Soft Goods Designer
4moms’ mission is to develop DRAMATICALLY BETTER juvenile products and build a GREAT COMPANY. We're passionate about people and we want YOU to join us! We’re looking for a full-time, enthusiastic Soft Goods Designer based in Pittsburgh. Do you enjoy creating innovative products that build bonds between parents and their babies? Do you thrive in participating in the entire design process? If so, this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.
4moms is looking for an Industry Professional who is passionate about consumer driven soft goods executions that drive brand equity and consumer preference. The right person will have strong conceptual, 2D visualization (sketching) and communication skills, the ability to develop and sew prototypes, be comfortable working on fast paced, cross functional teams and have a leadership approach toward the design process. As part of the Industrial Design team, this person will support and work closely with the Soft Goods Designers, Product Managers, and to conceptualize, design, and develop new products.
What you’ll be doing:
Hand draft and update full pattern sets
Building prototypes, iteration and supporting the finishing touches
Source and develop new materials, textiles, trims, and fabrication techniques.
Balancing multiple projects with exemplary time management skills, keeping track of prototypes, samples and their individual specifications. Keeping extensive notes on the development of projects throughout the iteration process.
Correspond with international team members and overseas vendors including travel to coordinate manufacturing
What we need from you:
Bachelors Degree in Industrial Design or related
3-5 years of sewing craftsmanship experience along with physical samples or record of items made; samples must include attention to fine details.
Experience using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
Experience in soft goods design manufacturing; the ability to create design specs, tech packs, and variance reports
Knowledge of industry trends in best designing practices.
Strong organizational, written & verbal communication skills
Warm, friendly, energetic personality with a creative flare.
Passion for sewing, materials, industrial design
In return for your creative eye, we currently offer a generous total compensation plan including a competitive salary, company paid medical, dental, life & disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, and mobile phone coverage.
4moms was honored with the 2011 Kind & Jugend Innovation Award, was named #3 on the 2012 Pittsburgh 100 list of Fastest Growing Companies and #743 on the 2011 INC 5000. Our products have also won the JPMA Innovation Award, the 2011 Popular Science Magazine's Best of What's New Award, and the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.
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