Our story began with a number 2 pencil!
PENSOLE’S founder, D’Wayne Edwards, attributes the success of his career and the subsequent founding of the academy to a tool, the number 2 pencil, that created opportunities. Every sketch starts with a pencil before it ever becomes a product. Check out the chronology of PENSOLE’s journey below.
PENSOLE FOOTWEAR DESIGN ACADEMY FOUNDED, D’WAYNE EDWARDS
MLAB FOUNDED, SUZETTE HENRY
LAUNCHED PENSOLE @ UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
LAUNCHED PENSOLE @ARTCENTER IN PASADENA, CA
LAUNCHED PENSOLE @PARSONS The New School for Design in New York, NY
PENSOLE PARTNERS WITH THE TWO TEN FOUNDATION
LAUNCHED PENSOLE @ MIT in Cambridge, MA
Future of Footwear
WORLD SNEAKER CHAMPIONSHIP LAUNCHES ONLINE
PENSOLE @ Kolding Design School in Denmark
BME, MASTER CLASS
FUELING THE FUTURE OF FOOTWEAR W/ UNDER ARMOUR
FUELING THE FUTURE OF FOOTWEAR W/ASIC
NEW BALANCE, MASTER CLASS IN LAWRENCE, MASS
FAAS FOUNDER, ANGELA MEDLIN PENSOLE
PARTNERS W/PORTLAND APPAREL LAB
Partnered with Google/YouTube RED to create and 8-episode series called LACE UP
Launched PENSOLE @ Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Partnered with Footlocker, Inc.
AFRICAN AMERICAN FOOTWEAR FORUM LAUNCHES IN WASHINGTON, D.C.