Prepare to Design the Future
March 19–20, 2017: Training
March 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA
Ryan Noon

Ryan Noon
Fashion Designer, Nike

A designer and multimedia artist based in Portland, Oregon, Ryan Noon is the director for Blue Ribbon Studio and the BRS Academy, Nike Design’s concept makerspace for all things experimentation, learning, craft, and connection. Ryan was born in New England between mountains, the ocean, and big cities. Previously, Ryan spent 10 years in Europe, studying at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design before working at Alexander McQueen, Henrik Vibskov, and Nike—where he developed and started the Nike Tight of the Moment program, designed graphics for tennis players, and ran the Nike trend research council—and running his own label, Ryan Noon, as part of London Fashion Week. Ryan has been a visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins and the London College of Fashion and is currently a senior lecturer at Cavendish College. He is also a practicing artist making wearable objects and curating community experiences. Ryan serves on the executive board of directors for Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA).


4:25pm–5:05pm Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Building & Managing Teams
Location: Tower Salon A
Level: Beginner
Patrick Chew (IBM Design), Alexandra Williams (Airbnb), Ryan Noon (Nike), Tim Belonax (Pinterest)
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Companies around the world are creating room for screen printing, letterpress, circuitry, and more. But what does physical making have to do with building better products? Patrick Chew, Alexandra Williams, Ryan Noon, and Tim Belonax discuss how spaces like this come to be, why they exist, and how they're changing the modern workplace. Read more.