· Design new products and enhance existing concepts.
· Add to and PLUS (improve the Performance, Look, Usefulness and Strength of) Design Briefs through research and ideation process
· Responsible for achieving established timelines and recording progress and updating files in Centric.
· Identify current trends in design, color, material, trims, technical features and technologies of the outdoor, motorsports, athletic and military markets through publication reviews and trades show visits
· Document and share pertinent information from trade show and factory visits to be updated in Centric after sharing with the experience with the team.
· Ownership of keeping Design Brief up to date of any changes throughout the design process
· Responsible for ensuring product achieves the design brief upon completion of style
· Develop 4-10 concept sketches during the ideation process
· Refine sketches and conduct regular design reviews with developers and management in support of associated timelines.
· Create tech packs and revise as necessary, upon approval of pre-production sample tech packs are to be 100% up to date.
· Review samples from factories to ensure quality and accuracy, assist in fit reviews, and identify cost saving measures throughout the sampling process.
· Work with developer to ensure clear communication is communicated to factories on changes and alterations throughout the sampling process (ex: drawing updates, notes, pictures)
· Coordinate / participate in brainstorming sessions.
· Work with developers to review material options in detail in order to achieve desired functional results and assist developer in completing Bill of Materials.
· Work with developers to coordinate with vendors and suppliers for implementation and refinement of new technologies.
· Travel as necessary to facilitate the development and sampling process.
· Responsible to maintain current passport and appropriate visa.
· Communicate as necessary with factories and suppliers as directed.
· Provide print ready art work for catalog.
· Ability to work independently and in a team environment