Color and Material Design
Submit an original mood board (one page). Your board must clearly and effectively communicate a mood through a choice of colors and composition. Your board must demonstrate that you can follow instructions and guidelines.
Your board must have the following:
Contact info centered at bottom of the board. (First+Last Name, Email, Academic Status, Educational Institution or Current Employment)
Board size: 8.5” x11” (tiled page layouts are ok in order of content requested below) Format: PDF or 300 DPI JPG *
Build a creative point of view with a color + mood board layout that communicates the content requested below
Content Objective: Shows an understanding of creating color/material + finishes in a storytelling format that showcases knowledge of tactility in design.
CHOOSE ONE CATEGORY TO FOCUS ON:
— Performance/Sport *Do not use footwear designs in your work
— Lifestyle or Emerging Industry
IDENTIFY YOUR CONSUMER + THEIR SPECIFIC CONNECTION TO YOUR STORY
— PERFORMANCE EXAMPLE – Anna Smith, is inspired by art museums in her NY backyard. I created a color + material palette filled with the textures’ colors that surround her.
She strives for sustainable fibers and natural dyes in her choices, but won’t sacrifice fashion.
SHOW YOUR DESIGN PROCESS:
— Inspiration images
— CMF swatches
— Research backup
— Bonus: Communicate point of view of the industry that inspired you.
See examples of layouts and content at the following link: http://www.thehangersandlasts.com/cmdivas
This program is taught by Ms. Suzette Henry, Dir.of Color and Materials for Pensole, along with her team industry experts. Students will learn unique and fundamental skills in Color, Materials + Finishes in the MLab environment. The curriculum is based on learnings in color strategy, color trends, material categories; ﬁbers, synthetics, polymers leather and innovation in those ﬁelds. Students will learn best practices in collaborative problem solving, time management, storytelling, and network with vendors in global markets while building a creative body of work.
Functional Apparel & Accessories Design
Submit the following:
- Head-To-Toe Outfit (male or female) in black/white or color; hand sketch or digital sketch
- The layout must include call-outs of the innovative design features, materials, and construction details
- Note how the design features enhance or protect the athlete or consumer.
- Applicant’s contact info (name + email + phone)
- 8.5” x 11” layout
- Be Original.
See examples of sketch & layouts at the following link: https://www.pinterest.com/THEFAASTUDIO/apparel-sketch-examples/
FAAS (Functional Apparel & Accessories Studio) is a unique ‘learn while doing’ program instructed by Founder and Design Director, Angela Medlin. Utilizing three decades of global performance and lifestyle apparel experience in brands that include Nike, Adidas, The North Face, Levi Strauss, and others, Medlin instructs students to become creative ‘Solutioneers’. FAAS students design innovative apparel and accessories through problem-solving for the consumer’s product needs in this 9-week design intensives. In addition, global brand leaders offer the FAAS students ‘real time’ mentorship to support a ’true to industry’ educational experience. The curriculum includes 3D (Browswear) digital prototyping, physical prototyping, pattern making, industrial sewing, hand and digital illustration, tech packs, product pitches, digital presentations, team collaborations, personal and professional development. In FAAS, we encourage and challenge those who currently design in other disciplines to expand their skill set into performance apparel & accessories.
Submit one hand-sketch of an original design in black and white or color. No computer sketching. Multiple views are optional.
See an example of a sketch & layout at the following link: FootwearSubmission
PENSOLE Academy is the only school in the United States dedicated to footwear design education from a holistic creative perspective. Since its founding in 2010, more than 250 Academy graduates have been placed professionally with footwear companies worldwide, in the following positions: brand/marketing, color, and material design, footwear design, graphic design, and technical design; as well as starting their own consulting or footwear brands.