The nature of the work is focused on research and development of products from conception to retail to meet the needs of accounts and consumers. Illustration - Creates and maintains apparel, accessory, and other illustrations to Nike standards for accuracy, detail, and organization. May include scanning and colorblocking design sketches or illustrating directly in the computer. Distributes images for use in the Product Engine process and for use in sales tools (catalogs). Meets 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, flows 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. Workload Management - Communicates with Product Line Managers, Product Designers, Graphic Designers, and Developers about the status of product and product images. Reviews product status, project status, approval requirements and production deadlines with matrix partners. Performs paste-up and trimming on large format documents for business meetings. 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.