Job Title: Associate Designer
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 contribute in designing a product line and track a design schedule to ensure a timely completion following the predetermined product development calendar. You will research industry and product periodicals for new information, partner with material sourcing to develop innovative fabrications, and contribute to creation of visual presentations. You will also partner with developers to create innovative and technologically advanced products.
How You Will Make A Difference
You will bring knowledge of the industry design process with elevated attention to detail and technical skills in support of lead designers. Will work under the organization of territory-based Design Manager but will be organized under the day-to-day responsibilities set by lead design team. You will have the opportunity to grow and expand with knowledgeable creatives and learn the full design process from research, construction, techpack, trim development, and presentation preparation. You will be able to exercise your passion for sustainable design and proactive about creating designs that reflect that.
What You Bring
Years of Related Professional Experience: 2-4 years of experience in a design related field.
Bachelor's Degree in Design (apparel), or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in flat sketching expertise.
Hands-on experience with CAD software.
Working knowledge of formulating color palettes.
Working knowledge and understanding of apparel construction
Proficient communications skills.
Working knowledge of product cycles.
Working knowledge of fabrications
Ability to CAD colors
3d model trims a plus
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.