Colour Design Assistant

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 12 days ago
CEO Pledge

Job purpose: As a Colour Design Assistant you work closely with and support Colour Designers in the creative process and the execution of seasonal colour plans. You will also play a key role in processing the complex matrix of coloured raw materials required to complete the Arc’teryx line.Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
⏵ You support Colour Designers throughout the creative colour development process and assist in executing seasonal colour direction of assigned portfolios
⏵ Under the guidance and mentorship of colour design team members, you collaborate in the completion of all assigned colourway trim specifications and/or complete colourways
⏵ You assist with preparation of internal and external presentations
⏵ You work closely with Product Developers to ensure colourway Bill of Materials (BOM) specifications are accurate, efficient and available to factories on time
⏵ You streamline our systems to manage colourway trims and cross-category raw materials, ensuring creative process efficiencies, purchasing accuracy and quality assurance across categories
⏵ You act as a liaison between Colour Designers, Materials Developers, Colour Operations and external vendors to ensure all materials inquiries are gathered proactively
⏵ You create and maintain a calibrated digital palette and manage digital assets of all seasonal collections for use through Sales and Marketing channels
⏵ You adhere to seasonal calendar dates and assist in achieving on time delivery of all coloured materials
⏵ You facilitate change control and communication with Product Development to ensure the highest standards are met in all Arc’teryx products
⏵ You colour partial or complete colourways for garments, hardgoods, footwear or accessories
⏵ You support the overall creative process by troubleshooting colour concerns as needed
⏵ You own the preline document, ensuring all images are up to date and in support of the strategy for direct to consumer (DTC) exclusives, China exclusives, and other limited releases
⏵ You mock-up all DTC and key account buys
⏵ You assist in executing key visuals to communicate the retail design vision
⏵ You assist in creating tools to communicate seasonal colour strategy
⏵ You compile project scope, activities, and expenditures of projects deemed to be eligible for submission to funding programs (SR&ED, IRAP, NRC, MITACS, etc.)Additional experience, education and/or skills:
⏵ You have an Apparel Design diploma or equivalent, and 2+ years’ experience in a colour and fashion environment
⏵ You have excellent colour acuity, a sense of colour harmony, and a knowledge of colour theory, and an appreciation for changing colour trends
⏵ You have a working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Illustrator and InDesign
⏵ You have effective time management and organizational skills
⏵ You have strong communication skills, both verbal and written
⏵ You have previous experience coordinating between internal departments and external vendors
⏵ You have a strong attention to detail
⏵ You have strong interpersonal skills
⏵ You have intermediate to advanced knowledge of Adobe Illustrator;
⏵ You are proactive in identifying the root cause of issues and developing solutions
⏵ You remain highly flexible and adaptable when faced with ambiguity
⏵ You effectively balance autonomy and collaboration
⏵ You inspire breakthrough thinking and continuous improvement
⏵ You seek the best (sometimes not the easiest) solutions, with an unwavering commitment to do what is right
⏵ Your passion for your work is paralleled by your passion for getting outside and living it
⏵  You have a knowledge of Arc’teryx products and other outdoor related productsApply for this job