TEDxPortland 2011 – Tinker Hatfield

Tinker Hatfield
VP Creative Design — Nike, Inc.

Tinker Hatfield studied architecture at the University of Oregon and was an all-American track star in the pole vault under the tutelage of legendary coach Bill Bowerman, cofounder of Nike. Throughout his 26 years with Nike, Tinker helped pioneer the first-ever cross-trainer shoe and earned global recognition for his innovative designs. He also developed the Nike Innovation Kitchen, a think tank for designers to share inspiration. Fortune magazine named Tinker “one of the 100 most influential designers of the twentieth century.”

12 Replies to “TEDxPortland 2011 – Tinker Hatfield”

  1. Personal touches that are story telling were cool, but they over did it and nowadays it just seems like they are forcing whatever idea they can find on to a shoe just to make money

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