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.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We're looking for a Senior Color Designer. This role will create original color palettes and narratives, strategize use of palettes and execute color design across a range of product in Men's Sportswear Apparel. Working collaboratively with Design, Business and Development, you will create focused solutions for success.
We are looking for a hardworking Senior Color Designer, who has the ability to comfortably navigate ambiguity and define new spaces. Someone who is flexible and can adapt to changing priorities.
Having a broad understanding of the consumer and trends in that industry from a color perspective is important. We are looking for a skilled presenter, storyteller and collaborator, who is experienced at using color as a vehicle to storytell, are able to speak to the intent of color and gain buy-in from design and business partners. Someone who has a thorough understanding of material types, color development, and garment construction. Understands how different materials take color and can use that knowledge to inform design decisions, foresee issues before they arrive, and make innovative, garment-right color decisions.
WHAT YOU WILL WORK ON
As our Senior Color Designer, you will be working with Color Design leadership to design and apply the color strategy for multiple collections. You will design color at the pack and product level; ideating and delivering concepts that highlight material x color, print x color and graphics x color. You'll be an active and proficient participant in the creative and development process, partnering closely with members of the Design, Product Marketing, Merchandising, and Development.
As our Senior Color Designer, you will develop color palettes to link into seasonal narratives, build strong presentation tools, and apply color on line art to detail the creation of each product. You will research and deliver color, design, and directional work that influence and impact the product aesthetic, application, and target audience. You'll use sophisticated design skills to build original, innovative color solutions. You'll design color strategy for collections that deliver against multiple needs: such as the Nike creative vision, the consumer, the product, the material and the business needs. You will present your ideas in ways that illustrate how you have considered all the different needs of the brief.
WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH
The first point of contact that you will collaborate with is the Design Triad, consisting of Apparel Design, Color, Graphics and Print. Layering in Product Marketing, Merchandising, Color/Material/Trim Development as well as Tech Development.
WHAT YOU BRING
Minimum 4 years industry experience in color design/applicable areaPassion for storytelling with the ability to translate narratives onto physical productDemonstrates a strong understanding of color technology and how to achieve desired color effects: materials, dyes, washes, finishes and color achievabilityDemonstrates a strong understanding of color trends and the consumerSolid knowledge of apparel design and apparel development processAbility to conduct in-depth research in order to drive innovative design solutionsAbility to build seasonal conceptsCreates and delivers powerful presentations of seasonal design proposals that effectively communicate the concept behind the line for internal and external audiencesAbility to plan and execute the product color details and review all samples, troubleshoot for achievability issues and clearly communicate changes in order to ensure timely completion of each projectAbility to articulate how color can affect product and salesAbility to understand challenges or underlying concerns, share ideas and develop effective responses or elevate to higher managementAbility to work independently and harmoniously in a diverse groupExcellent verbal, written, visual, and high-profile communication skills in local market language, including meeting facilitation and presentationsProvides color design support for design team as needed outside of assigned product loadHighly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator & Photoshop) and Keynote on a Mac Platform
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.
Whether it's transportation or financial health, we continually invest in our employees to help them achieve greatness - inside and outside of work. All who work here should be able to realize their full potential.