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1736897 - Production Artist (entry)

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Description/Comment: Color Footwear Designer II
Strong Footwear Color Design experience for long term assignment (12mo)
Hiring Manager: Kim Kovel
Current contractor assignment ending in 3 month, would like someone to start in 2-4 weeks

: Applying color to footwear/apparel via illustrator and VS (Nike virtual sample system), creating presentations.

Skills/Roles required for this position:

Must have: Mastery of Illustrator & Photoshop, Knowledge of InDesign and Adobe Creative Suite

Must have: Footwear/Apparel color/product design experience. Experience with Basketball, through work or as a hobby.


Illustration - Creates and maintains apparel, accessory, and other illustrations to Nike standards for accuracy, detail, and organization. May include scanning and color blocking design sketches or illustrating directly in the computer. Distributes images for use in the Product Engine process and for use in sales tools (catalogs). Meet production deadlines for regional contribution to the relevant apparel image bank.Page Layout - Creates documents to support the commercialization of apparel: Visual line plan, category concept sheets, silhouette line art pages, flow plans, schematics and merchandising pages. Combines illustrations, text, product data, photos, and graphics as needed. Works with category team to define and produce product image collections in both printed and electronic formats. Meets deadlines for creation and distribution of documents to matrix partners. Understands and follows Nike standards for document structure and layout.Process Management. Balances resources with demands and communicates plans with Product Line Managers, Product Designers, Graphic Designers, Developers, and global/regional partners. Works with Sales Tool Production Art Coordinator or category team on seasonal calendar planning to ensure that production deadlines meet the needs for development of sales tools. Reviews product status, project status, approval requirements and production deadlines with matrix partners. May monitor and manage workload for Production Artists within the assigned category or business unit.Design Support - Provides categorical support to designers (Product and Graphic). Includes assembly, production, maintenance and organization of seasonal presentation materials.Research and Development - Keeps abreast of current technology and industry standard tools for illustration and page layout, new media and new standards for production art. Advises IT partners on technology requirements. Supports testing and implementation of new tools and processes.Bachelor's degree + 0-2 years progressively responsible experience in production art using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Streamline, QuarkXpress, and Macromedia Freehand. Effective verbal and written communication skills in local market language, including presentations. Ability to clearly articulate policies and instructions. Proficient information seeking skills and drive for results. Ability to share ideas and develop effective responses or elevate to higher management. Ability to work cooperatively with staff.

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