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Nov 06, 2017

In Conversation: Scott Dadich & Tinker Hatfield

Tinker Hatfield

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Join us for a Fireside Chat as we get a behind the scenes view of the world of shoe design from one of its most celebrated innovators. Profiled as part of a new series called Abstract: The Art of Design, Tinker Hatfield joins Scott Dadich, creator and executive producer of the show, on-stage for an intimate and interactive discussion. Clips of the show will also be screened. He delves into Tinker’s history at Nike and discovers what it’s like to collaborate on designs with the biggest names in sports.


Tinker Hatfield

Legendary Nike shoe designer, Tinker has received global recognition for imagination and innovation largely through his collaborations with Michael Jordan for the Air Jordan line. In addition to continuing to work with Michael Jordan, Tinker creates specialized Nike athletic products for champion athletes including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Roger Federer, Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece. He also dedicates his time to mentoring Nike designers to build the Nike of the future. He has written for Harvard Business Review in addition to appearing in The New York Times and The Washington Post, among many other publications. In 1998, Fortune named Tinker one of the 100 Most Influential Designers of the Century.