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Footwear Designer - YEEZY

FOOTWEAR DESIGNER (CONSTRUCTION ENABLED)

 

PURPOSE & OVERALL RELEVANCE FOR THE ORGANIZATION

The work created will function to shape KW Creative Vision into product expression in partnership with adidas/Yeezy product creation team for Yeezy FTW. Work with team to create industry leading advanced design solutions that provide future design direction to the look/feel of Yeezy FTW. Innovate and develop the future designs with the COLLECTION Design team in partnership with Product Creation Team.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement the creative vision in a product range for the category.
  • Be at the global forefront of design innovations as well as their application.
  • Self-Manage own creative process and execute towards given targets and defined design languages and strategies.
  • Execute design work according to the visual language of adidas/YEEZY as well as given Corporate Identity guidelines according to legal guidance.
  • Verbally present product ideas and details with clarity.
  • Ensure efficient process and communication flow between design, marketing, and development (within x- functional team) for all issues regarding the designed ranges and products
  • Ensure proper handover of sketches into development. Main duty is to submit all relevant information needed for the development process such as sketches, detail sketches, tooling drawings, fabric and trim indication, artworks … 
  • Engage with Creative Teams across the adidas/YEEZY organization to facilitate in innovative and complex technologies, methods, and tools to support projects.
  • Visualize ideas for KW creative vision with clarity.

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

  • Design
  • Marketing
  • Development
  • Sample room

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong knowledge of footwear product design
  • Good knowledge of product development, material, and trims
  • Ability to work through complex and ambiguous projects while maintaining positivity, productivity, and speed
  • Problem solving attitude & can-do personality. Proven ability to find avenues to success in the face of challenges
  • Familiarity with multiple types of footwear construction is a must (i.e. boots, slide sandals, sneakers, athletic/performance footwear,  etc.)
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • High level of creativity
  • High level of initiative & maturity
  • Knowledge and use of Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

 

REQUISITE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a college or university in a relevant Design subject or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3 years of practical experience in design environment working on multiple footwear construction types (Footwear/ Apparel/ Accessories - or industrial design, fashion design or similar design related areas)

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Footwear Designer - YEEZY

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Los Angeles
TEAM:  Design
State:  CA
Country/Region:  US
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  369332
Date:  Oct 8, 2021