GHOST WORKS IS AN INVISIBLE FORCE.
AN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN CONSULTANCY IN PORTLAND WITH A TRUE PASSION FOR SPECIALTY SPORT PERFORMANCE AND LIFESTYLE FOOTWEAR DESIGN.

Continuously inspired by our headquarters at the hub of the footwear design industry and the great outdoors, we actively cultivate a culture of gear. From insightful consumer research, to a full service industrial design menu, our diverse team of specialized designers collaborates closely with clients to create disruptive products for the action sport category.

Research

Research

A comprehensive pre-design research service that uncovers valuable consumer insights used to inform our design process. By conducting this independent background research and immersion exercises, we can establish competitive benchmarks, expanded consumer profiles and attitudes, relevant current and shifting trends, opportunity spaces and points of differentiation.

Framework

Framework

Not all design results in market-ready products -- some will simply inspire. For clients seeking a fresh third-party perspective, we conduct exploratory design exercises that establish a revitalized design framework and refreshed visual language that can then be used to inspire a brand's internal team to design in a new, disruptive direction.

Design

Design

We specialize in designing disruptive products that elevate our clients as brands and their customers as athletes. Though we employ a functional process of ideation, refinement and development, we architect a uniquely tailored approach for each project that will ensure the greatest design results and ultimate product performance.

Innovation

Innovation

Current calendars often distract brands from looking toward the distant future. We work with clients to strategically develop long-term innovation programs that aim to improve existing products, expand current lines and introduce new technologies that aid in establishing the future of a brand, five and ten years from today.

Motorcycle.com

PRESS: Motorcycle.com Covers XR69 Design-Build

Months after the design, build and race of our team bike in Australia, we were honored to see Motorcycle.com post our unique story for the world to see. Read the full story and watch the video.

HOKA One One Clifton3

Best New Update: HOKA One One Clifton 3

Now constructed with a slightly wider last (for a more spacious ride and increased toe splay), as well as, a more flexible upper for an improved form fit, the new HOKA One One Clifton 3 has earned the recognition of “Best Upgrade of 2016” by Competitor Magazine.