Footwear Color Lead Designer, Jordan Kids

Nike Inc.
Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 3 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.

Soul, performance and style take flight at Jordan Brand. With its deep roots in basketball, the Jordan Brand began as an homage to one player: Michael Jordan. Since then, Jordan has become synonymous with peak performance and an endless pursuit of greatness. Employees in merchandising, product branding, sports marketing and sales bring creativity, innovation and audacious design to footwear and apparel, all with one mission in mind: help athletes fly on and off the court.

We’re looking for an exceptional F Color Lead to combine their experience, problem-solving abilities, and creativity to help build the future of Color Design in Jordan Kid’s Footwear!

The ideal candidate needs to be a highly creative problem solver, who doesn’t settle for anything less than the best Color Design solutions, to meet the needs of the consumer or athlete. You understand color trends, consumer insights, color achievability, materials, finishes, advanced color theory, and digital color. This person will be focused on elevating the consumer experience by focusing on both the art and science of Color strategy and application, and driving Color Design excellence through the connection of trend, design, development, and manufacturing.

If this is you, you’ll be partnering with the Jordan Footwear Design, Materials, and Development teams, and bringing to life the seasonal creative direction through Footwear Color Design strategy and application. You will use your advanced skills to create color palettes based on seasonal creative concepts and color strategy. You will obsess color application on product, plan multi-season color blocking strategies, and craft a consumer and brand-right narrative through the use of color.

From creating color palettes to finalizing tech packs, from working with manufacturing partners to communicating directly with athletes, the daily responsibilities of this role are wide ranging, challenging, and rewarding.

As a lead, this role will have one direct report, and reports directly to the Jordan Flight Footwear Color Design Director, while regularly partnering with other Footwear and Apparel Color Designers, Footwear Designers, Materials Designers, Developers, Product Line Managers, and Merchandising.

-   Bachelor’s degree in fashion design, product design, industrial design, textiles, graphics or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

-   At least 3 years of relevant Color Design experience.

-  Ability to create color palettes and concepts and explore new color blocking strategies

-  Understanding of the Footwear Product Creation process necessary

-  Experience working and communicating directly with manufacturing partners to ensure the accuracy of Color application and execution

-  Ability to create and edit files using Adobe programs including Photoshop and Illustrator

-  Experience building inspiration/concept presentations, and mood boards for seasonal concepts and direction

-  Ability to present new ideas or seasonal concepts to small and large groups

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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