Boardriders, Inc., is the world’s leading action sports and lifestyle company that designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear and accessories for Boardriders around the world. The Company’s apparel and footwear brands, represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people who are inspired by a passion for outdoor action sports. The Company’s Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC Shoes, RVCA, Element, VonZipper, Xcel, Kustom and Palmers brands have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. With approximately 10,000 team members globally, the Company’s products are sold in more than 110 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders stores and other Company-owned retail stores, select department stores and through various e- commerce channels.
This Swim Designer will be responsible for the design of the Regional Woman Swim designs for seasonal collections consistent with the ROXY global brand direction. Working with the Regional Design Manager to concept original product design through mood boards, flats and illustrations. Partner with all internal cross-functional teams with development, fittings, tech packs, sales meetings, line prep, and special project preparation.
Research market and create innovative product designs that advance Roxy design image, advance product 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
Responsible for approvals on color, fabric, trim, art, branding & finishing.
Create computer design: sketches, multiple colorways and storyboards
Create visual presentations and follow up with all design details
Present product at 2D meetings and sales meetings
Participate in fitting garments and review product details to ensure product execution meets the design aesthetics as well as commercially acceptable quality standards
Work close with the Design Manager & merchandiser to ensure the designs are executed correctly and correspond to the regional requests.
Review all details on prototypes with Design Manager & merchandising team. Share responsibility with the merchandising team for final product result
Adhere to calendar to meet regional due dates
Assist with seasonal photoshoots
Attend relevant trade shows
5+ years of design experience in Swim specific category and related sub-categories (covers & boardshorts)
Design experience in Fitness and Technical categories preferred
Must have a strong understanding of garment construction and fabric types
Mac design experience in Illustrator
Ability to develop and present product presentations for large groups
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships within a team environment.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Highly developed organization and time management skills.
Ability to take direction from sales team to create a CAD presentation to solidify an order
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with attention to detail
Strong sense of color and design
Confidence to work with others in a creative environment
Experience with PLM systems a plus
“Boardriders is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including: Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans”