CALLING THOSE WHO LIKE TO GO A LITTLE OFF ROUTE
When our founders established the Bay as our base back in 1993, Mountain Hardwear was destined for a life of play. They wanted to make equipment and apparel that climbers and mountaineers could depend onbut they wanted to have fun doing it, too. We bring the same stoke we have in the mountains to the drawing board. We express our brand through climbing, but more importantly, through the culture that we as climbers, riders, artists, innovators, movers, shakers(insert your thing here) create.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Graphic Production Designer role is responsible for expressing Mountain Hardwears visual look and feel across all internal and external Marketing channels. This role executes design solutions for digital and print media, physical environment, and digital user experience. This integral member of the Marketing team will be in service of wholesale and account marketing, along with digital direct-to-consumer channels, in alignment with a holistic brand vision and strategy. This person is responsible for the creation of visuals and assets that effectively communicate brand and seasonal guidelines.
The Graphic Production Designer will report directly to the Sr. Brand Manager, with regular touchpoints with the Marketings Sr. Graphic Designer.
HOW YOU'LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Apply exceptional design skills to create original artwork for two-dimensional and three-dimensional graphic applications for Marketing related materials while meeting timelines and upholding department standards for creativity, accuracy and attention to detail and deadlines.
Responsible for executing and producing visual expressions of the brand, including, but not limited to photo, video, animations, and illustrations, both internally and externally.
Create large-scale graphic projects such as trade show graphics and in-store signage packages, as well as flagship graphics, sales meeting graphics and all other corporate collateral.
Work with team members and production coordinators to gain input, communicate time frames, follow-up on requests, and produce a final product that meets cross-functional marketing needs.
Lead role in key Marketing Graphics initiatives production (hangtags, catalogs, look books, POP signage)
Layout, format, and proof global brand signage and account-specific signage
Produce internal visual communication tools, such as seasonal and brand .ppt and .key templates
Outline, color correct, and organize seasonal photo studio and on-location photography
Solve technical file production issues such as color issues, file corruption, and application discrepancies
Assist with scheduling production which includes setting deadlines for production packages to be sent to the factories/vendors
Prepare all artwork to be used in the seasonal catalogs and look books, as well as the creation, maintenance, and distribution of CAD books when needed.
Marketings visual expression, including but not limited to graphic design, user experience, and content creation
Responsible for crafting highly conceptual ideas and frameworks that define and align with brand guidelines and seasonal marketing initiatives.
Effectively articulate creative concepts for internal and external client approval
Work with cross-functional marketing managers (i.e., Creative, Ecomm, Product Marketing Manager) to support key seasonal stories and campaigns with deployable assets.
Maintain deadlines on multiple projects simultaneously.
50% In-season digital marketing assets (email, social, digital ad sets, etc.)
30% In-season printed design and production (in-store signage, p.o.p, etc.)
20% Internal Marketing & Brand assets (presentations, visuals, etc.)
A forward thinker, always working towards elevating brand opportunities.
Self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as part of a team.
A strong visual and written communicator for internal and partner communication.
Highly organized with the ability to prioritize, focus and problem solve in an entrepreneurial, deadline-driven environment.
A Bachelors degree in graphic design or related field or experience.
5+ years professional experience as a Graphic Designer minimum. Outdoor or fashion industry, marketing team or creative agency experience preferred.
Proven experience in Adobe CS (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effect, Premier, etc.), Apple Keynote and MS Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, etc.) with the ability to envision a finished product and execute accordingly.
Demonstrate a solid understanding of industry and market requirements; design appropriate graphics and create appropriate content for target consumers and retailers that result in sales growth for the company
Basic hands-on graphic skills such as drawing, cutting, measuring, along with excellent page layout and typography skills and the ability to express concepts through drawing and illustration.
An excellent understanding and critical attention to detail for print and digital production and color.
Experience in related outdoor or sporting industries is beneficial. A strong connection to and understanding of mountain activities a plus (climbing, skiing, etc.).
Our purpose is to build essential gear for climbers, mountaineers, and outdoor athletes. Mountain Hardwear expedition tents have summited more of the worlds highest peaks than any other brand. This level of technical precision inspires everything we do. Every stitch deliberate, every angle precise, every fabric tested, so that function and comfort are built with intent. Over and over. Mountain Hardwear, Inc., founded in 1993 and based in Richmond, CA, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear Company and distributes its products through specialty outdoor retailers in the United States and 34 countries worldwide.
This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.
At Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC), we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. CSC believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.