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Designer, Color & Materials

New York, NY

The FILA brand was founded in 1911 in Italy with a bold vision and strong point of view inspired by its surroundings. The vision was to create clothing that felt as natural to the wearer as their own skin. The FILA brothers drew their inspiration from art and fabrics and combined them in such a way that effused grace and vigor.


That vision can still be felt today: FILA seeks out athletes and figures who represent grace, individuality, and a disruption to the status quo. Transcending race, gender, and class, the brand makes its mark wherever performance-minded individuals can be found. FILA’s creatives are committed to the founders’ vision and are constantly trying to move the needle in the world of athletic fashion by absorbing art and culture as it happens around them. The brand strives to be intentional in everything it does, and to do so with integrity.

  

FILA is currently seeking a Designer to join the Color, Material & Graphics team. This is an opportunity to showcase your color design skills and be a part of the product creation team of a rapidly growing brand.


This role is responsible for designing industry leading executions of Footwear and/or Apparel through color and materials.


If you have a passion for color and materials and a desire to be part of an innovative and exciting work environment, FILA could be the right place for you!


This role is located in New York City, NY. This individual must reside within commuting distance, we are currently 4 days in office. There is no opportunity for exclusively remote work within this role.

 

Hybrid: Four (4) days per week in-office, One (1) day remote

 

A portfolio of your personal work is required for consideration. When applying, please include a link to your work samples in your resume. Instagram and other social media profiles are not considered to be valid portfolio submissions**

 

Responsibilities

  • Color and material application across product line ranges as directed each season including the creation of color CAD’s, material maps and graphic tech packs.
  • Ability to use an exploratory process to reach a final solution
  • Meet development timelines and calendar deadlines per seasonal milestone
  • Work closely with Development to assist in the development process, costing and product confirmation
  • Support with the creation of merchandising tools and boards when needed
  • Ability to conduct in-depth research on consumer trends and insights in order to drive new and innovative design solutions
  • Contribute to the brand’s future color direction and strategy through continuous research, consumer insights and feedback from market counterparts
  • Support and inform horizontal brand and category moments by leading color and material narratives/executions and tiered rollout plans in partnership with Design, Marketing and GTM. This is a collaborative effort across disciplines and functions together


Qualifications

  • 4 year College or University degree in Industrial, Graphics, Apparel, Footwear or other relevant design field. Candidates with relevant work experience in place of a degree/full time education will also be considered.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience, preferably in athletic or activewear design team
  • Thorough knowledge of art and design with a clear understanding of visual design
  • Strong understanding of color and material trends, application and cycles
  • High level of creativity and elevated taste level
  • Stand out portfolio of color design work, including product applications
  • An eye for color and trend with an understanding of color theory and design process
  • Understanding of marketplace, brand history, consumer and current positioning
  • Comfortable working independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to collaborate with key business partners
  • Adobe Illustrator is a must and Photoshop is a nice to have
  • Positive energy and the ability to inspire teammates in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Organized, proactive, responsible, energetic and resourceful
  • Strong written, verbal and visual communication skills


Salary Range: $86k - $103k

 

At FILA USA, actual compensation within that range will be dependent upon the individual’s skills, experience, and qualifications.

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