Creative Lead Color, Advanced Central Product

Nike Inc.
Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 9 days ago
Full time

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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.

NIKE, Inc. designs the future. At NIKE, Inc. designers chase their curiosities and build what’s next, shaping the culture and advancing human potential. The Design teams include artists, inventors and specialists, all with different focuses, including color and material experts, and apparel, footwear and graphic designers. Nike designers look to the future, aggressively pursuing materials, ideas and forms that further elevate the athlete experience, raise the bar for modern style and reduce environmental impact.

The Central Product Creative team provide the foundation to inspire the inspirers! This is a new organization within Product Design at NIKE. It is the first wave creative group that sets and translates Creative Direction for product, providing visionary annual and seasonal creative edges, design trends, concepts and end to end strategies. We define the Central Product Creative Direction, which enables a consistent and uniquely-Nike consumer experience.

We’re looking for a passionate and creative Color Lead for the Advanced Central Product Creative Team. In this role, you will collaborate in a highly creative, energetic, and inclusive team who envisions the future for Nike products. You understand color trends, consumer insights, color achievability, materials, finishes, advanced color theory, and digital color. You are an innovative and forward thinking visual storyteller who translates vision into physical palettes in service of supporting the creative direction and narrative! You have a passion for the art and science of color and its impact on product design. You have awareness of, and are eager to further develop skills in, translating footwear, apparel, consumer / athlete insights into seasonal and long term color concept and narrative. You must be detail oriented with a clear understanding of and respect for calendar and process. You place a high value on your health and that of your teammates through collaboration, inclusion, optimism and positivity. You are a bridge builder, a friend maker, an innovator, and a go getter.

If this is you, you will play a key role in crafting the color and feel of Nike products. You will research color trends and contribute in building the Brand Color strategy, direction and narrative. You leverage the intersection of the Nike brand, Consumers, and the broader world to identify key hue spaces, creating seasonal color directions to define modern sport end to end. You will build seasonal and seasonless palettes, exploring color combinations and finishes. You will assist with the physical and digital build of the color innovation frameworks, global palettes, and creating presentations and other tools as needed. You will continue to build knowledge of color theory, color sustainability, manufacturing methods, digital color and trend development. You will provide design support and collaboration to Color Design Leadership.

You will report to the Senior Director of Advanced Color. You will also lead a team of Color Designers. This is a highly visible role that collaborates closely with Design Leadership, Global Design teams across all Nike product creation, as well as trends and products innovation teams.

-  Comprehensive understanding of Nike Design Ethos, the Voice & Vibe of the brand

-  Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator expertise

-  Willingness to dive deep into understanding the Nike Consumer and athlete by gender

-  Familiarity with fashion, street trends, and subculture

-  Knowledge of sport culture

-  Strong organizational, communication, and time management skills

-  Curiosity about the future

-  Open mindedness, ambiguity, optimism, and positivity

-  Cooperative and inclusive spirit

-  Ability to drive collaboration

-  Passion for creativity and design

-  Strong team leadership

Nike requires all applicants for this position to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire, unless otherwise required by law. As an equal opportunity employer, Nike will make accommodations to individuals who cannot be vaccinated in accordance with applicable law.

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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