MEET THE TOP 8 DESIGNERS
I’m a huge fan of movies, comics, TV shows, and books, I use these mediums as inspiration for creativity, problem solving, and as an opportunity to tell unique stories through product. To see my work visit www.ziaahmad.com and follow me on instagram @zia.design @hella.illustrations.
Kaito Choy, designer made in Hong Kong, developed in the South side of Chicago. Currently changing the game in the refrigeration industry in Michigan, so keeping your food fresh by day and keeping your feet fresh by night. When I am not putting on mileage in my sketchbook or talking about aliens, I am usually fattening up myself and my friends with weird food creations that combines different cultures and stories I have gathered.
Hello, My name is Junghoon Lee. I’m aspiring footwear designer from Seoul, South Korea. I have been in the U.S. for 3 years and I’m trying to be a footwear designer. I believe that interacting with and experiencing from variety people help develop one’s way of thinking and widen perspective. Lifestyle, cultural differences and people’s behavior are main topics of my design. Thank you.
I’m Chen Lin, and I come from Taiwan. For me, there are so many thing I have to learn. So the one thing I know is to be patient, keep moving and be the best one.
I’m Melvin Melchor, born and raised in Newport News, Virginia, and a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Industrial Design program. I’ve always loved creating: sketching, building, problem solving, beatboxing, and writing poetry. Through footwear design, I seek to turn my passion for design and sneakers into an avenue I can use to reach people. It is my goal to be a designer who inspires and helps others. You can find more of my work at www.melvinmelchor.com or on my professional Instagram account, @melvin_s_melchor!
To me, Design is creating experiences. I love art, traveling, sports, etc. I’m eager to gain different and fresh experiences from my life to find new inspirations, thinking perspectives and possibilities for my design, so I can bring a fresh experience to people through my design.
The design process isn’t easy. As a matter of fact, I’ve found it to be frustrating as hell… but don’t get me wrong, the process is where I’ve learned the most. Whether I’m working on the storytelling, aesthetics, colors, materials, construction, or packaging, footwear design is always a problem I’m itching to solve. Though I’ve been sneaker obsessed from the start, my design education has opened my eyes beyond the hype and helped me understand the influence our design choices can have on both people and the environment we live in.
Industrial Designer. Savannah College of Art & Design.