Designer II Print & Pattern

Nike Inc.
Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 19 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.

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. We are a new organization within Product Design at NIKE. It is the first wave creative group that sets and translates Creative Direction for product, providing progressive 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 hardworking and creative Designer II for Print & Pattern. In this role, you will work in a highly creative, energetic, and inclusive team that crafts the Nike P+P story for each season. You support the Season Narrative through research of print trends and style with explorations aligned to the Creative Direction. You collaborate with activity groups to align on a unified seasonal Nike Print & Pattern voice. You implement Print & Pattern direction that is brand and gender relevant to the activity group and serves the Consumer.

If this is you, you will play a key role in getting Prints & Pattern onto Nike products. You will lead seasonal work as the point person with product creation activity groups across footwear, apparel and accessories, to bring brand fidelity and synergy to Print & Pattern. You build artwork, demonstrating expert knowledge of print applications, achievability and production methods. You provide well effective and efficient solutions on design, production, application issues. You will work with Print Designers to build repeats, schematics, color work for print production. A key function of this role, will be to main and foster healthy and positive relationships within the broader Design community. This role is creative with a secondary focus on production.

You will report to the Design Director of Print & Pattern. This is a highly visible role that collaborates closely with Color, Apparel, and Graphic designers across all Nike product creation teams. You will work with Design counterparts and the Design Director of Print & Pattern in bringing the Print & Pattern seasonal narrative to life.

-  Bachelor’s degree in Design or combination of relevant education, experience, and training

-  Minimum 5 years of design experience in agency or in-house setting

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

-  Expert in Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

-  Understanding the translation of P+P onto 3D product and on to the body (using physical and digital tools)

-  Connection and understanding of color theory and usage for manufacturing and for representation of critical narratives within functional teams

-  Understanding multiple print and textile processes and how to approach with design solutions

-  NIKE Design and Brand understanding

-  A thirst to learn software and technical requirements to bring print and pattern to life

-  Wiling to dive deep in understanding the Nike Consumer and athlete by gender

-  Familiar with fashion + street trend and subculture

-  Knows sport culture

-  Strong organizational, communication, time management skills

-  Optimism and positivity

-  Collaborative and inclusive spirit

-  Ability to drive collaboration

-  Passion for creativity and design

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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