Dan Wieden visiting a wasabi farm in 2014
1945 (age 72–73)|
Portland, Oregon, United States
Coined the Nike tagline "Just Do It"
He attended Ulysses S. Grant High School in Portland, Oregon, where he was on the swim team. After graduation, he enrolled at the University of Oregon in Eugene, graduating from its School of Journalism and Communication in 1967. In 1999, he was inducted into the school's Hall of Achievement.
Wieden has been Oregon’s Professional of the Year, Oregon’s Entrepreneur of the Year, one of the world’s 50 CyberElite by Time magazine, and one of 32 members of the One Club Creative Hall of Fame.
Wieden is the founder of Caldera, a nonprofit arts education organization and camp for at-risk youth located in Sisters, Oregon.
- Memoirs. Portland, Oregon: Ulysses S. Grant High School. 1961. p. 196.
- "Dan Wieden, '67". School of Journalism and Communication Hall of Achievement. University of Oregon. Archived from the original on 26 April 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
- Berger, Warren (April 1, 2004). because he's a true independent. Inc.
- Dan Wieden profile in 100 ad people of the 20th century.
- Dan Wieden profile via University of Oregon
- Caldera, a nonprofit arts education organization founded by Wieden
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