Senior Designer, Streetwear Mens, Apparel Color Design Job at Nike, Beaverton, OR

  • Nike
  • Beaverton, OR

Job Description

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Soul, performance and style take flight at Jordan Brand. With its deep roots in basketball, the Jordan Brand began as an homage to one player: Michael Jordan. Since then, Jordan has become synonymous with peak performance and an endless pursuit of greatness. Employees in merchandising, product branding, sports marketing and sales bring creativity, innovation and audacious design to footwear and apparel, all with one mission in mind: help athletes fly on and off the court.


As an Apparel Color Designer II at Nike, you will be tasked with elevating the Nike product experience with a focus on both the art & science of Color. In this role, you will drive an emotional connection to color for the consumer through the use of strategy and storytelling. The Color Designer II brings to life trend-relevant, brand right, and product right color direction on a seasonal basis. You will be a color specialist at several levels- strategizing a collection and implementing that strategy at the product and detail level. This will require driving color excellence through collaboration with design, business, development and manufacturing.

The Apparel Color Designer II sets collection color strategy and color product application by using a variety of skills which include a strong understanding of the market place, the consumer, the ability to look at color strategy as it relates to the greater brand as well as technical skills in color technology and how to achieve desired color effects: materials, dyes, finishes and color achievability. Working directly with design leadership, you’ll gain dynamic leadership experience, improve design skills, and increase expertise of Nike's design philosophy, products, and processes. As Color Designer II, you will know color trends, fashion, art, design and sports-related products through research and travel.


As our Color Designer II, you will develop color palettes to link into seasonal narratives, build strong presentation tools, and color lineart to detail the creation of each product. You will research and deliver color, design, market & lifestyle trends that influence and impact the product aesthetic, application, and target audience. You'll use sophisticated design skills to build original, innovative, retail-able color solutions for the Men's Lifestyle Apparel line.


The first point of contact that you will collaborate with is the Design Triad, consisting of Apparel Design, Color, Graphics, and Print. Layering in Product Marketing, Merchandising, Color/Material/Trim Development, as well as Tech Development.


  • Bachelor’s degree in textiles, materials, apparel, product design or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 5 years' technically challenging color design experience
  • Understanding of color trends, color mixing, color compatibility, and color placement
  • Knowledge of product design and development process
  • Familiarity with product manufacturing processes including: materials/fabrics; plastics; pigments
  • Strong verbal, written, visual, and high-profile communication skills in local market language, including meeting facilitation and presentations
  • Ability to understand challenges or underlying concerns, share ideas and develop effective responses or elevate to higher management
  • Ability to work independently and harmoniously in a diverse group
  • Ability to network, influence and apply internal and external resources
  • Ability to articulate how color can affect product and sales


NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Job Tags

Casual work, Seasonal work, Local area,

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