Marvin Williams is an American fashion, footwear, and graphic designer originally from Baltimore, MD and currently working out of Los Angeles CA and Boston MA. With over 9 years of international experience, a passion for the design process and the implementation of unique product solutions. Solving any design problem with dynamic design results. Specializing in combining technical innovation with disruptive originality to maximize product impact and viability. Williams has worked with several brands with in the fashion and footwear industry, such as; Puma, Reebok, Nine West, Christian Audigier, K-swiss and start up footwear brands such as LVL XII, Hale Bob and Kim & Zozi. Designing for all demographics including; Men, Women, and kids.
“I believe we work the hardest when we are passionate about what we do.” I’m extremely passionate about the design process, and problem solving through design, the definitive goal isnʼt to design and develop a brand, but to create a lifestyle. Only then can we full understand and cater to the needs of the consumer, in every design you have to become the consumer, that requires constant change with formiliarity. disruption is what intrigues people but it must seem effortless and organic.”
What should everyone know about you?
MW: Hello, my name is Marvin Williams and I am an innovative and experienced fashion, footwear and graphic designer. Fusing high-end and impactful design with commercially viable strategies, I have 9+ years of domestic and international experience. My passion for the design process and the implementation of unique product solutions is exhibited in every detail of my creations.
How would you describe what you do?
MW: The best way to describe what I do as a designer is “problem solving ” Every client or company has a problem, need, or challenge and it is up to me, the designer, to create a solution.
Why did you choose to be a designer?
MW: I believe design choose me. I originally majored in computer science for monetary gain, but I was miserable. More importantly, it wasnʼt my passion or purpose. Design and creating is something that I enjoy and strive to master, so decided to change my major. it was one of the best decision I made.
What steps did you take to become a designer?
MW: Throughout my life I had always been curious and in search of art and design. As a kid, I used to create intricate spider webs from wall to wall in my living room. Looking back, I now realize that was a form of installation art. My technical training came from attending Towson University, where I studied graphic design and photography.
Best/Most Challenging part of your job?
MW: The best and most challenging part of my work is the problem solving and identifying solutions through design. It is also the reason for the excitement and inspiration to keep creating.
If you weren’t a designer what would you be?
MW: Aside from design, I was also interested in directing and film. I wanted to be a music video director and was always inspired by the captivating lights of Hype Williamsʼ videos. The dark and whimsical animation of Tim Burton, as well as the twisted humor and gore of Quentin Tarantinoʼs films.
How did you get started in design?
MW: I started sketching and creating as a kid. My grandfather went to art school and was an engineer in the air force and would involve me in projects as a kid. Now, I look at that as being the beginning to my career.
What do you like about what you do?
MW: I love what I do because itʼs my passion. Design is not only my creative outlet, but it is my contribution to the world. It allows me to help, inspire, change and tell a story to the world through fashion and art.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
MW: I see myself with several successful sessions of my clothing and footwear line. I also see myself expanding my creative consulting company, Meatpacking District, and collaborating with top high fashion and brands for which I initially designed.
What sparked your interest in design?
MW: My passion and purpose brought me to design. It is one of the things in life Iʼm confident I do well and want to continue to learn, grow, and soak up everything there is to know.
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