Danny Chambers is a creative from rural northwest Ohio. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati DAAP 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 with observations outside of the studio. Danny enjoys wondering, trail running, backpacking, photography, and dancing.

Danny can be reached at Danny@dannychambers.net

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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


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


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