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Hardgoods Designer - Vancouver

British Columbia Reference Number: Van - 4588


Our Vancouver-based client is a leading outdoor apparel and equipment producer and they require a Hardgoods Designer to develop comprehensive design and product solutions that are in line with the Company’s design philosophies and customer needs. This person will report to the Manager, Hardgoods Design and work with the other branches of Research and Development to bring these products to market.

  • Execute assigned projects within seasonal time lines
  • Create patterns, mock ups, and prototypes to explore, resolve, or prove new concepts or construction techniques
  • Provide detailed product initiations to Product Development, including spec drawings, pattern and fit direction, and fabric information
  • Work with Technical Services to resolve fit style and construction issues and ensure a fully commercialised product
  • Maintain up to date product illustrations throughout the development process
  • Coordinate with the Materials team to test new materials and ensure that necessary items are available for prototyping
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the materials and manufacturing techniques that the Company works with
  • Work closely with other Designers to bring new and better toolbox solutions that benefit the brand (such as new technologies, construction techniques, features, etc.)
  • Present work at internal reviews and annual sales meetings
  • Stay up to date with industry trends, work with industry representatives to help ensure we’re meeting our customers evolving needs
  • Assist with current product design changes where necessary in order to address in-line production issues
  • Assist Design Managers in developing a schedule for the flow of the line plan through all development stages, including charting line plan progress
  • Work with the Colour team, providing recommendations and feedback

  • Degree in Design (Apparel or Industrial), or Textile Engineering
  • 7-10 years of hands-on experience designing products, preferably textile based
  • Hands-on experience coming up with tools and methods to assist in solving construction issues
  • Technical and creative skills to pattern and prototype
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and spoken English
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Attendance at tradeshows and company events as required
  • Knowledge of Illustrator, SolidWorks, and/or Rhino would be an asset
  • Leading an ‘outdoor lifestyle’ w/b advantageous

Please forward resume to quoting reference “Hardgoods Designer - Van 4588.”

Contact Info :

Colin Lewis
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