Senior Soft Goods Designer

Location: Bend, OR Posted: Nov 8

Job Description

As the world's premier company for insulated products, Hydro Flask ( began with a challenge: to create a reusable water bottle that truly performs in any environment. It had to keep hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold. Period.

We are hiring a Senior Soft Goods Designer, a highly creative, technically savvy, and brand sensitive designer working to create innovative and beautiful soft goods products that over deliver on customer experience and brand promise.

What You'll Be Doing:

In this role, you'll spearhead sketches, renderings and comprehensive product specifications relative to soft goods attributes for product projects. Collaborating with the project design team, you will work towards the common goal of delivering an innovative, thoughtful product. This detail oriented tactical designer is always ahead of the curve, staying current on trends and industry standards.

What's Required for Consideration:

• 4-year degree in Industrial Design, Fashion Design or Soft Goods Design.
• 7+ years of proven commercial success designing technical soft goods products.
• Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Business Suite.
• Fluent in Soft Goods manufacturing processes including material welding, lamination, cut & sew, die cutting, patterning, thermoforming, and technical material behavior.
• Proficient at Tech Pack development.
• Must have 5 + years' experience development experience with overseas manufacturing.
• Demonstrated ability to articulate design direction in an effective and persuasive manner to a variety of different audiences.
• Demonstrated ability to create compelling story boards, trend research, and color reports to convey point of view.
• Experience co-developing products with off shore factories.
• Excitement about Hydro Flask and Saving the World from Lukewarm!

Working for Hydro Flask:

Do you love a challenge? We are a group of hard-working people and outdoor enthusiasts who are constantly putting our products to the test and delivering “ahh” experiences to active consumers worldwide. As an employer, we live our brand values every day, supporting a reliable, playful, adaptive, honest, inclusive, and unconventional culture where employees can learn, thrive, and grow.

Hydro Flask is based in Bend, Oregon. There's desert to the east of town and mountains to the west. Our geography says a lot about who we are. We bike, ski, run and hike. We grill burgers and share growlers in our backyards. We don't hold back. That may sound like the weekend, but that's how we live every day of the year. We don't accept lukewarm in our attitude toward life or in the temperature of whatever we happen to be drinking. We want to taste the fullness life has to offer and share it with the world. That's why we are committed to making tomorrow better - our lives, our products, our experiences. We believe nothing in life should be lukewarm.

Hydro Flask not only gets what our customers want, we also know that providing an awesome environment for our employees (who are also our customers!) is vital for our long-term success. Along with a casual, dog-friendly environment in our beautiful headquarters in Bend, Oregon, we ensure our employees are taken care of with a strong compensation and benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) with company match, PTO, quarterly incentive pay, a sabbatical program, free lunch every Friday, and of course, product!

How to Apply:

Please submit your portfolio link and resume with a cover letter to the hiring team. In your cover letter, please describe why you're interested in working with Hydro Flask in particular. In this letter please also address how you meet each of our listed qualifications (What's Required for the Role).

Boilerplate introductions are highly discouraged!

Helen of Troy is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Management retains the right to add or to change duties, education/experience/skills requirement of the position at any time.

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