Hoka sr. Materials Designer

Portland, OR, USA
Posted 3 days ago
Full time

Job description

Job Title:

HOKA Senior Materials Designer

Reports to:Sr Design Director Footwear

Location:Portland, OR - Remote/Hybrid

The Role

The Sr Materials Designer is responsible for the managing the creation of a seasonal material palette in coordination with the Director of Design. They will create compelling seasonal material stories, palettes and product that celebrates HOKA and appeals to our diverse range of consumers. The individual will have an eye for detail and be involved in all stages of the product creation process, from initial trend research to theme creation, material specification and final execution of colors and finishes for production. They will work closely with the Footwear Design team and together create products that enable a world of athletes to fly over the earth.

We celebrate diversity--of your background, your experiences and your unique identity. We are committed to ensuring an inclusive and equitable workplace where all of our employees can Come as They Are. We believe that when we bring our different perspectives to work, we are truly Better Together.

Your Impact

The primary functions of this role, include but are not limited to:

  • 1. Creating seasonal material directions, stories and palettes for footwear - Work with footwear team to create compelling material palette that is seasonally appropriate and ties to overall Seasonal Creative Direction.
  • 2. Work with materials suppliers to design and develop new materials for use in footwear and or optimize existing materials for category and products specific uses.
  • 3. Identify relevant trends in materials finishes, processes, constructions and incorporate appropriately within the range utilizing a Good Better Best tiering strategy according to price.
  • 4. Work with the development and design teams to help ensure material matches intention in regards to aesthetic, performance, durability, color application, price, etc.
Who You Are

-Collaborative, curious, and a good communicator

-Works well across different functions of the brand to bring new solutions to the table.

-Passionate about product.

-A self-starter, someone who is driven to have a positive impact on the brand.

We'd love to hear from people with

  • Bachelor's degree in industrial design, footwear design, fashion, graphic design or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of material trends and ability to translate for broader audience
  • Familiarity with material constructions, processes and limitations
  • Experienced in the preparation and presentation of material stories to management and other employees of the organization
  • Mastery of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign. Proficient in Microsoft Applications, Adobe Photoshop, Keynote, PowerPoint
What We'll Give You

  • Competitive Pay and Bonuses -We've created a variety of competitive compensation programs to foster career development, reward success and to show our employees just how much they're valued.
  • Financial Planning and wellbeing -No matter what financial goals our employees have set, we want to help them get there. Our plans provide powerful ways to protect income, pay for expenses and invest in the future.
  • Time away from work -Sometimes we need time away to be with family, focus on our health or just simply recharge. Our plans support our employees' needs to get out, get healthy and come back stronger than ever.
  • Extras, discounts and perks -Being a valued member of the Deckers Brands team means more than just a paycheck. From generous discounts to community-based programs, we offer a variety of cool extras
  • Growth and Development -Deckers Brands was built on the idea of pursuing passion. That's why we offer extensive opportunities and support for personal and professional development.
  • Health and Wellness -There's nothing basic about our comprehensive health and wellness programs and offerings. While at work and at play, we aim to support a healthy lifestyle.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Diversity and inclusion are key to our success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds who share a passion for our brands. We welcome qualified applicants regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, military or veteran status, mental or physical disability, medical condition and all of the other beautiful parts of your identity.


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