Ronnie Wright is the Senior Creative Design Director of Nike by You. Although his first love is music, he has showcased his other creative talents in 25 years of product design for iconic brands including Adidas, Nike, and Jordan. His creative philosophy is rooted in the thought of collective potential and is supported by three pillars (The Power of The Tongue – Be a Sponge – Group Perspective).
Ronnie is a dreamer, blessed with parents who allowed him to explore and express creativity through art and music. In fact, music was more like family. His love for God and family sparks his desire to be a blessing to others. This greatly influences his creative language, purpose & spiritual connection.
“MUSIC moves me”
Ronnie loves a multitude of music genres such as R&B, soul, jazz, rock, fusion, and especially gospel. Artist such as Commissioned, Musiq Soulchild, The Clark Sisters, Lalah Hathaway, Chick Corea, and Journey have played huge roles in his creativity.
The year 2015 marked a huge win for Ronnie. His collaborative vision, entitled BESPEAL LOVE reached #1 on the UK SOUL CHARTS – November 2015. The album also received artist of the year (editor’s choice) from the highly recognized SOULTRACKS.com
His 2018 debut solo album, a.k.a.BESPEAK, was voted 2018’s ALBUM OF THE YEAR by Groundbreakers.com. This album was blessed to receive several awards from the indie radio community, such as: #1 Album of 2018 – Mi-Soul Connoisseurs, #1 on the UK SOULCHARTS – March 2018, #8 on the UK SOULCHART Top 100 for 2018 and many more!!!
“DESIGN with purpose”
Although Ronnie loves to create music, he never settled with just one form of art. When he was in high school, he would day dream of touring and performing. He would design everything from the tour bus, the stage, the instruments, and all the fashion he would wear. Although he desired to create it all, he felt he had a better chance to land something solid in design and still have the freedom to be creative. After graduating from Bassist College, he was blessed to land a design position with Adidas in 1994. Later he took a job with Mecca, Pony, and then AND 1. Since 2005, he has been blessed to design for Jordan and Nike. He is the first ever African American VP of footwear design in Nike’s history. His experiences included creating apparel and footwear for some of the world’s greatest athletes, musicians, music videos, TV shows, and fashion runways around the world. His biggest learning lessons within the world of design is to Be a sponge. Seek meaningful direction when creating. And Collaborate to gain group perspective. He applies this philosophy to his music as well!
“GIVE LOVE away”
Ronnie is a huge fan of the famous Christian band Commissioned. Their song “Give Love Away” inspires his actions to do just that. His contribution to his community includes volunteering in various community programs such as NPCE through SEI. He also volunteers at his Church (Emmanuel COGIC United) and Emmanuel’s community outreach program. He is a mentor to thousands and a cheerleader to all who are seeking to reach their potential.
“There is a desire for individual expression within each of us that BESPEAKS our persona, style, culture, and beliefs”….
“ALLOW ME TO SPEAK”