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).
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