My name is Keyana Thompson-Shaw. My current obsession is metallic pewter and I am excited to be working with a company that has a rich heritage such as Levi's. I graduated from the University of Michigan where I combined my passions by studying Sport Management, Art & Design, and sustainability leadership. This will be my second go round in Pensole, but first time as a Color and Materials Designer. During my first Pensole class, I worked with Adidas as a footwear designer, but I am interested in learning more about the color and materials side of a product. My first color experience started when I was young and would tag along with my mom to her college art studio.
I have a passion for storytelling and I want to tell those inspiring stories through design, color, and materials.
An old native american proverb says:
“Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.”