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Chris Johnson is an award-winning designer and innovation leader with over 25 years of international experience working for global brands. Born and raised in Durham, England, he completed his Bachelor of Arts in Transport Design at Coventry University in 1998. He moved to London soon after and became a design consultant for his first five years in the industry. He has worked as an in-house designer for the past 20 years, working his way up the ranks from senior designer to design manager, design lead, head of design, and design director. He is the co-inventor of various sports technology patents relating to garments, equipment and digital devices, and he has created product innovations that have helped athletes attain Olympic titles and world records. His work has been awarded Red Dot design awards and has been exhibited in collections such as the Design Museum in London. Chris has an MBA with distinction from Durham University Business School and he is a fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

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