Danny Chambers is a creative from rural northwest Ohio. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati DAAP in the spring of 2017 with a degree in Industrial Design. Much of Danny’s work focuses on creating harmony within broad areas of influence, found at the intersection of diverse life experiences. From backpacking the Philmont Scout Ranch to exploring local markets in Hong Kong, he holds a curious and thoughtful approach to design and learning that starts outside of the studio. Danny enjoys long runs, backpacking, photography, and dancing.

Danny can be reached at Danny@dannychambers.net

Currently in Portland with Nike and Tricycle Collective.

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Nike Portland, Oregon. Current

Material and textile designer for the Nike basketball footwear team.

Pininfarina Miami, Florida. Spring 2016

Design contract focused on product strategy for Cisco Systems and leading internal softgoods project development.

Brooks Running Seattle, Washington. Summer 2015

Responsible for two internal collaborative projects focusing on identifying new consumers and developing new biomechanical tracking methods.

AND1 Basketball New York, New York. Fall 2014

Designer I role included design for in-line production, color direction, assistance in production specifications, material direction and factory visits.

Wilson Associates New York, New York. Spring 2014

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

Marc Jacobs New York, New York. Winter 2014

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

New Balance Boston, Massachusetts. Summer 2013

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


University of Cincinnati: Design Architecture Art Planning

Cincinnati, Ohio
Industrial Design, Class of 2017

Hong Kong Polytechnic

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

Heidelberg University

Tiffin, Ohio
Post Secondary Liberal Arts Education



Sketching, Rendering, Consumer Analysis, Trend Forecasting, Knitting, Weaving, Sewing, Pattern Development, Woodwork, Model Making, Screen Printing.


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


Novelty Winner 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