30 Sep '15, 10pm

How to get a job at Nike, according to a sneaker designer:

Getting a job at Nike — or any other sneaker company, for that matter — is a dream for many athletic footwear enthusiasts. But actually securing that gig isn't easy. Like many other successful companies, Nike is highly selective in who it chooses to place in its design roles. Carsten Franke, however, achieved this lofty goal, and he spoke to the folks at Turnschuh.tv about it. Franke, who works in a role that creates colorways for the Western European consumer, said, "I did a study in multimedia arts and graphic design. Other people have a product design background. I think it's helpful. Then you have to create connections. Then you have to look for a job and create a nice portfolio. I was also lucky that I got an apprenticeship back in the day in the industry. Through that I could learn, show, and prove my talents through the colorways I did, through the stories I told. N...

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