Design Lead- Discover, Flagship

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.

NIKE, Inc. designs the future. At NIKE, Inc. designers chase their curiosities and build what's next, shaping the culture and advancing human potential. The Design teams include artists, inventors and specialists, all with different focuses, including color and material experts, and apparel, footwear and graphic designers. Nike designers look to the future, aggressively pursuing materials, ideas and forms that further elevate the athlete experience, raise the bar for modern style and reduce environmental impact.

Nike does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It's a place to explore your potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. As a company, we look for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Our culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. We seek achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Within Nike sits Nike Digital Design. We focus relentlessly on talent and are always looking for ways to encourage growth. We are inspired by the Nike legends who built an empire rethinking product and service, and we seek to bring that level of innovation to our technologies. Our mission is to unleash creativity to innovate and design the digital experiences that empower every athlete to make sport a daily habit.

Who are we looking for?

You're a senior leader with expertise in more than one design competency. Beyond pushing pixels, you influence the team and the studio with your art direction and design strategy. You manage multiple teams and designers and are excellent at presenting the team's work and strategy to creative leadership.
You're a collaborator through and through-working with brand marketing and brand design to create and deliver high-caliber solutions to complex problems. You get the creative process and are an expert at quickly understanding and articulating a problem. You give clear, timely and effective feedback to Senior Designers and can respond and address feedback from leadership.

Who will you work with?

The Nike Digital Design Flagship Team is redefining Nike's digital marketplace to deliver innovative consumer experiences. Our team is responsible for delivering-from vision to execution-a unified, premium experience across Nike.com and the Nike App that removes friction and creates brand distinction. We partner with a variety of product and engineering teams as we design the core consumer journeys and user experiences for membership, discovery, shopping and omni-channel-seamlessly across platforms.

What will your responsibilities be?

● Lead, concept and design incredibly polished work that represents the Nike brand through storytelling, presentations, art direction, visual direction, UX, 2D visual comps, prototypes and everything in between
● Use Nike's distinct visual language to establish a holistic look and feel across all the pieces of a project
● Inspire new ways of thinking and explore the unknown using fresh and unique
approaches to design problems
● Lead and run large projects on the team that require multiple levels of coordination and direction
● Serve as the main point of contact and guidance when working with external agencies

This position requires the candidate to submit an online portfolio

  • 6+ years agency, in-house or start-up design experience and interactive work
  • 2+ years of Art Director experience leading design projects
  • A Bachelor's degree in design, advertising, art direction or a related field
  • Excellent visual design skills in typography, composition, motion and systems design - plus a deep understanding of Sketch, Adobe CC and Keynote
  • A mastery of visual language and how photography, video, color, typography, etc. work together


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.


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