Author: Neil Bennett
Author: The illustrator and designer tells us what working for Nike is really like.
Nike is on the list of dream clients for most designers and illustrators. But how do you create great work for the shoe-and-lifestyle brand?
To find out, I contacted Polish illustrator Pawel Nolbert, who has just updated his site with illustrations and patterns that he's produced for Nike over the past three years – though his first project didn't appear in public for two years after he started on it. This is not unusual when working for Nike, as the nature of the company – having a worldwide presence and ties to many professional sports teams (and the US Olympic team) - means that lead-times are long.
Pawel is best known for his multi-coloured brushstrokes - which have been used typographically for the likes of Forbes magazine but Pawel has also applied this style to the Nike 'swoosh' logo.
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