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Technical Designer

Incipio Group k

Irvine, CA

Jan 15
Job Description

Job Title: Technical Designer

Status: Full-Time

Location: Irvine, CA

Travel: 30%

Job Description / Position Summary:

A creative professional who is both visual and technical that takes barely formed ideas from conception to completion within the business constraints of time and money. This role is Involved in the whole NPI process for inline products (Product Strategy, Research, Design Concepts, Execution)

Must work cross functionally with all teams to focus on product strategy and translate that into the right interface and technology for the brand. This involves utilizing design skills, experience and knowledge of materials and processes to create innovative designs that drive business results.

This position leads the formation of seasonal color and trend direction and applies them to product design by creating a wide understanding of consumer insights and trends through market research that can be transformed into meaningful concepts for the business
Specifically, creating original concepts, directing seasonal influences, problem solving, supplementing trend and brand research as well as numerous tasks involving the design and development process for both hard and soft goods.

Including but not limited to: kate spade new york, Coach, Incase, Incipio, Griffin, Product pitches for new opportunities (OEM and/or Licensing and/or Private Label and/or SMU)

Duties:

Creatively express brand values through colors, prints and materials
Develop and manage the technical specifications for products (mobile device cases, tablet cases, sleeves, etc.)
Evaluate samples to ensure the quality of the product
Work closely with development team and vendors to produce manufacturer-able products
Work closely with brand teams to execute against their visions
Research colors and trends across all industries
Work collaboratively with licensed brands, sales, design and development

Skills:

Creatively express brand values through colors, prints and materials
Highly proficient in the Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
Strong understanding of color, materials, and trends
Current on trends in fashion and design
Ability to manage multiple projects at different phases of the development cycle
Organized

Experience: 1-2 years


Background:

Graphic design
Fashion design
Industrial design

Incipio Group

About Incipio

Customer focused, product centric.

Founded in Southern California in 1999, Incipio's strategy begins with a commitment to our customers and a passion for amazing product. The strategy behind the formula that has driven Incipio's success is based on operational excellence coupled with a commitment to product design, all backed by a robust manufacturing proficiency. We are a global consumer technology solutions platform operating a diverse portfolio of owned and licensed brands at the intersection of design and functionality. Founded in Southern California in 1999, our strategy begins with a passion for building amazing product and a commitment to serve our customers. What was once a startup that grew out of a suburban garage has turned into an international powerhouse, with an incredibly diverse portfolio of company owned brands and licensed brands fused with a wide assortment of products that reach mobile consumers everywhere technology is purchased. With a far-reaching footprint and retail reach of over 50,000 storefronts spanning multiple categories; Incipio's range and presence is unparalleled. Incipio's business model flourishes with a commitment to our customers and a passion for amazing products.

Incipio is an equal opportunities and affirmative action employer. You can find out more at www.incipiogroup.com.