Materials Designer

Beaverton, OR
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Clay Braham

Job Description:

The nature of the work is focused on the appearance of product, communications, or collateral materials. 


• Executes materials designs. 

• Finalizes product details and proactively follows through on execution of materials on each product. 

• Actively seeks expert input from materials design and category organizations to develop appropriate solutions. 

• Reviews all samples to achieve marketable solution; reviews with design, marketing, and development. 

• Clearly communicates all changes for final confirmation. 

• Responsible for materials in the final product result. 

• Maintains materials calendar/timelines/deadlines for category. 

• Develops line art, color design server, GPIN, PDM, merchandising line, cutting samples and working with material consultant to coordinate materials for products. 

• Plans product details. 

• Collaborates with design, product marketing and development/material consultant to focus materials solutions for market success. 

• Gathers category specific information: Consumer/channels/market. 

• Develops appropriate solutions with regard product marketing and development/material consultant to focus materials solutions for market success. 

• Develops appropriate solutions with regard to quality, cost/value, manufacturability, sustainability, merchandising and aesthetic finish. 

• Creates and executes innovative, retail-able materials solutions for category or gender-specific line. 

• Together with Materials Design Director, Sr. Materials Designer or more senior level designers, creates seasonal category-specific direction of color, materials and graphics that reflect design philosophy, product performance, and appeal to targeted consumers. 

• Gains knowledge in creating category line each season. 

• Understands materials and design and gains knowledge in market and lifestyle trends that influence and gains knowledge in market and lifestyle trends that influence and impact category. 

• Gains expertise in the consumer and their culture. 

• Understands consumer and brand positioning needs. 

• Studies and researches competitor products, consumer retail habits, materials and market trends. 

• Applies insights from consumer perspective into materials solutions. 

• Presents and communicates category specific materials direction and materials merchandising direction of the seasonal line to appropriate groups as needed. 



• Demonstrated knowledge of Macintosh computers using PhotoShop, Free Hand and/or Illustrator. 

• Knowledge of CAD programs, preferably in Mac environment. 

• Understanding of materials trends, fabric characteristics, materials compatibility, and materials placement. 

• Effective verbal, written, and visual communication skills in local market language, including presentations. 

• Proficient information-seeking skills and drive for results. 

• Ability to share ideas and develop effective responses or elevate to higher management. 

• Ability to work cooperatively with staff. 



Typically requires a Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 1-2 years directly relevant work experience 

Client Description:


This client is named for the Greek goddess of victory, is the world's leading designer, marketer, and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities.