Design on the Mind: Etu Evans Talks Behavior and Design Aesthetic

Etu Evans is a Celebrity Footwear and Furniture designer, Speaker for the visionary, Business coach and philanthropist, who has used his background as a behavioral therapist to empower individuals to put their best foot forward from Paris to Harlem. He has designed for Beyonce, Halle Berry, Tyra Banks, Michael B. Jordan, to receiving calls from Sharon Stone, just to name a few. His media credits include the hottest design segment of the View, Americas Top Model, to Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and the cover of Shoes Magazine.


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As a speaker Etu has opened up for Les Brown and leading corporate companies and civic organizations and named the National Association of Social Workers Association Person of the Year. He serves as a catalyst for change through his Solesville Foundation which specializes in global shoe distribution and advocacy against sex trafficking, and mentoring at risk boys in New York and Maryland through his Purple Boot Initiative. For more follow his Purple Bottoms at

Questions for Etu on the show:

What are you most passionate about?

What is your tie into behavior and how did you get interested in behavioral studies?

How do you incorporate your behavioral training as not only a therapist, but as a Celebrity designer and speaker?

What was the most rewarding and challenging experiences you encountered working in the mental health arena? As a designer?

What is it like working as a Celebrity footwear, accessory and furniture designer?

What celebrities have worn your creations? Who would you like to wear your designs In the future?

What Celebrities would you like to sit with?

Why do you think the modern church needs behavioral therapy?

What are your issues with the mental health system and New York shelter system?

How did it feel to be selected as the National Social Worker’s Association Person of the Year and spokesperson for a premium spirits company in France?

How was it attending an ivy league institution and graduating with a 4.0 GPA after being labeled as learning disabled as a child?

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