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Apparel Designer

Fanatics k

Tampa, FL

Feb 12
Job Description

Execute conceptual design sketches which convey creative body, styling, fit intent, fabric, trims, and colors. Collaborate with Graphic Design on complete product strategy to meet financial targets.

Responsibilities

• Support and have some oversight of the design and development of the seasonal sourced apparel and speed lab product lines
• Familiarity with U.S. Sports and Licensed properties with a passion for great product and design
• Will be an integral partner with merchandising, sourcing and product development teams to create a smooth transition between initial concepts and final products
• Work closely with development team to ensure design intent is carried through to final product
• Responsible for balancing brand identity rules with creative opportunities, or order to elevate the league brands as well as Fanatics Brands through visual storytelling
• Strong knowledge of trends, consumer insights, new opportunities, and competition
• Unique insight into relevant market trends with a point of view on commercial viability of styles/silhouettes
• Consumer-focused mindset with an understanding of needs and the translation into product insights

Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree in Apparel Design, Merchandising, or related field; 4+ years of professional experience in Apparel Design is acceptable without a degree
• 2-4 years professional experience required
• Portfolio of previous work required
• Intermediate skill set and strong knowledge of apparel design, trims and garment styling and construction techniques
• Intermediate knowledge Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator; and awareness of the latest creative software programs, techniques, and applications
• Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and project management systems
• Strong written and verbal communication both internally and externally
• Must be results focused and highly detail oriented
• Ability to create and execute in a deadline oriented environment
• Demonstrate a professional and positive attitude with internal and external clients; with an openness to new ideas and differing opinions
• Must have strong organization skills or order to troubleshoot and manage multiple projects

Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.

Fanatics

Company Overview

Fanatics is the global leader in licensed sports merchandise and changing the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel and jerseys. Through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and selling fan gear in today's on-demand culture, Fanatics operates more than 300 online and offline stores, including the e-commerce business for all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA), major media brands (NBC Sports, CBS Sports, FOX Sports) and more than 200 collegiate and professional team properties, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City). Fanatics offers the largest collection of timeless and timely merchandise whether shopping online, on your phone, in stores, in stadiums or on-site at the world's biggest sporting events.

About the Team

We are a passionate group of product developers, designers, artists, merchants and planners where art truly meets science. Fanatics Brands is proud to be the largest purveyor of long-term rights and partnerships for all major sports leagues and hundreds of colleges. We are first to market with premium apparel and headwear along with official fan jerseys for the NHL, NBA and NFL. When the Super Bowl, Stanley Cup and World Series ends, we are the team running apparel to the players and delivering to fans around the globe. Our commitment to sports doesn’t stop there - we’ve made strategic alliances with Blizzard Entertainment, Disney, Marvel, Lucas Film and Pixar to bring fans an unprecedented assortment. At its core, Fanatics Brands is all about speed and agility. We are built to always respond to the ever-changing sports world.