Designer II, Inline Footwear Design - #1687224

Brooks Running

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Seattle, WA
Contract type: Full time
Your Responsibilities:
    • Own key product designs of performance footwear by creating and presenting upper, midsole, and outsole sketches for inline product based on direction provided by CRAFTED BEAUTY briefs.
    • Ensure that all product design meets organizational quality standards, leadership, function/technology, and seasonal timelines from concept through go-to-market - where it applies.
    • Influence briefs/concepts and direction of work with your design POV on story-telling, color, material, and finishes to grow the appeal of Brooks Running footwear
    • Work on a diverse scope of inline and pre-season product designs by applying identity principles to maximize perceived value in order to drive superior aesthetic competitiveness.
    • Create design solutions based on limited information, precedent, and adapt existing approaches to resolve issues that shape and inform templates for CRAFTED BEAUTY briefs.
    • Organize and deliver product design presentations, both physical and digital work including exploratory process, using your evaluation, judgment, and interpretation to select the right course of action.
    • Respond to design critique with multiple design solutions.
    • Partner with a product creation team on a wide range of complex projects and products to deliver industry-leading products and stories.
    • Partner with the Advanced Design Team to ensure a constant flow of information.
    • Collaborate with the Advanced Design team, influencing Pre-season projects and design concepts.
    • Provide feedback and guidance to Associate Designers and Designer 1; Seek mentorship from more tenured Designers.
    • Work closely with the 3D CAD Design Team to ensure a constant flow of information.
    • Work closely with the Color-Material & Trend Design Team to integrate seasonal color and trend concepts.
    • Influence direction of work with various footwear team experts in Product Color & Trend, Product Materials, Product Development,
    • Product Line Management and Product Assessment.
    • Utilize their reportings to inform our design approach to assume a team lead role for the work group.
    • Work closely with the development teams in Asia and our overseas production sites.
    • Maintain calendar/timelines/deadlines that result in a timely completion of each project.
    • Use your design knowledge to partner with your product teams.
    • Shape and form templates for CRAFTED BEAUTY and SEASONAL BEAUTY in partnership with senior design staff.
    • Answer critique with a curious mindset – propose alternative options after more design exploration.
    • Have a strong understanding of the design jet stream to keep informed on what’s trending and how this may influence our design.
    • Knowledge of prototyping and ability to use handmade models to demonstrate proof of ideas.
    • Conduct visits to our factories and material suppliers to gain insights and continue to grow a high level of understanding of the footwear manufacturing process.
    • Travel as necessary to Asia, Europe, trade shows, races, retailers, or other external events.

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