Pensole Footwear Design Scholarship

Share this page

Pensole Footwear Design Scholarship

Categories: Two Ten News

Isamu Jarman’s winning entry into the #21daysofdesign challenge.
Isamu Jarman’s winning entry into the #21daysofdesign challenge.

Partnering to help discover future elite footwear designers.

The three weeks leading up to this year’s FN PLATFORM were a blur of color and creativity.  Each day, hundreds of aspiring footwear designers from all over the world posted their best design sketches to Instagram in hope of winning the #21daysofdesign challenge, and an opportunity to break into the footwear industry.

This year’s winner, Isamu Jarman (@isamujarman on Instagram) will receive a Two Ten Footwear Foundation scholarship to attend Pensole Design Academy, a cash prize of $500, and will have his winning design produced and sold at market. The proceeds from the sales will be donated to Two Ten, to help footwear families in need in 2018.

“I just want to constantly improve as a designer,” said Isamu, who will take part in a three-week Pensole design class this summer in Portland, OR. “I can’t wait to see what I learn from this experience.”

After graduating from University of Oregon in 2013 with a BFA in Product Design, Isamu was ready to land a design job in the footwear industry.  Five years later, he’s finally getting his big break. “It hasn’t been the career path I expected, but I’ve learned a lot along the way, and I’m a better designer because of it,” said Isamu, whose been working as a cobbler at Derek’s Shoe Repair in Portland since 2016.

Over the next six months, Isamu will work closely with Vibram and Pensole founder, D’Wayne Edwards, to turn his sketch into a reality.  210 pairs will be produced and will go on sale in August at FN PLATFORM in Las Vegas.

This year the Two Ten Scholarship Program is making a concerted effort to further the education of those who want to make a career in the footwear industry.  This competition is exposing the future elite designers of our industry and giving Two Ten the opportunity to support them.

To see the #21daysofdesign submission finalists, follow @two_ten and @Pensole_Academy on Instagram.

Visualizing the end of child abuse.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

There are 688 confirmed cases of child abuse or neglect in Massachusetts each week. This is a staggering and sobering number in its own right. But to see this visualized is even more impactful and it creates a lasting impression that is hard to shake. The Children’s Trust of Massachusetts does just that at their … Read More

Thank You Steve Madden

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A history helping footwear families in crisis. Steve Madden and his team are more than just friends to Two Ten – they are an instrumental partner and champion of our mission from small to big gestures of support. Over the last year, the company has committed to significant funds supporting Two Ten’s Annual Gala, which … Read More

You Have Two Ten

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

If you work in footwear in the U.S., you are part of the most cared for industry in the world. Because unlike any other industry, you have immediate access to services and programs that can improve your life and your career through Two Ten Connect. Sign up today and receive the latest news, updates, and … Read More

Share Your Shoes

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Delivering shoes to kids, and crucial funding to footwear families when crisis strikes. Shoes to the World partnered with Two Ten’s Share Your Shoes program to help provide 1,000 pairs of new shoes to children at Laurel and Mission Hill elementary schools in Oceanside, CA. “Thank you so much for your generosity.  These shoes are … Read More

Pensole Footwear Design Scholarship

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Partnering to help discover future elite footwear designers. The three weeks leading up to this year’s FN PLATFORM were a blur of color and creativity.  Each day, hundreds of aspiring footwear designers from all over the world posted their best design sketches to Instagram in hope of winning the #21daysofdesign challenge, and an opportunity to … Read More

2017 Two Ten Annual Gala

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Footwear Industry rallies to raise $3.6 Million for Two Ten When it comes to raising money for people in need, the footwear industry really knows how to rally. Two Ten raised $3.6 million at its annual gala on November 29, thanks to the leadership of father-son duo Bobby and Seth Campbell, of BBCi — along … Read More

Two Ten Associate Board

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

  The industry’s next generation of leaders comes together to support their foundation. After many months of planning, the very first Two Ten Associate Board was formed and launched last Fall.  This group of 19 young women and men from across the industry and the country will actively support building awareness of Two Ten and … Read More

Power to the People

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

After six months without electricity, Two Ten is helping to turn the lights back on. Hurricane Maria was the most serious and damaging hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in history. “We thought we were going to die,” one footwear employee told Two Ten. “My house was shaking. You could hear the firecracker sound of electrical … Read More