Tinker Hatfield
For nearly four decades, Tinker Hatfield has been designing some of Nike’s most popular athletic shoes. After studying architecture at the University of Oregon, where he was coached by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, Hatfield joined Nike in 1981 and currently serves as VP of Creative Concepts. Known for his inventive imagination, relentless drive toward improved performance, and disruptive aesthetic footwear, Hatfield has earned global recognition for his collaboration with Michael Jordan on the Air Jordan line at Nike. He has created specialized Nike performance products for champion athletes and entertainers including LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Laird Hamilton, Gabrielle Reece, Renaud Lavillenie, and Justin Timberlake. Hatfield lives in Portland, Oregon and mentors young Nike designers to help build the Nike of the future.

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