Élan Hawkins

I studied five years of Industrial design, earning a degree in Bachelors in Fine Arts. Throughout those years I developed my skills to draw, ideate, innovate, conceptualize, visualize, 3D model, engineer, create compositional layouts, confidently present ideas, and so much more. I graduated number one in my class.


Currently, I work in the industry as a footwear designer, but I am much more than that. One would say that design is my craft, however, I find myself doing more than just that in my nature. I am a creative looking to expand my horizons, capable of solving out-of-the-box problems, with a desire to positively impact not only the people around me but also for generations to come. Please follow me on this journey into bringing more color into design.


Starred in Television Program California by Design  supported by IDSA and Core 77

Featured Artist on Whipsaw's Thinking page Where Industrial Design Meets Maya Angelou

Featured on IDSA.org 

Exhibited at 2016 San Jose Downtown Doors Student Art Competition  

Nominated for San Jose Film Festival of 2016

Featured in the 2019 Academy of Art Spring Show


Sketching and ideation


Creating prototypes


Adobe Programs – Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Indesign 

Autodesk – AutoCAD, Alias, Fusion 360  


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