Design Nike, Inc. designs the future. At Nike, 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.
As our Basketball Footwear Designer II - Nike Innovation (NXT), you'll produce innovative footwear designs and create a line from concept to reality under the direction of our Senior Design Director. You'll collaborate with Design and Category management teams to create innovative product designs that appeal to targeted consumers and advance Nike's design image and product performance. You'll also proactively follow the execution of all product details, including construction, color, form, style, detail, fit, performance and cost/value requirements; produce and present materials that effectively communicate the category consumers, product concepts and creative strategy to internal and external audiences; and actively seek expert input to develop appropriate designs with regard to cost/value, fit and performance, manufacturability, sustainability, merchandising and aesthetic finish. This opportunity also involves creating new practices, processes and design applications to increase product value and performance. In addition, you'll utilize your knowledge of category-specific consumers and cultures to improve product performance and appearance, and proactively work with Design management and our Senior Designers to advance and build a personal portfolio of design skills, experiences and product and process knowledge.
Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design or a related field 5-7 years' experience designing and developing innovative footwear products Knowledge of color, textures, human factors and form related to designing excellent products Passion for performance excellence Previous footwear design experience preferred PhotoShop and Illustrator skills and experience with 3D design programs are a plus Knowledge of manufacturing processes, plastics and other engineering materials are ideal