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Design Director of Color

Boston, MA, USA | Publicly Traded Sportswear and Equipment Supplier

  • Industry:
    Consumer Products
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Design / Graphic Design
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Brings to life global color direction that is trend relevant to the converse consumer across all product types- footwear, apparel and accessories


Accountabilities:

Creates the short and long-term design vision and strategies for product creation with a focus on color

Develops and maintains an understanding of divisional business goals and values and works collaboratively with business and marketing partners to enhance design and group effectiveness

Builds awareness of current color trends through culture of fashion, sport, art and design via market research to keep abreast of consumer needs

Builds relationships with trend services and color influencers

Leads the converse global color vision, partnering closely with the creative directors and Sr director, along with material and graphics counterparts, to bring a holistic creative vision and narrative to life for the brand

Key speaker at major milestones, informing the vision and understanding of color direction to the company in a clear, concise manner

Leads and inspires the color design team, providing team vision, coaching color excellence and application techniques, as well as individual mentoring and career growth

_drives the creative content of the global color palette and supporting tools

Sets a color merchandising and tiering strategy tools to be used across all product types, driving a cohesive and complimentary product offering

Gives creative input, motivates and delegates partners to execute global color strategy: color designers, design directors, across all categories

Drives color innovation, inspires new thinking

Collaborates with development teams to ensure color concepts can be realized in a commercial setting

Partners with studio managers to drive color processes/best practices/color data reporting/hiring


Qualifications

Required skill to advance to this level:

10+ years design experience demonstrating creative sophistication in concepts and design as well as a sharp understanding of the consumer and market

Proven ability to apply and perform 2d/3d design skills at an expert level demonstrated expertise using macintosh computer design applications

Clear communicator, verbally, visually and written

Compelling presentor, inspiring and engaging

Empowering leadership, abilitiy to delegate and lead a team effectively.Prior experience managing others is preferred

Strategic thinker, demonstrates leadership that influences process change (best practices, strategy, calendar, budget, manufacturing process)

Organized, strong multitasker, able to balance a multiple season timeline

Valuable player in key milestones, speaking up in meetings to support converse design excellence, giving and receiving feedback productively

Collaborative nature cross functionally

Highly motivated, provides design expertise for the team outside of assigned product load as needed

Well informed, strong research skills and connection to the industry

Continuously advances product, process and design skills reflective of an expert design professional

Ability to travel


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