Footwear Designer II, Jordan Special Projects at Nike (Portland, OR)

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Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

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.

Soul, performance and style take flight at Jordan Brand. With its deep roots in basketball, the Jordan Brand began as an homage to one player: Michael Jordan. Since then, Jordan has become synonymous with peak performance and an endless pursuit of greatness. Employees in merchandising, product branding, sports marketing and sales bring creativity, innovation and audacious design to footwear and apparel, all with one mission in mind: help athletes fly on and off the court.


The Jordan Design team is inspired by the Greatest of All Time, and is focused on continuing to deliver product that is made and engineered to the exact specification of championship athletes. On and off the court, we want our consumers and athletes to feel confident in the way they look and feel, the same way the greatest player who ever played the game felt every time he laced up his J's. Jordan Design is a high performance team that works together, pushes the boundaries, and always stays focused on delivering the best product for the consumer.

We're looking for an outstanding Footwear Designer II to combine their high-end taste level, design experience, creative problem solving abilities, and outstanding relationship management skills to help build the future of Jordan Footwear Special Projects. The ideal candidate needs to be a highly creative problem solver, with an eye for luxury, who doesn't settle for anything less than the best design solutions, to meet the needs of the consumer. This person will be focused on elevating the consumer experience through outstanding product craft, and will push the limits of Design.

In Jordan Special Projects, you will have the opportunity to work with the greatest shoes in the sneaker industry while collaborating with incredible entertainers such as Travis Scott and J Balvin, brands such as Off White, Union, and Undefeated, as well as other incredible artists and creatives! You will 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 be involved in coveted collaborations with influential recording artist as well as high fashion brands.

As a designer II, you will be working hand in hand with a project team of different experts (engineers, researchers, scientists, marketing, sustainability, materials, costing, etc), and collaborate within the design community. You will work under the direction of our Senior Design Director of Jordan Special Projects.

Design Requirements:

- Bachelor's degree or combination of relevant education, experience, and training

- 5-7 yrs experience designing and developing innovative footwear and other products

- Passion for Fashion and Culture

- Strong luxury aesthetic

- Previous footwear design experience preferred.

- Strong Photoshop, Illustrator skills

- Strong sketching, illustration, and rendering skills

- Cobbling and prototyping skills are a plus

- Positive attitude with the ability to navigate Nike corporate partners

- Ability to confidently work with high profile collaborators that include recording artist, athletes, & influencers

- Lead + drive partnerships beyond the Design function (Marketing, Engineering, Development, etc)

- Team player, motivated and passionate about bringing others along

- High emotional intelligence with the ability to successfully handle different types of relationships

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.
More Information on Nike
Nike operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Beaverton, OR and New York, NY. Nike was founded in 2022. It has 98694 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 367 open jobs at Nike, click here.
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