3D Footwear Generalist

Herzogenaurach, Germany / adidas

Posted: Oct 6, 2017



Ensure new technologies and apparel digital design processes are implemented into the creative teams, supporting the creators as a key strategic asset to the brand

Build and execute on training and implementation plans within new and existing tools for footwear product creation processes, keeping the teams across the brand at the leading edge of innovation

Test solutions and establish apparel creation processes with various stakeholders


Key Accountabilities

Support and improve the usage of process innovations

Lead communications to inspire and implement new design methods

Create beautiful visuals through modelling, sculpting, lighting and texturing of materials

Engage with creators and represent the brand

Consistently identify opportunities to evolve and improve the design process from concept to completion

Training and implementation of new technologies


Knowledge, Capabilities and Experience

Expert level knowledge on cutting edge creative technologies

Highly skilled in Footwear creation using Rhino + Grasshoper and Zbrush, with a plus in using Jia from the foundry or comparable tools (Rhino = Alias or other modelling tools) (Grasshopper = Houdini), (Zbrush = Mudbox, freeform) (Jia = Shoemaker, Icad3D+)

Expert in Modo or comparable 3D applications (Maya, 3DS Max, Cinema 4D), including creating polygonal 3D models of product and advanced knowledge of rendering/lighting setup, color and shading.

Expert level in sketching and drawing methods (Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, with other apps being nice to have)

Strong visual skills with the ability to create impactful/exciting visuals

Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to vendors, designers, and other employees of the organization

Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed

Experience designing footwear and/or apparel product is a plus

Experience in scripting, coding and programming is a plus



Under-graduate level Design, Technical Design, 3D, or related education experience

A minimum of 3-5 Years' of experience in 3D Visualization or Design.

Experience with the entire product design process (project scope and time planning, design steps, production/execution of design solution)

Passion for adidas, sports and our mission

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