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Sketch Series: Draw Footwear with Michael DiTullo

You’re stuck at home, why not learn to draw from the experts?

The human brain is wired to communicate through pictures. Even in our ever-increasingly-digitized world, representing your ideas quickly and visually is just as important as ever. Let’s have some fun and draw together.

Rapid visualization, aka Sketching, is a skill that can be learned and practiced. And it’s a skill that never goes out of style. We’re producing a multi-month series on sketching, featuring the best in the biz, across every design field — because every design discipline has a unique way of communicating visually, and we can all learn from each other.

In June we have Michael DiTullo — Michael can draw anything, but for us, he’ll focus on footwear: sneakers, shoes, boots, and more. At Nike, Michael worked directly with professional athletes, including Michael Jordan, to develop footwear designs and apparel brand identities. Michael knows shoes. For more than 20 years Michael DiTullo has been designing iconic products and brand experiences for some of the best brands in the world including Nike, Google, Motorola, Honda, and Hasbro.

Michael will demonstrate his sketching techniques using pen, marker, and paper — showing how he develops both form and details. Join us, follow along with the techniques, or sit back and enjoy the insights and skills of a world-class sketcher.

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Michael frequency speaks at design conferences, universities, and corporations on the value of design. His work has won numerous awards and he has been featured in many publications including an interview in the book “Dieter Rams, As Little Design As Possible” alongside other contemporaries such as Jonathan Ive and Naoto Fukasawa. Located in Portland, Oregon, his studio focuses on industry-leading halo projects across autonomous automotive, consumer electronics, travel, mobile devices, wearables, toys, and conceptual Hollywood entertainment projects.

Jun 26 • 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Video Webinar

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All times are Eastern Time.

Michael DiTullo
Founder & Chief Creative

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What To Expect

11:30amET • We’ll open the event

Sign on early to check your audio and chat with us — we’ll open the webinar or live stream 30 minutes before the presentation begins so everyone can get settled in and ready.

12:00pmET • Presentation begins

We’ll kick things off with news from the Design Museum and share what’s upcoming, then our keynote presenter or moderator will launch into the day’s presentation.

12:45pmET • Questions & Answers

Sometimes our presenters will take questions throughout, but we’ll always leave time towards then end for your questions, submitted via the chat box — and we’ll get to as many as possible.

1:00pmET • LIVE event ends

We’ll send a short survey to get your feedback on the event, and we’ll follow up with any additional info from the presentation — then we hope to see you at the next LIVE event!


Design Museum LIVE is our ongoing series of virtual events featuring talks and conversations with design thought leaders around the world. We’re bringing together a global community around design impact using interactive live streams and webinars to share design stories, demonstrations, and actionable knowledge. Join us twice per month as we bring the Design Museum directly to your screen, online for all to participate in and enjoy!