Thought you had to study design to work in fashion? Think again.
Bel has the sort of job that you never knew existed, but will covet after reading this. High fashion and engineering don’t usually sit together in people’s minds, but Bel Teh has brought them together.
She’s a software engineer at Shoes of Prey, a platform that lets people design their very own shoes by choosing the style, colour, materials and texture. Bel uses 3D rendering code that lets the customers design their shoe, as well as the manufacturing tools that help make customers’ ideas reality. She also works on software solutions that have an impact on all areas of the business, from the factory floor to the checkout when you purchase the shoes. “Being able to see people experience and enjoy what you have created is very satisfying.”
Bel’s amazing business shows how careers in engineering can let you unleash your creativity. “Being creative is actually a really important aspect of engineering. Engineering isn’t just about logical thinking, it’s about innovating for the future”, she says.
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“Being creative is a really important aspect of engineering”