Apparel Color Designer

Job title: Apparel Color Designer
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Beaverton
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 423984
Contact name: Rianne McDonough
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

24 Seven is aprtnering with one of their sportswear clietns to find them an Apparel COlor Designer to join their team this Spring. The candidate must be local to the Portland Metro Area to partiipate in the hybrid work model that is in place. Benefits are included in this role. Brief details are below. 


+ Minimum 6 years' technically challenging color design experience

+ Understanding of color trends, color mixing, color compatibility, and color placement

+ Knowledge of product design and development process

+ Familiarity with product manufacturing processes including materials/fabrics; trims; dye techniques

+ Strong verbal, written, visual, and high-profile communication skills in local market language, including meeting facilitation and presentations

+ Ability to understand challenges or underlying concerns, share ideas and develop effective responses or elevate to higher management

+ Ability to work independently and harmoniously in a diverse group

+ Ability to network, influence and utilize internal and external resources

+ Ability to articulate how color can affect product and sales


We’re looking for a Color Designer, to work with the Color Design Director to plan and execute color designs, strategize use of palettes across a range of product, and manage a small team of designers. Working collaboratively with Design, Product Marketing, Merchandising, and Development, you will create focused solutions for success.

Utilizing a strong knowledge of Nike Sports & Culture, you will strategize around product positioning, and strive to create meaningful product. A broad understanding of consumer needs, competitor products, consumer retail habits, color, and market trends is important, as you apply these insights into color solutions.

We are looking for a hardworking Color Designer, who has a deep passion for and connection to sport. Who can comfortably navigate ambiguity and define new spaces of a growing business. Someone who is flexible and can adapt to changing priorities. You will bring strong color and apparel industry insights and have experience building stories that connect with the consumer and culture.


As our Designer, you will develop color palettes to link into seasonal narratives, build strong presentation tools, and color line art to detail the creation of each product. Additionally, you will lead and train more junior designers, while demonstrating a sophisticated knowledge and practice of all phases of product execution. Soft skills are important here, as you effectively connect with the team.

You will research and deliver color, design, and directional work that influence and impact the product aesthetic, application, and target audience. You'll use sophisticated design skills to build original, innovative color solutions for the Women’s Lifestyle product range.


The first point of contact that you will collaborate with is the Design Triad, consisting of Apparel Design, Color, Graphics, and Print. Layering in Product Marketing, Merchandising, Color/Material/Trim Development, as well as Tech Development.

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