Josh Hoepner


The Culture of Kicks

Thesis Statement

Shoes, shoes, shoes

Sneakers are a vessel of particular intrigue to me. With endless variety and seemingly unlimited supply, shoes can be a form of self-expression or a necessity for quality of life.

Details also play a large role in my work. I always want cleanliness and simplicity to lend themselves to these details in interesting ways. The computer is my most important tool in this process and allows my perfectionist tendencies to be realized. My goal is to create in ways that both show the processes and the beauty of the shoe in the best light. It is a simple, yet challenging goal and allows me to learn every step of the way.

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Swanson Russell
Creative Intern

Work closely with national brands to create content for marketing campaigns and develop internal collateral.

Pixel Bakery Design Studio
Multimedia Design Intern

Developed motion graphics, branding, animations and videos for local and national companies.


AAF Nebraska Addy's Gold, 2019- KANEKO: Reality
2019 NSAC Team- Art Director, Presenter
AIGA Student Group- President