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Bruno Monaco
39:29
hello from Brazil
carla barinas
39:31
Hello from Dominican Republic
Jinny Chan
39:32
Hello from Seattle :))
Sujith S Kumar
39:32
Hello from India!
Nicholas Ruiz
39:33
Hello from Santa Barbara
Cyrus Marshall
39:35
Hello from Georgia!! 😎
abimbola olaoya
39:36
hi From Houston
Madison
39:36
Hello joining from Texas
Joel Lopes
39:37
Hello form mumbai
Gavren Dochterman
39:37
Hi Hector, Gavren from Nashville, TN
Antonio Barbosa
39:42
Hello from Brazil
Kathleen
39:46
Hello, students/attendees! Thanks for joining us! If you have not already, please say hello in the chat pod and let us know where you are joining from. :)
Yen Wei Chen
39:47
Hi from Cedar Park tx
Nathaniel Moore
39:49
Hello hector from Hartford ct
Oscar Orencio Hofmann
39:50
Indianapolis, Indiana (JD Finish Line headquarters) sneakerheads ! !
Takiesha Chestnut
39:54
Im Chestnut From New York
Lauren Spain
39:56
Hi from Oakland.
Kiana Muschlin
39:59
Houstonn
Shaquana
40:01
Hello from CT!
Kathleen
40:08
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Sharon Wong
40:38
Hello from the Bay Area.
YUCHUN LIU
40:41
Hello from San Francisco!!!
Hector Verdugo
41:45
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Hector Verdugo
42:17
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Lauren Spain
43:21
Hey Antonio.
Antonio Barbosa
43:28
hi
Fernanda Catafay
43:43
helloo
Madison
43:47
👋🏾
Kendra Hough
45:06
Hello
Ross Poole
45:40
CLAP CLAP CLAP
Laila Huston
46:05
hey from ny
Antonio Borja
47:15
Hello everyone feel free to chime in with any questions.
Quincy
48:29
what’s the average a adidas worker make??
Hector Verdugo
49:25
@Quincy- I don't think he will know what others make. It's kind of taboo to ask in the professional world.
Sanchita Khandelwal
49:37
Where can I watch this talk later on? Is it posted somewhere?
Kathleen
50:04
@Sanchita (and any other attendees): You can request the recording link be emailed to you by completing this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RJMXMQB
Kathleen
50:13
I will post the recording here tomorrow (you can also find other great workshop and webinar recordings): http://blogs.academyart.edu/chats/current-student-chats.html
Sanchita Khandelwal
50:42
Thanks!
Gavren Dochterman
50:43
As fellow collegiate track athlete why or what attracts you to also making footwear for sports and not just causal wear?
Ross Poole
50:51
400m = Death its an all out Sprint
Lauren Spain
50:51
@Quincy: https://www.glassdoor.com/Salary/adidas-Footwear-Designer-Salaries-E10692_D_KO7,24.htm
Ross Poole
51:33
What makes that design and sketch so bad?
Jessica Ahialey
53:13
are there internships for high school students?
Antonio Borja
53:43
The proportion of the shoe was not accurate to the human foot, and the line weight didn’t indicate the volume of the shoe.
Ed Forman
54:45
KB!
Armando De Leon
55:13
how long were you a intern for adidas?
Daniel Ramirez
56:03
what device is best for sketching?
Phil Martino
56:51
My name is Phil Martino. I’m the founder of ZIPJEWEL. We’re a just patented Brand and I’d like to have the students of the academy as a project related education project where the students will actually design our new fashion. Visit ZIPJEWEL.COM to see what we represent. Students can earn royalties and possibly design work. Contact me at Phil@zipjewel.com
Antonio Borja
58:04
Start out with ballpoint pen and paper, once you get good you can get a Wacom Cintiq or Apple iPad Pro using Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Adobe Photoshop, and ProCreate (iOS).
Julianne Kan
58:30
WOW!
Antonio Borja
59:20
Phil Martino, I’ll reach out to you.
Libby Pollak
59:23
What if someone isn't as talented and can't draw?
Libby Pollak
59:42
I have good ideas but not well developed sketching skills.
Ross Poole
59:45
do you worry about the biomechanics of the ankle and foot when you design footwear?
Hector Verdugo
59:55
@Libby- That's what we are here for. The truth is that drawing is a skill that can really be worked on
Antonio Borja
01:00:58
As long as you have a passion for it and are ready to dedicate yourself to your craft you can accomplish your goal.
Daniel Ramirez
01:01:32
appreciate it
Gavren Dochterman
01:03:13
Are the athletes shoes any different then what is sold in stores?
Daniel Ramirez
01:03:58
they got the plugs haha
Kendra Hough
01:03:59
This is pretty cool! He's really young and successful! How long post graduation did it take for Aric's career to begin?
