**This role is a 9-10 month contract**
The nature of the work is focused on the appearance of product, communications, or collateral materials. Product Design - Under direction from Design management, uses design skills to create original graphic and/or textile designs that appropriately reflect design ethos. Effectively uses computerized systems in design process. Prototype Creation - Provides appropriate materials to designers, developers, account managers, and/or graphic separators for the creation of separations, embroidery, and trims. For textiles, produces textile repeats for production purposes. Process/Timeline - Works with design management and category team members in design, development, and merchandising to ensure feasibility of designs, meeting price points, merchandising needs, product creation dates/gates are met, design tools are effectively utilized, and cross- functional teamwork occurs as appropriate. dates/gates are met, design tools are effectively utilized, and cross- functional teamwork occurs as appropriate. Communication - Communicates and presents design concepts; produces presentation materials in conjunction with design and category teams that effectively communicate the concept behind the line for internal and external audiences. Skill/Knowledge Development - Builds awareness of current trends, color, technology, and sports-related products through research and travel. Works with design management and/or more senior designers to actively gain experience, enhance design skills, and increase knowledge of design philoslophy, products, and processes. Designer Support - Provides design support for higher level designers as needed.