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Design Manager

24 Seven Talent

This is a Contract position in Irvine, CA posted May 18, 2022.

Title: Senior Design Manager Responsible for trend research, building concepts and creating compelling stories that meet the brand direction and established aesthetic.

The Design Manager works to lead the graphics team in collaboration with apparel designers to ensures that each project meets the categories product brief and seasonal design direction set by Creative Direction and Senior Management team.

Key Accountabilities: Implement the seasonal Direction of the Category according to market trends ensuring consistency though products and ranges Advance category strategy through innovative graphic lead concepts and narratives.

Influence the creative vision for specific ranges across the category Creativity: Translate fashion and culture trends to the brand, design concepts and graphics with an emphasis on consistency and detailed execution.

Employ multi-dimensional thinking to ideate and discover new perspectives and viewpoints, Use innovative ways of solving problems to conceive and create usable concepts and ideas.

Design DNA: Ensure the product successfully meets the brand aesthetic by adhering to design DNA.

Ensure print techniques, and textiles design enhance product commerciality.

Research and apply new and innovative ways to use new existing techniques.

Financial Aptitude: Create / design artwork that integrates, the latest techniques and technologies and design aesthetic and remain within cost margins Resolve cost / margin issues and ensure product / design realization and execution, against the targeted Go-In-Margin, quality / pricing, and timelines to meet market requirements Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Profound knowledge apparel with a concentration on graphic application, and surface embellishments Excellent communication skills High level of initiative, positive and collaborative Qualifications (Minimum required education and experience): 1.

Bachelor’s degree in design 2.

8 years of apparel graphic design experience 3.

Advanced level in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop