Footwear Designer

Seattle Washington
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 13 days ago
CEO Pledge
Job Description
Who We Are: Brooks is a team of passionate people united by a desire to do meaningful work lead healthy lives and make a difference. We share a focused mission: to inspire everyone to run and be active. Thats it. No distractionsits all about the run. Through science creativity service authenticity and connection we obsess over delivering the best running gear on the planet. We do it our way with our unique spirit with a goal of being more relevant to runners than any other brand day after day and mile after mile. We are determined to innovate challenging ourselves to lead thought at every turn. Inside these walls and on the roads tracks and trails we live and breathe Run Happy celebrating the positive impact running has on our lives and others. We inject it into all we do because it makes everything better smarter more fun and more memorable. Our company culture defines us bonds us together and creates the conditions for success. It is lived daily as a behavioral expression of our collective set of brand values: Connect with People Innovate for our Customer Compete as a Team Build Trust Have Fun Bring Passion and Be Active. If youre on our team it means youre part of creating something extraordinary. Youre part of Brooks. As a Brooks Footwear Designer you will partner and collaborate with product development and product line managers to design footwear product and define product strategy. You will work across the line of footwear products developing a deep understanding of the runners needs. Beginning with an immersion into the running experience to detailed design of high-performance running products you will work with a team of colorists engineers biomechanists and manufacturers. As a key part of the design team you will help build the Brooks brand understanding the competitive landscape and translating trends to crafting beautiful performance products to meet runners needs. NOTE: to be considered for this position please submit a portfolio of your work along with your application materials Responsibilities: • Create and present upper midsole and outsole sketches for in-line product based on direction provided by marketing briefs design direction and Design Director. • Create and present upper midsole and outsole sketches for made-to-order/special makeup product based on direction given by product management sales management and customers • Proficiently create technical drawings for different footwear components such as midsoles outsoles and/or molded upper pieces • Partner-with cooperate and assist the product developers in the development of new products each season by creating detailed executable and cost-effective technical footwear development packages • Develop a deeper understanding of materials and processes in footwear • Develop a deeper understanding of biomechanics and the science of running performance • Create color renderings of in-line shoes for review and presentation • Maintain responsibility in staying current in the athletic footwear market different category trends and product design innovations • Travel as necessary to Asia trade shows retailers or other external events • Participate and prototype within shared sessions of customer insight projects trend trips and design research • Experiment to create new knowledge Qualifications: • Bachelors degree in industrial design or related field • 3 years of experience in footwear design • Strong sketching and color rendering capability • Understanding of footwear construction and materials • Effective communication and presentation skills • Computer hardware and software proficiency as it relates to design work. Mac based design environment. Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop and Alias SketchBook Pro proficiency is a must. SensAble Freeform Autodesk Maya and Rhinoceros experience is a plus. • Ability to work in a team environment • Ability to present to and work professionally and effectively with all departments including Sales Marketing Production etc. • Must be able to travel internationally as required for the job At Brooks we celebrate diversity equity. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment and encourage people of all backgrounds perspectives experiences and skills to apply. Brooks is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race religion color national origin gender gender identity the presence of a sensory physical or mental disability medical condition military status marital status pregnancy or child birth sexual orientation age genetic information status as a victim of domestic violence sexual assault or stalking political ideology or any other non-merit based factors. Apply for this job