The 1st place winner of the Karina Reed with the Toe-Tal Recall design!!!! We asked her to write a little about herself below and she did, which is great! Get to know the winner of the 2013 Portland Design-A-Sock Contest and how she came up with her winning design!
I am a senior at the Art Institute of Portland, where I am studying apparel design, with hopes of working as a print and textile designer after graduation. I am currently working at Cycle Dog, a Portland-based pet brand that makes dog collars out of recycled bike inner tubes.
When I’m not working, going to school, or doing homework, I love to cook, craft, make terrible jokes, and drink astonishing amounts of coffee.
I really wanted to create a sock that I would want to wear, and that spoke to a Portland mentality. I was definitely inspired by the city’s bike culture when I designed “Toe-tal Recall.” Who doesn’t want to feel like a cyborg while pedaling to work? Before the contest, I owned 1 pair of Sock it to Me socks (Black and White Bikes), and wore them on the first, and last day of the contest for good luck. I guess they worked!
Soon you can have cyborg fee! Keep an eye for here design to pop up in our new designs next year.