As Global Vice President of Retail Innovation at Nike, Byron Merritt and his team focus on the future of Nike’s digital and physical retail experiences. Looking across the consumer entire shopping journey, the team looks at how technology and can bring to life next generation service experience for consumers. His career has moved seamlessly across Marketing, Design and Innovation fusing diverse creative disciplines to drive new experiences. Previous roles at Nike, Byron lead design across Nike’s portfolio of digital products, was the Brand Creative Lead for North America, Nike’s largest geography, lead and drove the creative for the launch of the Nike+ Fuelband, created new to Nike digital/physical customization experiences as well as being the creative director of Nike’s first fitness experience in collaboration with Microsoft for the Xbox platform. Prior to Nike, Byron was a Design Leader at IDEO in San Francisco and earned a Masters Degree in Architecture at SCIArc in Los Angeles.
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Wind Tunnel Graduate Center for Critical Practice is an initiative of the graduate programs in Art and Media Design Practices at Art Center College of Design. The Wind Tunnel, situated between the two programs in a former supersonic jet testing facility on Art Center's south campus, is a forum for speakers, conferences, exhibitions, residencies, screenings, and publications.
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