JOEY KHAMIS

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I am an independent footwear designer based in Boston with an innovative approach to design using virtual reality 3D modeling. I have 6 years of professional experience designing for iconic brands and artists such as Ye (Kanye West), Columbia Sportswear and Reebok where I designed the Cardi B Classic Leather.

I am also the co-founder and footwear design director of MLLN.

For inquiries please contact me at joeykhamisdesign@gmail.com

RESUME

EDUCATION

Purdue University 2013 - 2018

Major: Industrial Design 

Minor: Anthropolgy

 

New Balance x Pensole Master Class 

February 2019

Invited to compete in a 3 week footwear design master class at the New Balance HQ. Through collaboration, research, storytelling, and visual communication I designed a performance soccer cleat for a New Balance signature athlete.

EXPERIENCE

MLLN - Cofounder/Design Director

January 2022  - Present

Joey Khamis Design - Freelance

November 2021  - Present

Kanye West  - Footwear Concept Designer 

November 2021 - May 2022

Designing and modeling 3D footwear concepts for Kanye.

Reebok - Footwear Designer 1  (Classics & Innovation)

September 2020 - November 2021

Designed the Classic Leather sneaker for Cardi B. Responsible for new iterations and modern interpretations of the Club C model. Telling new stories through the lens of the iconic sneaker.

Responsible for advanced concept generation to explore modern day brand language through new innovation. 

Reebok  - Footwear Design Apprentice (Zig & Classics)

July 2019 - September 2020

Designed color and material ways for several Zig and Classics footwear products. 

Freelance Footwear Design  - Laceless Design Collab

October 2018 - June 2019

Designed a city lifestyle sneaker from clients brief and developed factory ready tech packs and renderings.

Columbia Sportswear Company  - Footwear Innovation Intern

June 2018 - September 2018

As the innovation intern I designed a collection of water sport footwear. I created a design brief, generated concepts, tech packs, and worked with developers to produce 3D printed prototypes and samples.

Legrand - Industrial Design Intern

Summer 2017

Designed various home electronic products. Worked on a team to develop design strategies, storyboards, 3D models, and product renders at all stages of the design process.

 

 

DESIGN COMPETITIONS

Pensole World Sneaker Championship

Placed Top 16 in the world out of thousands of submissions (2018)

Placed Top 32 in the world out of thousands of submissions (2017)

Placed Top 64 in the world out of thousands of submissions (2016)

 

Pensole #21DaysofDesign Instagram Challenge

February 2018

I submitted a new footwear design 21 days in a row and 3 of my designs were selected in the top 200 designs. These were featured at the FN Platform trade show in Vegas.

 

Design Good Now

Fall 2016 & 2017

Lead a team of design, engineering and business students through the entire design process in a 24 hour design competition to solve a specific set of problems.

My group created a product that received the "Most Practical Design" award.

 

Pensole/FN Platform Nation Uplifted

Summer 2015

Invited to compete in a 2 month outdoor footwear design competition.

My design was featured on Core 77 "These Footwear Sketches are Ahead of the Game"

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