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Claude’s expertise ranges from outdoor furniture lines,  experimental retail stores, and many categories of footwear sold in stores around the globe.  Growing up and traveling the country Claude has always had a sketchbook and skateboard with him at all times so naturally found himself as one of the designers working at Vans skateboarding footwear.  Over his time at Van’s Claude has managed to create multiple new models from the ground up and collaborate with some of the most well respected brands in the skateboarding industry. Learn more.

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Thank you for attending Bend Design 2023!

SESSION: Workshop

Friday, October 27, 10:30-12:00pm

My Rapid Concept Development Process

Claude Leco, footwear designer for Vans, has developed multiple new models for concept development. In this workshop, Claude will share his process for rapid concept development, focusing on form exploration in VR and refining in the digital space. 

Come let your creativity fly. To participate in this session please come prepared with:

  • Digital Tablet: iPad or other device to sketch on

  • Sketching Application 


Stay tuned for 2024 updates!

Claude Leco

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