Footwear Designer, 3d Enabled - Yeezy

ADIDAS
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted 1 month ago
Full time

Job description

Through partnership with adidas and YEEZY, the purpose is to bring Ye's creative vision to life. In collaboration with the entire Product Creation Team, the goal is to innovate and develop against future Concept design ideas for the next frontier. These advanced design ideas and solutions will shape the future look and feel of YEEZY footwear.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

- Quick ideation/problem solving through 2D sketches, photoshops, 3D sketches, and tech packs

- Explore new concepts with focus on function, shape, structure, and material

- Lead multiple Concept design projects with high level of attention to detail

- Deliver clear tech pack handovers to the cross-functional team

- Proactive deep-dive research around categories and themes related to Ye's creative vision

- Collaborate closely with the Concept Color & Material Design team

- Self-Manage own creative process and execute towards given targets and defined design languages and strategies.

- Engage with Creative Teams across the adidas/YEEZY organization to facilitate in innovative and complex technologies, methods, and tools to support projects.

- Travel to work with the sample room team/ factories (as needed)

- Support the Design team when setting up for Concept design Ye review sessions

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

- Design (3D, Color, Materials, Design)

- Marketing

- Development

- Sample room

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- Ability to work through complex and ambiguous projects while maintaining positivity, productivity, and speed

- Ability to quickly shift focus when Ye/BU design direction changes

- Problem solving attitude & can-do personality. Proven ability to find success through challenges

- Proficient understanding of the product creation process

- Strong footwear/method of make knowledge

- Ability to conceptually explore new innovative footwear designs

- Strong tech pack and 2D tooling drawing skills

- Strong knowledge and use of Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator)

- Working knowledge of 3D modelling and sculpting programs (Such as Gravity Sketch, Blender, or Adobe CC Substance Suit)

- Hands-on prototyping skills (plus)

- Proficient presentation and communication skills

- High level of creativity

- High level of initiative & maturity

- High level of organization skills

- Ability to work with teammates on the ground and in remote locations

- Must have a Team first mindset

- Fluent in English (spoken and written)

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