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What’s good everybody, my name is Erick Ikeda and I was born and made in LA.
I was a kid that was always infatuated with hoops, sneakers, graffiti and cooking. The game of basketball taught me lessons and skills that I still hold firmly to this day: communication, teamwork and grit. At the age of 9 watching the “Dream Team” in the ‘92 Olympics planted the seed of wanting to become a footwear designer.
In 2013 I had the first stab of my passion, an internship at Adidas, creating basketball shoes for the Asia market. Next it was reimagining the running prosthetic for a paralympian. The thought of helping an athlete through design is where my passion lives and burns. It’s where industrial, graphic, apparel and fashion design all collide.
That's exactly where I want to be.
Contact Erick Ikeda
Product Design Special Projects Intern
May 2014 - August 2014
Detroit, Michigan Performance Footwear Design Intern
July 2013 - December 2013
Portland, Oregon Product Designer
September 2012 - November 2012
Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art emphasis in Graphic Design , 2006
Tara, Women’s Lacrosse headgear
Fine Arts Club of Pasadena
In recognition of Product Design Student Work
April 2014PenSole: Future of Footwear Competition
In recognition of Seijin, Men’s Dress shoe
Blake Leeper Project
These Reinvented Running Blades Could Let More Paralympians Into The Olympics
August 14 2014Adidas RunTheGame
Adidas RunTheGame | Erick Ikeda
September 24 2015
Core Strengthsaccelerator, storytelling, tenacity