Blair Barnes

Designer, Innovator, and Entrepreneur in Portland, Oregon

Blair Barnes

Designer, Innovator, and Entrepreneur in Portland, Oregon

Visit my company website

Blair’s 30-year innovation career includes design consulting, senior corporate design staff and product marketing management positions. He is the creator of enduring and beautiful designs for some of the world’s most admired brands including: Oasis, The Scotts Company, Texas Instruments, Nike and Leatherman. Blair’s experiences inform his well-developed end user research techniques, innovation thinking, and solution development approaches on projects ranging from dispensers for soap to drinking fountains to DLP projectors. Blair’s experiences, directing footwear innovation developments at Nike and designing, managing and marketing hand tools as an “intrepreneur” at Leatherman, further enable him to shape solutions that inspire consumers, stimulate company profits and build brands.

Blair is named on numerous design and utility patents and has been a member of award winning design teams. His work has appeared in I.D. magazine, Baseball Japan, Outdoor Retailer and Thrasher. Blair was recently interviewed byCore77.comand presented at a Design Museum pecha kucha. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design and a Masters of Arts in Design Management and Planning.

  • Work
    • Blokable
  • Education
    • BS, Industrial Design, The Ohio State University
    • MA, Design Management and Planning, The Ohio State University