Armando De Leon
01:04:02
do you have a time limit when working on a design project?
Darrell Nicholson
01:04:28
what are the fundamentals in helping create your style of shoe like the design or working with an athlete?
Kathleen
01:05:42
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Gavren Dochterman
01:05:53
What keeps you creative?
Antonio Barbosa
01:06:39
why have aric not worked with basketball shoes?
Yen Wei Chen
01:06:39
Do you design footware for yourself?
Gavren Dochterman
01:06:40
Where does your inspiration come from and what keeps you motivated to continue innovating?
Madison
01:06:44
Eric what do you do when you have a creative block?
Ed Forman
01:06:58
can this industry be fully remote if I don’t want to relocate?
Antonio Barbosa
01:07:09
How was to work with Adidas originals?
Kevin Doan
01:07:15
Talent is obviously a huge part of it along with the passion, but how much would you say the “business” of product design is a part of navigating the post graduate world in the giants (i.e. apple, nike, Adidas, etc)?
Ross Poole
01:07:22
You got your foot in the door in the industry through a design competition, what recommendations would you give to get a foot in the door in the footwear industry?
Armando De Leon
01:08:02
what’s some advice you can give for us pursuing a career as a designer?
Oscar Orencio Hofmann
01:08:21
talking about materials and cushioning, is the 4D sole something a shoe designer created? or was it more a job done by an engineer?
Aarya Ghule
01:08:51
I am interested in learning footwear design. How should one begin especially when it comes to creating a portfolio.
Fernanda Catafay
01:09:13
did you take drawing classes? or was it always something that you did naturally?
Eduardo Merino
01:09:40
How far before launching a shoe you set the no-look-back moment to lock down a design and stop iterating?
Antonio Barbosa
01:10:00
I am very interested in getting on to the creative design of sneakers what hints do you give?
Yen Wei Chen
01:10:43
Have you ever made shoes for yourself?
Daniel Ramirez
01:10:56
how did you get the chance to propose your idea to Adidas?
James Bosch
01:11:26
Is your company approaching you about sustainability of the footwear materials?
Destiny Harding
01:11:40
I saw that Zen Coffee Table you made on Instagram. What inspired you to make that?
Fernanda Catafay
01:12:08
is it possible to get a scholarship at the academy being foreign?
Quincy
01:13:27
did you propose a shoe to only adidas or more companies
James Bosch
01:13:38
Do you ever feel your creativity is affected by the pressure of business?
Hector Verdugo
01:13:55
@Fernanda- https://www.academyart.edu/finances/scholarships/international-distance-learning-scholarship/
Hector Verdugo
01:14:11
INTL Scholarship link. Due by 8/15
Darrell Nicholson
01:14:14
Is the work you do on designing footwear, can it be a resemblance and able to transition it in the Apparel design?
Fernanda Catafay
01:15:52
@hector thank you so much!
Hector Verdugo
01:16:09
@Fernanda- Anytime
Chelsea Sligh
01:16:17
Do you think you would benefit from a background in kinesiology or sports science or does that role fall more on another department in the design process?
Gavren Dochterman
01:16:22
Once you were hired at Adidas were you hand picked to work on cleats/sports shoes or did you apply?
Darrell Nicholson
01:16:27
@hector @aric thank you
James Bosch
01:16:54
Aric, this has been a very interesting presentation--appreciate you sharing your passion!
Antonio Barbosa
01:17:00
@aric, who haven’t you worked with basketball footwear
Antonio Barbosa
01:17:02
?
Sujith S Kumar
01:17:15
Do you also have 3D model prototyping in the footwear industry? If yes, Do you have dedicated modellers for that?
Kendra Hough
01:18:15
Thank you for this presentation! I enjoyed watching this and having the Academy reinforce the success of it's graduates!
Antonio Borja
01:18:20
Make sure you guys stay for the demo!
Nathaniel Moore
01:18:39
Eric Do you feel any pressure in designing the next cleat/footwear?
Julianne Kan
01:18:44
NICE!
Antonio Barbosa
01:18:44
@aric, have you ever thought about having the 4D technology in any of your shoes
Chelsea Sligh
01:19:02
For a student athlete who just graduated with a completely different major but has decided this is what they want to do what advice would you give (no art backgrounds other than a hobby, 23 years old)? Draw every day? Do certain exercises etc?
James Bosch
01:19:58
Are you understanding the footwear business more now--and did your experience at the Academy introduce any business concepts--or was that something you had to supplement your education?
Hector Verdugo
01:20:41
@Chelsea- Draw practice and use references. Do research on shoe technology. Our Grad programs also allow students with no background get started. Even if your degree was unrealted.
