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Senior Color Designer

Job title: Senior Color Designer
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Beaverton
Industry: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 462789
Contact name: Rianne McDonough

Job description

24 Seven is partnering with a top global sportswear client to help them find a Senior Color Designer for this hybrid position. This is a 9-month contract with high likelihood to extend or convert to a fulltime salaried position. While on contract, you'd be eligible for benefits including medical, dental, vision, sick time, and 401K.

Ideal Candidate: will have a bachelor's degree and at least 5 years of direct experience. 

  • The nature of the work is focused on the appearance of product, communications, or collateral materials. 
  • 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.
  • Displays advanced knowledge and practices in all phases of product execution - shares knowledge with others.
  • Maintains color calendar/timelines/deadlines for category/division resulting in the timely completion of each product.
  • Develops line art, color design server, GPIN, merchandising line, cutting samples & working with material consultant to coordinate materials for products.
  • Finalizes product details and proactively follows through on execution of color on each product.
  • Color Solutions - Creates innovative, retailable color solutions for category or gender-specific line.
  • Researches and delivers color, Color Solutions - Creates innovative, retailable color solutions for category or gender-specific line.
  • Researches and delivers color, design, market and lifestyle trends that influence and impact the product category process from product briefing to product concept to samples.
  • Explores options and proposes with Color Design Managers and/or senior Color Designers a seasonal color strategy for products, line segments and initiatives.
  • Creates seasonal category-specific direction of color, materials and graphics. In partnership with the Category and Design Director, creates and leads color merchandising strategies and stories seasonally.
  • Consumer Research - Knows the consumer.
  • Displays 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.
  • Utilizes knowledge of category/division consumer & their culture to improve product performance & appearance.
  • Demonstrates strong knowledge about competitor products, consumer retail habits, color, and market trends.
  • Applies insights from consumer perspective into color solutions.
  • Presentations & Communication - Presents and communicates category- specific color direction and color merchandising direction of the seasonal line to appropriate groups.
  • Works with design/category to produce presentation materials that effectively communicate color direction related to the consumer, product concepts and creative strategy to internal audiences.
  • Participates and delivers bi-annual category/divisional specific color needs for incorporation into footwear color committee preparation.
  • Together with Color Design Manager, advances the value of color to the brand by bringing a high level of functional expertise (i.e. materials, special effects, technology, advanced development, presentation, tools) to the color design organization.
  • Educates and mentors more junior designers in category or color design organization.
  • Undertakes projects and opportunities to enhance knowledge of the business, color, and design.

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Minimum of 5 years directly relevant work experience 
  • We need someone who is great at storytelling, attention to detail, creative, and has an understanding of footwear.
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