Graphic Designer II – Global Sports Apparel – Team & Licensed

Beaverton, Oregon

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We’re currently looking for a Graphic Designer II, to create seasonal design concepts for Nike Global Sports Apparel. Our team works on and collaborates on highly visible fanwear and team apparel. This is where sport, design and culture meet and where we are redefining apparel for both athletes and fans.

This role requires passion and creativity, along with versatility and focus to see designs through the product creation process and bring them to life on the world’s biggest stages. It takes a dedicated team player that knows how to collaborate, take feedback and juggle multiple projects at one time. This designer will also need the ability to translate complex insights into authentic narratives and design solutions that will elevate the future of sport apparel at Nike.


From concepting and sketching, to working with development to finalize production details; from talking with athletes* and teams to choosing trim and print applications, you will be challenged by a wide range of responsibilities and experiences. You will also be working with licensee partners to bring the GSA vision to life with external designers. You will use your skills to contribute to and or create narratives and visuals to inform design across the GSA portfolio.


You will be working with multiple teams of designers, developers, external partners and product managers to deliver creative in line with the Nike Design Ethos. This opportunity will require strong collaborative skills to meet deadlines, ensure feasibility of designs, while talking your partners through the thinking behind your work. This role does not have direct reports.

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, apparel design or related design field.
  • Five years of graphic design experience in agency or in-house setting, or closely related role in product creation.
  • Passion and understanding of current and emerging design trends and visual culture.
  • Ability to translate insights into authentic narratives and visual storytelling.
  • Ability to adapt to change and handle multiple, competing priorities.
  • Proficient understanding of typography design and trends.
  • Strong visual and verbal communication skills, able to effectively present design intent to internal and external audiences.
  • Proficient in sketching, illustration, print and pattern, color theory and layout.
  • Understanding of graphic applications, development, PR and schematic tools and processes.
  • Knowledge of apparel product creation.
  • Proficient in Adobe CC and comfortable working within new digital spaces.
  • Highlight and elevate diverse points of view while fostering an environment of inclusivity.

Nike requires all applicants for this position to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire, unless otherwise required by law. As an equal opportunity employer, Nike will make accommodations to individuals who cannot be vaccinated in accordance with applicable law.

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.

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