Technical Designer

Incipio Group

Date listed

1 week ago

Job Location

Irvine, CA


Job description

Job Title: Technical Designer

Status: Full-Time

Location: Irvine, CA

Travel: 30%

Job Description / Position Summary:

A creative professional who is both visual and technical that takes barely formed ideas from conception to completion within the business constraints of time and money. This role is Involved in the whole NPI process for inline products (Product Strategy, Research, Design Concepts, Execution)

Must work cross functionally with all teams to focus on product strategy and translate that into the right interface and technology for the brand. This involves utilizing design skills, experience and knowledge of materials and processes to create innovative designs that drive business results.

This position leads the formation of seasonal color and trend direction and applies them to product design by creating a wide understanding of consumer insights and trends through market research that can be transformed into meaningful concepts for the business
Specifically, creating original concepts, directing seasonal influences, problem solving, supplementing trend and brand research as well as numerous tasks involving the design and development process for both hard and soft goods.

Including but not limited to: kate spade new york, Coach, Incase, Incipio, Griffin, Product pitches for new opportunities (OEM and/or Licensing and/or Private Label and/or SMU)

Duties:

Creatively express brand values through colors, prints and materials
Develop and manage the technical specifications for products (mobile device cases, tablet cases, sleeves, etc.)
Evaluate samples to ensure the quality of the product
Work closely with development team and vendors to produce manufacturer-able products
Work closely with brand teams to execute against their visions
Research colors and trends across all industries
Work collaboratively with licensed brands, sales, design and development

Skills:

Creatively express brand values through colors, prints and materials
Highly proficient in the Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
Strong understanding of color, materials, and trends
Current on trends in fashion and design
Ability to manage multiple projects at different phases of the development cycle
Organized

Experience: 1-2 years


Background:

Graphic design
Fashion design
Industrial design