adidas is bringing back its esteemed Design Academy, a 24-month trainee program offering courses in graphic, footwear, and apparel design to emerging designers and creatives. The international program is located in two major design hubs — the North American HQ in Portland, Oregon and the Global HQ in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Participants will be working with adidas’s existing design teams, receiving interdisciplinary training (via a four-week rotation of brand design, product marketing, product development and innovation), getting hands-on experience in major international design studios in Shanghai, Tokyo and beyond, and also be given the chance to land a job at the Three Stripes at the end of the course.
adidas is specifically looking for emerging talents that have a maximum of two years experience (of interning and/or freelancing). The deadline for applications is April 15 and the program commences on October 1.
Apply to the adidas Design Academy here.
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