Melin Assistant Designer

OluKai-Kaenon-melin-Roark
San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA
Posted 5 days ago
Full time

Product Department · South Orange County, CA

Job Description

We are looking to expand our internal family and are seeking one incredible human capable of bringing excellence, confidence, creativity, and collaboration into our fast-paced work environment and eager to join an elite, yet small team of “A players”. This new family member will have an eagerness and willingness to learn and will be hungry for learning new processes and providing thoughtful and creative feedback on how to better processes.

This person has a natural tendency to spot trends, enjoys studying the competitive landscape and has a fierce drive to be the best. We are looking for someone who loves well made products, teamwork, and collaboration. This employee will posses proven time management experience. We ask that you have expertise in understanding and interpreting consumer insight, market intelligence to maximize business growth and market share in accordance with melin’s core product pillars. Our core pillars are taking the eco-friendly approach, best in class materials, unique details and innovative design, comfort, and performance. This role reports to the Director of Design and Development.

Who we are looking for:

  • Extremely proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge).
  • Knows art separation, works in layers and understands grouping objects and be able to explain or provide examples.
  • Knows how to create a repeat pattern and/or turn a non-repeat into a repeat pattern. Must be able to explain or provide examples in your portfolio and interview
  • Ability to make front, side, rear, and cross CAD views in 100% and can spec out dimensions accurately and correctly the first round.
  • Understanding of the metric system and be able to convert from non-metric.
  • Supreme attention to detail is a must; keen eye on layout design (for tech packing) and knows the graph layout system.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to pivot well and turn around projects within 48-hours.
  • A highly motivated self-starter.
  • Need to have a passion for product.
  • A growth mind-set with a “we’ll figure it out” problem solver approach.
  • A professional who works well with all levels of management and has a “can do attitude”.
  • Team player attitude required.
  • Eagerness to jump in at any level of product creation as needed by the team.
  • Experience with Asana is a plus.
  • Knowledge in Rhino, Solidworks, Keyshot, Blender a plus.
  • Flat sketching a plus.
  • Pattern making experience a plus.
  • Sewing knowledge/experience a plus.
  • Textile knowledge a plus.
  • Seeking comfort or average = Need not apply.

What you will do:

  • As our Assistant Designer your day to day will include, but is not limited to, collaboration with teammates on researching, gaining insights, problem solving, and manufacturing.
  • CAD creation and coloring of CADs.
  • Creating trim symbols and tech pack tools.
  • Assist in the conceptualization, design, tool management and execution of melin’s product.
  • Assist in creating industry-leading design.
  • Learn to strengthen your Tech Pack Skills.
  • Building and maintaining VLPs and GTM files.
  • Digital and Hard copy maintenance (Server and Design Wall).
  • Must have strong visual communication skills with teammates across the organization.
  • Must have strong time management skills.
  • Other projects as assigned

Experience & Qualifications Include:

  • 1-3 years relevant experience in product-related roles.
  • Product Design experience in apparel, accessories, headwear, or footwear.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and adapt to change.

  • This position is located in South Orange County, CA

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