Hello Everyone, today is hump-day which means we are almost there. Today I would like to introduce all of you to Tiannia Barnes’ shoe collection. Shoe designers come from varied backgrounds and before launching her label Tiannia was an IT/Project Manager for a global consulting firm. Barnes is from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where early on she excelled in math and science.
Tiannia’s love of fashion manifested itself when she designed her own prom dress. This accomplishment was not enough to prevent her from pursuing a career in the S.T.E.M field which occurred when Barnes obtained a Bachelor’s in Mathematics & Industrial Engineering. After obtaining a Bachelors Tianna Barnes also earned an MBA degree.
One day while working in the corporate field Barnes decided to create a couple of footwear sketches and due to the favorable response from family and friends embarked on a career in footwear design. In 2013 Tiannia enrolled in shoemaking school in Cleveland, OH and was mentored by Sissy Puccio, an certified pedorthist and respected shoe designer.
In addition, to designing shoes for her label Tianna also serves on the Advisory Council for the Boys & Girls Club and volunteers her time by supporting various S.T.E.M programs. Tianna Barnes currently resides in Connecticut with her 11 year old son.
From this exceptional lady it is no surprise that she is able to produce an exceptional collection and I cannot wait to see other shoes from Tianna Barnes.