Writer & Designer

Labor Résumé About

 Kinbaku    A pair of bondage-inspired skate shoes

Industrial Design   •   Consumer Product Concept   •   Illustration and Rendering




Kinbaku Skate Shoes

The Kinbaku Skate Shoe is a concept for a skate shoe that blends utilitarian sensibility with street-ready style. Combining visual cues from traditional Japanese rope bondage and speculative science fiction, the Kinbaku Skate Shoe is aesthetically divergent from existing skateboarding-oriented designs on the market.

I grew up in the Bay Area, where skate culture is pervasive. While my own abilities are limited to pushing around from Point A to Point B and the occassional baby ollie, I've always been fascinated by skating's combination of sheer athleticism and cultural impact.



What I Did

Concept Development

  • Researched existing market
  • Developed moodboard
  • Created variety of rough sketches for different concepts

Rendering

  • Rendered traditionally with
    Sharpie and Copic markers
  • Rendered digitally with
    Adobe Photoshop