuation for design; realizing that no matter where you look, design is all around us. As an Industrial Designer I also realized that we have the incredible ability to influence the world. Designers have the ability to improve the lives of anyone who picks up their product. This fact was something that greatly interested me as I realized very shortly in my college career that there was no other career path I would find more suitable. Throughout my college years I developed an interest in just about every facet of design there is. I took pride in becoming knowledgeable on skills other than those being taught by my professors.
So, as I continue upon my quest to becoming one of the best young designers in the world, I intend to keep growing personally and professionally. My specific interests are in Footwear Design, Custom Sneaker Design, Industrial Design, Furniture Design, Canvas Painting, Sculpture Making and anything that involves using my creativity! I have been custom painting sneakers and apparel for over 7 years and designing footwear for approximately 4. Although, there is still much to learn in the world of designing footwear, I believe that my passion for designing and having been professionally trained by the legendary D’wayne Edwards at Pensole Footwear Academy in Portland, set me apart from most. As I continue to build Ikonic Artistry and push myself towards success, saying that “the sky is the limit” would be short changing myself!
- Work featured on several sneaker blogs: Sneaker News, Nice Kicks, Sneaker Bar Detroit, Sneaker Files, Sneaker Watch, Sneaker Bomb, and Kicks Addict.
-Designed a pair of custom Miami Heat Championship Edition sneakers for Dwayne Wade, September 2012
-Work displayed on the campus of the adidas Village in Portland, Oregon, June 2012
-Selected as 1 of 339 to receive a scholarship to attend Pensole Footwear Academy, June 2012
-Carved sculpture in gallery of SCAD's Boundary Hall, March 2011
-Welded metal sculpture in outdoor gallery of SCAD's Boundary Hall, November 2010