The Best Footwear Designer Portfolio
 (Shoe Design Portfolio)

A creative footwear designer portfolio. Imaginative Shoe Design by Kenal Louis.
Quality 3D modeling for products and investment presentations.

Branding and Logo Designer

Hi, I‘m Kenal Louis

I am a passionate artist who creates shoe art and footwear concept designs.

In 2012 I developed a fascination for high heels, which sparked my interest in capturing beauty and fashion photography.

What started as abstract high-heel digital paintings led to pen and ink shoe drawings to 3D footwear concept designs.


footwear designer portfolio

Disciplines

Art Direction

As an art director, my ability to take a client's vision and guide a project's overall aesthetic leads it to a complete visual outcome.

For instance, when creating a new shoe line, my eye for style and composition can ensure the product appeals to its target audience, setting a unique tone that distinguishes it from competitors.

Brand Design

The ability to create brand designs allows me to craft distinctive, cohesive identities for businesses.

When designing a logo, understanding color theory, typography, and symbolism can help create a memorable symbol that encapsulates a company's values and mission.

Painting

I have years of experience painting; painting skills add a personal, artistic touch to any project. For example, working on a brand's packaging design, I may create packaging inspired by texture implied through paint to create a bespoke visual aesthetic that is purely original.

Hand-painted imagery can differentiate the product on the shelf, providing a unique, artisanal appeal that customers will find hard to resist.

Drawing

Since I could hold a pen, I've been drawing. I can create detailed and customized sketches that form the basis of any design through drawing.

Whether sketching a prototype for a new tech gadget or drafting a new building's blueprint, my ability to draw allows me to visually communicate and refine ideas before they're brought to life.

3D Modeling

As a 3D modeler, 3D brings depth and realism to designs created for a striking visual presentation.

This skill set requires meticulous planning to produce 3D visualization that accurately reflects a proof of concept for a product design. It is also a great way to share ideas with a manufacturer before fabrication begins.


The Art of Footwear Design

Allow my imagination to naturally lead me.
I beginning experimenting and exploring the curves and malleable structure high heels and sneakers alike have.

High Heel Illustrations

High Heels Shoe Artwork

Pen & Ink Shoe Drawings

Shoe Drawings

Endless Creative Freedom + 3D Design

An infinite amount of possibilities can be created with 3D technology. Hollywood has established that for us through the power of cinema and animation.

However, it doesn't stop with motion pictures. 3D allows us to create powerful presentations.

3D Footwear Design

The First TEST SNEAKER 3D Model

3D Model

Custom Patterns CREATED BY HAND

Shoe Pattern Design
Shoe Texture Design

The First Render Produced

Sneaker Design
Sneaker Design
Sneaker Design

Display Presentation Render

Sneaker Detail

Creative Closeup Render

1st Sneaker

Presentation Render

Sneaker Set Design

Display Presentation Render

What's Creates Strong Visual Designs?

Creativity

Imagination and creativity are the sparks that fuel eye-catching visual designs. It's about thinking outside the box to create unique, innovative designs that capture the viewer's attention.

Designers use creativity to play with colors, shapes, and textures, creating a visual experience that speaks to the audience in a way words can't.

Composition

The use of composition is the arrangement of elements in a design. It's about how different design parts — like images, text, and space — work together to create a unified whole.

Good composition guides the viewer's eyes across the design, ensuring that important details aren't overlooked.

Structure & Direction

Proper planning with structure and direction provides a sense of order and flow to a design.

The structure involves the layout and grid system, which organizes elements systematically, while direction refers to visual cues that guide the viewer's gaze throughout the design. Together, they make designs easy to understand and navigate.

3D Visualizing

Using 3D visualization brings designs to life by adding depth and realism. It uses perspective, shading, and texture to make objects appear three-dimensional.

This technique can make designs more engaging and immersive, allowing viewers to feel as though they can reach out and touch the elements in the design.

Sneaker Concept Design: AQ WAVES

sneaker logo
sneaker branding

Sneaker Concept Design: MALi

3D Sneaker Model
3D Sneaker Brand Design
3D Fashion Branding
3D Sneaker Designer

High Heel Concept Design - Kenïa Brand

Black High Heels Design
Black High Heels Design
Black High Heels Design
Luxury Heels Brand Design
Luxury Heels Brand Design
Luxury Heels Brand Design
Luxury Heels Brand Design
Kenia Brand Color
Fashion Brand and Logo Designer

High Heel Concept Design  - Nico Mura Brand

Learn how to design shoes in 3d with me. In a 4 hour shoe design tutorial series, I will take you from the pen and ink drawing to the complete 3D model of the following high heel I created, 100% Free on YouTube. 

You can watch all 4 parts of the tutorial series here (how to design shoes in 3d) a page I created with all of the resources I including drawings you can download to follow along, with the tutorial.

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Software: Blender

Nico Mura Pair
Nico Mura Side
Nico Mura Detail 5

Pen and Ink Drawing to 3D Model: 3D High Heel Concept

This 3D high-heel concept started as a pen and ink drawing, which I didn't turn into a 3D footwear for Nico Mura. The design composition is elegant, edgy, and minimal in art direction. What can be created that has yet to be done before? 

Your imagination and creativity are two of the most significant factors differentiating you from other brands. Regarding fashion accessories, high heels have been done in so many ways. However, there is still an unlimited potential where you could take something that has been produced before that's not necessarily 100% original. Yet, you can take it to another level.

The objective was just that for this high-heel concept design.

Nico Mura Detail 2
Nico Mura Detail 3
Nico Mura Detail 1
Nico Mura Pair Shot Two
Nico Mura Detail 4

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