50722 Product ASSOCIATE FOOTWEAR DESIGNER - ROXY - TEMPORARY COMPANY OVERVIEW: Boardriders, Inc., is the world’s leading action sports and lifestyle company that designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear and accessories for Boardriders around the world. The Company’s apparel and footwear brands, represent a casual lifestyle for young‐minded people who are inspired by a passion for outdoor action sports. The Company’s Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC Shoes, RVCA, Element, and VonZipper brands have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. With approximately 10,000 team members globally, the Company’s products are sold in more than 110 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders stores and other Company‐owned retail stores, select department stores and through various e‐ commerce channels.
“Boardriders is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including: Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans”
Reporting to the Sr. Global Design manager, the job of the ROXY Footwear Designer is to conceptualize, design and execute sketches, tech packages and prototypes for footwear styles within designated product categories and distribution channels. With a deep understanding of the ROXY customer, the designer seeks to progress the footwear category, while maintaining brand DNA. Creates footwear design concepts and executes digital cads and tech packages.
Selects colors, materials, trimming and branding for new styles.
Applies graphic and print artwork to new and carryover styles.
Creates outsole designs.
Creates Special Make-ups for various ROXY accounts based on product briefs and seasonal storytelling.
Analyzes and evaluates team design work and critiques professionally.
Partners with Footwear Product Management and Development team to fulfill business needs outlined in product briefs that promote brand strategies, aesthetic DNA, and costing initiatives. Partners with internal and external sales staff to gain and maintain understanding of specific needs and challenges in different retail channels and how they affect product design.
Researches color and style themes across various distribution channels and ensures that product is consistent with market trends and needs of ROXY customer. Provides recommendations for seasonal themes, revisions to the line, and new, brand-driving concepts.
Maintains tech packs and art files in company PLM system.
3 - 4+ years design experience in the junior footwear market.
Preferred Education: Bachelors or Associates Degree in Fashion Design, Footwear Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, or related equivalent. Strong conceptual thinking, problem solving skills, and ability to advance ideas.
Advanced level of proficiency in Adobe Suite and business communication software (Microsoft Word and Powerpoint).
A technical understanding of footwear construction and the ability to digitally render in accurate proportion and correct upper patterns via digital shells and prototypes. Ability to design outsole tooling, complete 2d design files, and correct blueprints.
Ability to select and alter last shapes based on design intention.
Strong ability in initial design and prototype evaluation to create/maintain shapes and proportions that are in alignment with brand DNA and design language. Deep understanding of footwear production techniques and ability to design with efficient production in mind.
Strong knowledge of textiles and trims, and their application and/or limitations with various footwear constructions.
Ability to analyze online, in-store, and forecasting research and create trend right product for the ROXY customer.
Strong taste level in working with color/print and the selection of silhouettes and textiles that are aligned with the ROXY brand aesthetic and seasonal storytelling. Ability to distinguish and prioritize customer and consumer needs over personal tastes and preferences to deliver commercially successful styling that meets the stated product briefs.
Strong communication and collaboration with cross functional teams (product management, development/sourcing, sales), business accounts, and product vendors. Ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet seasonal milestones and deadlines.
Strong ability to follow up and follow through.
Excellent organization and time management skills. Detail oriented and highly motivated team player with a willingness to mentor junior designers and interns.
A positive, creative attitude.
Experience in PLMF System. * FRONTECH preferred.
International and domestic travel as needed (approx. 5%)
Willing and able to work additional hours and help other designers when needed.
Ability to present trend direction and product in account meetings when needed.