Pekka Keinänen

Pekka Keinänen

Footwear designer
Currently: Freelance designer at Freelance
Location: Helsinki ES
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Summary

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Footwear designer with wide experience of product development and quality control.

For the past seven years I have worked as footwear designer / developer and travelled bimonthly for production setups and quality control to central and southern Europe, Malaysia and China.
I have also been designing freelance for years.
I have been skateboarding since mid eighties and closely seeing skateboarding and streetwear culture evolve during 30 years is a good background for development of lifestyle products.

Strengths:

Development of stylish and inventive constructions,

BA degree of footwear design,
Construction and material testing / development,
Crafting prototype shoes by hand,
Quality control at production lines,
Wide design experience (lifestyle sneakers, skate shoes, orienteering shoes, desert boots, winter footwear with spikes, safety footwear, outsoles for hunting and trekking, free run footwear…),

Good eye for what’s next (in footwear)

Work Experience

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Interests & Groups

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INTERESTS
  • music
  • travelling
  • trekking
SPORTS
  • skateboarding
  • snowboarding
GROUPS
  • no groups

Education History

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Connections

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