In our era of advanced computing machines, Adobe software, and ubiquitous time spent online, more and more designers are taking their sketching skills strictly to digital. Most notably, Nike designer and industry living legend Tinker Hatfield himself (or if you like your references a little more hip-hop).
This isn’t a story about that. Instead, we get a great glimpse into the analog sketches from Nathan VanHook, a Nike Sportswear Senior Footwear Designer, who worked on a large swath of recent NSW models.
Posted to his personal blog, Nathan includes his pen-to-paper sketches of the Nike Lunar Flow, Manor, Lunar Orbit, Footscape Free, Air Moc 1.5, Footscape Woven Freemotion Chukka, Hachi, Aina and Zoom Meriwether
The coolest aspect to a couple of VanHook’s uploaded presentations? The often stamped stationary he used as a canvas, like Oregon’s Sunriver Resort, which helps serve up the development of the Nike Zoom Meriwether.