Designer, 3D CAD Designer

Brooks Sports, Inc.

Seattle Washington

0 year(s)

Job Description
Who We Are:

At Brooks, we believe a run can change a day, a life, the world. Everyone who works here is a key part of our obsession to make the best running gear on the planet. And sometimes we run in that gear while wearing costumes and silly hats. The point is we have a great time doing what we do. If you’re on our team, it means you are contributing to the idea that the run is a limitless source of positive energy. We want our business — which also happens to be our passion — to be a place where everyone feels welcome and comfortable being themselves. Our company culture defines us, bonds us together, and drives our success. We live this culture daily through our brand values: Runner First, Word is Bond, Champion Heart, There is no “I” in Run, and Keep Moving. This means we always solve for the runner, do what we say we will, give it our all, are generous with our humanity, and find a way to keep moving every day, because joy is kinetic.

Are you ready to live and breathe Run Happy with us?

Your Job:

As a Brooks Designer, 3D CAD Design, you will execute, produce, and support accurate and realistic 3D footwear models and renderings to be shared cross-functionally. As a vital resource for digital design and samples you will support the maintenance of our digital footwear catalog within Brooks Footwear.

As a Designer, 3D CAD Design, you will need a balance of both creativity and technical skill to produce tools, that will be used in many aspects of our Footwear design process from visualization of color, material, and form to finite details.

As a Designer, 3D CAD Design, you will work in close cooperation with the Color, Materials & Trend Team, Merchandising Team, and Creative Marketing - Product Line Management Teams, to create stunning virtual samples of seasonal footwear products.

As a Designer, 3D CAD Design, you will share knowledge and experience on how to build 3D models and render capabilities across key departments. You are key in influencing your co-workers to elevate DIGITAL DESIGN and create clear, well thought out, well communicated, data-influenced, forward-looking ideas and design solutions.

As a Designer, 3D CAD Design, you will report to the Manager, 3D CAD Design.

NOTE: to be considered for this position, please submit a portfolio of your work along with your application materials

Your Responsibilities:
• Efficiently create and revise surface / solid models according to modeling best practices and manufacturing standards.
• Translate design concepts into reality and use 3D to make the design, color and materialization of our footwear come to life.
• Update and modify existing models as required.
• Establish and manage your individual deadlines ensuring adherence to overall project timelines and accurate completion of projects. Identify, communicate and resolve potential barriers to meeting completion timelines as they arise.
• Plan, produce, develop, and/or maintain 3D CAD models for concept, new and existing products.
• Understand and implement our core Innovation philosophy: FUTURE BEAUTY. Be accountable to use and improve our design language: CRAFTED BEAUTY.
• Deliver all technical documents needed, assigned, and agreed upon to ensure your designs match actual production.
• Produce renderings of virtual concepts and samples
• Respond thoughtfully and non-defensively to design critique with multiple design solutions and influence others through key decisions, milestones, and timelines.

• Identify new methods for evolving our 3D building process to continuously improve and add to our knowledge base.
• Take time to explore the future of what DIGITAL DESIGN can become and how even greater tools and design abilities can benefit the runner far in the future. Ideate, invite, congregate, and decide.
• Learn methods and techniques of building 3D CAD and keep up to date on advancements in CAD technologies.
• Continuously deepen your understanding of performance footwear construction, consumer knowledge, biomechanics, and design philosophy to grow your design skills.
• Create, maintain, and organize 3-D shared design standards, specifications, and templates across all product lines.
• Proactively flag critical issues for consideration that may impact production and/or quality of final product (e.g., meeting of tolerances, reliability) when creating 3D models.

• Work with your peers to improve their projects and accept and engage when they reciprocate.
• Present concepts and designs to Footwear team clearly and effectively.
• Work with internal/external resources to create a digital CAD library of our products, including a top to bottom model of each style for each season.
• Collaborate with the Color - Material & Trend Design Team, Merchandising, and Marketing teams on visual assets.
• Execute 3D printing with our in-house and contracted printers as needed.
• Work with our peers and partners in our Asia offices to develop accurate tooling files.
• Coordinate with outside material and technology partners to achieve results.

• NOTE: to be considered for this position, please submit a portfolio of your work along with your application materials

• Bachelor’s degree design related field or equivalent.
• 3+ years of 3D CAD experience including complex Surfacing and organic geometry such as Rhino, Moto, Grasshopper, etc.
• Footwear specific knowledge preferred but not required.
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Ability to meet deadlines without fail
• Ability to be flexible and multitask many different projects at once
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrating effective listening through concise, clear verbal and written communication.
• Interest and ability to create unique solutions.
• Effective presentation comfort and skill
• 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.
• Excellent interpersonal skills that inspire and build trust resulting in effective working relationships across the company (including Sales, Marketing, Production, etc.).
• 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, e