Senior Footwear Designer

Portland, OR, USA
Posted 6 days ago
Full time
Job descriptionSenior Footwear Designer

Area adidas Brand

Department BU Originals, Basketball & Partnerships

Direct Reporting Line Design Director

Location Portland, Oregon

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization

Develop industry leading creative solutions for assigned concept or category, to create a highly relevant, desirable and clear adidas brand image, from sell in to sellout (consumer-facing)

Key Responsibilities

Lead the Creative development for concept or category across multiple consumer touchpoints, from 2D to retail to digital

Develop concepts and creative strategies that fulfill objectives of category, concept, briefs

Collaborate with Product Design team to ensure holistic storytelling

Collaborate with cross-functional team members to ensure consumer- and brand focus

Collaborate with Partner/collaborator team members

Lead the execution of creative strategies to ensure end to end creative excellence from sell-in to sell-out (consumer-facing)

Direct variety of creative resources (agencies, freelancers, writers, photographers, etc) on creative execution to ensure holistic creative excellence

Review and approve production stages of creative execution

Maximise results within given budget and timeframes

Participate in creation of annual and long-term Creative Direction strategies

Present and inform creative solutions with clarity, effectively selling in ideas to variety of stakeholders

Identify opportunities of improvement and change, and initiate own proposals/projects

Seek out new Design resources that can deliver world class results

Creating 3D concept representation, 3D assets, digital product information for an accurate development and decision-making process

Key Relationships

Design Directors, Creative Directors

Product Designers

Brand Communications

Retail, C2C

Product Teams

External Creative Resources (agencies, freelancers, photographers, etc)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

IT skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint: advanced /Outlook

Design apps: expert

Strong visual and verbal skills with the ability to create impactful/exciting visuals

Strong 3D skills and knowledge of virtual tools are required

FTW tools: Rhino, Gravity Sketch, Modo, ICAD Pro, or similar 3D design tools

Language: English fluency required. Spanish dilect proficency encouraged.

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications

Under-graduate level Design education or combination thereof

Solid education and advanced experience in the creative development of communication tools

At least 6-8 years experience in Sporting Goods/Fashion Industry or Design on managerial level

Proven experience with the entire design process (project scope and time planning, design steps, production/execution of design solution, pre-press processes)

Passion for adidas and it's mission

Passion for sports, culture, design

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