Color Designer- support role
Our client in the sportswear industry seeks 7 color designers for contracts that will start out at 5 months and are likely to extend or convert to fulltime roles.
Must have an understanding of color trends, color mixing, color compatibility, and color placement.
Must have experience with: CAD, Illustrator, Mac, Photoshop, Illustration
Nice to have experience with: Marketing, Merchandising, PDM, Product Marketing, Product Planning, File prep for apparel production, color & material execution, apparel design background or interest
The nature of the work is focused on the appearance of product, communications, or collateral materials. Color Design Execution – Executes color designs. Finalizes product details and proactively follows through on execution of color on each product. Actively seeks expert input from color design and category organizations to develop appropriate solutions. Reviews all samples to achieve marketable solution; reviews with design, marketing, and development. Clearly communicates all changes for final confirmation. Responsible for color in the final product result. Maintains color calendar/timelines/deadlines for category. Develops line art, color design server, GPIN, PDM, merchandising line, cutting samples and working with material consultant to coordinate materials for products. Product Planning – Plans product details. Collaborates with design, product marketing and development/material consultant to focus color solutions for market success. Gathers category specific information: Consumer/channels/market. Develops appropriate solutions with regardto quality, cost/value, manufacturability, sustainability, merchandising solutions for market success. Gathers category specific information: Consumer/channels/market. Develops appropriate solutions with regard to quality, cost/value, manufacturability, sustainability, merchandising and aesthetic finish. Color Solutions – Creates and executes innovative, retailable color solutions for category or gender-specific line. Together with Color Design Director, Sr. Color Designer or Color Designer II, creates seasonal category-specific direction of color, materials and graphics that reflect design philosophy, product performance, and appeal to targeted consumers. Gains knowledge in creating category line each season. Understands color and design and gains knowledge in market and lifestyle trends that influence and impact category.
Demonstrated knowledge of Macintosh computers using PhotoShop, Free Hand and/or Illustrator. Knowledge of CAD programs, preferably in Mac environment. Understanding of color trends, color mixing, color compatibility, and color placement. Effective verbal, written, and visual communication skills in local market language, including presentations. Proficient information-seeking skills and drive for results. Ability to share ideas and develop effective responses or elevate to higher management. Ability to work cooperatively with staff.
Typically requires a Bachelors Degree and minimum of 0-1 years directly relevant work experience Note: One of the following alternatives may be accepted: PhD or Law + 1 yr; Masters + 0-3 yrs; Associates degree + 1-3 yrs; High School + 3-5 yrs.