D'Wayne Edwards | Founder of PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy

D’Wayne is a co-founder of the groundbreaking and ambitious PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy. Both his program and personal work run a tight game. His shoe designs have won gold medals in the Olympics, and he is one of the lucky few to redesign that prime classic the Air Jordan... which is above and beyond getting gold in the footwear Olympics.

Your manifesto / rules to live by / motto:

Actions speak louder than words.

How would you describe your work if you left out all the boring parts?

I design extensions to your feet.

Pen, pencil or stylus?


Be honest: how often do you clean your desk?



Rotring 600MP Mechanical PenciL

This is IT. This is the mechanical pencil you've been waiting for. With this piece of German technology you can elevate your daily drafting, writing, sketching, and margin noodling to an absolute science. They're elegant, well-thought out, and simply attracting. Isn't that what your work should be? 

Rotring has been known for beautiful and ingeniously designed writing tools since 1928. These prove why with a solid aluminum body for satisfying balance, knurled grip for easier traction and more control, neatly hidden eraser, precision brass mechanism for perfect lead movement, and an extra-supportive tip to reduce breakage. The tip shape is minimized, allowing you a greater view of your work. It even has a variable lead hardness indicator that you can use for quick reference, so you always know you're choosing the right tool.

The only downside is how distractingly attractive they are... But passion is great inspiration. Get to work.