ACADEMICS

PENSOLE students will experience our rigorous “learn by doing” curriculum, where they are taught to THINK before they create and do everything by hand, from sketching to rendering to prototyping. Our programs introduce students to all aspects of footwear design: concept development, sketching, constructions, materials and storytelling. We also emphasize professional skills such as branding, interview techniques, networking, portfolio development, and verbal and visual presentation. All PENSOLE students walk away from our master classes with an exceptional project they are proud to share with potential employers, fellow designers, and the world.

COLOR & MATERIAL
  • Design Language + Creative Strategies
  • Color Design + Influencers + Concept Boards
  • Presentation + Storytelling
  • Team Leadership + Development
  • CM Terminology
  • Material iD + Development Plan

MLab is a creative business model, which drives education and innovation through design resources. Our platform promotes an inspirational environment of comprehensive Color +Material Design education through Pensole + MLab.

We emphasize strategic design education, with access to global suppliers and vendors through a sustainable lens.

FOOTWEAR
  • Consumer
  • Story
  • Inspiration
  • Performance
  • Concept (hand drawings, digital renderings, tech packs, prototype)
  • Colorways
  • Branding
  • Packaging
  • POP
FUNCTIONAL APPAREL & ACCESSORIES

The Functional Apparel & Accessories Studio (FAAS) focuses on designing performance apparel and accessories (active and protective gear that assist people in keeping warm, cool, comfortable and/or dry through materials, fit, construction, and other innovative techniques). Students will experience our rigorous “learn by doing” curriculum, where they are taught consumer insights are key to understanding the problem, the functional benefit needed, and to inform the solution before they start to create. Our programs introduce students to all aspects of performance apparel design, which include effective use of insights, concept development, sketching, construction, materials and storytelling. We, also, emphasize professional skills such as branding, interview techniques, networking, portfolio development, and verbal and visual presentation. All FAAS students walk away from our master classes with the knowledge of cross discipline product creation, best practices in apparel development processes, and an exceptional project they are proud to share with potential employers, fellow designers, and the world.

FAAS: Functional Apparel & Accessories Studio

  • Consumer Insights
  • Story
  • Inspiration
  • Performance
  • Concept (hand drawings, digital renderings, tech packs, prototype)
  • Colorways
  • Branding
  • Packaging
  • POP
BRAND & MARKETING
  • Market Opportunity-Category & Price
  • Distribution Strategy
  • Sales Strategy
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Business Plan
INTERNSHIP-CREDIT PROGRAM

PENSOLE now has an official partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) to create a new Footwear, Apparel & Accessories, and Color & Material Intensive Design Program that will feature 30 students from around the world.

[email protected] Intensive Design Program will prepare students from what it is like to have an internship at a TOP Footwear brand through our ‘learn-by-doing’ curriculum. This program also allows us to offer classes that are transferable to the college/university that you are currently attending (15 credits transferable).

The TOP Footwear brands in the industry will be a part of this program and will be offering their guidance and mentorship to students assigned to work on their brand. Students will be advised in the way that they would be trained at their company. The program will culminate with presentations to representatives from these brands. This exposure is an unusual opportunity for students to show what they can offer these companies.

DIGITAL DESIGN

COMING SOON

PENSOLE HIGH SCHOOL

Information coming soon

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