Tuesday, May 3, 2011…..Day 4 at PENSOLE. By Hossein
The day started with the quote of the day:
“Defeat is education. What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better.” This matches exactly what we are doing in this program. We have moments of challenges that are followed by victories. I feel that every day I have learned a lot; not only about shoe design but also about myself and others. It’s in these moments of challenges that one grows. Otherwise we stay at the same place and we don’t grow!
Monday, May 2nd, 2011…..Day 3 at PENSOLE. By Kevin G. Bethune
D’Wayne began the morning by introducing us to Brad McCollum, another leader at ULIKO Studio with an extensive strategic planning, operational and product line planning background from his previous 13 years at Nike. He offered to help us on any questions we’d have in our design projects relating to the business implications associated with bringing our ideas to the marketplace. We really appreciate the ULIKO team’s help and hospitality.
Sunday, May 1, 2011…..Day 2 at PENSOLE. By Michelle.
I have no idea where creative ideas form or how they form in our brains. Maybe certain environments foster creativity over others, maybe itʼs certain people, or events. Often times, Iʼve thought it was simply a talent or gift, seemingly easier for some than for others. Regardless of where or how innovative thinking happens, there is most certainly a process for it.
Saturday, April 30, 2011……Day 1 at PENSOLE. By Erick Ikeda.
Quote of the day:
“Emptiness the starting point. In order to taste my cup of water you must first empty your cup. My friend, drop all of your preconceived fixed ideas and be neutral. Do you know why this cup is so useful? Because it is empty.” – Bruce Lee.
What’s up man? How’s your summer been?
Pretty packed! We moved across the country and I started as Creative Director at frog design’s San Francisco studio, but we are settling in quickly and loving the Bay area.
Cool, cool. I’m gonna just get right into it. Can you remember the first time you realized you could draw well?
(Laughs) I’ve never really thought about that, but looking back on it, there were always a lot of kids that liked to draw in my grade school. We used to get together and have competitions at lunch to draw robots, and tanks, and space ships. At the end we would spread the sketches out and vote who was the best that day. It was super competitive and usually fights would break out… this was like first grade. Nicky and I were usually the best and it typically came down to the two of us. We always pushed each other to draw and I never stopped.
Congratulations to Edmund for winning a scholarship to study at the Footwear Dedicated Design Program at the University of Oregon this summer!
Edmund graduated from the College for Creative Studies with a B.F.A. in Industrial Design in May 2009.
MESH01: How did you find out about MESH01, Core77 and the No.2 Foundation?
Edmund: I found out about Mesh01 and No.2 Foundation through D’wayne Edwards. I asked him about a design competition I was interested in but I didn’t qualify for it. D’wayne told me to check out the MESH01 website. In college, students and teachers recommended that we should put our portfolios on the Core77 site so the design community can see our work.
MESH01 would like to thank all of the participants who competed in the NO 2. Portfolio Competition! There were a total of 57 students who submitted portfolios, representing 12 countries and 27 design schools around the world.
Out of the 57 students that submitted the following 17 have been awarded scholarships to the summer footwear design program hosted at the University of Oregon:
1. Nickname: Brendan_Rocke Country: Canada School: University of Alberta
2. Nickname: go2guy Country: Israel School: Guild Tel-Aviv School of Design and Technology for Footwear & Accessories.
PORTSMOUTH, NH – MAY 21, 2010 – MESH01 has created a unique niche for itself by demonstrating that healthy competition can be a good thing – both on the field and off. Leveraging the Internet, MESH01 connects sporting good brands to a global design community to assist in the creation of innovative products for the SportStyle industry. The concept, called “crowdsourcing”, can be a quick and accurate creative resource for both companies and individuals, and it’s gaining a lot of momentum in the market place. It works by taking a job that is traditionally performed by one person, usually an employee, and putting it out to a larger, undefined group for contributions.
Meet Chunkyd! He took 1st place and 6th place for his designs in Hi-Tec’s Colours and Materials Competition which also happened to be his first design competition EVER!
MESH01: How has MESH01 challenged you as a designer?
Chunkyd: I’ve been in the shoe industry for almost five years and in that time I’ve learned that each new project is a challenge. The paddle board competition was especially challenging as it was my first real attempt at graphic design.
MESH01: Did you attend a design school? If yes, did you have a lot of help networking and finding a mentor after graduation?