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Adidas America Graphic Designer in Portland, Oregon

Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer

Area : Design

Department : Training BU

Direct Reporting Line : Sr Graphic Designer

Indirect/secondary reporting line :

Subsidiary/country : US

Location: Portland

GSMS Grade: M4

Number of Personnel Managed : none

Cost Center/Budget and/or Revenue Responsibility : none

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

To design market right graphics for the adidas brand as part of an international design team in cooperation with marketing and development

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop creative graphic solutions to concepts. Present the design in context to the category direction.

  • Execute and implement the seasonal Direction of the Category according to market trends as well as overall Design Direction and ensure consistency though graphics.

  • Self-manage own creative process and execute towards given design languages within the category

  • Execute graphic design work according to the visual language of adidas as well as given Corporate Identity guidelines according to legal guidance.

  • Verbally presents graphic ideas and details with clarity in small groups and team meeting

  • Ensure efficient process and communication flow between design, marketing and development (within x- functional team) for all issues regarding your graphics

  • Ensure proper handover of graphic artworks to development. Main duty is to submit all relevant information needed for the development process such as original artworks, color indication, execution information, artwork sizes.

  • Design graphics, select materials and color for products within apparel range based on the direction from the line manager and in close cooperation with marketing. This includes


Key Relationships:

  • Marketing

  • Development

  • Team members

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • Strong knowledge of graphic design with awareness of the competitive market

  • Strong presentation and communication skills

  • Apparel graphic knowledge / apparel product knowledge

  • High level of creativity

  • Knowledge and use of Macintosh computer design software/systems (Photoshop, Illustrator)

  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA or MA in Graphic design or comparable education

  • 3 years of experience in graphic design

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: Graphic Designer

Brand: adidas

Location: Portland

TEAM: Design

State: OR

Country/Region: US

Contract Type: Full time

Number: 313334

Date: Apr 5, 2021