Amongst the top notch American designers, Tinker Hatfield has established a new benchmark in the shoe industry. He is famous for his work on Nike shoes. He has earned a fortune worth over $25 million. He has also been recognized by Fortune Magazine in 1998, as one of the 100 Most Influential Designers. He also designed the Air Jordan XX, and Air Max series.
Tinker Hatfield has been inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, in 2008. He was also named one of the most influential people in the sports business by Sportstyle Magazine in 1996. He is also the Vice President of Design and Special Projects at Nike. He has been working for Nike since 1981. He is regarded as a designer and architect, and is known for his creative designs. He has worked with celebrities such as Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Kobe Bryant, Michael J. Fox, and Roger Federer. He has also been featured in the Netflix documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design. He has also written for the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Harvard Business Review.
He has also designed several shoes for aerobics and weightlifting, as well as the Air Huarache series. He has also served as the Jordan trademark concept car designs for Gran Turismo 6. He has also designed the basketball court at Matthew Knight Arena at the University of Oregon. He was awarded a medal at the University of Oregon School Architecture and Allied Arts for his work.
Tinker Hatfield was born in Hillsboro, Oregon, United States, on April 30, 1952. He was the son of a legendary figure, Tinker Hatfield Sr. He studied architecture at the University of Oregon, and graduated with a degree. After completing his studies, he joined Nike in 1981. He became the creative director of Nike product design in 1989. He supervises the “Innovation Kitchen”. He has been working with Nike for over a decade and has created some of the most popular Nike shoes to date.
He has also created the Air Max running shoes, as well as the Nike Air Trainer, considered to be the first “cross-training” shoe in the world. He was a member of the Jordan team, and served as the lead designer for Air Jordans III through XX. He also designed the twentieth anniversary Air Jordan XX.
Tinker Hatfield is married to Jackie, and they have three children. Hatfield also has a younger brother named Tobie. He has also worked for Nike as a senior engineer. In addition to his work with Nike, he has also written for the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and the Washington Post.
Tinker Hatfield has also been featured in the first season of the Netflix documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design. He has also been featured on ESPN’s Sportscenter, and has appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. He has also been interviewed on the TV series Designing the Future.