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3D Designer, Footwear

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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.

Description
As a 3D Designer for Footwear, you will serve as a Design resource by driving digital creation from ideation to manufacturing. You will utilize digital tools to enable the creation of innovative concepts and designs that appropriately reflect Nikes Design philosophy. You will collaborate with other members of the design team including product, materials and computational designers as part of a creative collective on each project. Additionally, you will create and present assets that effectively communicate design intent to a variety of audiences. This role provides technical expertise and process support to Design, Engineering, Innovation and offshore Product Creation teams.

Why We Need This Position:
Yes, creativity is at the heart of Nike’s success. But it’s not enough to have great ideas. To successfully demonstrate the kind of innovations that Nike is known for requires not only an active imagination but extremely sophisticated technical skills, especially in the realm of 3D modeling. That’s where you come in.

Who We’re Looking For:
First and foremost, you are passionate about product and 3D capabilities. You have notable experience with 3D modeling techniques, emerging tools and technologies, and knowledge of product creation. You also have a strong aesthetic sensibility and excel at translating abstract concepts into fully realized form. Working closely with your colleagues, you employ your technical skills to determine aesthetic and functional design solutions and help overcome design challenges. Highly self-motivated with a solution-oriented mindset, you are capable of producing high-quality work on a deadline. Successful candidates can model, texture, shade, light, execute look development and prep models for 3D printing. If you are very creative and design-oriented, with a strong aesthetic sensibility and top-notch technical skills, then we’d love to talk to you.



Qualifications
¥ Bachelors degree in Industrial Design or related field
¥ Minimum 5 years relevant work experience
¥ 2 additional years in lieu of a degree
¥ Proficiency in 3D, concept and polygonal and/or surface modeling
¥ Demonstrated proficiency using digital Design applications (i.e. Maya, Modo, Rhino Photoshop, and Illustrator)
¥ Experience working in fast-paced design environment
¥ Proficiency in preparing 3D data for prototyping and experienced in creating conceptual prototypes
¥ Possess an in depth understanding of digital creation market trends and new technologies
¥ Ability to continually expand knowledge of digital creation tools and processes and stay current with industry digital creation innovations
¥ Footwear product experience is preferred
¥ Ability to travel up to 5% of the time


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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