Footwear Designer II, Nike Footwear Studio

Nike Inc.
Beaverton, OR, USA
Posted 1 month 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.

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.


We are looking for a Designer II for the Footwear Design Studio. The ideal designer is a curious observer, eager participant and a cultural sponge – seeking insights to solve problems. You leverage your outstanding design skills with creative problem solving to create innovative solutions that elevate the experience and key benefits relevant to the athletes and communities we serve. You will create industry-leading product through deeply resonating stories – with the opportunity to work across the sport performance and sport lifestyle footwear landscapes.

The ideal candidate thrives on team collaboration and building functional working relationships to help bring the teams to successful project completion - from concept to reality.


In the Nike Footwear Studio, you will work on designs that push the possibilities of sports and culture through footwear. We expect you to explore new opportunities, take risks, and change the game! In your day to day, you will engage with project teammates on researching, gaining insights, problem solving around performance and manufacturing, working with athletes, and creating a vast range of creative and beautiful solutions, that are also sustainable and considerate of cost. With each project, you are expected to also participate and present the work in informal and formal reviews. In addition to individual project work, the Designer II will also collaborate and engage the with Creative lead and the Studio Director to build community focused on cross-pollinating ideas and mutual growth.


As a Designer II I the Nike Footwear Studio, you will be working hand in hand with a large project team of different experts (engineers, researchers, scientists, marketing, sustainability, materials, costing, etc), collaborate within the design community (industrial designers, materials, color, graphics, computational, etc.). You will work directly with the Senior Design Directors in category to champion seasonal projects, with the support of the Studio Director and your Creative Lead

This role reports directly to the Nike Footwear Studio, Creative Lead Designer

  • Bachelor’s degree or combination of relevant education, experience, and training
  • 5-7yrs experience designing and developing innovative footwear and other products
  • Knowledge of form, color, materials, human factors, related to elevating the consumer experience
  • Passion for Sport and Culture
  • Previous footwear design experience preferred.
  • Strong Photoshop, Illustrator skills
  • Must be able to create accurate 2D technical drawings
  • Strong sketching, illustration, and rendering skills
  • Good knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials
  • Must be able to generate a broad range of concepts and solutions for each project
  • Cobbling and prototyping skills are a plus
  • 3D knowledge and experience a plus
  • Experienced with presentation programs: Keynote, Powerpoint, Acrobat, etc.
Team Requirements:
  • Positive attitude and energy
  • Team player
  • Collaborator and works well with others
  • Speaks up with courage for self and the team
  • Open minded, good listener and curious

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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