Day 88/366 – LAIKA/house Wednesday #3. Don Flores, Layout/Design Artist.
Today marks LAIKA/house Shoe Wednesday #3! “LAIKA/house is a world-renowned commercial animation studio located in Portland, OR. I captured 14 kicks and 14 stories in 2 hours on a Shoe Wednesday with the help of Greg from Greg Helton Photography. The plan is to feature one LAIKAn every Wednesday for a total of 14 weeks. I truly believe you can tell a lot about a person by the kicks on their feet…so I’m excited to share what I found on the inside among this creative bunch!”
Name: Don Flores
Role at LAIKA/house: Layout/Design Artist (fun fact: he helped paint backgrounds for LAIKA’s first feature film, Coraline)
Kicks on Don’s feet: Nike Vandal Lows in Black/White-Varsity Red
Don inherited them from an old dance Director. They are super comfortable and light weight. Don has been dancing hip hop for 14 years. He helped open a studio in Hillsboro called Element Dance Studio. He is the co-Director and featured choreographer for Movéo Hip Hop Company. Their mission is to provide an avenue for adult performers to pursue their artistic aspirations through a professional company that moves audiences with the art of dance. Totally cool. (I can’t wait to stop by to check it out!)
Get an extra kick in your step today…watch a recent performance by Movéo!