OluKai
Date Posted: 1/10/2017

Designer - Color and Material

  • Company: OluKai
  • Country:United States
  • State:Oregon
  • Location: Portland, OR
  • Required Exp: 4 year(s)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

OluKai is in search of a Designer - Color and Material to join the team in Portland, OR.

At OluKai, we build premium products for the ocean lifestyle. Our footwear is created using the highest quality materials and crafted into beautiful, functional and incredibly comfortable designs that reflect the spirit of the ocean lifestyle we all enjoy. We are committed to creating quality products for our customers while leaving the smallest footprint possible on the planet. Our company philosophy is to be environmentally responsible as manufacturers and to pledge OluKai to actively support and work for a clean environment and a better quality of life. Our customers and staff embody the connection that exists between people and the ocean, it is our Culture. We want to build a team of individuals who embrace this culture, and have a passion for providing premium products and service to our customers.

Position Summary // To create industry leading executions of OluKai footwear through the thoughtful use of color and material.

Reports To // Director of Product

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES //
1) Create seasonal color story, theory, content, and direction for men’s, women’s, and kids.
2) Lead seasonal materials POV collaborating with design, development and PLM. Work closely with development in finding, critiquing and implementing new materials into our product range.
3) Execute color and material applications through CAD and tech-pack work.
4) Communicate color and materials through presentations to product, sales, and marketing.
5) Supports design, development, and PLM on seasonal product presentation creation.
6) Where needed, collaborate with outside designers on footwear design, prints, and footbed artwork.
7) Maintain knowledge of the market, competitors, and consumer as well as relevant footwear market trends.
8) Actively learn about the four main facets of the OluKai footwear market - Comfort, Outdoor, Boutique and Surf.
9) Implement product design thinking/process with the goal of being the market leading lifestyle brand.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS // To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE //
• 4 year college degree in industrial design.
• 1-2 years of footwear design and/or color and material experience
• Good knowledge of color theory and how to apply it to footwear.
• Knowledge of leather and textile materials for footwear application.
• Outstanding communication skills (written, oral, presentation).
• Strong computer abilities (Adobe software family).
• Understanding of functional footwear requirements.
• Understanding of footwear constructions and factory experience.
• Various seasonal travel needs to product meetings, trade show, material show, etc…
• Ability to work in fast paced, team environment.

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

TO APPLY //
Please submit your brief cover letter and resume through Malakye.

Perks

People

VERONICA CANO

MARKETING PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER
OluKai

Nicole Milewski

Human Resources
OluKai

Vishal Jhaveri

E-Commerce Brand Consultant / Project Manager
OluKai

Azad Bayzaee

KOA (National Accounts) Service and Merchandise Representative, Chicago
OluKai
Date Posted: 1/10/2017

Designer - Color and Material

  • Company: OluKai
  • Country:United States
  • State:Oregon
  • Location:Portland, OR
  • Required Exp:4 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

OluKai is in search of a Designer - Color and Material to join the team in Portland, OR.

At OluKai, we build premium products for the ocean lifestyle. Our footwear is created using the highest quality materials and crafted into beautiful, functional and incredibly comfortable designs that reflect the spirit of the ocean lifestyle we all enjoy. We are committed to creating quality products for our customers while leaving the smallest footprint possible on the planet. Our company philosophy is to be environmentally responsible as manufacturers and to pledge OluKai to actively support and work for a clean environment and a better quality of life. Our customers and staff embody the connection that exists between people and the ocean, it is our Culture. We want to build a team of individuals who embrace this culture, and have a passion for providing premium products and service to our customers.

Position Summary // To create industry leading executions of OluKai footwear through the thoughtful use of color and material.

Reports To // Director of Product

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES //
1) Create seasonal color story, theory, content, and direction for men’s, women’s, and kids.
2) Lead seasonal materials POV collaborating with design, development and PLM. Work closely with development in finding, critiquing and implementing new materials into our product range.
3) Execute color and material applications through CAD and tech-pack work.
4) Communicate color and materials through presentations to product, sales, and marketing.
5) Supports design, development, and PLM on seasonal product presentation creation.
6) Where needed, collaborate with outside designers on footwear design, prints, and footbed artwork.
7) Maintain knowledge of the market, competitors, and consumer as well as relevant footwear market trends.
8) Actively learn about the four main facets of the OluKai footwear market - Comfort, Outdoor, Boutique and Surf.
9) Implement product design thinking/process with the goal of being the market leading lifestyle brand.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS // To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE //
• 4 year college degree in industrial design.
• 1-2 years of footwear design and/or color and material experience
• Good knowledge of color theory and how to apply it to footwear.
• Knowledge of leather and textile materials for footwear application.
• Outstanding communication skills (written, oral, presentation).
• Strong computer abilities (Adobe software family).
• Understanding of functional footwear requirements.
• Understanding of footwear constructions and factory experience.
• Various seasonal travel needs to product meetings, trade show, material show, etc…
• Ability to work in fast paced, team environment.

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

TO APPLY //
Please submit your brief cover letter and resume through Malakye.

Perks

Date Posted: 1/10/2017

Designer - Color and Material

  • Company: OluKai
  • Country:United States
  • State:Oregon
  • Location:Portland, OR
  • Required Exp:4 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available