Freelance- Wrangler Textile Designer (Remote)

Kontoor Brands, Inc.
High Point, NC, USAWFH / Online
Posted 5 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion
Job Description

Kontoor Brands, Inc. (KTB) is a global lifestyle apparel company with a portfolio of some of the world’s most iconic denim brands: Wrangler®, Lee® and Rock & Republic®. We design, manufacture and distribute superior high-quality products that look good, fit right, and are crafted with sensitivity to our planet to give people around the world the freedom and confidence to express themselves.

Our global community of more than 15,000 employees fosters a culture of integrity, collaboration, performance and entrepreneurial spirit. We are looking for inclusive, humble, creative and forward-looking employees with a passion for creating innovative apparel products, accessories, and solutions that are both meaningful and purposeful for consumers and employees.

Key Responsibilities

Freelance-Wrangler Textile & CAD Designer:

  • Creative Vision. Responsible for translating the Category level Wrangler Brand creative vision to the Western Lifestyle Brand Unit - Mens Tops.
  • Strong Individual Contributor: Creative, skilled designer who develops and delivers innovative, brand right products which meet lifestyle category and consumer business unit needs in cross functional work streams.
  • Competitive Positioning: Owns creative aesthetic from concept to consumer for all product and assortment needs. Researches emerging trends and styles and key influencer markets to strengthen brand image and maintain competitive positioning against key brand consumer targets.
  • Brand Consistency: Ensures all assortments deliver consistent color, trend, and creative direction across targeted lifestyle to ensure brand positioning and brand equity objectives are intact.
  • Style Ownership: Review and critique prototypes presented by product development. Discuss and strategize style changes and line enhancements with Merchandising.
  • Issue Resolution: Review samples and resolve outstanding issues with design and costing. Troubleshoots product development related problems to maintain calendar deadlines.
  • Market Ready Presentation: Manage the presentation of the collections to Sales and Merchandising. Provide seasonal direction to ensure vision is executed in the market.
  • Visual Design: Lead the direction for styling and product cues, as well as seasonal guides for visual merchandising for all channels.
  • Fabric and Fit: Leverage Center of Excellence partners concerning all matters of construction and fit.
  • Special Makeup: Respond to key account assortment needs beyond initial seasonal line to maximize account opportunity.

Skills For Success

  • 5 years experience in Menswear Shirts Textile/Cad designing.
  • Allover print and pattern designing in Illustrator, Photoshop or other CAD design programs.
  • Creating artwork in Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Create complex layered prints to easy micro prints – intricate paisleys and tile/geo prints.
  • Understand the contemporary Men’s Shirts market and also have knowledge and visibility to the Western specialty market.
  • Interpret concept brief and bring new ideas to the table and interpret trends that are happening out in the market.

Experience/Education

Years of Related Professional Experience: 3+ years experience in leading creative vision for a brand and product category.

  • People management experience, including leading a design team

Educational/Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in fashion or apparel design

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