Designer II, Product, Style & Trend

Nike
Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 12 days ago
Full timeFootwear Manufacturing

NIKE, Inc. designs the future! At NIKE, Inc. designers seek their curiosities and build what’s next, crafting 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.

Who We Are Looking For

We’re looking for a hardworking and creative Designer II for Product, Style & Trend. In this role, you will work on future design and product trends, forecasting relevant thought starters, concepts and narratives for Footwear, Apparel, Accessories, Color, Print & Pattern. You will also build on key consumer insights, data and analytics from multiple teams within Nike’s Consumer Insights organization, and translate these into practical solutions for Design, that are both gender and activity group relevant, to serve Nike’s future consumer.

What You Will Work On

If this is you, you will play a key role in establishing and dimensionalize the Nike Creative Direction. You will lead seasonal work and act as the trend point person for specific product creation activity groups, and develop new and engaging design and product trend research projects, across Footwear, Apparel and Accessories, Color, Print & Pattern. Your work focuses on consistent research and analysis of design and lifestyle shifts, as well as tracking the trend leading consumers motivating change in sport and culture. You build mixed media outputs and explore future aesthetics in new and exciting ways, immersing the Nike Design teams in rich sensory experiences that bring Nike Design’s Creative Direction to life. You act as a creative catalyst to fuel Nike Design teams with aesthetic and culturally connected intelligence that will encourage them to generate sport and lifestyle products that will lead the marketplace.

Who You Will Work With

You will report to the Senior Creative Director, Product Style & Trend. This is a highly visible role that collaborates closely with Footwear, Apparel, Color, Graphics, Print & Pattern, and Concept Designers across all Nike product creation teams. You will work closely with the Senior Designer, Product, Style & Trend, as well as other members of the extended CPC team to bring Nike Design’s overarching Creative Direction and specific Product Narratives and Concepts to life with relevant design & product trends and creative intelligence. You will also work with Nike Consumer Insights teams in order to surface the latest consumer data.

What You Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, or combination of relevant education, experience, and training
  • Minimum 6 years of design and/or product trend forecasting experience in agency or in-house setting
  • Comprehensive understanding of Nike Design Ethos, the Voice & Atmosphere of the brand
  • Clear understanding of trend research and methodology and a natural ability to unearth emerging patterns of change
  • Expert in Keynote, Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator. Adobe Premier and other media editing software is not essential, but a definite plus
  • Expert understanding of design, fashion + street trends and subcultures
  • Knows sport culture
  • Strong curiosity, open minded, with a thirst to research and analyze multiple sources for new creative ideas and intelligence
  • Tireless information seeker: diving deep into diverse cultures, societal shifts and human behaviors to understand the future Nike Consumer
  • Trusted synthesis of consumer insights, as emerging aesthetics, with an ability to connect this information to future product concepts
  • Creative catalyst, with strong storytelling and presentation skills and proficiency to support trend workshops and ideation sessions
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a diverse group and to network, influence and utilize internal and external resources
  • Interview and moderation capabilities are not essential, but a desire to learn is essential
  • Optimistic, positive and inclusive spirit with ability and desire to drive collaboration and inspire collective genius
  • Passion for creativity and design

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