Day 6 at PENSOLE

Thursday, May 5, 2011…..Day 6 at PENSOLE. By Kristina Marrero

Today we came in with a more refined set of ideas revolving specifically around our performance features. Everyone put their eight sketches up and was ready for the next big thing.

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Day 5 at PENSOLE

Wednesday, May 4, 2011…..Day 5 at PENSOLE. By Vlad Almonnord

Quote of the day:

“Inner resistance is not the solution. – Whether I like it or not, circumstances are thrust upon me, and being a fighter at heart I sort of fight it in the beginning but soon realize what I need is not inner resistance and needless conflict (in the form of dissipation); rather, by joining forces to readjust and make the best of it.”

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Day 4 at PENSOLE

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!

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Day 3 at PENSOLE

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.

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Day 2 at PENSOLE

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.

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Day 1 at PENSOLE

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.
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Conversation with Michael DiTullo, Former Nike designer, Creative Director Frog Design

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.

Michael DiTulloCool, 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.

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And the Core77 & MESH01 Co-Sponsorship Scholarship Winner is…

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.

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No. 2 Foundation Scholarship Winners!

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.

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