Tinker Hatfield Speaks at Semi Permanent Sydney 2018 - PUSHAS

Tinker Hatfield Speaks at Semi Permanent Sydney 2018

Our mission at PUSHAS is to grow the Culture in Australia.

This is why when events that boasts the biggest names in sneaker culture, we definitely need to invite our community to come through.

This year, Semi Permanent is bringing to you Tinker Hatfield - one of the most iconic Nike Designers ever. If you're an Air Max or Jordan fan, you definitely need to come through to hear from Nike's Vice President for Design and Special Projects.

Hatfield oversees Nike's 'Innovation Kitchen' which brings into the sneaker scene the most beloved sneaker design languages that continue to permeate sneaker culture today. 

Hatfield will be speaking at Semi Permanent. If you need to learn more, we outlined some of his achievements below. 

About Semi Permanent

Semi Permanent is part of the Vivid Ideas program which is Asia Pacific’s annual celebration of innovation, creativity and community, building engagement between the creative industries and the broader economy, exploring trends, movements and opportunities that shape society.

As per usual, this program will feature extraordinary roster of talent within and between multiple disciplines of design!


The Global creative platform celebrates 16 years of pioneering and transformative design with the return of their three-day event on 24, 25 and 26 May at Sydney’s Carriageworks.

Through the lens of 'creative tension as inspiration', this year's event focuses on those moments of positive and negative friction that come before a breakthrough. 



Some of the speakers and presenters include: 

Legendary Nike Air Jordan designer Tinker Hatfield is their first announced guest speaker and he'll delineate a 36+ year career through his most celebrated shoe designs.

Tinker Hatfield is responsible for designs from the iconic Jordan 3 all the way to the Jordan 15. 

However, he is probably most well-known for his game-changing designs with the Air Max 1 as well as the Air Max 90. 

And of course, he was honoured as one of Fortune magazine's "100 Most Influential Designers" of the 20th century in 1998.

If you really want to learn more about the culture, it is imperative that you come through and listen to one of the most influential sneaker designers of our time. 

Tinker Hatfield alone is worth your time. 

However, there are also other notable speakers at the event. Scott Dadich (former WIRED Editor-in-Chief and Executive Producer of Netflix series ‘Abstract: The Art of Design’), Patrick Godfrey, Paula Scher, Alex Schleifer, VP of Design at Airbnb, and Ajaz Ahmed, will all be making an appearance and speaking at the event. 


Murray Bell, founder and director Semi Permanent: 

I want [people] to not only be inspired, but enabled. I want to help give them the keys to unlocking their future. We're hosting workshops to help teach people how to build confidence in front of a crowd – to pitch ideas – to put your best foot forward. Those kinds of experiences, combined with inspiration puts you in a powerful and exciting position.

To find out more information and purchase tickets, check out Semi Permanent 2018 

Last year's event sold out, so grab your tickets while they are still around!

The PUSHAS team will definitely be there to learn from these great thinkers.

Hopefully, we will see you there.


By Daniel PUSHAS 

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