Footwear Designer, 3D Enabled - YEEZY

Adidas
Full Time
Los Angeles, CA
Posted 7 days ago
Job description

PURPOSE
Through partnership with adidas and YEEZY, the purpose is to bring Ye’s creative vision to life. In collaboration with the entire Product Creation Team, the goal is to innovate and develop against future Concept design ideas for the next frontier. These advanced design ideas and solutions will shape the future look and feel of YEEZY footwear.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Quick ideation/problem solving through 2D sketches, photoshops, 3D sketches, and tech packs
  • Explore new concepts with focus on function, shape, structure, and material
  • Lead multiple Concept design projects with high level of attention to detail
  • Deliver clear tech pack handovers to the cross-functional team
  • Proactive deep-dive research around categories and themes related to Ye’s creative vision
  • Collaborate closely with the Concept Color & Material Design team
  • Self-Manage own creative process and execute towards given targets and defined design languages and strategies.
  • Engage with Creative Teams across the adidas/YEEZY organization to facilitate in innovative and complex technologies, methods, and tools to support projects.
  • Travel to work with the sample room team/ factories (as needed)
  • Support the Design team when setting up for Concept design Ye review sessions

KEY RELATIONSHIPS
  • Design (3D, Color, Materials, Design)
  • Marketing
  • Development
  • Sample room

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Ability to work through complex and ambiguous projects while maintaining positivity, productivity, and speed
  • Ability to quickly shift focus when Ye/BU design direction changes
  • Problem solving attitude & can-do personality. Proven ability to find success through challenges
  • Proficient understanding of the product creation process
  • Strong footwear/method of make knowledge
  • Ability to conceptually explore new innovative footwear designs
  • Strong tech pack and 2D tooling drawing skills
  • Strong knowledge and use of Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Working knowledge of 3D modelling and sculpting programs (Such as Gravity Sketch, Blender, or Adobe CC Substance Suit)
  • Hands-on prototyping skills (plus)
  • Proficient presentation and communication skills
  • High level of creativity
  • High level of initiative & maturity
  • High level of organization skills
  • Ability to work with teammates on the ground and in remote locations
  • Must have a Team first mindset
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)


REQUISITE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a college or university in a relevant Design subject or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3 years of practical experience in design environment (Footwear/ Apparel/ Accessories - or industrial design, fashion design or similar design related areas)

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: Footwear Designer, 3D Enabled - YEEZY BRAND: adidas LOCATION: Los Angeles TEAM: Design STATE: CA COUNTRY/REGION: US CONTRACT TYPE: Full time NUMBER: 451752 DATE: May 24, 2022

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