I like to teach in a way that makes students excited about their own ideas and work, in a calm welcoming atmosphere. I want my students to feel like we are a team when working together, like a friend, and push them to get the result they are after.
My teaching methods start with understanding who the student is, and how they like to work. It's very important to start with this to ensure that they get the help they need as best as they can. This can help to break down bad habbits and offer solutions in areas they struggle in, in a very friendly and helpfull way, and can help to push them forward in areas they are good at.
Teaching menthodolgies for projects:
Creating a good concept can be difficult, and there is very little help with this method of thinking. It is not something that is taught, it is something that you are either good at or bad at, it is your own idea. But with the right guidance you can come up with great concepts through bouncing ideas off of one another. This is something that I like to do with students as it engages the student and helps to spur your own ideas. When you have a great concept your project becomes so much more exciting and you will never get bored of it!
Research is a huge part of any project, it is the heart and soul of great design. I will help with creating a mindmap of subjects to research from the concept, and where to go to get great information, at the same time as pulling references from my head. This includes primary and secondary research.
- DEVELOPMENT OF IDEAS
Using your research, I will help you to break it down and hone in on specific areas to help inform design ideas. This includes creating a mood board, colour board, and materials board (which may change throughout the project).
- INITIAL THUMBNAILS DRAWINGS
These are your first initial drawings taken from the development of your research and concept. This can be totally random and un-professional as you need to get your first ideas out of your head. We will then chose the best drawings from this and develop it into more resolved larger drawings.
- FINAL DESIGNS + FINAL LINE-UP
Through the larger more resolved drawings we will pick which are the strongest in terms of design, and which can be improved on by going back to the intitial research and making the designs stronger. This will then be put into a collection of 6 shoes drawn perfectly with linedrawings.
* I will help teach students how to use photoshop and illustrator to make your final linedrawings come to life! Which is the most exciting part!
* Throughout these processes I will guide you in the layout of your work for a very professional looking protfolio!
If students want to learn the basics of the construction of a shoe I will also teach this at beginners level.
I have recently graduated from London College of Fashion Cordwainers, and would like to help students who are either trying to get into University, or give current University goers help along with their projects, or just people who are interested in making a portfolio for footwear design. I have knowlege in all areas of footwear construction and understand what it takes to create a beautiful and well crafted portfolio. Footwear design is a niche and specific subject to learn, which is often not taught as much as fashion or art and design before university, and is important to learn the basics if this is the field you would like to go into.
Studied at Cordwainers London College of Fashion: Footwear Design and Innovation (October 2014 – May 2018).
Maxine Sutton Textiles design work experience (2011).
Creative Industry Practice: Footwear Design - A Design Collaborative with Schmid Textiles (2016).
Creative Industry Practice: Footwear Design - Inditex Zara project (2016).
Styling and creative direction for Gender Equality Photoshoot (2016).
Creative Industry Practice: Footwear Design - Nicholas Kirkwood (2017).
Adidas Originals POD System making industry event: Customisation, making, and assisting guests design ideas – Makers Lab Shoreditch Truman Brewery (June - 2018).
Sneaker design researcher representing ICANMAKESHOES at SNEAKERNESS event (2018).
Assistance on Gender Equality short film – Programmed Perceptions (2016). (concealed information)
Styled Music Video – Pandora's Box, Lilia Anastasia (2016). (concealed information)
Photoshoot collaboration with photographer Mia Clark – Nicholas Kirkwood lookbook (2017).
Textile and print collaboration with illustrator Jae Wilkinson – personal footwear design project (2018).
Adidas Originals sneaker collaboration with Adidas Creative Director Benjamin Castro – POD System Adidas industry making event (2018).
Gender Equality – Off the Cuff, Herne Hill (17th September 2016).
Final year footwear project exhibition at London College of Fashion Mare Street (28th June 2018).
BA Degree in Footwear Design and Innovation at Cordwainers London College of Fashion.
Funny, warm, brilliant at her job and so easy to get along with. Was a blast and I came away with a big smile on my face and my ideas turned upside down and into reality at the same time. Made the tutorial fun and productive and I gained a huge amount
The lesson was extremely helpful! Very knowledgeable of footwear and the fashion industry and portfolio set ups. Very very warm and welcoming, makes me feel like we'v known each other for years! Makes everything simple and will help you to understand everything in an easy way. Gives her heart and soul into it. Would ABSOLUTELY recommend
I found Minty's style of teaching incredibly friendly and she made it easy for me to understand everything step by step. I was made to feel welcome straight away and I feel like I have already learnt so much even after just one lesson!
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