Art Center Podcast
CHANGE LAB PODCAST EPISODE 21
ARI MONTANEZ ON REALIZING HIS NBA DREAMS THROUGH DESIGN
Fall 2018 Product Design graduate Ari Montanez has spent much of his relatively short life equipping himself with the skills and stamina necessary to succeed in a highly competitive arena – ideally Madison Square Garden or Staples Center.
Even though his parents both worked in creative fields—his mother was a standup comedian and his father was a fashion designer—Ari initially set his sights on following his hero, LeBron James’ size 15 footsteps from an elite high school straight into the pros.
But when it became apparent his hoop dreams might be slightly out of reach, Ari pivoted, with the agility of a gifted point guard, to pursue a parallel career as an athletic shoe designer. His goal was still to land on the basketball court – through his performance enhancing design—only now it was in spirit of not in body.
ArtCenter Displays the Future of Design Itself in Fall 2018 Art Center Grad Show
“What’s great about ArtCenter is that there are so many different [foundational courses] like motion, packaging, print design that, I had to try everything and then, I’m so thankful that I found exactly what I liked,”
snkrFEETURE: Aristotle Escobar Imagines the Lebron XX
Never stop dreaming. Never stop creating. Aspiring footwear designer Aristotle Escobar images the Lebron XX for snkrINC.