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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?

Pencil.


Be honest: how often do you clean your desk?

Everyday.

 

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.

Aaron Draplin | Graphic Artist & Field Notes Co-founder

Aaron Draplin | Graphic Artist & Field Notes Co-founder

Beatrice Thompson | Art Director & Designer at Roundhouse

Beatrice Thompson | Art Director & Designer at Roundhouse

D'wayne Edwards | Founder of Pensole Footwear Design Academy

D'wayne Edwards | Founder of Pensole Footwear Design Academy

Jennifer Armbrust | Designer & Advisor

Jennifer Armbrust | Designer & Advisor

Kate Bingaman-Burt | Educator & Illustrator

Kate Bingaman-Burt | Educator & Illustrator

Olivia Britz-Wheat | Tattoo Artist at Fortune Tattoo

Olivia Britz-Wheat | Tattoo Artist at Fortune Tattoo

Tsilli Pines | Co-founder of Design Week Portland & CreativeMornings Portland

Tsilli Pines | Co-founder of Design Week Portland & CreativeMornings Portland

Ashod Simonian | Creative Director & Co-founder of Imaginary Authors

Ashod Simonian | Creative Director & Co-founder of Imaginary Authors

Calvin Ross Carl | Artist & Creative Lead at Sincerely Truman

Calvin Ross Carl | Artist & Creative Lead at Sincerely Truman

Erik Carlson | Songwriter, Teacher & All-ages Club Owner

Erik Carlson | Songwriter, Teacher & All-ages Club Owner

Jennifer James Wright | Design Director of Ouur Studio

Jennifer James Wright | Design Director of Ouur Studio

Lizy Gershenzon | Brand & Interface Designer at Scribble Tone

Lizy Gershenzon | Brand & Interface Designer at Scribble Tone

Rachel Ancliffe | Apparel Designer

Rachel Ancliffe | Apparel Designer

Tyler Segel | Creative Director at Factory North

Tyler Segel | Creative Director at Factory North

Avantika Bawa | Artist & Professor

Avantika Bawa | Artist & Professor

Carolin Harris | Associate Creative Director at Swift

Carolin Harris | Associate Creative Director at Swift

James Owen | Creative Director 

James Owen | Creative Director 

Justin "Scrappers" Morrison | Creative Worker

Justin "Scrappers" Morrison | Creative Worker

Max Estes | Children's Author & Illustrator

Max Estes | Children's Author & Illustrator

Sasha Burchuk | Web Developer

Sasha Burchuk | Web Developer

Willyum Beck | Art Director at BPN

Willyum Beck | Art Director at BPN