Senior Designer-Mens


Irvine California

5 year(s)

Job Description
Company Introduction

The La Jolla Group is a worldwide leader in the action sports apparel business segment with a fast paced, high energy environment that is continually on the move. With prominent brands such as O’Neill, Spiritual Gangster, and Hang Ten, La Jolla Group has proved to be a builder of great brands, a creator of innovative products, and a master of operational excellence.
Join our team and enjoy a casual work environment, discount on clothes, and summer hours! We believe our employees are our strongest asset and invest in their growth by focusing on developing their strengths.
General Summary

The Sr. Designer is responsible for the design and execution of all assigned product categories across the development process for men’s and boy’s. It is the Sr Designer’s responsibility to deliver creative and innovative design concepts as well as relevant and volume driving product to life each season. The Sr. Designer is a key member of the O’Neill product team, responsible for collaborating, with the Director of Design, on the seasonal design direction and creation of the assigned product categories.
Essential Job Functions

•Responsible for design and execution of a men’s and boy’s, apparel and accessories categories
•Responsible for delivering creative, market leading designs, within defined merchandising plan
•Responsible for all design details including silhouettes, fabric, fit, print, branding and all styling details
•Creates silhouette/detail/print/color mood boards for each season for design director to review
•Must have strong textile print skills: creating, repeats, producing multiple colorways, and art handover
•Responsible for maintaining all product details, tech packs, and BOMs, in the PLM system
•Proficient in executing complete tech packs in Illustrator format
•Ownership of all design deadlines across the company’s development calendar
•Partnership with Merchandising and Development teams to achieve all business goals
•Identify opportunities to drive revenue growth across assigned categories
•Strong understanding of the marketplace, target consumer’s needs and the competitions products
•Current on trends in and outside of our immediate market
•Travel for market research, product development with suppliers, and to attend sales meetings
•Other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

•Strong understanding of apparel design, development and garment construction
•Knowledge of the marketplace, competitor’s product and the needs of O’Neill’s customer
•Ability to work as a team player and take direction
•Ability to multi-task, prioritize workload, and organize daily activities
•Strong eye for trend and color
•Strong attention to detail
•Skill in identifying and resolving problems.
•Skill in oral and written communication.
•Skill in operating Adobe design software and technological equipment.
•Ability to work independently and meet all design deadlines
•Strong leadership skills.
Required Education and Experience

•5+ years of design & product development experience
•Proficient on Mac platform specifically with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
•Strong understanding of apparel design and garment construction
•Strong knowledge in fabric and trim development
•Knowledge of PLM is a plus

*Must submit examples of your work or portfolio to be considered.*
Physical Requirements

Seeing: Must be able to see well enough to read reports.
Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with customers, vendors and employees.
Standing/Walking: Must be able to move about company building.
Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling: Must be able to stoop or kneel to pick up products.
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to type and use technical sources.

LJG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information and any other characteristics protected by law.