Designer - Bags & Luggage

Fabrique, Ltd k

Branford, CT

May 22
Job Description

Fabrique is an OEM brand Luggage & Business case design company with global development innovative solutions. Our customers include; Dell, HP, Belkin, etc.. We are currently looking for a Soft / Hard Goods Industrial Designer for development at our Branford, Connecticut studio.
Your position involves a broad range of responsibilities that will support as well as drive Fabrique’s mission, evolving product offering. You will work within our designer group to execute on brand and product-marketing goals, strategies and roadmaps. Projects and tasks may include, but are not limited to: soft goods products ranging from bags to sleeves, backpacks, briefcases, rollers and cut and sew accessories. You will create client presentations, sample & production specs, conduct sample reviews, develop CMF for mass production products.
We need you to be able to hit the ground running. Must be able to think on one’s feet to quickly and efficiently develop products ready for STYLE & FUNCTION, along with mass production.
Responsibilities and Qualifications:
• 3-5 years’ experience in Soft / Hard Goods development and design
• Highly proficient in 2D & 3D computer software programs (e.g. SolidWorks, CAD, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
• Possess knowledge about materials and finishes and manufacturing processes
• Exhibit a strong knowledge of development processes. Including coloring, lab dips, measurement standards, fabrics, trims, and construction methods
• Have a great passion for soft / hard goods design as well as a genuine interest in fashion, art and culture
• Strong aesthetic sensibility and able to visually and verbally communicate through sketches, renderings and presentations
• Awareness of, and maintain, design timelines for multiple concurrent projects
• Be a cooperative, hardworking, open minded , positive person
• Have a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design or similar
• Well organized with a high attention to detail and Quality
• Able to multitask and work efficiently under tight timelines
Works WELL in a team environment and take direction
• Must be eligible to work in the USA
• Ability to travel internationally and domestically
Salary Range:
• $40K-$55K
• Position is not a remote work opportunity and requires the candidate to be located at one of our offices in Branford, CT. Relocation assistance is not available and is at the cost of the candidate.
Job Type: Full-time

Application Details

Please submit a cover letter & resume to the email address above. Include a link or copy of your portfolio. Note, job is located in Branford, CT. We are not interested in freelance, consultancy, or remote positions.

Fabrique, Ltd

For over 30 years, Fabrique has lead the production of OEM carry cases and related accessories for the world’s top technology companies. Headquartered in Branford, Connecticut, the company brings new age, innovative technology accessories to both the corporate and consumer markets. Fabrique sells several million units per year to key international customers which include; HP, Dell, Belkin, Kensington, Logitech, Ingram, Showers Pass, Leapfrog and Defibtech. Our clients resell Fabrique’s products in a “white label” arrangement, branding Fabrique designs and production to compliment their company’s own tech offerings. Customers choose Fabrique for our strong reputation, reliability in the OEM market, sourcing capabilities, design concepts, along with consistent factory direct value. Fabrique’s focus is on functionality, value, volume production, while creating professional styling for the corporate market and fresh, new concepts to the consumer market. Fabrique stands alone in the cut/sew and molded case market. We meet the stringent requirements of the global electronic OEMs, from design to innovation, to global logistics. Fabrique’s production volumes and customer focus gives the company a significant, sustainable advantage within the Vendor Managed Inventory (“VMI”) supply chain requirements. In addition, Fabrique ensures it's customer's innovative design concepts that are suited to new market opportunities. Fabrique’s Global Team is the best in the industry and are responsible for all aspects of the business such as; sales, customer service, industrial design, logistics, and production with strictly enforced quality requirements. The company has significant investments in it's management team and selected overseas manufacturing partners. Fabrique fosters a culture of teamwork, along with in depth customer-focus. Senior management works closely with key customers, ensuring that the company makes the most of every opportunity to introduce new products and extend the life of existing products. The Fabrique USA team works closely with the company’s international offices in China, India, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Europe, along with 19 other worldwide manufacturing partners.