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  • Natasha Salter

    Senior Design Manager, Colour & Materials. adidas

    Nurnberg, Germany

I am a graduate of Cordwainers College at University of the Arts London with a degree in Footwear Design. While in my third year I spent a year working abroad at adidas within the Sports Style department. I returned to adidas in 2011 to work as a colour and materials designer within the Running team. Examples of my work have been featured on HypeBeast, Sneaker News, Forbes, Complex and Runners World.

Work Samples

  • adidas

  • Industrial Placement Showcase

Work History

SENIOR DESIGN MANAGER - COLOUR & MATERIALS October 2015 to present: adidas AG DESIGNER COLOUR - CREATIVE DIRECTION April 2015 to September 2015: adidas AG KEY RESPONSIBILITIES > Manage the technical Design team for Global Running category > Lead contact between Design, Marketing and Development > Contribute to the creation of the Running color palette and maintain a consistent strategic application > Create cross functional color merchandising and roll out's across both APP/FTW and cross category > Colour CAD work including uploading to relevant internal systems > Factory and market travel > Liase between design, marketing and development to set deadlines and ensure all work is completed to timelines > Presentation of seasonal colour concepts to Global markets (APP & FTW) twice yearly TECHNICAL DESIGNER - CREATIVE DIRECTION April 2011 to March 2014: adidas AG KEY RESPONSIBILITIES >Trend Forecasting >Build color stories and color theories that can be presented and communicated back to individual markets >Color and material work on multiple ranges within sports performance categories. >Work with materials, marketing, developers and footwear designers to produce fresh and innovative products. >Execute material and color stories to align to global direction >Graphic design and application to CADs and shell patterns including direct communication with factories on graphic projects


  • University of the Arts London

    • BA Hons Product Design and Development, Footwear Design Specialism
    • 2005 - 2009
  • Prince Henry's High School

    • A Level, AS Level, GCSE's Drama, Psychology, Textiles, Food Technology
    • 2000 - 2005



Cordwainers College - LCF