DESIGNER - PRODUCT & TREND
Grandin Road, an aspirational home and lifestyle brand, is looking for highly motivated, creative candidates interested in pursuing a career in the product design and development field. Candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the product development process including brainstorming new ideas, color, trend/ product research, and design of new product. This is a hands-on opportunity to see product development from inception of ideas through sample production and product launch in action.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop an understanding of the individual business categories within the organization inclusive of the overall strategy, target customers and consumers.
Develop SKU-level designs from conception through revisions to final sample approval, that support seasonal concepts and big ideas, merchant line plans, assortment strategies, and price points.
Work collaboratively with cross functional teams and communicate effectively throughout the design lifecycle
Participate in ideation discussions pertaining to all merchandising categories.
Utilize gained knowledge and exposure to contribute to sales growth.
Support Sr. Designer in creation of seasonal trend presentations and theme boards for merchandising.
Stay current on global trends and translate how they relate to our brand and customer
Execute assigned projects that have been approved by Sr. Director of Merchandising and Sr. Designer.
Create necessary artwork, technical drawings and materials specifications documents for vendor partners.
Review samples on International development trips and tour new vendor facilities.
Attend trade shows and explore retailers both domestically and internationally to identify retail, trade and consumer trends and new products
Stay current on manufacturing processes and assess applicability to our company's product categories
Must have strong sketching and rendering skills. Must be proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator. 3D Modeling is a Plus.
Passionate about the home industry and product development. Must have a good eye for color.
Good organizational and communication skills with strong attention to detail.
2-5yrs design experience, preferably in home accessories, lighting or furniture, is preferred.
About Cornerstone Brands
Cornerstone is comprised of four interactive, aspirational home and apparel lifestyle brands: Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Grandin Road, and Garnet Hill. Cornerstone operates separate ecommerce sites for all the brands, distributes more than 265 million catalogs annually, and has 16 retail and outlet stores. The Cornerstone brands are part of Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRTEA, QRTEB), which includes QVC, HSN, zulily and the Cornerstone brands (collectively, “Qurate Retail Group”), as well as other minority investments. Qurate Retail Group believes in a third way to shop -- beyond transactional ecommerce or traditional brick-and-mortar stores -- and is #1 in video commerce, #3 in ecommerce in North America and #3 in mobile commerce in the U.S. (according to Internet Retailer). For more information, visit www.qurateretailgroup.com.
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