Heydude: Color, Materials, And Graphics Designer
Here at HEYDUDE, we are a team of Go-To's who work together to embrace and embody our brand values in everything we do. We dare boldly, putting progress over perfection to bring our consumers and fans the most comfortable shoes on the planet. We aim to be steadfast and engage genuinely with our consumers and each other. We keep it simple, welcome all, and strive to have a "Hey Day!"
In February of 2022, Crocs, Inc. acquired HEYDUDE. This acquisition not only adds an outstanding brand to the Crocs portfolio, but provides a wealth of opportunities for teamwork, career growth, and best practice sharing across the two brands. We've experienced incredible growth in the past few years, and we need to build our teams with the most creative, passionate footwear enthusiasts in the world. That's where you come in!
Interested in being our next Go-To? Check this out!
We're looking for a Footwear Designer to join the fastest growing brand in the footwear industry! Reporting to the VP of Design, as the Footwear Designer you will have the opportunity to build a global collection based on comfort, style, and an easy everyday feel. We are looking for individuals that have a passion for the consumer, the HEYDUDE brand and innovation.
Happy Holidays! Our corporate offices will be softly closed 12/21 - 1/3 and hiring will slow for all HQ roles during that time.
Job descriptionWHAT YOU'LL DO
-You will work with the Director, Footwear Design CMG, to support/develop and drive the footwear seasonal direction for the execution of color, materials, graphics & trend
-Concept and support designs under the direction of our Design Leadership and successfully communicate the design's cohesion within the creative & commercial outcomes
-Apply Material, Color & Pattern to Designs throughout the Seasonal Design Process
-Work closely with Product Management and Product Development to ensure footwear designs will meet targeted briefs for cost and consumer demand and will implement in a bulk production setting.
-Support & deliver designs through brand-right concept inspiration, form, detail, materials, color/print application, technical drawings, and cost; ensuring results are met in a timely manner
-Cross-functional partnership and collaboration with design, product line management, development, and merchandising
-Collaborate with the entire product team on trend & consumer research, marketplace travel & design inspiration
-Broad marketplace understanding across all channels, including both fashion and sport lifestyle influences
WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE
-Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design or related field
-Minimum 3-5 years' experience in footwear/apparel with a focus on Graphic/Print/Color
-Familiar with tools of footwear design - sketching, 2D & 3D form. 3D design program knowledge is a plus
-Strong technical background and proficient in Adobe CC: Photoshop, & Illustrator
-Possess a working knowledge of footwear construction, lasts, patterns and materials; willingness to learn the specifics of HEYDUDE product creation
-Strong communication and presentation skills
-Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, supporting many projects at any given time
-Strong teammate while maintaining an ability to be self-directed and work independently
-Some travel to both domestic and international markets is required
HEYDUDE is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.
Title: Associate Designer
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Career Level: CL4
Salary Range: $65,000 - $85,000
Workplace Persona: Collaborator (hybrid work schedule; in office 60-80%)
This position is eligible to participate in a company incentive program.
This position is eligible for company benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, life and AD&D, short and long-term disability coverage, paid time off, employee assistance, participation in a 401k program that includes company match, and many other additional voluntary benefits.