Quincy
01:21:02
what made you go into footwear instead of just being an all out artist
Kendra Hough
01:21:04
@chelsea I enrolled in an art class to further develop my talents. I found this helpful in classes at the Academy. The Academy does a great job in developing art skills and talents though
Chelsea Sligh
01:22:39
@kendra & @Hector Thank you so much! Definitely reassuring.
Kendra Hough
01:22:57
@chelsea the instructors offer and advise additional books and resources if you would like them too as well
Lauren Spain
01:23:23
@Aric, really excellent work, thank you for sharing with us.
Fannar Omarsson
01:24:08
I’ve been sketching a lot of footwear lately to try and get the proportions right but I find it hard creating something new. When you started sketching shoes, did you start with copying other shoes to understand the form in designing shoes or did you always kind of try and sketch something new? What do you reccommend is a good practice?
Darrell Nicholson
01:24:08
thank you sharing with your time.
Ed Forman
01:24:26
does adidas let people freelance for them?
Hector Verdugo
01:25:07
Using ProCreate on Ipad
Brian murraybrowne
01:25:23
Basketball
Hector Verdugo
01:25:26
Animals?
Ross Poole
01:25:26
rhino
Brian murraybrowne
01:25:28
BAsketball
John Hutchinson
01:25:29
paws
Quincy
01:25:38
@hector when you actually sign up for a class do you have to draw things and present them
Darrell Nicholson
01:25:38
black mamba
John Hutchinson
01:25:39
tennis
Ross Poole
01:25:40
cricket
Shaquana
01:25:42
soccor
eric waden
01:25:43
bOXING
Quincy
01:25:44
basketball
Anita Williams
01:25:44
hokey
Anita Williams
01:25:47
hockey
Chelsea Sligh
01:25:49
softball
Shaquana
01:25:49
soccer
Amy Hsieh
01:25:51
ballet!
Sujith S Kumar
01:25:53
MOTORSPORT
Nathaniel Moore
01:25:55
basketball
Brian murraybrowne
01:26:01
biscuits
John Hutchinson
01:26:06
soccer
James Bosch
01:26:09
Soccer---use a manta!
Agnes Amoako
01:26:12
soccer
Hector Verdugo
01:26:29
@Quincy- We do present work to faculty and peers as a part of the process of how to give and take feedback. That's a critical skill in your career.
Kendra Hough
01:28:13
When you say lasse is that similar to a croquis? If so, how does a lasse differ from a croquis?
Ed Forman
01:29:36
can you explain your day? 20% meetings 30%sketching etc...
Daniel Ramirez
01:30:21
that was cool
John Hutchinson
01:30:46
the spikes
Kendra Hough
01:31:44
@Aric what type of method do you utilize for proportion of shoes? I'm assuming there is a specific croquis for shoe design. If so, what is the correct name for this scale?
Kendra Hough
01:32:42
@Aric are the technical packs the same concept as garment technical packs?
Oscar Orencio Hofmann
01:32:47
whenever you design something, what are the essential items that you should not get rid of in a shoe? laces can be replaced, for example.
Chelsea Sligh
01:37:58
I like that question @Ed. What is a normal day like?
Quincy
01:39:14
@hector thanks
John Hutchinson
01:44:10
Please throw out terminology as much as much as you can.
Yen Wei Chen
01:46:18
Aric I think your top is a right shoe when the other ones are left shoes
Quincy
01:53:58
why not put the rainbow on the horn
Fannar Omarsson
02:04:45
What do you recommend is a good practice to understanding form and adding design to it. Is it similar to speeform sketching like transportation?
Brian murraybrowne
02:04:52
How would you convert you sketches from 2D to 3D?
Fannar Omarsson
02:05:09
adding design to shoes!
Madison
02:05:38
Eric what’s something you wish someone would have told you when you first started out?
James Bosch
02:05:39
What is your favorite part of the design process? Is it the early phase--sketching the prototype?
Gavren Dochterman
02:05:57
Where do you find the most inspiration? Nature? Travel?
Sujith S Kumar
02:06:09
ARE THE TEXTURE AND MATERIAL PREDEFINED IN THE BRIEF OR ARE DECIDED BY THE DESIGNER?
Kendra Hough
02:07:39
@sujith the designer and product manager
Kendra Hough
02:08:09
@sujith the product manager ensures cost of textiles both research textiles
Gavren Dochterman
02:08:14
If anyone wants to talk about shoe design, message me on instagram @gavrenn
Sujith S Kumar
02:10:10
Thanks a lot!
Chelsea Sligh
02:10:57
Thank you!!
Sharon Wong
02:11:00
Thank you, Aric, Antonio, and Hector!
Ana Isabel Quintão Gomes Kunal
02:11:26
I wanna attend to your class during fall, Aric :)
John Beeson
02:18:58
Awesome Aric. So great
Hector Verdugo
02:20:36
@Ashely- We allow student to take courses as elective slots
Gavren Dochterman
02:21:19
Why do you think hiring based on race is more important then skill set?
