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. That’s it. No distractions—it’s 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 you’re on our team, it means you’re part of creating something extraordinary. You’re part of Brooks.
The Associate Apparel Graphic Designer (“AAGD”) uses design skills to create original graphic designs that appropriately reflect the brand aesthetic. The AAGD effectively uses computerized systems and hand done artwork in the design process and is comfortable providing appropriate materials to the creative, development and merchandising teams. You will work with the design team to ensure that each graphic meets the category’s product brief and the seasonal design direction. For apparel graphics, the AAGD must create and execute graphic concepts that are brand, channel and account appropriate and meet cost and margin requirements. This role is also responsible for building an awareness of current trends, color, technology, and execution of all types of global running apparel.
⏵ Provide design/concept boards to communicate research findings on design, trend and consumer needs for apparel graphics.
⏵ Create artwork that illustrates design concepts and tells stories to the Marketing, Merchandising and Sales teams that reflect the running lifestyle and Brooks brand.
⏵ Create and maintain all art files and transfer correct information to cross functional teams.
⏵ Compile tech packs and other materials to hand off to development for sampling and manufacturing.
⏵ Make necessary changes to designs based on feedback from the Design Director and Apparel Textile Designer.
⏵ Research new graphic techniques and applications that can be used in seasonal product.
⏵ Partner with apparel and accessories designers to ensure that graphic stories and individual graphics enhance the product aesthetic and fit with the overall design.
⏵ Collaborate with the Apparel Textile Designer on event graphics through concept, design, presentation, and partnership with the events marketing team to execute on final products.
⏵ Design template for seasonal decks to be used across apparel team for major milestone meetings
⏵ Collect seasonal stories and imagery. Collaborate with Textile Designer to pass off to PR and Marketing Teams
⏵ Meet all calendar deadlines and deliverables.
⏵ To be considered, please submit a portfolio of your work along with your application materials
⏵ Degree in graphic design or related field (Bachelor's or portfolio school)
⏵ 2+ years of progressive and technically sophisticated graphic design experience; may be substituted by proven skill based on actual work samples
⏵ Phenomenal design portfolio. Expert knowledge in Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop are unequivocally necessary
⏵ Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrating effective listening through concise, clear verbal and written communication.
⏵ Ability to manage multiple and competing work priorities, demands, and changes.
⏵ Excellent interpersonal skills that inspire and build trust resulting in effective working relationships across the company.
⏵ Keen attention to detail in planning, organization and execution of tasks, while still seeing the big picture and understanding how all of the pieces fit together and affect one another.
⏵ Ability to anticipate how a decision made can affect our customers, our partners, our products or other departments’ operations and/or morale; “connecting the dots.”
⏵ Demonstration of innovation and initiative – always looking at improving our products and processes while also displaying a willingness to dive into the details and help out wherever necessary.
⏵ Passionate participation in Brooks’ sports activities a plus, overridden by the ability to understand and empathize with the runner in order to develop loyal, engaging relationships with our customers and the Brooks community.
⏵ Embraces and lives the Brooks values!
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.
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