PENSOLE’s “learn by doing” curriculum teaches students the entire footwear design process: inspiration, concept-development, design process, problem solving, materials, prototyping, marketing, business, networking and branding.
PENSOLE features the most sought-after faculty in footwear, comprised of both young professional designers and established footwear design leaders from the top brands—with more than 100 years of combined experience. Each student walks away from the experience with an exceptional project that is ready to be shared with potential employers, fellow designers, and the world.
Programs are open to applicants around the globe and are partially funded through private donations, school scholarships and corporate sponsorships. PENSOLE has partnered with prestigious design schools such as Parsons The New School for Design (New York), Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA), and former students have come from more than 60 different schools around the world.
Instructor(s): D’Wayne Edwards, Suzette Henry
Financial Aid: Yes