Jarden Corporation Marmot Senior Designer - Apparel Graphics in Rohnert Park, California

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Newell Brands Technical Apparel (NBTA), a division of Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL), is a globally-recognized designer, developer, marketer and retailer of high-performance technical apparel and equipment with a portfolio of brands that includes Marmot® and ExOfficio®.

Our core values of People Product Planet represent our commitment to innovation, quality, authenticity, continuous improvement, community and sustainability. We offer a competitive total compensation, health and wellness package and a down-to-earth, collaborative and engaging work environment.

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Responsibilities

The Senior Designer, Apparel Graphics is responsible for bringing the vision of the Marmot Brand to life through innovative, trend-right and Brand-right color and graphic designs (assets, on-product graphics/tees, textile prints) that are cutting-edge and fresh.

The Senior Designer, Apparel Graphics forges strong partnerships with creative peers to create from concept to reality - compelling and fresh product coveted by Marmot fans everywhere. In addition to creating the color palette and tools for the design team that unifies CMYK, RGB, TCX and spot colors, this position creates original textile designs, prints, graphics and embroidery patterns seasonally.

The Senior Designer, Apparel Graphics stays current with print techniques, works with developers and vendors to test new methods and provides input to the Design team and vendors on the best printing technique to achieve the desired visual effects that meet quality and cost targets.

This individual coordinates the project management of external graphic design help, design assistants, interns or contract service work when needed. The Senior Designer, Apparel Graphics develops and adheres to a design schedule to ensure timely completion of designs and design packages according to the development calendar.

The Senior Designer, Apparel Graphics mentors and teaches Design team members and creates an inspirational, fun, creative environment and design community. The incumbent should also have a willingness to learn and stay current on innovations in textile manufacturing and finishing processes.

  • Work with the team to interpret graphics against a brief collaborating and communicating closely with the Apparel Design team, Category Managers and Product Engineering team.

  • Create artwork with color/size/technique indication under ambitious timelines.

  • Nurture the brand identity and distinctive apparel offerings with a creative and timeless design vision. Originate signature look and tone/voice of the Brand through prints and graphics.

  • Coordinate timelines and workflow within Product team to hit key dates and checkpoints.

  • Interact cross functionally with Category Managers, Developers, and Fabric Mills.

  • Collaborate with artists and experts to keep Marmot on the cutting edge of prints and graphics.

  • Support designers in creation of visual tools for sales meetings, seasonal kick-off meetings, pre-lines or in-house dealer presentations.

  • Interpret, manipulate, revise and adjust purchased studio artwork to meet aesthetic objectives.

  • Prepare and coordinate all artwork packages inclusive of mill & pitch sheets, vector art files, repeat, layout, scale and technique references for release to vendors.

  • Ensure print and graphic execution meets all standards throughout the development process and proactively resolve execution issues with internal team and print/fabric vendors.

  • Maintain print reference library historical archives and calibration of design studio color printers.

  • Provide and update artwork CADs for line sheets, seasonal workbooks and other presentations.

  • Assist the Design and Product Development team with any illustrations required for vendor manuals, measurement guides and other reference materials.

  • Assist Marketing team on various design/graphic needs when necessary.

  • Research and travel to key regional markets for print trend and color analysis.

  • Travel to printers, fabric mills and relevant trade shows as requested.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Design (graphics), or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 5 to 8 years of design experience in the outdoor, active wear or sportswear industry required

  • Experience designing apparel graphics across categories with a record of commercial success

  • Expert level/exceptional/current Mac, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign skills

  • Avid trend researcher, market observer, and creator of art, font-work, textile/surface design and graphic direction

  • Strong understanding/connection with outdoor consumer both personally and professionally

  • Experience in research and analysis, design cycles, and managing complete product/collection cycles

  • Travel required. Must be free to travel domestically and internationally

  • Proactive and passionate approach to driving fresh, innovative thinking from concept to execution

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills that can present and sell in to all levels of the organization and customer, communicating a clear and inspiring vision

  • Self starter who brings a level of passion, enthusiasm, and focus to their day to day business and is able to multi-task in a fast paced environment

  • Able to manage to deadlines, be flexible with change, drive to timely resolution

  • Strong knowledge in creating collections for the retail floor

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of apparel construction

  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing processes and comfortable in foreign work environments

  • Strong knowledge of aesthetic form and the ability to design for different consumers and end uses

  • Basic knowledge of textile and material construction and properties

  • Basic knowledge of product costs and impact of design

  • Ability to manage and inspire other designers

  • Obsessive attention to detail at the levels of graphic design and presentation

  • High communication skills for both interpersonal relationships and presentation the ability to influence all cross functional partners to deliver unrivaled graphic designs on time and on target

  • Fast, efficient, nimble. Experience working in a shifting and collaborative environment with a great deal of constructive feedback and input

  • Ability to not only lead fearlessly as a contributor, but also take direction and work with a team

Other Information

Please note, all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment consumer/investigative report and a pre-employment drug screen.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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Requisition Id: 109663

Location: CA - Rohnert Park

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