Design Director - adidas Originals Brand Design

Portland | United States | Design


  • Develop and direct industry leading creative solutions, to create a highly relevant, desirable and clear brand image for Originals, from sell-in (internal) to sell-out (consumer-facing).
  • Lead and manage the internal creative teams to achieve world class results.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead the Creative development for the Originals category, across multiple consumer touchpoints, from 2D to retail to digital and moving image.<
  • Develop concepts and creative strategies that fulfil objectives of category, concept and brief and fulfil the Originals brand vision.<
  • Advise / Support Comms / BU / CD Partners on the creative interpretation of project specific and strategic needs while guiding the implementation of the Brand Image Direction.<
  • Create and Drive Creative Community Culture – developing unique inspiration and learning experiences.<
  • Collaborate with cross-functional brand partners to ensure consumer- and brand focus.<
  • Set creative and assignment-related priorities for the team.<
  • Lead the execution of creative strategies to ensure end to end creative excellence, from sell-in to sellout (consumer-facing)<
  • Direct variety of creative resources (agencies, freelancers, writers, videographers, photographers, writers etc) on creative execution to ensure holistic creative excellence.<
  • Review and approve all stages of creative execution, both inhouse and from external partners.<
  • Maximise results within given budget and timeframes.<
  • Participate in creation of annual and long-term Creative Direction strategies, in support of the Senior Design Director.<
  • Present and communicate creative solutions with clarity, effectively selling in ideas to variety of stakeholders.<
  • Identify opportunities of improvement and change, and initiate own proposals/projects<
  • Act as a thought leader for the wider Brand Design team in the realm of creativity and brand building.<
  • Seek out new creative resources and platforms that can deliver world class results.< <


    Knowledge, Skills and Capabilities< <

  • IT skills:  Excel, Word, PowerPoint: advanced /Outlook<
  • Design apps: expert<
  • Strong visual and verbal skills with the ability to create impactful/exciting visuals<
  • Language: English: excellent< <


    Qualifications< <

  • Under-graduate level Design education or combination thereof<
  • Solid education and advanced experience in the creative development of communication tools<
  • At least 8 years experience in Sporting Goods/Fashion Industry or Design on managerial level<
  • 2 years personnel management experience<
  • Proven experience with the entire design process (project scope and time planning, design steps, production/execution of design solution, pre-press processes)<
  • Passion for adidas Originals and the culture it represents<
  • Passion for creativity and design< <



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At adidas, every day is a chance to flip the script. An invitation to take everything we know and re-invent it. Do it better. Never settling for good enough. Every day we get up, invent, adapt, improvise, find new ways to collaborate, and do the unexpected. We’re creators, makers and doers. Helping athletes make a difference, not just in their games, but in their lives and in their world. It’s an obsession.

We’ve been doing this for more than 65 years. With an unmatched history and tradition of creating iconic products, consumer connections and experiences, we’ve been defining sport culture since the beginning. And we’re never done. Come be a part of shaping the future together with us.

The Facts

Jobtitle Design Director - adidas Originals Brand Design
Team Design
Brand adidas
Location Portland
Country United States
Number 196770
Position Type Full time
Date May-29, 2019
Relocation no

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