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GHOST WORKS | Industrial Design Consultancy

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.

XR69 Motorcycle design-build by GHOST WORKS

Passion Driven: XR69 Motorcycle Design

A team of relentless builders, tinkerers, testers and tuners, our work is ever influenced by the way we choose to play. In this short film, see how we approach the design-build, test and tune of an XR69 tribute motorcycle, as raced at the Philip Island Classic.

Design Week Portland Open House at Leftbank

Leftbank: Four DWP Open House Events in One

Design Week Portland 2016. While the mainstage event has already passed, it is now time for the Open House portion of the program — and we have proudly collaborated with fellow Leftbank community tenants to bring you four open house events in one building!

adidas kobe1

Mamba Day

In honor of Mamba Day, Kobe Bryant’s last game as a professional basketball player, GHOST WORKS recalls our founder’s opportunity to design the Kobe1 and Kobe2 basketball shoe.