Stefan Andrén is an accomplished designer with significant global experience. Over his 15-year career, the former product design director of Nike+ has worked with some of the largest companies and brands in the world, including Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Philips and Motorola. Andrén’s work has been featured in numerous publications including Business Week, ID Magazine, Wired, Dwell magazine, Interior Design and FORM and has been awarded multiple IDEA, ID Magazine and Red Dot design awards. Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Andrén travels the world extensively and is based in Portland, OR.
From Employee to Entrepreneur—A Designer’s Leap
Stefan Andrén is the former product design director of Nike+. He left the company in 2008 with the intent to reorganize his creative efforts and become a design entrepreneur. Four years after leaving one of the most globally recognized brands, Andrén shares his journey and experiences establishing royalty-based strategic partnerships, building a product company with domestic manufacturing, and the pros and cons of being a creative CEO.