Doni Glover Show: Akio Evans, The Shoe Muralist
At a young age, Akio started working in fashion design by putting his art on clothing. After high school, he moved out to the west coast and continued improving his design skills. After moving back to Baltimore he started to work behind the camera in both film and photography. He had left fashion design work set for a while during this phase but was soon egged on by friend Felicia Pearson of The Wire fame to create customized shoe art.
After that point, Akio never looked back and has since been designing custom shoes for celebrities ranging from Dave Chappelle to Kevin Hart to Nick Cannon.
Akio still resides in Baltimore and works at Johns Hopkins while creating custom shoes of all kinds and styles. Akio works with the youth of Baltimore as well trying to show kids in different situations a better world.
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