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Today we received an email from the recruiter for Design jobs at adidas with the question if we could post a job link on FSC as they are looking for an Apparel Designer in their Football area.

"We want a talented designer with a huge passion for football and your audience seems perfect for that"

Hopefully a talented designer from FSC or DesignFootball.com gets a chance.


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


Job Profile:


  • Be at the global forefront of design trends and innovation and their application.
  • Design ranges and products for the international apparel range based on input from and in cooperation with marketing.
  • Own the creative process to make sure that the final products meet BU commercial and image objectives. 
  • Execute product design vs. the visual language of adidas and CI guidelines of the Sport Performance division.
  • Translate the Business Unit strategies into differentiated and distinctive design language to fulfil customers expectations.
  • Collect relevant information needed to create a truly international sports collection. This to include all possible sources to gain this information:

       -   Trade publications, trade fairs, sport events, general interest press, trend services, fashion & sportswear magazines

  • Travel to gain market knowledge and design inspiration and to report back findings internally (store checks, market visits etc.)
  • Produce trend and travel reports for other members of the design team and present findings to marketing.
  • Design collections (this includes hand sketches, illustrations, technical drawings, colour concepts and coloured sketches, story boards, merchandizing boards, graphic solutions…)
  • Ensure proper handover of sketches into development. Main duty is to submit all relevant information needed for the development process such as sketches, detail sketches, fabric and trim indication, artworks … 
  • Ensure an efficient process and communication flow between design, marketing and development (within x- functional team) for all issues regarding the ranges and products designed by the designer.
  • Present ranges and collections internally and help with presentations, which support the launch of ranges and products designed by the designer, externally.
  • Bring in knowledge about the Sport Performance market within the Design Team & entire X-Functional Team.
  • Supporting other Team members in peak Design phases.



Your Profile:


  • BA or MA in Fashion design/ Sport Performance design or comparable education
  • Computer skills on Apple Mac or PC  (Adobe Illustrator, Freehand, Photo Shop)
  • Apparel product knowledge / knowledge of functional apparel products
  • High level of creativity
  • Preferably a practical background ( e.g. apprenticeship as a tailor, internships in the apparel industry).
  • Minimum 3 year of experience in apparel/Graphic design
  • Fluent in English
  • Good understanding of the Sport Performance Market.

More info here



Comments (7)

  1. fsc

time for some of you lot to put your money where your mouth is! <br /><br />Way to go Adidas, we knew you were lurking in here!!!<br /><br />Now about the Sounders FC 3rd kit....

  1. fsc

I know "impossible is nothing", but how in the world can a human being reach those 5 folders on the top of the shelf?

  1. fsc

to participate? we must do what? :lol:

  1. fsc

whats sports performance design? i mean i know the title is self explanitory but i never heard of a uni that offers that degree. is that industrial design? if so i got that degree and would sooo apply. too bad i hate adidas. hahaha but seriously has anyone ever heard of sports perforamance design?

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  1. Gordon

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  1. Christensen

People want to get a job in any industry in making their career in his/her industry, but sports’ job is not easy for anyone because there that person have knowledge about that sport game and select that person who are able to take a decision in critical condition. Mostly professional person who have intermediated degree, but cause of working load, they could not continue higher study now the time has changed, they can start online university in Dubai there to enroll in any faculty for completing the bachelor study in a short time without any problem.

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