Footwear Collaborations

When working on footwear design projects collaboration is the key. Working with your fellow designers or engineers can easily double or triple the years of experience you bring to a project. So stay in touch with your old co-workers, clients and customers.

This weekend my old friend Franck Boistel, a HOT SHOT shoe designer, stopped by to share some shoe materials he picked up at the Portland shoe material show.

Here is the link to Francks design portfolio.

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Franck Boistel

Also Franck teaches a shoe design course call Sole Explorer. Be on the look out! He will be teaching a course at the Shoemakers Academy, Soon! 

We had a special guest visit us this weekend. Luis Pizana is a footwear young designer just getting his career going. He attended the Pensole academy in Portland

Shoe Designer

Luis landed a choice internship at Michael Kors! Luis is also enjoying some of our courses at the


I say Luis is off to a great start, and he is looking for new challenges and projects. 
You can see his work here.

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Thanks for visiting Franck and Luis!