Senior Graphic Designer, Creation Center Tokyo-Design

PURPOSE & OVERALL RELEVANCE FOR THE ORGANISATION

 

Design market right product graphics ranges for the adidas brand as part of an international design team in co-operation with marketing (product management) and development (project management).

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Execute graphic design vs. the visual language of adidas and CI guidelines.
  • Translate the business strategies into differentiated and distinctive design language to fulfil customers` expectations.
  • Steer the direction of graphics through collecting relevant information needed to create truly international t-shirt and apparel sports graphics. This to include all possible sources to gain this information:

       -   Trade publications, trade fairs, sport events

    • general interest press, trend services, fashion & sportswear magazines, store checks, market visits, team travel
  • Produce trend and travel reports for other members of the design team and present findings to marketing.
  • Create graphic design concepts for the respective product area and /or the defined project.
  • Design graphics (this includes illustrations, typographies, logo graphics, hand sketches, artworks, technical drawings, colour concepts and colorations, story boards…)
  • Ensure proper handover of graphic artworks to the mechanical production department and into development. Main duty is to submit all relevant information needed for the development process such as original artworks, colour indication, execution information, artwork sizes…
  • Be first point of contact for product management in all issues regarding the realization of products and collections.
  • Manage an efficient process and communication flow between design, marketing and development (within x- functional team) for all issues regarding the products designed by the designer and/or the defined project.
  • Present graphics internally and help with presentations, which support the launch of products designed by the designer and/ or the defined project, externally.
  • Ensure that sketches are loaded into the internal software catalogue.
  • Allocate work load to team members, ensure their development and coach them through the design process
  • ai simulation concept representation
  • Strong 3D skills and knowledge of virtual tools will be a plus.

APP tools: Clo3D, Browzwear, VStitcher or similar 3D fashion design tools

FTW tools: Rhino, Modo, ICAD Pro, or similar 3D design tools

 

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

 

  • Marketing
  • Development
  • Team members

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

  • Strong knowledge of graphic design
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Good knowledge of apparel product development
  • Passion for Design
  • High level of creativity
  • Knowledge and use of Macintosh computer design software/systems (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Strong 3D skills and knowledge of virtual tools will be a plus.

APP tools: Clo3D, Browzwear, VStitcher or similar 3D fashion design tools

 

 

REQUISITE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • BA or MA in Graphic design or comparable education
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years of experience in Graphic design

 

To Apply:
In order for your application to be considered, please attach a portfolio showcasing your design work. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.

 

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:  Senior Graphic Designer, Creation Center Tokyo-Design

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Tokyo
TEAM:  Design
State:  13
Country/Region:  JP
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  499320
Date:  Mar 24, 2024