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Senior Graphic Designer, Creation Center Tokyo-Design

Adidas Tokyo
EN: fluent
JP: none
6,751,521 JPY on average (est)
Employment Type
Full time

Job Description

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organisation

Design market right product graphics ranges for the adidas brand as part of an international design team in co-operation with marketing (product management) and development (project management).


  • Execute graphic design vs. the visual language of adidas and CI guidelines.
  • Translate the business strategies into differentiated and distinctive design language to fulfil customers` expectations.
  • Steer the direction of graphics through collecting relevant information needed to create truly international t-shirt and apparel sports graphics. This to include all possible sources to gain this information:

        - Trade publications, trade fairs, sport events

    • general interest press, trend services, fashion & sportswear magazines, store checks, market visits, team travel
  • Produce trend and travel reports for other members of the design team and present findings to marketing.
  • Create graphic design concepts for the respective product area and /or the defined project.
  • Design graphics (this includes illustrations, typographies, logo graphics, hand sketches, artworks, technical drawings, colour concepts and colorations, story boards…)
  • Ensure proper handover of graphic artworks to the mechanical production department and into development. Main duty is to submit all relevant information needed for the development process such as original artworks, colour indication, execution information, artwork sizes…
  • Be first point of contact for product management in all issues regarding the realization of products and collections.
  • Manage an efficient process and communication flow between design, marketing and development (within x- functional team) for all issues regarding the products designed by the designer and/or the defined project.
  • Present graphics internally and help with presentations, which support the launch of products designed by the designer and/ or the defined project, externally.
  • Ensure that sketches are loaded into the internal software catalogue.
  • Allocate work load to team members, ensure their development and coach them through the design process
  • AI simulation concept representation
  • Strong 3D skills and knowledge of virtual tools will be a plus

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

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

Key Relationships
  • Marketing
  • Development
  • Team members


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Strong knowledge of graphic design
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Good knowledge of apparel product development
  • Passion for Design
  • High level of creativity
  • Knowledge and use of Macintosh computer design software/systems (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Strong 3D skills and knowledge of virtual tools will be a plus.

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

Requisite Education and Experience 
  • BA or MA in Graphic design or comparable education
  • Minimum 5 to 7 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.

  • COURAGE: Speak up when you see an opportunity; step up when you see a need..
  • OWNERSHIP: Pick up the ball. Be proactive, take responsibility and follow-through.
  • INNOVATION: Elevate to win. Be curious, test and learn new and better ways of doing things.
  • TEAMPLAY: Win together. Work collaboratively and cultivate a shared mindset.
  • INTEGRITY: Play by the rules. Hold yourself and others accountable to our company’s standards.
  • RESPECT: Value all players. Display empathy, be inclusive and show dignity to all.

Adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an equal opportunity employer.