Senior Material 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
***1-2 Interviews will be virtual 
****Will work 3 days on-site with flexibility
*****Position will go longer

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

Through partnership with our global sports retail client the purpose is to bring Ye’s creative vision to life. In collaboration with the entire Product Creation Team, the goal is to innovate and develop against future Collection design ideas for bringing Product to Market. These advanced design ideas and solutions will shape the future look and feel of YEEZY footwear.

Key Responsibilities:

• Creatively explore product-to-market material designs that bring Ye’s material vision to life.
• Design timely seasonal material newness within the Footwear Material Workstream.
• Create material narratives and business strategies across seasonal product rollouts.
• Be a key voice for material design to the cross-functional team.
• Create technical Material Maps and supporting documents for Collection material design projects.
• Deliver/present Material Map handovers to the cross-functional team.
• Proactively lead and communicate project updates across both existing and new

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Highly skilled in creating foam, rubber, and various footwear polymer innovations.
Holistic understanding across knit, woven, and non-woven material methods of make.
• Strong knowledge of sustainable footwear materials
• In-depth understanding of the in-line product creation process.
• Strong knowledge and use of Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator)
• Strong presentation and communication skills – digital and physical

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

• 6 - 8 years of relevant work experience in footwear design, fashion design, material sciences/engineering, or similar design related areas.
• 4 year college or university degree in textile design, textile engineering, material science, footwear design, apparel design, and industrial design.
• Thorough knowledge of art, design, and fashion related subject areas. Contemporary and Historical.

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.