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Color Design Director - Nike Basketball

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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, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Nike, Inc. designs the future. At Nike, 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.


As a Color Design Director in Nike Basketball, you will be tasked with elevating the Nike product experience with a focus on both the art & science of Color. This will require driving color excellence through the connection of design and storytelling.

The Color Design Director leads a team of color designers and is tasked with creating the long-term design vision and strategies for the Jordan business specific to color. This requires that a designer is a trend and color expert and is capable of color merchandising and strategy. In addition, the Color Design Director builds awareness of current color trends through fashion, art, design and basketball -relevant consumer product. Using an industry-informed perspective, the Nike Basketball Design Director provides a forecast of color needs for global palette building and leads in-depth research into consumer trends, insights, and competitors.


· BA in Design and 8+ years of relevant Design and leadership experience
· Experience managing other designers and leading strategic design direction
· Demonstrates leadership that influences process change
· Leads in depth research on consumer trends, insights, competitors, for a focused market segment/category
· Ability to travel
· Stays abreast of industry and technology development within the product design profession
· Continuously advances product, process, and design skills reflective of an expert design professional

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.

Job ID 00373389

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