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Designer FTW, Creation Center for Tokyo Originals

Adidas Tokyo

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EN: fluent
JP: fluent
Employment Type
Full time

Job Description

Purpose & Overall Relevance to the Organization

To design market right FTW for the adidas brand as part of an international design team in cooperation with marketing and development


  • Design and develop creative solutions to concepts. Present the design in context to the category direction
  • Execute and implement the seasonal Direction of the Category according to market trends as well as overall Design Direction and ensure consistency though design
  • Self-manage own creative process and execute towards given design languages within the category
  • Execute graphic design work according to the visual language of adidas as well as given Corporate Identity guidelines according to legal guidance
  • Verbally presents design ideas and details with clarity in small groups and team meeting
  • Ensure efficient process and communication flow between design, marketing and development (within x- functional team) for all issues regarding your FTW designs
  • Ensure proper handover of FTW design to development. Main duty is to submit all relevant information needed for the development process such as original artworks, color indication, execution information, artwork sizes
  • Design, select materials and colour for products within FTW range based on the direction from the line manager and in close cooperation with marketing
  • Creating 3D concept representation, 3D assets, digital product information for an accurate development and decision-making process
  • Support the creation to implement day to day operational administration tasks as a satellite creation team member

Key Relationships

  • Design Director/Sr Design Director
  • Marketing
  • Development
  • Team members


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of graphic design with awareness of the competitive market
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Apparel graphic knowledge / apparel product knowledge
  • High level of creativity
  • Knowledge and use of Macintosh computer design software/systems (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Fluent in Japanese (spoken and writen)
  • Strong 3D skills and knowledge of virtual tools

APP tools: Clo3D, Browzwear, VStitcher or similar 3D fashion design tools

FTW tools: Rhino, Modo, ICAD Pro, or similar 3D design tools

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA or MA in Graphic design or comparable education
  • At least 3 to 4 years of experience in graphic design

About the Company 

At Adidas, we have a winning culture. But to win, physical power is not enough. Just like athletes, our employees need mental strength in their game. We foster the athlete’s mindset through a set of behaviors that we want to enable and develop in our people and that are at the core of our unique company culture. This is how we win while playing fair.