I’m Nathan Shinkle, a Multidisciplinary Designer and Art Director with over sixteen years experience spanning several industries. 



Sr. Manager - SpeedLab Graphics

March 2016 - Present

NOTE: SpeedLab is adidas’ Close-To-Market business unit, focused on bringing unplanned product to market in as little as 10 days.

Collaborate with global counterparts to establish seasonal art direction

Develop exercises for faster, more effective brainstorming

Identify and pitch immediate opportunities to Marketing personnel on a daily basis

Use strength based management techniques to maintain morale in an extremely fast paced and unpredictable environment

Direct photo and video shoots to generate assets for product marketing


Manager - Major League Soccer Graphics

September 2013 -March 2016

Provide art direction to internal and freelance designers

Oversaw the design phase of six MLS fan gear collections with the highest sales results to date

Identified and lead the development of several design processes, increasing interdepartmental efficiencies by 75%

Analyzed market trends and consumer needs to increase the effectiveness of the adidas concept process


Sr. Graphic Designer

September 2010 - September 2013

Worked in a variety of graphic styles across multiple lines of product for adidas, Reebok, CCM, Crossfit, NBA, NFL, NCAA, NHL, and MLS

Collaborated on several identity systems including Leo Messi, Derek Rose, RGIII, Winnipeg Jets, 2014 and 2015 NBA All-Star Events

Consultant to Collateral Team during the development of several eCommerce initiatives for adidas, adidas-SLD, and Reebok Cricket



2D /  UI / UX Designer

June 2008 - September 2010

Utilized knowledge of brand development to design websites, logos, print collateral, product packaging and environmental graphics

Created and maintained a resource library that is still accessible to all MediaSauce employees

Progressive Design Apparel

Design Team Lead

June 2004 - June 2008

Managed all design department workflow and assigned specific tasks to design team members

Established art direction for all projects that were produced in-house

Created graphics for web, print and sales collateral



Graphic Designer

February 2001 - June 2004

Conceived, created, prepared and output artwork for screen printing

Advisor to print shop staff as well as oversaw all aspects of production

Used knowledge of production techniques to create an efficient and more lucrative work environment


Education & Certifications

adidas Innovation Academy
Class of 2015

Indiana University – Purdue University - Indianapolis
Continued Education Certifications in Interactive Design

Indiana State University 
Worked towards BFA

Terre Haute South High School 
Class of 1996


Primary Skills

Art Direction
Design Management
Design Trend Analysis + Reporting
Interactive Wireframing
Graphic Design
UI/UX  Design
Print Design
Identity Design
Type Design
Screen Printing
Color Separations

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