Ken Link Named Jordan Brand Design Director

Former design head for Nike Basketball and Nike Training, Link is now the new design director for the Jumpman.

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Since the inception of Nike’s Jordan Brand in 1998, both performance and lifestyle models have come from a team of designers that worked simultaneously on both. The Beaverton-based sportswear imprint has decided to split those duties going forward, and in doing so, it has named veteran Nike designer Ken Link the new design director for Jordan Brand, as reported by Nick DePaula of Nice Kicks.

Serving Nike for over 20 years, Link previously held down roles as design director of Nike Basketball during the mid to late 2000s, and most recently worked as a design director at the Nike Training and Nike Cleated categories. He’s likely most known for his efforts on the Zoom Kobe 1 and 2, as well as his design work for the LeBron 2 through 6 and the first three Zoom Soldier models.

Link’s first full season of products is expected to release in Summer 2017.

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