Senior Apparel Graphic Designer, CCS Brand

Portland or Greater Los Angeles area Oregon
Required Experience: 4 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 6 days ago
Job Description
CCS is an iconic brand in skateboarding, best known for the CCS Catalog (10-13 million circulated annually during its heyday); having the most comprehensive selection of skate and street gear, apparel, and footwear; and CCS Brand denim and chinos.

CCS fell on hard times and was liquidated in 2014. A group out of Portland, Oregon picked up the pieces in 2015. Today we are healthy, ambitious, and enjoying industry leading growth by driving innovation. We have approximately 40 coworkers and are based in Portland, OR. Our business is primarily online and we have one retail store location. We are well on our way to building a leading skate and street wear company by innovating in all areas of our business.

We are gearing up to take our most consequential step forward yet. With CCS Brand apparel, we are in the process of building a platform to turn fashion into a vehicle for greater creative exploration and storytelling than arguably exists anywhere today. Our aspiration is to become nothing less than one of the most innovative and compelling fashion brands in and out of skate. Our CCS Brand strategy will be shared with candidates as they move through the interview process.

We are seeking to hire a Senior Apparel Graphic Designer for CCS Brand Apparel who will take the lead in this effort. While we prefer to hire someone fulltime, consideration will be given in rare cases to candidates who need to continue their existing pursuits.
Job Requirements
The right candidate has a design/artistic sense and a voice consistent with our ethos. We pride ourselves on being irreverent; slightly saucy; funny (unless we’re not); self-critical; and mostly uninterested in trying or not trying something because it has or hasn’t worked before.

Key Responsibilities
- Help lead and implement the CCS Brand strategy
- Drive all facets of the creative process for multiple CCS Brand apparel categories, including t-shirts, hats, and several others
- Design graphics for these product categories (to include illustrations, typographies, hand sketches, color concepts and story boards)
- Work with outside creators on various collaborations
- Work closely with the CCS Brand Product Line Manager and the CCS Brand Director

Key Skills and Qualifications
- Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic or Fashion Design or relevant experience that gives us comfort that you don’t need either
- 4+ years of graphic design experience, preferably in skate, street, or luxury fashion
- Strong working knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop
- A design sense and a voice that resonates with us
- A skate/street ethos is essential as are a sense of humor and just a dash of cynicism about stuff
- A desire to really build something special and put the work in to make it happen
- A comfort with some risk-taking because what we are building does not exist
- Proven ambition and enthusiasm for whatever you find important in life
- The ideal candidate can write really well too

Please include a resume and access to your portfolio.