We are looking for a Material Designer for a one year contract for our Athletic Retail Brand. Materials Design Execution – Plans and executes materials designs.
This role will own:
Collaborates with design, product marketing, development and material consultants to focus color solutions for market success.
Reviews all samples to achieve marketable solution review with design, marketing and development.
Clearly communicates all changes for final confirmation.
Develop line art, color design server, GPIN, merchandising line, cutting samples & working with material consultant to coordinate materials for products.
Finalize product details and proactively follow through on execution of materials on each product. Materials Solutions – Creates innovative, retailable materials solutionsfor category or gender-specific line.
Works with design/category to produce presentation materials that effectively communicate materials direction related to the consumer, product concepts and creative strategy to internal audiences.
Participates and delivers bi-annual category/divisional specific materials needs for incorporation into materials committee preparation.
Together with Materials Design Manager, advances the value of materials by bringing a high level of functional expertise (i.e. materials, special effects, technology, advanced development, presentation, tools) to the materials design organization.
Educates and mentors more junior designers in category or materials design organization.
Create seasonal category- specific direction of color, materials and graphics.
In partnership with the Category and Design Director, creates and leads materials merchandising strategies and stories seasonally.
A strong candidate will:
Displays advanced knowledge and practices in all phases of product execution – shares knowledge with others.
Maintains materials calendar/timelines/deadlines for category/division resulting in the timely completion of each product.
Research and deliver Materials Solutions
Have the knowledge to create innovative, retailable materials solutions for category or gender-specific line.
Research and deliver materials, design, market and lifestyle trends that influence and impact the product category process from product briefing to product concept to samples.
Explore options and propose with Materials Design Managers and/or senior Materials Designers a seasonal materials strategy for products, line segments and initiatives.
Display in-depth understanding of consumer, brand-positioning needs as it relates to category/division. of consumer, brand-positioning needs as it relates to category/division.
Demonstrate strong knowledge about competitor products, consumer retail habits, materials, and market trends.