Charles Johnson

Driven By Charles / Principal / Design Innovation Leader

For three decades Charles has worked at the intersection of human performance, design, technology and manufacturing creating both analog and digital products for the sports, fashion, active lifestyle and esport sectors.

Armed with an industrial design degree from Carnegie Mellon University, Charles’ professional starting point as a product designer specialising in footwear transformed to executive level leadership shaping vision, teams and strategies for global brands.

His consulting business, Driven By Charles services a range of industries helping brands navigate their vision, corporate product engines shape new experiences and venture capitalists in need of expert insight to help guide their investment decision.

Alongside his consulting work Charles serves as Assistant Teaching Professor Leadership and Innovation at the Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center.

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