Senior Color Designer - LA Based

Los Angeles, (partial on-site)
Job Terms:
Start date:
Posted By:
Tamira Imondi

Job Description:

*Please provide links to candidate's LinkedIn and portfolio
**Will have the opportunity to travel to Portland, OR. Potentially consisdering Portland based talent 
***1-2 Interviews will be virtual 
****Will work 3 days on-site with flexibility in Los Angeles, CA
*****Position will go longer

Please send resume + portfolio to timondi@aquent.com for further consideration 

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Through partnership with our global sports apparel brand, the purpose is to bring Ye’s creative vision to life.
In collaboration with the entire Product Creation Team, the goal is to lead in color expertise, application and strategy, collaboratively with a team of direct reports. Maintain and grow the color design direction harmoniously across COLLECTION FTW. These design ideas and solutions will shape the look and feel of YEEZY footwear.

Key Responsibilities:

• Creatively lead new ways to bring Ye’s color vision to life on key franchises
• Support in palette creation, seasonal research, design presentations: physical and digital
• Manage high level of detail within key franchises (color matching capabilities, multi-round sample reviews, swatches, development details)
• Lead team in efficient color strategy across key franchises
• Create technical color CADs and supporting documents for Collection design projects
• Deliver/present color CAD handovers to the cross-functional team
• Work closely with Product Creation Team to kick-off color work and track samples for product review

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to lead a team through complex and ambiguous projects while maintaining positivity, productivity, and speed
• Ability to lead a team and quickly shift focus when Ye/BU design direction changes
• Problem solving attitude & can-do personality. Proven ability to find success through challenges
• High level understanding of the product creation process
Experienced knowledge of footwear color, materials, construction, and production
• Strong color CAD tech pack efficiency

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a college or university in a relevant Design subject or equivalent combination of education and experience
• 6 years of practical experience in design environment (Footwear/ Apparel/ Accessories/Color - or industrial design, fashion design or similar design related areas)

Client Description:

Our client strives to be the global leader in the sporting goods industry with brands built on a passion for sports and a sporting lifestyle. They are committed to continuously strengthening brands and products to improve their competitive position. Their strategic focus is on increasing brand credibility, elevating the experience for their consumers, and pushing the boundaries in sustainability. The execution of their strategy is enabled by a mindset of innovation across all dimensions of their business as well as their digital transformation.