01994-NOW, design for the day

Danny is a designer

...................observing thoughts as they come by.

...................documenting daily actions in consideration of large problems.

...................building hard & soft objects from new reused & cultivated materials.

...................happy to be here, thanks mom and dad.

Born on Wyandotte Land, rural northwest Ohio. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati DAAP with a degree in Industrial Design. Danny’s work focuses on embracing the nature of both. He holds an approach to design that values both observed thought and documented action. Danny finds joy in nature, connecting to people and rhythm.

Danny can be contacted at Danny@dannychambers.net


Currently

Learning to value clothes and textile waste with A Common Label.

    January- Accra, Ghana
    February- India

Augmenting clothes and footwear with Almanac.Coop

Reading

    Myths to Live by, _Joesph Cambell_

    The Politics of Design, _Ruben Pater_

    Ishmael, _Daniel Quinn_

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e x p e r i e n c e | Linkedin.


Almanac llc | Portland, Oregon. 2015+

A design and object Co-Op with James Gall. We supply and improve pragmatic objects.


Nike inc | Portland, Oregon. 2018 - 2019

Materials and Graphics for the 2020 Olympics. Material design for Nike Basketball with a focus on work for Lebron James.


10,754 miles | Ohio -> Alaska -> Ohio. 2017

A journey across North America and back with James Gall, Paul Dufour, and Wyeth A-M.


Pininfarina Mahindra ltd | Miami, Florida. 2016

Design contract focused on product strategy for Cisco Systems in addition to leading textile and fashion consulting.


Brooks Running Berkshire Hathaway inc. | Seattle, Washington. 2015

Lead designer of two collaborative projects focusing on identifying and serving new consumers as well as developing new biomechanical tracking methods to improve runner analysis.


AND1 Basketball Sequential Brands inc | New York, New York. 2014

Designer I role included performance footwear design, line strategy, color direction, material direction, production specifications, and factory collaboration.


Wilson Associates Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design Co., Ltd | New York, New York. 2014

Hospitality architecture and interior design services for clientele including Ritz-Carlton, Fairmont Resorts, and Hilton.


Marc Jacobs intl | New York, New York. 2014

Collection design intern responsible for technical CAD drawings and developing inspiration boards.


New Balance athletics inc | Boston, Massachusetts. 2013

Lifestyle footwear design internship. Work included design, specification and color of the flagship 574 shoe sold in 2014.


e d u c a t i o n


University of Cincinnati: Design Architecture Art Planning

Cincinnati, Ohio
Industrial Design, Class of 2017. Cum Laude.


Hong Kong Polytechnic

Kowloon, Hong Kong
Institute of Textiles and Clothing
2015 Visiting Student Grant


Heidelberg University

Tiffin, Ohio
Post Secondary Liberal Arts Education


s k i l l s e t


Analog

Sketching, Design Strategy, Consumer Analysis, Brand Development, Trend Forecasting, Rendering, Knitting, Weaving, Sewing, Pattern Development, Woodwork, Screen Printing, Cut and Stick Collage.


Digital

Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, Vray, Solidworks, Microsoft Office, Keynote, Digital Collage.


i n v o l m e n t


Member Precious Plastics v4 / Textiles Project

Participant 2019 MIT Solve Collaborative Circular Economy Challenge

Founding Member Nike Blue Ribbon Studio Sustainability Club

Member Run Trill™ running crew, $140,000+ raised for cancer research

Founding Member Design in Mind, volunteering organization founded by Wyeth A-M

Selected DAAPcares social design showcase 2017

Builder 2012 Rural El Salvador wheelchair fitting volunteer


r e c o g n i t i o n


Novelty Award Nike + MIT Materials Matter contest 2016

Finalist Pensole World Sneaker Championship 2014

First Place Le Coq Sportif Footwear Competition 2013

First Place Boston Boot Company Identity competition 2013

First Place Red Bull Rubber & Sole Competition 2012

Valedictorian Calvert High School Class of 2012