Digital Design Manager﹣Design Foundations / Studio

Beaverton, Oregon, USA
Posted 8 days ago
Full time

Job description

Who we're looking for
A hybrid between a manager and an individual contributor. Known for your expert-level design craft and ability to lead multiple projects at a time. Also have a deep appreciation and empathy for the challenges your teammates face, and support them every step of the way. You're a compelling presenter with a clear and informed POV. You've built solid relationships with your cross-functional partners, demonstrating a deep understanding of strategy and business goals. You're well-known for your vision and thought leadership and everyone on the team looks to you for long-term thinking.
Who you'll work with
Design Foundations is a multi-disciplinary team responsible for creating the digital foundations that power Nike's personalized consumer-anywhere experiences at scale. Within Design Foundations sits the Studio Team, a group that creates and supports brand and platform-right content that sets the foundational creative direction for Nike's digital-led experiences.
We partner with cross-functional teams on the copy, standards, motion, comms and digital-led branding that brings Nike's brand ethos to life in our digital product ecosystem. As a key member of this team, you'll report into the Sr. Design Director of Design Foundations within Nike Digital Product Design.
What your responsibilities will be
- Elevate the Nike brand through impeccable design executions
- Overseeing and leading a small team with multiple streams of work
- Overseeing the design planning, execution, culture, process and results of your team-including multiple projects, sophisticated workstreams and initiatives
- Providing creative direction to your team while being very hands on
- Growing and developing elite talent, providing timely coaching and guidance to individual contributors
- Leading workshops and presentations to share knowledge with your team and advance learning opportunities
- Building a broad, safe culture where team members feel comfortable trying new things and being vulnerable with each other
- Arranging career development opportunities and identifying high-impact skill gaps
- Sourcing, attracting and retaining diverse key and senior talent-building a hiring pipeline
- Sourcing and directing external vendors as needed
- Assisting in evangelizing the Nike brand and Nike design culture internally
- Playing a key role in building broader Nike Digital Product Design org initiatives


What you bring to Nike
- 8+ years of experience with end-to-end digital product design and brand design
- 1+ years of experience managing direct reports
- A bachelor's degree in design, UX/UI design, human-computer interaction, or related field is preferred, but not required
- Incredible tastemaker and refined aesthetic sensibility that gets the Nike brand
- Hands-on creative and visual systems problem solver with strong brand and UI design expertise
- Well-rounded art direction skills
- Ability to create branding systems for digital-native experiences
- Crafting and communicating Nike's digital product strategy, initiatives and vision internally and externally through impactful visual storytelling
- Leading the Nike Digital Product comms work overseeing the creation of presentations, sizzle reels, newsletters, websites, design annuals, presentation build outs and everything in between
- Ability to define a holistic look and feel between all pieces of a large project
- Impeccable attention to detail
- Expert in design and prototyping tools such as Figma, Adobe CC, Principle and Keynote
- Proficiency in motion graphics and video editing with an ability to get hands on
- 3D skills are highly desired in applications such as Cinema 4D and Maya
- Cross-platform design experiences (Web, Android, iOS)
- Ability to inspire/drive teams to define or transform a product or initiative by building a culture of design excellence that values quality, enables innovation, and creates space to explore
- Ability to improve the team's focus by clarifying longer-term goals, and prioritizing and delegating proactive vs reactive work
- Ability to cultivate a culture that supports and encourages diversity and inclusion
- Passion for the Nike brand, sports and for creating high-quality work
- A fascination with innovation, technology, culture and an expert understanding of digital tools and trends
- Ability to craft crisp, concise and informative narratives that are influential to a wide variety of people
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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