The North Face, a VF Company
At The North Facewe dare to lead the world forward through Exploration.We were born to Explore. We were born to Disrupt. We were born to Lead.
The North Face is the premier exploration company in the world. Founded in the counterculture of Berkeley, CA in 1966 we have a long and storied legacy of enabling exploration, loving and protecting wild places, and creating iconic and technically advanced product.
We believe that exploration is a mindset both on the mountain and off the mountain and it infuses everything we do. As a community of explorers, we stay curious about new ideas, places and people.
Love wild places
Dare to disrupt
Lead with integrity
By joining The North Face, you will help provide the best gear for our athletes and the modern-day explorer. You will also have the opportunity, tools and environment to more deeply explore the world around you and make meaningful, lasting connections.
What You Will Do
You will support in building presentation (sketches, fabrics, color story, etc), will be well-versed in Illustrator or CAD skills for sketch/rendering updates, and will have basic knowledge of construction. You will research and understand brand design/DNA and support the team in research, concept, fit development, and/or design process (as needed/ as per seasonal direction). You will stay up-to-date with current market offering and trend research.
How You Will Make A Difference
You will bring elevated attention to detail and technical skills in support of lead designers and will work under the organization of territory-based Design Manager, organized under the day-to-day responsibilities set by the lead design team. You will have an opportunity to grow and expand with knowledgeable creatives and learn the full design process from research, construction, techpacks, and innovation.
What You Bring
0-2 years of experience (must have previous internship experience)
Bachelor's Degree in Design (apparel or industrial), or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in flat sketching and rendering
Hands-on experience with CAD software.
Adobe CS required
Familiarity with 3D design or modeling (including Cl0 3D, Solidworks/Fusion 360/Alias, Rhino, etc) a plus
Must know how 2-dimensional design translate to a 3-dimensional product
Must be a team player
Working knowledge of color
Understanding of materials, textiles, trims, and fabric construction
Basic understanding of apparel construction
Must have positive work ethic to understand and acknowledge core deadline dates
NEVER STOP EXPLORING
The North Face is a subsidiary of VF Corporation. At VF, we outfit consumers around the world with our diverse portfolio of lifestyle brands. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the worlds largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. We are committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for our customers and shareholders.
While our VF company and brands are diverse, we work together within a One VF culture to capitalize on our greatest opportunities for long-term performance. Across our company, a collaborative, global mindset differentiates our products and the unique experiences we provide to our consumers. It all adds up to a lasting competitive advantage built on harnessing the power of our differences to achieve great things together, all while positively impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people and the world.
VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.