sr. Designer, Ugg
Name of Employer: Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Position Title: Senior Designer, UGG
Position Location: 250 Coromar Drive, Goleta, CA 93117
Hours: Mon - Fri / 8:00am - 5:00 pm
Travel: 25% International
Hybrid in-office / remote position
Summary of Duties:Assist with the design process in a collaborative work environment translating design briefs and knowledge of market trends into innovative, commercial designs. Develop and implement design themes and concepts that capture new markets and increases consumer demand. Work with design leadership to implement brand vision, design language and product direction. Follow execution of product details, including but not limited to construction, materials, color, proportion, style, fit, and cost. Assist with the multiple design projects from conceptualization to finished product, adhering to calendar deadlines. Assist designers through clear and consistent coaching and development. Build and support a collaborative and innovative culture for peers. Collaborate and clearly communicate cross functionally with Product team (PML), Product development team, materials team and Design Team to ensure design objectives are reflected in the creation and execution of the product. Work in a fast-paced environment with a highly functioning Footwear Design team, Materials, Development, Product Line Managers, Digital Design, and overseas partners to bring product to life through the seasonal creative direction. Partner with innovation team & Manager, to incorporate new concepts into seasonal themes and designs. Apply market research, trend insight, and knowledge to interpret business briefs from the product team to select materials, and actively creates and presents new innovative concepts. Develop and create product design stories and themes, providing direction to design team. Create illustrations and technical drawings for new design concepts and digital renderings of materializations in Photoshop and Illustrator, detailing concept, materials, and development specifications based on UGG brand design guidelines. Drive multiple design projects from conceptualization to finished product adhering to calendar deadlines while completing digital template guidelines. Review and approve prototypes in a timely manner and update tech packs to reflect agreed upon changes and modifications. Ensure collaboration with the development team to design products within specific pricing goals and margins. Create timely execution of tech/design packages ensuring all level of detail is accurate. Collaborate and clearly communicate with Product and design team to ensure design objectives are reflected in the creation and execution of the product. Prepare and present design projects, clearly communicating design vision. Ensure adherence to design deadlines in order to meet Critical Path (CP) dates; Liaise with Product Operations, Product Development, and category product teams throughout product creation lifecycle.
Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Fine Arts, or related field; and 5 years of progressive experience in Footwear Design
Applicants must also have demonstrated experience with:
1) 5 years of experience working with tooling and molding to build blueprints for midsoles, outsoles, molded footwear, and hardware with Adobe Illustrator and CAD tools.
2) Experience working with Adobe Illustrator including: manufacturing and construction techniques, footwear material properties, last making, color palette creation and application relevant to seasonal themes.
3) Experience creating and editing mood boards.
4) Experience working with global fashion trends, fashion brands and footwear brands and trends, to produce trend reports.
5) Experience working in a global organization.
Any and all experience may be gained concurrently.