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Apparel Designer I, Women's Sportswear

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

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 our Apparel Designer I in Women’s Sportswear, you'll design innovative apparel product with direction given from design management, utilize design skills to create original, innovative designs that appropriately reflect Nike's design philosophy. You'll communicate design concepts effectively and present concepts within the Sportswear team. You'll prepare presentation materials that effectively communicate the concept behind the line for internal and external audiences. You'll work with design leadership and category team members in design, development and merchandising to ensure feasibility of designs, meeting price point, merchandising needs and product creation timelines. You'll provide prototype sampling information such as: fabrication, color, graphic applications, style, detail, fit requirements, etc. You'll monitor the development of prototype samples and interact with development, pattern making, materials, apparel lab, field testing and the sample room to exchange ideas and ensure timely completion of each project. You'll work with design management and/or senior designers to actively gain experience, enhance design skills and increase knowledge of Nike's design philosophy, products and processes. You'll build awareness of current trends and technology through research and travel. In addition, you'll provide design support for the senior designers as needed.

Requirements for the position include:
Bachelor's Degree in Apparel Design and 1-5 years' prior design work experience or equivalent
Ability to apply and perform design skills such as: drawing/sketching, ideation, color theory, use of texture, spacing and scale, visual presentation development and layout
Familiarity with current trends, color and design
Basic knowledge of pattern making, draping, materials, trims, garment fit, garment construction, and manufacturing
Basic knowledge of the apparel industry, marketing principles, and development process

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 00462243

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