Global Apparel Designer - DC Shoes

Huntington Beach California
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
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Job Description
SUMMARY:
This Apparel Designer will be responsible for the design of seasonal collections consistent with DC Shoes direction.  Concept original product design through mood boards, flats and illustrations. Partner with all internal cross-functional teams with fittings, tech packs, sales meetings, line prep, and special project preparation.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Undertake market research and analysis using key accounts, media, shopping, internet, travel etc. to establish key style, color & textile concepts for upcoming seasons.
Performance and appeal to targeted consumers
Responsible for all design details from rough sketches to completion of tech packs
Responsible for all material selection, color details, all styling details, and developing graphic artwork for branding and packaging
Create computer design: sketches, graphics, print artwork, multiple colorways and storyboards
Create visual presentations and follow up with all design details
Present product at 2D meetings and sales meetings
Collaborate with garment techs to develop and approve the best fit and construction for seasonal products.
Liaise regularly with Development, Merchandisers, Project Managers and Design Director to ensure alignment.
Review all details on prototypes with merchandising team and design team. Share responsibility with teams for final product result
Adhere to product calendar to meet regional due dates
Timely completion of Matrices and Tech Packs
Travel: Attend relevant trade shows
Asia
R&D destinations  

 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS/EDUCATION:
5+ years of design experience
Mac design experience in Creative Suite
Ability to develop and present product presentations for large groups
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships within a team environment.
Ability to recognize trends, conceptualize ideas and design products.
Highly developed organization and time management skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Ability to take direction and constructive criticism from teams to create a presentation to solidify an order.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with attention to detail.
Strong sense of color and design.
High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
Confidence to work with others in a creative environment
Display passion and motivation.
 
 PREFERRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:
Experience with PLM systems a plus