Merchandise Product Development
Lead Studio Technician for the Global Apparel Materials Studio at Nike
Day-to-day responsibilities include managing a library of over 40,000 fabrics and trims ensuring materials are up to date and available, as well as facilitating all vendor visits to campus for both domestic and import suppliers.”
Tell us about your job at Nike.
At Nike, I work across 14 categories, including both Sport and Sportswear. I work daily with category material developers and designers to create tools that give more visibility to each category's seasonal material palettes. Additionally, I am the point person on creating visual tools for our leadership teams and special collaborations such as the Olympics. Day-to-day responsibilities include managing a library of over 40,000 fabrics and trims ensuring materials are up to date and available, as well as facilitating all vendor visits to campus for both domestic and import suppliers.
How do you feel FIDM helped prepare you for the workforce?
I would encourage any student to develop a strong relationship with their teachers. They know more than you might think and you can learn a great deal from them. Additionally, the variety of classes helped prepare me to have a broader skill set. Every company varies in its working style. The more corporate the company, the narrower and deeper your position becomes. The smaller the company, the more hats you wear. It's ideal to work at all different kinds so you can determine which is the best fit for you. Take as many classes as you can that pertain to digital (Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel, PDM); it's increasingly the expectation of our generation that we are efficient in these programs and you will be in a more advantageous position when applying for jobs if you are.
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