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The Mountain Bike Performance Apparel Designer is responsible for the design for the women’s Mountain Bike Category. As a Designer, you'll use your exceptional design skills and knowledge of the Global MTB market to create industry leading innovative and commercially viable apparel and accessory products. The ideal candidate possesses the ability to look beyond current industry standards and market norms to generate innovative designs that are an accurate reflection of Fox Racing’s position as an industry leader in the mountain bike space, and our aspiration to Equip and Inspire Our Communities to Experience the Best Ride Ever.
⏵ Create brand appropriate, compelling product
⏵ Responsible for design and development of product categories from rough sketches to final garment approval.
⏵ Deliver appropriate product concepts that meet development calendar requirements and present to both the product and sales teams for review.
⏵ Work with team on outlining all fabrics, materials and embellishments for each specific product design appropriate to the Product brief and intended end use.
⏵ Work as a leading contributor of the Product Creation Team working directly with the Product Marketing Manager and Product Development team to manage and meet apparel design and sample deadlines.
⏵ Work with the Development Team in the initial development phase to insure the intended design and product scope. This includes approving and commenting on colors, fabric strike-offs as well as reviewing sample fit and construction requirements throughout the pre-production stage.
⏵ Research and evaluate innovative methods of garment assembly and materials/manufacturing technology to reach the highest levels of performance and style. Review and prioritize performance, safety, and style to properly incorporate them into products. Visualize performance and styling goals and create design solutions to achieve them.
⏵ Maintain proper documentation of your portion of the product process and make sure this documentation is readily available to others.
⏵ Attend and present at apparel presentations and meetings. Present seasonal trend and market report and how these trends would apply to upcoming lines. Report will specifically address fabric, color, fit, trim, and graphic trends.
⏵ Make appropriate recommendations to the Sr. Designer on designs and other matters of consequence to the business and it’s end customers. Will receive creative input and approval directly from the Sr. Designer & Design Director.
⏵ When appropriate, the designer will visit production facilities and tour factories to become familiar with the manufacturing processes of the products that are being designed.
⏵ When appropriate, the designer may attend events appropriate for market research such as races, contests and festivals. May attend trade shows and meet with vendors to research trends in materials, color, trims, and manufacturing.
⏵ College Degree in Apparel Design or related course of study.
⏵ 5+ years’ experience designing women’s apparel with and emphasis in technical apparel
⏵ Working knowledge of Mac-based Adobe Illustrator graphics program is a must. Outstanding design (2D) skills and familiarity with production documentation in Illustrator. Additional software knowledge like Photoshop, In Design, are a plus as well.
⏵ Ability to use discretion and independent judgment to be creative within set timelines.
⏵ Must possess the following abilities: drawing/sketching, concept ideation, color theory, use of texture, spacing and scale, visual presentation development and layout.
⏵ Must have a strong attention to detail, ability to think on a conceptual level, confident decision-making skills. Project management and leadership skills are also necessary.
⏵ Excellent communication skills are a must as you will be responsible for presenting your ideas, concepts and designs throughout all phases of the product creation cycle. Additionally, you’ll need to possess the skills to accurately communicate the details of your designs to bring projects through development to completion within predetermined timelines.
⏵ A solid understanding of construction, manufacturing techniques and materials with a finger on the pulse of trends influencing design in Action Sports is highly necessary
⏵ Must be able to work as part of a team and with a diverse group of people and projects
⏵ Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships within a team environment.
⏵ Previous work experience in active apparel market a plus.
⏵ Passion for Mountain Biking/Cycling strongly recommended. Physical Requirements:
⏵ May be required to work more than 8 hours during a workday
⏵ Sitting for long periods of time
⏵ Significant manual dexterity for keying in data for long periods of time
Fox is an equal opportunity employer