Teen Voices: Lamari, Custom Shoe Designer and Artist

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL.

Lamari B., a student at Innovations High School, came to YOUmedia at Harold Washington Library Center with an idea that has evolved into splashcustoms_, his amazing custom shoe design business. YOUmedia teens and staff are consistently blown away with each new pair of shoes Lamari brings into the space, and he is always excited to show them off!

Lamari tells us that YOUmedia played an important role in the early days of splashcustoms_. It’s where he first learned to use Photoshop and a vinyl cutter to create his stencils, and where he sought business advice from staff.

Lamari thinks the biggest boost to his business has come from YOUmedia staff and resources that have helped him “elevate (his) photography” to create “higher level” and “more professional” product photos. Take a look at splashcustoms_ to see for yourself.

If you’re a high school student with an idea big or small, come find out how YOUmedia can help you turn it into something amazing.