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Product Designer / Sports Bags

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5 years experience working in soft goods
Specifically bags or accessory bags
Needs to get them ramped up quickly


Updating from a geography focused bag line, to a global line that is applicable for all geographies.

Skills
Expert in illustrator
Little bit of photo shop
Creating tech packs and color ways
Very detail oriented.
Task oriented vs

Duties:
The nature of the work is focused on the appearance of product, communications, or collateral materials. Product Design - With direction from Design and Category management, uses advanced design skills to create original, innovative concepts and designs that appropriately reflect design philosophy & standards. Advances design image, product performance, and inspires targeted consumers. Contributes to seasonal creative strategy for products and line segments. Design Execution - proactively follows the execution of all product details including: construction detail, color, form, style, detail, fit performance, graphic application, trim, etc. Reviews samples and clearly communicates changes to ensure timely completion of each project. Leverages excellent knowledge and practice in all phases of product execution; trains more junior designers on knowledge and advancements. Process/Timeline - Works with design leadership and Category team advancements. Process/Timeline - Works with design leadership and Category team members in Design, Development, and Product Management to ensure feasibility of designs, meeting price points, mechandising needs and product creation timelines. Communication - Communicates and presents design concepts to various internal and external audiences along with Expert Designer. Produces presentation materials in conjunction with the Design and Category teams that effectively communicate the concept behind the line for internal and external audiences. Skill/Knowledge Development - Proactively works with Design management Skill/Knowledge Development - Proactively works with Design management and Expert Designers to refine personal portfolio of design skills, experiences, and product/process knowledge. Provides design support for design team as needed outside of assigned product load; mentors more junior designers.

Primary duties would entail Bag and Bag Accessory design based on set creative strategy and existing direction and design language.

Creation of Tech Packages, colorways and line art revisions.

Japan market and consumer knowledge a bonus but not required.

Skills:
Minimum of 6 years progressively technically sophisticated experience in product design. Ability to manage up to 3-4 projects per season at any level up to A. Proven advanced ability to apply and perform design skills (drawing/sketching, ideation, color theory, texture, visual presentation). Knowledge and sensistivity to trends influencing design in athletic industry. Demonstrated ability to create market-appropriate product designs within set timelines. Effective use of computer design applications. Strong written and oral communication skills, including ability to make persuasive presentations to senior management. Ability to collaborate effectively across disciplines.

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