© 2019 by Nikeisha Nelson.

03.12.19 

I had the pleasure of being invited for the second time to give two lectures to two BA Design courses at Hofstra University. Speaking about my iterative design process, diverse background from fine art, graphic design, and apparel design to product design and wearable / IoT became a valuable reflective experience and insightful to hear the questions / concerns of new talented designers.

11.14.18 

I was honored to be one of 150 designers be invited to exhibit at the 2018 Global Grad Show as part of Dubai Design Week. I was chosen to exhibit my V//SM (Visual Sports Monitoring) project. It was great to meet and spend time with a diverse group of international designers, and interact with an audience of schools, investors, design enthusiasts while exploring and learning about Dubai's history, present and future visions.

02.20.18 

3D modeling prototype for an underwater drone concept design. Taking into consideration hydrodynamics, the front nose and tail reference the streamlined design of the Kingfisher's beak.

08.06.17 

Whether walking in a city, rural community lacking sufficient electrification, or hiking, there is potential in the ability to transfer kinetic energy to usable electricity. While in Johannesburg South Africa, I came upon some quality wholesale leather.

Here I'm using the leather for a 2-panel upper to the sandal. I went threw multiple patterns to get the correct overlap and tension around the foot. The sole is reworked from an old Nike Air Max 90. This will serve as the rough housing prototype for a piezoelectric generating sole.

02.20.18 

3D modeling prototype for an underwater drone concept design. Taking into consideration hydrodynamics, the front nose and tail reference the streamlined design of the Kingfisher's beak.

02.25.17 

I was delighted to participate in Nike Lab London's One Shot project with Loop.pH Studio. They used the Japanese process/philosophy of wabi sabi - giving the user 'one shot' to shoot a terracotta caste basketball, then inviting imperfection for the meditative rebuild of the terracotta pieces. I later fashioned a low-tech display base from polystyrene.