Pensole Founder D’Wayne Edwards on Creativity, Working in Footwear Design, and Design Education

Michael interviews D’Wayne Edwards, his former boss at Jordan brand and the founder of Pensole Design Academy, covering a lot of ground, from D’Wayne’s start in the design industry, to his use of notes in the design process, to plans to retire as a hermit in Montana.

PENSOLE was founded to give talented young design students an opportunity to learn from the industry’s best and to provide a farm system for the next generation of footwear designers. Since the first PENSOLE class in 2010, academy graduates have found opportunities with footwear companies worldwide such as Columbia Sportswear, Bluehaven, AND1, North Face, New Balance, Wolverine, Cole Haan, Under Armour, Stride Rite, adidas, JORDAN and Nike.

Guest, D’Wayne Edwards

Host, Michael DiTullo