Jane Savage, IDSA | Nike
Director, Category Integration, Sustainable Marketplaces
May 2009 – Present
Director of Category Integration, Nike Considered Design
October 2007 – January 2010
Nike Considered Innovation Platform Manager
March 2006 – October 2007
"Many people came before me so that I could add up to who I am today. As a designer, I’m constantly refining and re-defining my role because I am doing the same with my self from a spiritual point of view. I am blessed to have found the path of design. I have all the tools, and I still wonder: What is it I am here to do? What is it that will honor the legacy of those who have come before me? What will be my legacy?
Every creative person I talk to is wondering about their true purpose and legacy. There are a lot of frustrated or misguided artists and designers out there. The state of the economy hasn’t helped. All the artists I know, except for one or two, are in survival mode to stay in the lines of financial security and healthcare benefits. The planet is having a financial and environmental resource crisis, causing us as consumers to reconsider our consumption. We as designers are rethinking how we conscientiously address the consumer’s needs."
Excerpted from Designer on a Journey.