Senior Designer Footwear (Yeezy) - Adidas

  • Portland  
    perm  
    Undisclosed  
  • Company
    Adidas  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
  • Closing date
    9 September 2017  
    Posted on
    11 August 2017  

At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and re-invent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession.

We’ve been doing this for more than 65 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us.

Purpose

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
  • Lead the execution of creative strategies to ensure end to end creative excellence from sellin to sellout (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 communicate 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

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
  • Art Direction of photoshoots, pre-press reviews and approvals
  • Language: English: excellent; Another European language: fluent

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Under-graduate level Design education or combination thereof
  2. Solid education and advanced experience in the creative development of communication tools
  3. At least 8 years experience in Sporting Goods/Fashion Industry or Design on managerial level
  4. Proven experience with the entire design process (project scope and time planning, design steps, production/execution of design solution, pre-press processes)
  5. Passion for adidas and it’s mission
  6. Passion for sports, culture, design

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