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

My footwear design story started at a young age, where I used to create worlds and 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 the process of design challenges, material sourcing, communication with suppliers and developers, to make the best products possible. 




In 2016 my design agency Basu Design was born.

I started my journey as a freelance designer to the footwear industry.

I am specialized in sneakers and sports related footwear like outdoor, hiking and sandals, but occasionally I also design casual footwear, rainboots, indoor slippers and some sports apparel as well.


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


Barbara Schilling

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

Let me know what you need

Freelance footwear designer