Nike Runner and Chief Designer on his sense of dyslexia and design.
YOU HAVE A LOT OF LOOSE BITS OF PAPER AND SKETCHES IN THIS OFFICE. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DRAW?
Sneakers, body sketches, architectural retail spaces. I’m dyslexic, so my first real language was drawing. I doodled everything.
I find that I listen better when my hand is busy. And I find that when I am listening intently and gesturally moving my pen, some interesting things come out. I came to this idea that my dyslexia is not actually a burden – it is a gift because it makes me look at the world differently.