Althea is a graduate of the Industrial Design program at Rhode Island School of design receiving a BFA with honors.  

" I grew up in San Francisco, California with a deep passion for making. Throughout my education I've been able to explore this and what I've found is that I absolutely love and am incredibly inspired by the footwear industry. Everything from the craft, the materials and the endless possibility to innovate and create has given me the drive and commitment to keep learning, growing and developing my skills in this field."

Althea has also studied Shoe Design in Italy where she learned first hand from craftsmen and mass manufacturers alike about the process of design, and shoe making in its various forms. Her work has been featured on design sites like HYPEBEASThighsnobiteyYankoDesign and Concept Kicks. She has also worked in the field for Cole Haan and Beneducci Shoemakers.

You can contact Althea at: afyfe@risd.edu