Erick Ikeda

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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

    Adidas USA
    Performance Footwear Design Intern
    July 2013 - December 2013
    Portland, Oregon

    Product Designer
    September 2012 - November 2012
    Pasadena, California


    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    Pomona, California
    Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art emphasis in Graphic Design , 2006

  • Gallery/Exhibit

    Student Gallery
    Tara, Women’s Lacrosse headgear


    Endowment for the Visual Arts
    Fine Arts Club of Pasadena
    In recognition of Product Design Student Work
    April 2014

    Finalist Dress shoe category
    PenSole: Future of Footwear Competition
    In recognition of Seijin, Men’s Dress shoe
    July 2012


    Fast Company
    Blake Leeper Project
    These Reinvented Running Blades Could Let More Paralympians Into The Olympics
    August 14 2014

    Adidas RunTheGame
    Adidas RunTheGame | Erick Ikeda
    September 24 2015

    Core Strengths

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