Assistant Designer

Seattle, WA, USA
Posted 1 day ago
Full timeManufacturing,Retail

In 1897 C.C. Filson began outfitting prospectors headed for the Gold Rush with tools and apparel strong enough for the toughest spots on earth. More than 100 years later, Filson remains committed to providing pioneers of all fields around the world with unfailing goods made from the highest quality materials available.

Filson recognizes that it takes a world-class team to make a world-class product. As we build on the Filson legacy of American craftsmanship, we are looking for individuals who share our dedication to innovation, excellence, and superior customer service.


Part of Filson’s Design Department, responsible for the stewardship & seasonal development of brand right business-driving product that serves the needs of the Filson consumer.

Position Overview

The role of the Assistant Designer is to support, contribute to, and own certain design-related tasks and responsibilities in order to assist the greater Design Team with seasonal deadlines and deliverables. The Assistant Designer should be proactive in prioritizing and managing their workload throughout the course of any given season, keeping abreast of key calendar dates, upcoming projects, and any additional work they may be tasked with. Strong communication and organizational skills are key to the role and the Assistant Designer should maintain close departmental & cross functional partnerships to help support all outputs of the design function.

Primary Responsibilities (including But Not Limited To)

  • Contribute to and assist with designing a brand right, business driving product line.
  • Reads, researches, follows and keeps up with industry and brand appropriate websites, social media channels, periodicals, and any other relevant sources of inspiration relating to the design function at Filson.
  • Tracks design schedule to ensure timely completion of deliverables within predetermined product development calendar.
  • Assists with the creation and maintenance of visual presentation boards and design tools.
  • Assists with and supports seasonal color development, lab dip requests, and color CAD updates.
  • Supports senior team members with tech pack & BOM building; owns input and organization of tech packs in PLM.
  • Supports with communication and acts as liaison between cross functional partners (PD/TD/Merch) in absence of senior design team members.
  • Responsible for taking and distributing notes during and after important milestone meetings.
  • Responsible for general organization and housekeeping tasks within the Design Department.


1-3 years’ experience in similar soft goods design related role.

Knowledge of illustrator, tech pack building and PLM are essential.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to sit and work at desk and operate a computer for several hours at a time.
  • Use hands and fingers to use computer
  • Reach up, across, or down to retrieve resources
  • See, talk, and hear
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk
  • The employee is occasionally required to move or lift up to 10 pounds
  • Specific hearing abilities required by this job include the hearing voices through telephone handsets or headsets and through general face to face conversation
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to read information on a computer screen or on a printed page

Note: This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Filson is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that every employee has the right to work in surroundings which are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is our policy that all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship will be made without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, veteran and military status, genetic information, political ideology or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. Discrimination and/or harassment based on any of those factors are totally inconsistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated.

With regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, the company offers what the law refers to as "reasonable accommodation" to enable a person to perform his or her job.

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