Designer

Vista California
Required Experience: 3 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 2 days ago

JOB SUMMARY:

We are currently seeking a Designer to join our team in San Diego, CA. The designer reports directly to the VP of Sourcing while supporting the entire Hemlock team across a variety of design tasks including product and packaging design, sales and digital marketing assets, and execution of all tech pack and production materials. We are seeking a dynamic Designer that can excel in both a product design (60%) and graphic design (40%) role.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Product and Technical Design

- Create, revise, and manage all digital files and tech packs for product, trims and packaging design.
- Assist with the product development process from conception to production, including the management of prototypes and sample stage process.
- Ideate, render, and prototype concepts with a wide variety of compelling colors, materials, and finishes.
- Communicate and work closely with our network of freelance creators, textile artists, photographers and other media contacts to ensure quality and precision of art or designs required for projects and collections.
- Compile and support on-going production documentation with precise attention to detail.
- Record and document design comments for each stage in the development and production process.
- Analyze and deliver clear and concise feedback to ensure accurate quality and execution of final production assets and deliverables.
- Work closely with production for all R&D and sampling needs for future products and accessories.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities to develop innovative strategies for color, materials, trims and finish.
- Work with partnering brands on in-house collaborations, licensed goods, and other cross-branded projects.
- Communicate with domestic and overseas suppliers as needed.

Graphic Design

- Work collaboratively with the sales, product and marketing teams to concept, design, and execute on graphic assets for catalogs, web, email, social, ads, and other ad-hoc design needs.
- Develop in-store signage, marketing campaigns, and other assets used to promote new campaigns and specific trends.
- Partner with site merchandiser to edit and maintain photo and video assets for website and other selling channels.
- Work in email client to execute dynamic email campaigns, maintain email scheduling and overall aesthetics and design direction that tie back to brand vision.

Brand and Trend Direction

- Identify trends and seek inspiration for new seasonal collections, pattern and print ideas, textile development and design concepts for all current and future products.
- Proactively provide compelling color palettes and deliver on trend advice for new prints, product styles and brand vision.
- Help coordinate details for photoshoots or marketing campaigns to assist in providing creative direction for our digital platforms and brand identity.
- Minimum of 3 years of design experience required.
- Adobe Suite proficiency required (Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design).
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
- Prior experience designing product and packaging within apparel, accessories and/or headwear is preferred.
- Knowledge of garment and accessory construction standards, textiles/fabrics, trims, finishing and manufacturing methods is a plus.
- Attention to detail, deadline driven with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Basic understanding of the metric system.
- Omnisend and Shopify experience is a plus.
- Drawing or Illustration is a plus.
- Looking for a self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Please provide a portfolio, website link, or design resume.