...And it is my passion to find out what it is!

My design story started at a young age, where I used to create worlds and miniature models from shoeboxes.

I wanted to become an inventor and create many things!


During my study I started working as a footwear designer.

At that time I served many brands and customers for the international private label industry.

While travelling in Asia and Europe, I enjoyed material sourcing, the communication with sales, suppliers, development and encountered the challenges that the design process brings, to make the best products possible. 

In 2016 I decided to start my design agency: 'Basu Design'.

I proceeded my journey as a freelance designer for the footwear industry.

Specialized in sneakers and sports related footwear like: 'outdoor, hiking and sandals, but occasionally I also design casual footwear, rainboots, indoor slippers and graphic design for sports apparel'.


If you want to talk about footwear, design or brainstorm, please let me know. 


Barbara Schilling

  • Commercial Footwear design
  • Material sourcing
  • Collection planning
  • Contact shoe suppliers
  • Trend consultancy
  • Moodboards 
  • Concept ideas
  • Art direction

Let me know what you need

Freelance footwear designer