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Adidas America Senior Graphic Designer Stella - Global Brands - Training & Core APP (m/f/d) in Herzogenaurach, Germany

Senior Graphic Designer Stella - Global Brands - Training & Core APP (m/f/d)

Purpose & overall relevance for the organization:

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:

  • Be at the global forefront of design trends and innovation and their application.

  • Own the creative process to make sure that the final products meet commercial and image objectives.

  • Execute, lead and drive the defined project(s) creatively.

  • Design graphics for the international inline and account exclusives apparel based on the direction of the Design Director and in cooperation with marketing.

  • Ensure good communication to product management and development.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Execute t-shirt 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.

  • Manage the graphics team

  • Allocate work load to team members, ensure their development and coach them through the design process

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA or MA in Graphic design or comparable education

  • Advanced computer skills on Apple Mac or PC (Adobe Illustrator, Freehand, Photo Shop)

  • graphic knowledge/ apparel product knowledge

  • High level of creativity

  • Minimum 5 to 7 years of experience in Graphic design

  • Fluent in English

At adidas we have a winning culture. But to win, physical power is not enough. Just like athletes our employees need mental strength in their game. We foster the athlete‘s mindset through a set of behaviors that we want to enable and develop in our people and that are at the core of our unique company culture – the 3Cs: CONFIDENCE, COLLABORATION and CREATIVITY.

  • CONFIDENCE allows athletes to make quick decisions on the field, to reach higher. For us at adidas confidence means acknowledging that we don’t have all the answers. But we are willing to take risks, we try new things. And if we fail, then this is part of our learning – it helps us improve.

  • COLLABORATION . Every elite athlete relies on partners: coaches, teammates, and nutritionists. We, too, know that we are stronger together. Winning as one team takes open and candid dialogue, inclusiveness and trust in each other’s abilities and talents.

  • Being the best sports company in the world takes CREATIVITY . No great athlete succeeds by copying their predecessors’ training plans and strategies. We have to be open to new ideas, explore, gain an edge and stand out. Only then can we succeed.

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 Stella - Global Brands - Training & Core APP (m/f/d)

Brand: adidas

Location: Herzogenaurach

TEAM: Design

State: BY

Country/Region: DE

Contract Type: Full time

Number: 300769

Date: Feb 10, 2021

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