Designer I, Energy & Special Projects

Nike Inc.
Boston, MA, USA
Posted 1 day ago
Full time

Become part of the Converse Team

Converse is a place to explore potential, break barriers 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 Converse, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving world to make things better as a team.

Converse designs the future. At Converse, designers chase their curiosities and build what’s next, shaping the culture and advancing human creativity. The Design Teams include artists, inventors and specialists, all with different focuses, including color and material experts, and apparel, footwear and graphics designers. Converse designers look to the future, courageously pursuing materials, ideas and forms that further elevate the consumer’s experience, raise the bar for modern style and reduce environmental impact.


We’re looking for a Designer 1, Footwear.

This role is responsible for crafting industry leading footwear designs and compelling material, color and graphic stories that are based in consumer relevant story telling.

The candidate needs to have a committed, dynamic and ambitious spirit with outstanding footwear design skills. This candidate will have knowledge of tooling and upper component technical drawing skills, material and color selection skills. 3D design skills are a plus.


You will design footwear products that will be built and sold to consumers. Includes original concepts, selection of appropriate materials, and modifications to ensure manufacturability. You will bring to life the seasonal category creative direction that is trend relevant to the category consumer.

  • You will build original product designs or refresh existing products that appropriately reflect Converse's design philosophy & standards with supervision from Design management.
  • Proactively follow the execution of all product details including construction detail, color, form, style, detail, fit performance, graphic application, trim, etc.
  • Clearly connect with members in Design, Development, and Product Merchandising to ensure feasibility of designs, meeting price points, merchandising needs and product creation timelines.
  • Communicate and present design concepts to various internal and external audiences along with more senior Designers.
  • Create presentation materials that optimally communicate the concept behind the line for internal and external audiences.
  • Build awareness of current trends, color, and sports-related product through market research to keep abreast of consumer needs.
  • Provide design support for design team as needed outside of assigned product load.
  • Communicate and collaborate with external Energy partners to bring design concepts to life.

You will work with a highly creative team responsible for all Energy footwear for Converse. You will work in a collaborative triad formation with other Footwear Designers, Footwear Product Merchants and Product Developers. You will report up through the broader Footwear Design team to ensure mentorship and guidance from other Footwear Designers of varying experience.

  • 1 – 3 years of footwear design experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Industrial Design, Footwear Design, Graphic Design, Accessories Design, Textile Design or other design disciplines or combination of relevant education, experience, and training
  • 3D Design skills a plus.
  • This position is based in our Converse HQ in Boston Massachusetts

Converse 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, Converse will make accommodations to individuals who cannot be vaccinated in accordance with applicable law.

Converse is more than a company; it’s a worldwide advocate for self-expression. This belief motivates our employees, permeates our working environment and inspires our products. No two of us look or think exactly alike. We are each one-of-a-kind. Individually and as a culture, we have the freedom to create and grow professionally. Generous benefits packages only sweeten the experience. From Boston to Shanghai, from Brand Design to Finance, Converse is a brand that celebrates the unique and creative people of the world. Together, we’re different.

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