Designer I - Textiles and Graphics -- Marmot
Company: Newell Brands Inc.
Location: Rohnert Park
Posted on: March 16, 2020
Position Title: Designer I - Textiles and Graphics - Marmot
Location: Rohnert Park, California Reports To: Senior Designer,
The Designer I, Textiles and Graphics is responsible for bringing
the vision of the Newell Brands Technical Apparel (NBTA) to life
through innovative, trend-right prints and graphic designs. NBTA is
a division of Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL), a globally-recognized
designer, developer, marketer and retailer of high-performance
technical apparel and equipment with a portfolio of brands that
includes Marmot-- and ExOfficio--. This position builds strong
partnerships with creative peers to create - from concept to
reality - original textile designs, prints, graphics and novelty
fabrics seasonally. The Designer I, Textiles and Graphics stays
current with print techniques and trends, works with senior
designers to test new methods and provides input to the Design team
and vendors on the best printing technique to achieve the desired
visual effects that meet quality and cost targets.
--- Interprets prints and graphics against a brief - collaborating
and communicating closely with the designers, category managers and
--- Creates artwork with color/size/technique indication in
compliance with seasonal timelines.
--- Nurtures the brand identity and distinctive apparel offerings
with a brand aligned design vision for each brand in the NBTA
--- Originates signature look and tone/voice of the brand through
prints and graphics.
--- Manages timelines and workflow to hit key dates and
checkpoints. Works cross functionally with category managers,
developers, and fabric mills to achieve brand and seasonal
--- Collaborates with artists and experts to keep NBTA brands on
the cutting edge of prints and graphics.
--- Interprets, manipulates, revises and adjusts purchased studio
artwork to meet aesthetic objectives.
--- Prepares and coordinates artwork packages inclusive of mill and
pitch sheets, vector art files, repeat, layout, scale and technique
references for release to vendors.
--- Ensures print and graphic execution meets all standards
throughout the development process and proactively resolves
execution issues with internal team and print/fabric vendors.
--- Maintains print reference library historical archives and
calibration of design studio color printers.
--- Provides and updates artwork CADs for line sheets, seasonal
workbooks and other presentations.
--- Researches and travels to key regional markets for print trend
and color analysis. Travels to printers, fabric mills and relevant
trade shows as requested. Actively manages professional
--- University or four-year college degree in apparel/fashion
design, graphics or equivalent combination of education and
--- A minimum of 2-5 years of professional experience designing
graphics for apparel in the outdoor, active wear or sportswear
--- Experience designing apparel graphics across categories with a
record of commercial success.
--- Expert level/exceptional/current Mac, Adobe Illustrator,
Photoshop and InDesign skills.
--- Avid trend researcher, market observer, and creator of art,
font-work, textile/surface design and graphic direction.
--- Strong understanding/connection with outdoor consumer both
personally and professionally.
--- Experience in research and analysis, design cycles, and
managing complete product/collection cycle:
o Strong knowledge in creating collections for the retail floor
o Strong knowledge and understanding of apparel construction
o Basic knowledge of manufacturing processes and comfortable in
foreign work environments.
--- Strong knowledge of aesthetic form and the ability to design
for different consumers and end uses
o Basic knowledge of textile and material construction and
o Basic knowledge of product costs and impact of design
--- Practical knowledge of other functions such as sourcing,
production, sales, marketing and merchandising preferred
--- Self-starter who brings a level of passion, enthusiasm, and
focus to their day to day business and can multi-task in a
--- Obsessive attention to detail at the levels of graphic design
--- Fast, efficient, nimble. Experience working in a shifting and
collaborative environment with a great deal of constructive
feedback and input
--- Ability to not only lead fearlessly as a contributor, but also
take direction and work with a team
o Able to manage and lead change
o Able to guide/collaborate among cross-functional teams to achieve
--- Presentation/speaking skills - able to present and sell to all
levels of the organization as well as the customer, communicating a
clear and inspiring vision
o Strong oral and written communication skills
o High communication skills for both interpersonal relationships
and presentation - the ability to influence all cross functional
partners to deliver unrivaled graphic designs on time and on
--- Team player
--- Proficiency in all Microsoft programs on a Mac
--- Sense of humor and a passion for what you do
--- Able to travel up to 20% of the year, including international
travel to factories
About Newell Brands Technical Apparel - a Newell Brands Subsidiary:
Newell Brands Technical Apparel is a globally-recognized designer,
developer, marketer and retailer of high-performance technical
apparel and equipment with a portfolio of brands that includes
Marmot and ExOfficio.
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