Young creators take note, adidas has announced the return of its Design Academy. The 24-month program picks designers focusing on apparel, footwear, color, and materials or graphics to work with the adidas design team and to “create, invent and break new ground.”
There are programs in both of adidas’s design headquarters, Portland, Ore. and Herzogenaurach, Germany. The academy also includes four-week rotations with Brand Design, Product Marketing, Product Development or Innovation teams, giving participants cross-functional knowledge of how the brand operates. There is also the chance to go abroad for an assignment, in places like Shanghai, Tokyo, Portland or Herzogenaurach.
The academy is specifically catered to emerging talent, and the application form mentions that they will accept a maximum of two years experience — that includes internships and freelance work.
The deadline to apply is April 15, 2017 and the program begins October 1, 2017. According to adidas, they are “looking for people who have a passion for sport and never settle for 'good enough.'" You can see details of each Design Academy program here.
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