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Graphic Design Director

Beaverton, OR

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.


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 ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We are seeking a visionary Graphics Design Director with a profound understanding of fashion, elevated craft, and high taste level. You have a strong graphic and print skills combined with forward-thinking creativity to develop ground-breaking perspectives in the collaboration space. You possess the vision to inspire and lead a creative team, along with the collaborative spirit and flexibility to manage multiple projects effectively.


WHAT WILL YOU WORK ON?

As the Graphics Design Director, you will lead the charge in creating groundbreaking design directions that push the boundaries of creativity and innovation. You will be responsible for translating the visions of our partners and brand into impactful graphics and prints for both apparel and footwear that stand out on the world's biggest stages. Your work will involve driving a collaborators' visions while aligning with brand objectives to create true newness by juxtaposing two perspectives.


WHO WILL YOU WORK WITH?

You will report to the Senior Design Director and partner closely with the Apparel & Footwear Directors, as well as cross-functional partners and external collaborators. Your role involves fostering a collaborative environment where diverse visions come to life. You will also mentor and grow the design team.


WHAT YOU WILL BRING?

  • Bachelor degree or higher in Graphic Design or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 8+ years of relevant design work experience or in a related field.
  • Experience with both print and digital media.
  • Strong illustration, typography, brand identity, and color theory skills.
  • Mastery of the creative process, guiding the team through all stages of design.
  • Excellent storytelling skills.
  • Mastery in presentation and communication skills.
  • Ability to lead product creation while leveraging 3D capabilities and video content.
  • Proficiency in digital design software (Creative Suite).
  • Deep understanding of make and manufacturing processes.
  • Profound knowledge of fashion and elevated craft.
  • Proven ability to inspire and lead creative teams under high-pressure environments.
  • Collaborative spirit with excellent soft skills and flexibility to manage multiple projects, work with external partners, and cross-functional teams efficiently.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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.


HOW WE HIRE

At NIKE, Inc. we promise to provide a premium, inclusive, compelling and authentic candidate experience. Delivering on this promise means we allow you to be at your best — and to do that, you need to understand how the hiring process works. Transparency is key. This overview explains our hiring process for corporate roles. Note there may be different hiring steps involved for non-corporate roles.


BENEFITS

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.

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