Art Director, Art Direction Studio - Global Jordan

Nike Inc.
Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full time

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Soul, performance and style take flight at Jordan Brand. With its deep roots in basketball, the Jordan Brand began as an homage to one player: Michael Jordan. Since then, Jordan has become synonymous with peak performance and an endless pursuit of greatness. Employees in merchandising, product branding, sports marketing and sales bring creativity, innovation and audacious design to footwear and apparel, all with one mission in mind: help athletes fly on and off the court.

The Jordan Design team is inspired by the Greatest of All Time, and is focused on continuing to deliver product that is made and engineered to the exact specification of championship athletes. On and off the court, we want our consumers and athletes to feel confident in the way they look and feel, the same way the greatest player who ever played the game felt every time he laced up his J’s. Jordan Design works together, pushes the boundaries, and always stays focused on delivering the best product for the consumer!

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We’re looking for an outstanding Art Director to combine their experience, problem solving abilities, team leadership, critical thinking, and creativity, working closely with both producers and narrators to deliver well crafted and innovative creative across the Art Direction studio.

This leader will implement the creative vision for Jordan Brand initiatives through Art Direction in a way that supports premium Jordan Brand consumer experiences, and the Jordan Design ethos. This person will also elevate the consumer brand experience through brand appearance of product, communications, collateral materials, digital and retail!

WHAT YOU WILL WORK ON

As the Art Director – Art Direction, you will lead a variety of projects, working closely with Producers, Designers, and Writers to deliver well crafted and innovative creative vision. You will drive design excellence and collaboration across multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring that the team delivers multidisciplinary creative against the seasonal strategy. You will maintain and foster relationships with external partners (design agencies, photographers, producers, etc.), and creatively direct and lead work with those partners to ensure they are aligned to project expectations and Jordan Brand standards.

From taking the lead on seasonal initiative concepting, to successfully leading relationships with external partners. From working with Brand Marketing and 365 Studio, to understanding product benefits and providing creative direction to bring those benefits to life for the consumer, the daily responsibilities of this role are wide ranging, exciting, and rewarding.

WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH

This role leads Designers and Jr Designers, and reports directly to the Sr Director - Art Direction Studio, while regularly partnering with other Art Directors, Designers, 365 Studio Designers, Brand Narrative Director, and Brand Marketing leaders.

WHAT YOU BRING
  • Bachelor/Master degree in Design or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least 8years of relevant Graphic Design or Art Direction experience
  • Ability to build seasonal concepts, and provide the team with both short and long term vision
  • Understanding of the Brand Creative/Marketing process
  • Experience working and communicating directly with Brand Marketing partners
  • Familiarity with Adobe programs including Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Experience building inspiration/concept presentations, and mood boards for seasonal concepts and direction
  • Presentation/Communication style: Clear, Concise, and Thoughtful (strong verbal and written skills). Ability to present new ideas or seasonal concepts to small and large groups, including presenting to executive leaders, and external partners or customers.
  • Ability to ensures key Brand Creative gates/dates are met, tools are effectively crafted and used, and able to lead cross-functional teamwork as appropriate.
  • Expertly manages and maintains relationships with: artists, influencers, design agencies, architects, photographers, producers, project managers and freelancers. Creatively directs, manages and coordinates work with these partners to ensure alignment across project expectations and Jordan Brand standards.
  • Leads by example
  • Demonstrates expert-level knowledge of current trends in color, technology, communications, experience, art and other design influences.
  • Creates presentation materials that effectively communicate design concepts to team, leader, director and to various internal and external audiences.

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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