Hector Verdugo
02:25:54
@Kim- I don't think so. There are so many different areas of footwear design. Lifestyle, etc
Hector Verdugo
02:26:05
As Aric said- He has a painter on his team.
Hector Verdugo
02:26:12
Everyone brings something unique to the table
Cedric M
02:26:28
How does boost material work with adidas shoes?
Ross Poole
02:26:57
Would you have advice for graduate students?
Gavren Dochterman
02:27:11
Could you repeat the name of the person who did the ford bronco in the chat?
John Beeson
02:27:30
SO GREAT ARIC!
John Beeson
02:28:01
Great point man.
Hector Verdugo
02:28:24
@Ross- Make this a priority and work with passion
Antonio Borja
02:28:26
Aaron Gould, he will be a future guest speaker.
tanuj kaushik
02:28:34
That's so great! Thank you for an awesome webinar and sharing personal journey!
Ross Poole
02:29:47
whats the best way to develop your portfolio?
tanuj kaushik
02:33:53
How many projects should be in a portfolio?
Ed Forman
02:33:54
thanks aric.
Ross Poole
02:34:10
Thank you so much for your time!
Gavren Dochterman
02:34:35
Where can I take this course with you Aric?
Jinny Chan
02:34:42
This lesson was very interesting to learn about everything and thanks so much for teaching it! :))
Kathleen
02:34:51
Friendly Reminder to attendees: You can request the recording link be emailed to you by completing this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RJMXMQB
Kathleen
02:34:54
I will post the recording here tomorrow (you can also find other great workshop and webinar recordings): http://blogs.academyart.edu/chats/current-student-chats.html
Shaquana
02:35:01
Thank you Aric
Hector Verdugo
02:35:16
@Everyone- Send me an email so we can connect further.
Fannar Omarsson
02:35:16
Hey Antonio, will some classes at the IND program be on-site or will every single class be online via Zoom?
Hector Verdugo
02:35:16
Hector Verdugo- Senior Vice President of AdmissionsEmail: hverdugo@academyart.edu
Madison
02:35:43
Thank you all so much.
Gavren Dochterman
02:35:56
Thank you everyone!
tanuj kaushik
02:36:04
Thank you so much again everyone!
Ana Isabel Quintão Gomes Kunal
02:36:08
Thanks everyone! It was amazing
Antonio Borja
02:36:09
Thank you all for your help and support!
John Beeson
02:36:14
Big ups Hector and team!
Sujith S Kumar
02:36:19
Thank you everyone!
Nicholas Ruiz
02:36:24
Thank you all! It was very informative and helpful.
John Beeson
02:36:27
KATHLEEN RULES. She does not sleep.
Kathleen
02:36:29
Ha! :)
Sy Attebery
02:36:30
hugely appreciated everyone
Lisa Dean
02:36:42
Thanks so very much!!!
Sharon Wong
02:36:44
Thank you!
Aleshia Henderson
02:36:45
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!! honestly really appreciate it.
John Beeson
02:36:53
Nice work Tim!
Anita Williams
02:36:56
Thank you guys so much!!! Love from Nawlins!!! (New Orleans)
Julianne Kan
02:37:04
Thank you Aric, Antonio, Hector, Kathleen, and John.
Antonio Borja
02:37:11
Thank you all for attending!
eric waden
02:37:14
This was GREAT thanks guys!
Hector Verdugo
02:37:37
Hector Verdugo- Senior Vice President of AdmissionsEmail: hverdugo@academyart.edu
John Beeson
02:37:38
Thank you to the last 70 still here. You’re already putting in the work!
James Bosch
02:37:41
Aric, Hector and Antonio--check out the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO. www.nrel.gov Dr. Gregg Beckham is upcycling plastics. Thank you for the presentation. Best wishes--James Bosch
Julianne Kan
02:38:01
Antonio is GREAT!
Julianne Kan
02:38:25
LOL
Hector Verdugo
02:38:54
Hector Verdugo- Senior Vice President of AdmissionsEmail: hverdugo@academyart.edu
Hector Verdugo
02:39:52
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Hector Verdugo
02:40:02
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Hector Verdugo
02:40:34
Email: hverdugo@academyart.edu
Julianne Kan
02:40:37
Jiwon, are you here?
Kathleen
02:41:03
Thank you to those that attended today and asking great questions! Thank you to our panelists for the great demonstration and all the valuable information! Be safe and healthy everyone!
John Beeson
02:41:11
THANK YOU ARIC, HECTOR, ANTONIO.
James Bosch
02:41:34
Thank you gentlemen!
Frankie Williams
02:41:37
what is Aric's last name?
Oscar Orencio Hofmann
02:41:39
Thank you ARIC !