About the Studio

What is Hot Shoe Creative?

No, Hot Shoe Creative is not a shoe store. We don’t design shoes, or do hot things with shoes. Hot Shoe Creative is a full-service creative design studio founded by David Wainer in 2009. Think photography, writing, editing, design…that’s what Hot Shoe Creative is all about.

So, exactly what is a hot shoe? A look in the dictionary will tell you it’s a bracket on a camera body 
that provides support and electrical contact for an electronic flash attachment. We like to think of Hot Shoe Creative in terms of the original spark of creativity – that flash of insight that leads you to a new idea. It’s all about a fresh perspective and an original way of looking at things.

So whether you’re looking for beautiful photography, fresh and original writing for an ad campaign, editorial copy assistance, videography, or help with designing your website, Hot Shoe Creative has the talent, experience and strategic alliances to make your project come to life.

Clients

Aperture Cinema
www.aperturecinema.com

Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership
www.dwsp.org

Family Dollar
www.familydollar.com

Gusto Boutique

High Point Regional Health System
www.highpointregional.com

The Millennium Center
www.mcenterevents.com

North Carolina Wine Press
www.ncwinepress.com

Relish
www2.relishnow.com

The Russell Agency
www.russellagency.com

skirt! Magazine
winston-salem.skirt.com

Titan America
titanamerica.com

Verizon Wireless
verizonwireless.com

VF Corporation
vfc.com

Ward and Smith, P.A.
wardandsmith.com


The Winston-Salem Journal
journalnow.com


Winston-Salem Monthly Magazine
winstonsalemmonthly.com

Winston-Salem State University
www.wssu.edu/wssu

Yes! Weekly Magazine
www.yesweekly.com

Winston-Factory Lofts
www.winstonfactorylofts.com

The Woodbine Agency
www.woodbine.com

Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce Architects
www.wrcp.com

A partial list of bands photographed includes:

Arcade Fire
Avett Brothers
Blackalicious
Bloc Party
Bright Eyes
Buckethead
Caribou
Codeseven
Dredg
The Faint
George Clinton/P-Funk AllStars
Ghostface
Jake Owen
Jonsi
KRS-One
Massive Attack
Medeski Martin and Wood
Modest Mouse
Ozric Tentacles
Pigface
Possum Jenkins
Robert Earl Keen
The Roots
The Shins
Sparta
Talib Kweli
Thievery Corporation
Tiger Army
Tortoise
Ween
Gretchen Wilson