B’s Desk :: Free 2024

B’s Desk :: Free 2024

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Jun 18, 2014
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As the Nike Free turned 10 this year I took it upon myself to break down each and every shoe that evolved the Free line to its current state. As a part of that series I decided to take a gamble and ideate on what Free would be ten years from now, in 2024. The […]

FNL Blog :: #10YearsOfFree | Nike Free 2024

FNL Blog :: #10YearsOfFree | Nike Free 2024

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May 23, 2014
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And with this post my six week journey into Nike Free is complete…..for now that is. I enjoyed learning so much about Free that I felt it was necessary to take a guess as to where Free could go in the future. So I looked ten years out and designed Free for the year 2024. […]

My Keynote Speech at the 2014 Scholastic Award Ceremony

My Keynote Speech at the 2014 Scholastic Award Ceremony

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Feb 13, 2014
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This past weekend I was the keynote speaker at the Northeast Indiana Scholastic Art Awards. It was an honor for me to be able to come back and speak at a ceremony that helped sculpt so much of my youth. It was in 2004 when I won my first scholastic award and it really showed […]

FNL Blog :: RapLetes Part 2 | Drake

FNL Blog :: RapLetes Part 2 | Drake

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Feb 7, 2014
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Today concludes my #RapLete’s post. Head over to FinishLine and check out my concept for Drake and be sure to go back and see my thoughts for what Kanye’s could be and the process that when into this whole idea. 

FNL Blog :: RapLetes | The Process

FNL Blog :: RapLetes | The Process

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Feb 5, 2014
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Tomorrow, FinishLine will be posting up a project they challenged me with way back in December. It took me longer than I expected because I ushered my son into the world but now I have finally finished the project and it is ready for public viewing. They gave me the challenge of envisioning what Kanye […]

Yeezy 3 | The Process

Yeezy 3 | The Process

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Jun 26, 2013
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Last week as Yeezy season came to the forefront of the world with Kanye West’s new album Yeezus being released, I celebrated the seasonal festivities with my own Kanye inspired design. On the day of the album drop I dropped what my idea was for the next in Nike’s collaborative line with Mr. West, the […]

Classic | Elite Part 2

Classic | Elite Part 2

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May 1, 2013
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In yesterday’s post I gave you a breakdown of the first five shoes in my post for ComplexSneakers. Today I give you the final five, check them out below! Nike Shox Stunner Elite This concept is one of two that I would say is more of an inspired by the original and not just an […]

Classic | Elite Part 1

Classic | Elite Part 1

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Apr 30, 2013
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Last Friday my first post with the ComplexSneakers went live. It is to serve as an introduction to what is going to be a weekly series of mine on the amazing site. For my first post me and my good friend and long time Complex contributor, Brandon Edler, put together a list of classic Nike […]

Nike Zoom Kobe IX “Elite”

Nike Zoom Kobe IX “Elite”

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Feb 4, 2013
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The Zoom Kobe IX Elite takes what was already a light performance shoe in the Kobe IX and puts it on a diet. The Zoom Kobe IX Elite uses Forged Composite, a blend of carbon fiber and resin; to increase the structural integrity of the Active Control Heel Counter, thus giving it the lightest stability ever in a […]

Air Jordan 2012

Air Jordan 2012

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Feb 4, 2013
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The Air Jordan is not just the flagship product of the Jordan Brand; it is the flagship product of the entire basketball footwear industry. The Air Jordan for me has always been more than just a shoe, it is a product that is meant to inspire and aspire an integral lineage of footwear. Its performance […]